iPhone What to do on 6.1.2?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Asator, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Asator macrumors 6502a

    Asator

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    I am quite content sitting on the 6.1.2 firmware with my iPhone 5 right now. But, I do have to admit, with all this iOS7 jailbreak talk at the moment I am wondering if it might be time to upgrade.

    Anyone else in the same boat as me? :confused:
     
  2. cyber16 macrumors 6502

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    If you can live without a few cydia tweaks for awhile until devs can update them to be more compatible with ios 7 and cydia pushes MS, I suggest doing it sooner than later as the door of opportunity will be closing once apple is no longer is signing 7.0.4
    This is if you see any features within ios 7 you want
     
  3. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

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    I was on 6.1.2 on my iPad 3 until this week. I wanted to upgrade to 7.0.4 while I still could and didn't want to be stuck on 6.1.2 if/when Apple releases a patch. I jailbroke right away too even though not many of my tweaks work yet.
     
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    Ios 7 on ipad 3 is horrible and slow.
     
  5. cyber16 macrumors 6502

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    Not at all as I have two and they are just as fast as they were on ios 6 imo

     
  6. bladerunner88 macrumors member

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    Can anyone tell me what the iPhone 4S is like running IOS7? Currently on 6.1.2

    Cheers.
     
  7. macornomac macrumors 6502

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    How about iphone 5 with 7.04 jb. Im on 6.14 now and that is about to come out. I hear battery is awful with 7 on iphone 5 and slower.
     
  8. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat....options are

    1. stay on JB 6.1.2 and not have some of the cool features in iOS7...and risk losing the window of opportunity to JB
    2. upgrade to 7.04 and hold off jailbreaking until everything is updated
    3. upgrade to JB 7.04 and live without the tweaks until they are updated

    tough call but I think I might go for option 2
     
  9. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    7 with JB is the best choice by mile. If you don't want to JB then 7.1 B2 is way above 7.0.4. 7.1 B2 actually makes 7.0.4 look like something that should never have been released. 7.0.4 is just plain terrible.
     
  10. cyber16 macrumors 6502

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    What you have right now is ROOT into ios 7
    I'd suggest to anyone that wants ios 7, do it sooner than later and leave it alone and use it as a stock jailbroken device until the other tools such as MS and dev apps catch up.
    Keep in mind, Jailbroken = Root access, without it everything else is meaningless.
    Backup, update to ios 7.0.4, restore backup and then jailbreak.
    Sit back and use your idevice until the other tools arrive
     
  11. lokerd macrumors 6502a

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    Think the wife will notice much? I am not sure she really even needs a JB at this point. But more and things are requesting iOS7 to upgrade and/or install.

    But I don't want it to slow down her browsing...she will start grabbing my MBAir more often!! Can't let that happen! ;-)
     
  12. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on 7.0.4 with my iPad 3. I haven't noticed anything that is "horrible and slow." It works just fine for me with no noticeable slowdowns. I doubt your wife will notice anything except the new OS.
     
  13. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    the UI on ios 7 is obviously much slower on the ipad 3. theres a reason why apple decided to disable a lot of the visual effects specificially for that generation of ipad. if you can't tell a difference than your tolerance just must be really high for bad performance.
     
  14. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know what to tell you, man. Apps load right away, web pages load just as fast as they did on 6.1.2, nothing is crashing. It just works fine for me.
     
  15. Supra Mac macrumors regular

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    I'm approaching the end of my upgrade cycle so staying put on JB iOS 6.1.X on 4S. Currently, it's the most polished iOS and will be for a while.
     

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