Pros and Cons of Upgrading Jailbreak from iOS5 to iOS6
I have a iPhone 4 running 5.1.1 that is jailbroken. An increasing number of apps have updates that require iOS6. Is there any pros or cons to upgrading to iOS6? If upgrading, what version of iOS6? Thanks.
1) If your jailbroken. I would first try to save the shsh blobs for 5.1.1 for your iphone. Remember these are important incase you ever want to downgrade back caz u hate ios 6 or later. If you dont save them, you will be eternally screwed. You can find tutorials everywhere, but the core programs I know of are either ifaith or usining redsnow (im positive on ifaith, I forget the name of the second one, but It maybe redsnow or not).
2) Backup all your apps from your idevice. The current apps on your phone are the only record of apps that can run ios 5.1.1. If you upgrade and decide to downgrade but want all your original apps, the app store DOES NOT carry old versions of your apps. SO you will be left without a way to get those version, and any apps that have been updated to run the latest OS.
3) IOS 6, has its obvious Con....Maps. It sucks, but slowly improving. However you can just get Google Maps and move on, You need to also download apps that can provide walking directions (at least non beta directions) and public transport, Apple Maps does not provide them but does have a way of assiging the 3rd party app to pop up.
Pros, its bit less buggy then ios 5, however that can vary. Since every Apple device is built differently, as in dfifferent hardware, you never know how a partircular hardware will react. Some are flawless, others fail on update. (battery issues, wifi issues, bluetooth issues, etc etc). My rule of thumb for Apple has been whatever IOS version the phone launches with, stay with that, however APPs are always updated and tend to require new IOS version.
I would also finally check how the 4 reacts in the web community with IOS 6. has it slowed down to a crawl or what not. A quick search will nab that for u. Finally I would also see if your particular device can be offered an untethered jailbreak with 6.1.3.
With the release of 6.1.3 you may find it rather difficult to jailbreak the device.
On my ios6 jailbroken device I only found one setting that didn't work on ios5.
If I go into settings and change the language to British english I get a jolly ol' bloke for Siri. This was great on ios5 but then trying to "siri search" it would look in England. When I updated to ios6 it searches around me.
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