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10-14-2012, 11:32 PM #1iPhone 4 being replaced...which o/s?
So basically I've had an iPhone 4 with the proximity sensor problem for ages now, and I have finally decided to return it.
I have tried everything to fix it (as have apple in-store) but I need to buy a replacement (or get my phone company to replace it as I'm still on a contract).
So my question is- will my replacement (maybe refurbished?) iPhone 4 come with iOS 6? I cannot enjoy my iPhone unless it's jailbroken ,
As far as I understand, if no SHSH blobs have been saved, then I cannot roll back to iOS 5?
10-15-2012, 12:20 AM #2
If you get a phone with iOS 5.1.1, you can use redsn0w to save your SHSH blobs already on your device and submit them to Cydia so you can perpetually restore to iOS 5.1.1 (and thus keep your jailbreak). Good luck!
10-15-2012, 07:12 AM #3
Orby, thanks so much for all that very useful information!!
So basically, I should tell my provider that I only want an iPhone with a serial:
That starts lower than xx238
Or is 12 digits, ending lower than xxxJF to xxxJH
What do you suggest as a legitimate excuse for this request? That I want to keep google maps?
If I do get a newer one, is there no way for me to go to a store and get them to do something special to downgrade it?
And what if I am offered the 4S instead (but on iOS 6). In your opinion, is it worth getting the 4S on iOS 6 and waiting for the JB, than keeping a 4 that can be JB?
10-17-2012, 10:05 PM #4
With the iPhone 4 (GSM), that device traditionally uses the eleven-digit serial system, so start there and go to the newer serial system if they look at you quizzically.
In my opinion, I am not that reliant on any jailbreak-only features, so if you do end up with a 4S with iOS 6 on it as your only option, it's not a bad trade IMO. If you use jailbreak-only software heavily (biteSMS, Winterboard, ISX, etc.), then that should influence your decision proportionally. Same for 4 versus 4S on 6.0: one has a permanent tethered-jailbreak option and will probably get untethered jailbreaks sooner (the 4) while the other is a newer, more facile and capable device at the cost of uncertainty over future jailbreaks.
PS: I picked up a refurbed 4S today--serial was xxxJG (week 39 if my math is correct), and it came with iOS 6.0. Food for thought.
Last edited by Orby; 10-17-2012 at 11:06 PM.