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Hi Chaps...

This may seem like a stupid question, but it's one that a google search isn't coming up with an answer to.

It's been quite a while since I last did any kind of backup of my ipad2 model (MC979B) jailbroken on 6.0.1, so the other night i decided it was about time i did one,.... well upon running itunes I had the usual (would you like to download the latest ios update).... but it was offering me ios 8.3. Is this normal, I only ask as most of the places I have visited have said that the ipad 2 can go up to 9.2.1.

Could some one please clarify why I am being offered 8.3 and would it be worth upgrading?

Or is apple offering this as an intermediary update, and then force me to 9.2.1??? (guess work).

Thanks chaps for any help/advice.. sadsack..

asked 21 Jan '16, 21:19

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Regardless what iTunes tells you at that point, it will restore it to 9.2.1

(21 Jan '16, 22:30) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image

hhmmmm did seem a bit weird,.... so a con by apple to think your getting 8.3 but really you end up with 9.2.1, ... I might try the download only option and see what i get. Cant see how its comptaible though, as i thought its signing window hod closed ages ago.

Worst thing,... i have no blobs saved..

(22 Jan '16, 00:50) sadsack sadsack's gravatar image

For the love of all that's holy, STAY on 6.x if you haven't pressed update yet. 9.x is horrible on an iPad 2, and because you have a 2,4, even Beehind can't help you go back.


answered 01 Feb '16, 03:16

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