posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 02:43 PM
reply to post by PhoenixOD
Edit: gortex beat me to it
Yes there was a way at one point but it no longer works .. there was also a brief hack that let iPhone 4s downgrade to a certain revision, I can't
remember exactly how that worked but I absolutely did use it ..
All of that has been patched in iOS 7 ..
I hate it also, but I understand the reasoning from a business stand point.. Apple has no problem with jailbreaks but the heart of a jailbreak has to
do with bugs in the OS .. the jailbreak team finds exploits then uses those as ways to execute code to load the jailbreak on the device. Apple is
essentially "morally" obligated to fix those exploits because a malicious hacker could ALSO use them to gain access, break out of the sandbox and
steal your data..
By removing the ability to downgrade, Apple is removing the ability for hackers to gain access completely.. Apple never patches previous versions of
the iOS to fix vulnerabilities, instead you upgrade and you're locked in.
This especially sucks for people who own older devices like a 3GS who can no longer upgrade because it's not compatable, but are stuck with their
version.. bugs and all..
It's kind of a lazy way to go about it .. but it's effective at least... in a very annoying way
The main thing I don't like about apple is that you're forced to have the visuals they give you, I don't like the flat UI but I love the phone.. it
would be nice if they'd just allow customization a little more than the wallpaper.
edit on 9/27/2013 by miniatus because: (no reason