iPhone 5 Jailbreak Status Update

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psylichon

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Oh good... I'll be way too busy this Sunday to be an early adopter. I'll wait for all the pitfalls and warnings and do it Monday. :)
 

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I'd rather not risk any issues. Do you suggest that I restore as new? Or can I just restore and that will be good?
When you do an update, all it does is update the operating software. It is good, however, to do a backup and sync before you update.

It is not necessary to do a "full restore" to be prepared for the Jailbreak. The only time this would be necessary is if you notice anything wrong with your phone such as slowness.
 

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I'd rather not risk any issues. Do you suggest that I restore as new? Or can I just restore and that will be good?
You can update now, but do it it iTunes, not OTA. I'm planning on updating tomorrow, backing up and restoring to factory settings when the jailbreak is released, jailbreaking and then applying my backup.
 

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You can update now, but do it it iTunes, not OTA. I'm planning on updating tomorrow, backing up and restoring to factory settings when the jailbreak is released, jailbreaking and then applying my backup.
Thanks. I actually updated using iTunes the other day. However, then I found out I should restore as new, which I decided to do just now.


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You can update now, but do it it iTunes, not OTA. I'm planning on updating tomorrow, backing up and restoring to factory settings when the jailbreak is released, jailbreaking and then applying my backup.
What do you have Europa iPhone wise ?, would you think its safe to upgrade because i feel i have battery issues with 6.0 on iPhone 5 but don't want to risk not being able to jailbreak ?
 

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What do you have Europa iPhone wise ?, would you think its safe to upgrade because i feel i have battery issues with 6.0 on iPhone 5 but don't want to risk not being able to jailbreak ?
I have an iPhone 5. The jailbreak is compatible with 6.1, so it's safe to update now.
 

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cheers, slightly off topic but is the battery better ?
I've been too busy to update. I'm going to do it tomorrow. But every firmware update that has ever existed has had reports of worse battery life. I don't spend any time fixating on it. We don't have a "Worse battery life on 6.1" thread yet? :p
 
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I've been too busy to update. I'm going to do it tomorrow. But every firmware update that has ever existed has had reports of worse battery life. I don't spend any time fixating on it. We don't have a "Worse battery life on 6.1" thread yet? :p

haha, i will let you try first then you can get back to me :D
 

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Why are you guys restoring to factory settings right now? It's pointless unless you're going to keep your phone completely empty until the jailbreak.

The point of restoring to factory settings is so the phone is empty when you jailbreak it. Then, after the jailbreak goes live and you have Cydia running on your phone, you can apply your backup (without restoring the firmware). It's not necessarily necessary to do this, but it has sped up the jailbreaking process on some of the past jailbreaks and it will decrease the odds of it failing.

So if you want to run 6.1 before the jailbreak is ready, just do a regular update now, but then backup as soon as you're ready to jailbreak, restore to factory settings, run the jailbreak tool and then apply your backup (without restoring the firmware). Another option is to restore to factory settings when the jailbreak is available, jailbreak and the set the phone up from scratch. I'm going to use my backup. I only set my phone up from scratch once a year (each new device), unless I absolutely have to do it more.
 

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See one thing I loved about the recent jailbreak was, all you had to do was plug it in and all it would do is attach cydia. I could just delete and add what I felt u wanted to. Never felt the need to restore beforehand. Everyone's different though.
 
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