What is the best IOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by pauly1, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. pauly1 macrumors regular

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    I have the iphone4s. I believe when i first got it used from someone, i got it mainly b/c i wanted it unlocked and it was tough to get a 4s one, I believe it was ios 7. I then do updates and i have IOS 8 now.


    Is there a way to go back to IOS 7?


    What is the best IOS?
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Apple was signing iOS 7 for a week or so after iOS 8 release. Now I expect that door to have shut.

    As for the best iOS - it depends on the hardware you have. If you have the latest generation iDevice then it's no doubt iOS 8. If you find yourself the owner of an older iDevice then the best performing iOS maybe the one it shipped with or a generation after that.
     
  3. pauly1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could i go back to the ios 6 or 7 that i had? I believe it was ios 7 when i first got it but i upgraded it.
     
  4. pauly1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone here have my version of the iphone4s and it being okay with the ios 8?
     
  5. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    You'll get used to it, iOS 8 has lots of handy features. Plus they'll probably speed it up in an update.
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    While I don't personally have it many people do the majority of whom have upgraded. By the lack of threads complaining about iOS 8 on the 4S I would say it is working fine.
     
  7. stringent macrumors 6502

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    The one Apple is currently working on

    :cool:
     
  8. EldonChew macrumors regular

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    Which is optimized for the hardware they're working on(>A8)
     
  9. antwan448 macrumors newbie

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    IOS 7 by far the best software I believe ever established for all Apple devices.
     
  10. pauly1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm confused. Why can't one download their IOS from 8 to 7 or 6? That doesn't make sense. Example if i have an old aim or itunes, i would just uninstall then install the old version. Can someone explain this?
     
  11. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

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    Apple in their infinite wisdom stop signing the older software. Therefore, unless you act quickly after upgrading... then you are locked into the upgrade.

    It is a means to phase out the old and make you buy the new... if you are unaware of the time constraints imposed in downgrading.

    Normally it is anything from a few days to maybe a week. In this instance it took a week for them to close the doors on iOS7.

    Frustratingly, there is nothing you can do at this point.
     
  12. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    The reason that you can't downgrade to an old iOS version is because Apple is no longer signing them. Up until a week or two ago, it was possible to downgrade to iOS 7, because Apple was still signing it. Even if you have an old.ipsw file, you cant downgrade because Apple isn't signing older versions.

    Basically, Apple puts a block on what you are able to run.
     
  13. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    I would also like to see such a feature but it's there only a short while (i think it was 1,5 week this time) after the release of the new iOS 7/8 version.

    I'm still on iOS7.1.2 on my iPhone 4S and always wait with upgrading immidiately to a new iOS. I read reviews first and only then decide to upgrade or not.

    Some arguments why Apple wants you to run the latest iOS version can be found in this article. It's mainly to offer all new features, it's more secure, the downside of it all could be that it has bugs if it's a new release (such as iOS8/8.01/8.02).
     
  14. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I have the 4s (and an original iPad mini) and for me iOS 8 (8.0 and 8.02) are no worse, and in some ways better, than other x.0 versions of iOS. I have no major issues to report. I have seen an occasional graphical glitch, but that is about all.

    A.
     

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