Which iOS for 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by younso, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. younso macrumors newbie

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    Need to reformat my 3GS and was wondering which iOS is should put on it? Seems that Apple wants it to have 6.1.3 but will the phone cope with that?
     
  2. DGPMaluco macrumors regular

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    I found 6.1.3 to be better than previous 6.x.x! But it still lags sometimes! The perfect iOS would be 4.x.x it's super fast but you lose in apps
     
  3. younso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about 5.1.1 since 4.x.x is difficult to install. Otherwise 6.1.3. it is.
     
  4. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    I would reccomand iOS 6.
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    You can only go down to 5.x.x or 4.x.x if you've saved the SHSH. Otherwise downgrading isn't possible because Apple doesn't allow it.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like it would be 6.1.6 at this point actually.
     
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I believe 6.1.3 is the last update for the 3GS. I still own one and the last time I plugged it in I wasn't prompted to update.
     
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  9. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    Apple is still signing iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3GS, so you could try that (if you don't have SHSH blobs for other versions of iOS).

    Issues with 4.1:
    * sometimes initiating a call will fail.
    * poor app compatibility!
    * old notification system and no iCloud.

    Other than that, I would go with iOS 6.1.6. I have no idea why 6.1.3 is mentioned so much in this thread.
     
  10. CEmajr macrumors 601

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