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#1 team_NOOB

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:15

Hey all,

So apple released the latest IOS update (5.1.1) which has already been downloaded onto my phone.

Is there anyway to delete this?

Thanks :)

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#2 CPressland

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:16

Nope - Because you're supposed to install them.

#3 g0dzilla

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:24

Well technically you can't...BUT, if you are using a Jailbroken iPhone, you can install either the "No Update" or "Software Update Killer" package from Cydia to hide the badges and also disable the check for updates/download updates function.

#4 OP team_NOOB

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 23:31

Boo that sucks. How big are the downloads - aren't these taking up space on my device?

F*ck I hate Apple sometimes.

@godzilla yeah jailbreaking soon but waiting for the iPad 3 JB and will do all my devices at once.

#5 Manish

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 23:45

How big are the downloads - aren't these taking up space on my device?

~50MB for iOS 5.1.1 OTA

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 23:51

Boo that sucks. How big are the downloads - aren't these taking up space on my device?

F*ck I hate Apple sometimes.

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With all due respect, this is ridiculous.
If you update iOS it will not take any of the space you can use for App Data, photos, videos etc...
The OS part is installed to a fixed place on the NAND that always occupies the same amount of space.
So if an update makes iOS say... 20MB larger in size, it won't affect your personal storage.

Of cause for downloading this update you need free space, are you really going to complain about that?
Because if.... it needs to go somewhere for temporary storage right?

And it does not auto-download, if that's what you mean.
Also, it only works on WLAN. So please no tariff talk here...

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#7 Damian

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 00:02

Hey all,

So apple released the latest IOS update (5.1.1) which has already been downloaded onto my phone.

Is there anyway to delete this?

Thanks :)

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Just curious. Why don't you just install the update?

#8 OP team_NOOB

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:16


looool

For starters yes that is what i mean, it downloads if you are connected to wireless as you have noted so yes it downloaded while I was connected to wireless. Second of all, regardless of the software being saved elsewhere on my device, that it is still MY device I should control what downloads and what does not. Imagine if all apps started doing that. Your logic is flawed.

Yes, I really am going to complain about any vendor downloading software onto my device without asking me or providing me with a way to opt out.

Thanks for your input though ;) /sarcasm


Just curious. Why don't you just install the update?


I might install the update once I double check that I can still jailbreak that firmware

#9 CPressland

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:16

Just curious. Why don't you just install the update?


+1

#10 g0dzilla

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:46

See this link for info on the release of the iOS 5.1/5.1.1 untethered jailbreak:

http://www.redmondpi...-of-weeks-time/

Not long now!! Hopefully...

#11 +Brando212

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:50

See this link for info on the release of the iOS 5.1/5.1.1 untethered jailbreak:

http://www.redmondpi...-of-weeks-time/

Not long now!! Hopefully...

that's old, pod2g has recently hinted that he'll probably be releasing it at the Hack in the Box conference in a week http://www.iphonehac...d-2-ipad-1.html

#12 OP team_NOOB

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:51

Yep woo!

that's old, pod2g has recently hinted that he'll probably be releasing it at the Hack in the Box conference in a week http://www.iphonehac...d-2-ipad-1.html


Yep - woo! Untested on iPad3 though but hopefully its all ok :D

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:02

looool

For starters yes that is what i mean, it downloads if you are connected to wireless as you have noted so yes it downloaded while I was connected to wireless. Second of all, regardless of the software being saved elsewhere on my device, that it is still MY device I should control what downloads and what does not. Imagine if all apps started doing that. Your logic is flawed.

Yes, I really am going to complain about any vendor downloading software onto my device without asking me or providing me with a way to opt out.

Thanks for your input though ;) /sarcasm




I might install the update once I double check that I can still jailbreak that firmware

So in the case of device firmware (which isn't a ****ing app.)your rather "trust" your own judgement than that of the hardware vendors. Wow, dense much. And this is the exact reason why Android and even WP will eventually fail, they arn't willing to fight the telco's control over a device/os THEY make (OS fragmentation ring a bell, thats the telco's fault not the OS vendor.).

#14 OP team_NOOB

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:47


Man what is it with you closed minded people today?

Yes, I would rather trust my own judgement as I know what I have planned for my device. Ever heard of bugs? Ever heard of vulnerabilities. Ever heard of battery drains from certain udpates? Dense much?

Again, just so it sinks in for you.. I would rather no software/firmware be downloaded onto my device until I know it fits within my plan for my device. Not that hard to grasp. People have different ways of doing thing. Get over it.

Geez.

#15 +Matthew S.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:33

Yea I'm really closed minded because I actually think staying fully updated is a good thing... oh wait.. :rolleyes:



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