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#1 FMH

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:36

Hi, will the newest iOS version run on iPod 4?

Best Answer x-scratch , 16 September 2013 - 15:41

nope it sure wont

 

iOS 7 is compatible with:
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    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4s
    • iPhone 5
    • iPhone 5c
    • iPhone 5s
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    • iPod touch 5th generation 16GB
    • iPod touch 5th generation 32GB/64GB
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    • iPad 2
    • iPad with Retina display
    • iPad mini
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:37

no saddly



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:41   Best Answer

nope it sure wont

 

iOS 7 is compatible with:
  • compatibilityfooter_iphone.jpg
    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4s
    • iPhone 5
    • iPhone 5c
    • iPhone 5s
  • compatibilityfooter_ipodtouch.jpg
    • iPod touch 5th generation 16GB
    • iPod touch 5th generation 32GB/64GB
  • compatibilityfooter_ipad.jpg
    • iPad 2
    • iPad with Retina display
    • iPad mini


#4 OP FMH

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:45

Oho! I was looking forward to it...

Isn't it odd that iPhone 4 would be supported, but not iPod 4, even though they have the same processor?

And thanks for the answers!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:53

Oho! I was looking forward to it...

Isn't it odd that iPhone 4 would be supported, but not iPod 4, even though they have the same processor?

And thanks for the answers!

from what i've been told it's because the iTouch 4g has less RAM then than the iPhone 4



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 15:57

from what i've been told it's because the iTouch 4g has less RAM then than the iPhone 4


Oh, okay. Just iOS 6 for me then!
Thanks!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 16:07

Yeh iPod 4th Gen only has 256MB iPhone 4 has 512MB.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 16:08

The 4th generation iPod touch is slow enough with iOS 6, iOS 7 won't help matters. The reason the iPhone 4 gets it is because it's a bit more powerful spec-wise.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 16:15

The 4th generation iPod touch is slow enough with iOS 6, iOS 7 won't help matters. The reason the iPhone 4 gets it is because it's a bit more powerful spec-wise.

 

I currently have iOS 5 installed, so is it better if I stay on it, as iOS 6 might slow it down further?



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 16:53

I currently have iOS 5 installed, so is it better if I stay on it, as iOS 6 might slow it down further?

100% Stay with iOS5. 



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 17:28

I currently have iOS 5 installed, so is it better if I stay on it, as iOS 6 might slow it down further?

 

100% Stay with iOS5. 

 

... I found that my iPhone 4 was a lot snappier with iOS 6 than with iOS 5.  Just sayin.  Sometimes poor performance is the result of added features, but sometimes there are bugs.  iOS 5 ran like a dog on my iPhone 4 when compared to iOS 4 and iOS 6.  Based on that, I'd say iOS 6 is better optimized than 5 was.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 18:40

 Try 6, you can get the .ipsw files from the web and restore back to ios5 if 6 is slower.

plenty of places to get them.

http://www.ipswdownloader.com/

http://www.idownloadblog.com/download/

 

Just hold down the shift key/option key (mac) as you click restore (in itunes) and an explorer window will pop up where you can browse for the ipsw file.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 20:05

Try 6, you can get the .ipsw files from the web and restore back to ios5 if 6 is slower.
plenty of places to get them.
http://www.ipswdownloader.com/
http://www.idownloadblog.com/download/

Just hold down the shift key/option key (mac) as you click restore (in itunes) and an explorer window will pop up where you can browse for the ipsw file.


Alright, I'll try out 6! Thanks for the help everyone!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 21:27



 Try 6, you can get the .ipsw files from the web and restore back to ios5 if 6 is slower.

plenty of places to get them.

http://www.ipswdownloader.com/

http://www.idownloadblog.com/download/

 

Just hold down the shift key/option key (mac) as you click restore (in itunes) and an explorer window will pop up where you can browse for the ipsw file.

 

The only IPSW file that will install is the one that Apple is actively signing for the device, which I believe is 6.1.2.  Any previous version than that will require an SHSH stitch on the firmware file in order to have it install on your device w/o Apple's activation.  The only way to get your SHSH blobs for your device is to either jailbreak it and use Cydia (which I don't think works anymore), or use TinyUmbrella.  But, unless you have already collected these while Apple was doing the signing you will be SOL on ever getting them. 

 

I still say just upgrade to the latest using iTunes update process and be done with it.  I'm just letting you know in so-many-words that once you will most likely not have a way to get back to iOS 5.  Don't let that detour you, however, as I still think iOS 6 is superior and worth it.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 21:30

 

The only IPSW file that will install is the one that Apple is actively signing for the device, which I believe is 6.1.2.  Any previous version than that will require an SHSH stitch on the firmware file in order to have it install on your device w/o Apple's activation.  The only way to get your SHSH blobs for your device is to either jailbreak it and use Cydia (which I don't think works anymore), or use TinyUmbrella.  But, unless you have already collected these while Apple was doing the signing you will be SOL on ever getting them. 

 

I still say just upgrade to the latest using iTunes update process and be done with it.  I'm just letting you know in so-many-words that once you will most likely not have a way to get back to iOS 5.  Don't let that detour you, however, as I still think iOS 6 is superior and worth it.

Ah right, I've only every tried it with Beta and current OS...so that's why it'll let me go back...so yeh maybe don't try that then...but I'd still expect 6 to be as good if not better than 5.





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