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I have iphone 4s on 5.0.1 jailbroken untethered. I never upgraded to ios6 because of the maps issue and once that was improved I didn't see much of a reason. Now many apps are upgraded and no longer support ios 5.0.1 so I feel compelled to update. The problem is, now itunes is saying I can upgrade to 7.0.4. I don't want to update to ios 7 because I don't feel that ios is optimized for the 4s. Can I still update from 5.0.1 to 6.1.3 through itunes?

In settings my phone says I can update OTA to 6.1.3. Can I do this without having to restore to factory settings?

asked 04 Jan '14, 12:42

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No you can't.


answered 04 Jan '14, 12:42

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edited 04 Jan '14, 12:43

same here. not even if i've got the proper shsh blobs and tiny umbrella's tss server on?

(04 Jan '14, 16:07) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image

@pudovkin: If you have never been on iOS 6 you can't upgrade anymore to iOS 6.

(04 Jan '14, 16:08) WouterDS WouterDS's gravatar image

going to ios 7, then. thanks, @WouterDS.

(04 Jan '14, 16:09) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image

Are my concerns with ios 7 on iphone 4s valid? Is the 4s strong enough to handle ios 7?

(04 Jan '14, 19:21) sideburns883 sideburns883's gravatar image

i've just installed 7.0.4 on a 4s. i didn't liked, it seems quite slower. but i rather make this and don't lose again a signing window as i've did on ios 6 (i was jailbroken at 5.1.1).

(05 Jan '14, 06:03) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image

No you cannot. Also, OTA does not work on jailbroken devices.


answered 04 Jan '14, 12:42

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iAdam1n ♦

No, DFU to 6.0.4… actually, I have an iPhone 4S and it's super uber fast, not a single lag. Even less battery drain.


answered 05 Jan '14, 06:20

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Use sn0wbreeze to make a 6.1.3 firmware, put your phone in DFU and use ireb, use iTunes 11.0.1 or less shift key to select custom firmware when restoring and select sn0wbreeze 6.1.3 restore file on your desktop.... and 10 mins later success... then thru cydia install posixpwn to unteather. Your done...this worked for me...I started with 3gs with 5.1.1 and upgraded to 6.1.3 you don't need to stitch blobs or any special tricks...good luck

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answered 04 Jan '14, 17:57

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I can't get ipsw for ios6.1.3 to work in sn0wbreeze, says its "invalid"

(04 Jan '14, 19:22) sideburns883 sideburns883's gravatar image

and is this valid for other idevices? (too late, just updated to 7.0.4; thanks anyway, @cheesey2014)

(05 Jan '14, 06:05) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image

@pudovkin it wouldn't have worked anyway, it's not possible if don't have the SHSH blobs afaik

(05 Jan '14, 06:16) WouterDS WouterDS's gravatar image

@WouterDS: well, i did had the 6.1.3 shsh blob, but i don't see how sn0wbreeze could stitch it anyway.

(05 Jan '14, 06:19) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image

No, it just CAN'T work. CAN'T.

(05 Jan '14, 06:20) Haduken2g Haduken2g's gravatar image

@pudovkin: you can't have iOS 6 SHSH blobs if you never upgraded to iOS 6 as you stated in your question. SHSH blobs are unique for your device, you can't do a thing with someone else's SHSH blobs

(05 Jan '14, 06:21) WouterDS WouterDS's gravatar image

@WouterDS: ops. i've thought it was generated automatically and stored at cydia servers. i've used tiny umbrella to retrieve it.

(05 Jan '14, 06:24) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image

Sn0wbreeze cannot create custom ipsw for A5+ devices. A bootrom exploit is needed to restore to a custom ipsw which there is none found yet for A5+ devices. Shsh blobs are useless for A5+ devices on iOS6/7 at this time.

(05 Jan '14, 06:25) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

@pudovkin: than you might have had a chance get to iOS 6 actually...

(05 Jan '14, 06:26) WouterDS WouterDS's gravatar image

@WouterDS: @justinred just solved the thing. anyway, i'm glad that i'm not stuck on 2012 anymore with my 5.1.1. really enjoying ios 7 controlcenter and the flipcontrolcenter tweak (but i'm feeling lag).

(05 Jan '14, 06:30) pudovkin pudovkin's gravatar image
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