JanSt

iOS 7 - Before you upgrade...

So it's upon us: iOS 7!
Major upgrade. And here some very basic tips.
This isn't about the pros and cons, mind you. Just a handful of reminders for those
new to the upgrade thing.

a) Your device is jailbreaked. If you decide to upgrade to iOS 7, you will lose jailbreak in the process. There is no guarantee iOS 7 will get a jailbreak solution any time soon. (DO NOT believe any ads that say differently!!!!)

If you decide jailbreak beats latest OS, make sure you get all the latest app updates asap!!! Chances are that many apps are quickly updated to the new iOS 7 look! And they may require iOS 7!

B) If your iDevice is not jailbreaked, back it up via iTunes BEFORE you update to the new OS! After the update restore your device from the latest backup. For both processes connect your iThing to iTunes. On the left of the iTunes window you will see your device - right click and you'll see the various backup-related options.

Even if you backed up a jailbreaked device, you can restore it after upgrading to iOS 7. Everything will be correctly restored except, of course, anything jailbreak-related, Cydia apps etc...

There, just the very basics.
I thought I should throw this out because iOS is a fairly big change and some people who haven't upgraded before will take the plunge.

Feel free to add to this. Or ask any related questions.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2013 at 00:02

PS: I personally would wait for iOS 7.01 - or whatever they'll call the first bunch of fixes. There are bound to be issues, bugs and glitches; app incompatibilities, battery problems... who knows?!
Let others be the guinea pigs.

glesgabhoy1888  Sep. 18, 2013 at 09:42

Erm... Jailbreaked?

Wouldn't past participle be Jailbroken?

Just saying. I'm not a writer or anything...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2013 at 10:17

Hahahaha

I know - following break/broke/broken... but I find both jailbreaked and jailbroken sound so stupid and wrong, I can never decide which one to abuse :p

fdsmanwanikopulatri  Sep. 18, 2013 at 11:11

B) If your iDevice is not jailbreaked, back it up via iTunes BEFORE you update to the new OS! After the update restore your device from the latest backup.

This bit isn't the clearest - kind of makes it sound like you're saying "back it up, upgrade, then go back to 6.0.3". Surely the restore feature is a bit needless in this case?

Stelph  Sep. 18, 2013 at 11:16

I refer to my iPhone as Jailbreakafied

Have to admit, um-ing and ah-ing about updating, I like my jailbreak but its dawned on me that everything that I tend to use it for from a day to day thing (SBSsettings for example) is fixed in iOS7, along with a few new features. Might just bite the bullet and go for it

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2013 at 17:16

This bit isn't the clearest - kind of makes it sound like you're saying "back it up, upgrade, then go back to 6.0.3". Surely the restore feature is a bit needless in this case


No, sorry if it sounds that way; but a restore doesn't restore the firmware. It's about restoring settings, accounts, contacts, apps and such. I found in the past that an OS upgrade doesn't alway retain/restore quite everything. Thus back up before the upgrade and restore after....

But you're right: IF after the upgrade to iOS 7 everything looks peachy, there's no need to restore from a backup.

ALSO: C A U T I O N

Just read an article that claims up to 80% of existing apps are NOT ioS7 ready and may malfunction! Of course, most top apps are ready for iOS7, and those duds are probably not the greatest apps(***), but still... Another reason to maybe wait with the update?

(*** = good developers had plenty of time to get their apps ready for iOS 7. So, it's debatable if those apps not yet ready deserve your custom???)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2013 at 17:21

I refer to my iPhone as Jailbreakafied

Have to admit, um-ing and ah-ing about updating, I like my jailbreak but its dawned on me that everything that I tend to use it for from a day to day thing (SBSsettings for example) is fixed in iOS7, along with a few new features. Might just bite the bullet and go for it


Stelph,
I think I'll try it on my BH's iPad...

Also, from what I gather the JB 'community' sounds more optimistic about a solution for iOS7 than initially thought. So, maybe we see an untethered JB before long?

And personally I agree: some of the new features in iOS 7 make some JB tweaks and apps redundant. I just hate the look :p

Stelph  Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:14

I refer to my iPhone as Jailbreakafied

Have to admit, um-ing and ah-ing about updating, I like my jailbreak but its dawned on me that everything that I tend to use it for from a day to day thing (SBSsettings for example) is fixed in iOS7, along with a few new features. Might just bite the bullet and go for it


Stelph,
I think I'll try it on my BH's iPad...

Also, from what I gather the JB 'community' sounds more optimistic about a solution for iOS7 than initially thought. So, maybe we see an untethered JB before long?

And personally I agree: some of the new features in iOS 7 make some JB tweaks and apps redundant. I just hate the look :p


I agree, the look isnt for me, but after checking with the relevant devs of the apps I use the most that they are iOS7 supporting ive decided to bite the bullet and go for it on the 4s

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 19, 2013 at 11:47

NOTE: YOU must upgrade to iTunes 11.1 to upgrade and correctly sync via PC!!!!!

Another reason to wait, because iTunes 11.1 isn't quite bugfree - killed all my better half's playlists for starter.

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