updating questions

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shedboy79, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. shedboy79 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    hi, new to this forum so please be gentle lol

    My wife has a iphone 3gs running 4.2 ( bought of ebay) now some of the apps she has been downloading need 4.3 now when you are on itunes it asks to update to ios 5 which we dont want to do. Is the answer jailbrake the phone and then update to 4.3 using a downloaded file ? or will jailbreak the phone mean she can run the apps that require 4.3 on 4.2 ?

    very confused

    also how can you tell if it has been jailbroken before and if it has doing it again harm the phone ?

  2. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Unless you have blobs, you have to update to the most recent ios. No exceptions.
    Why don't you want to update?
  3. shedboy79 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    i googled about updating to ios 5 on 3gs and getting a very mixed bag of reports saying it makes the phone unusable, slower etc etc

    so you think it should be ok ?
  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    Choose 1;

    1. Encounter more apps you can't run.
    2. Upgrade.

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