Should I upgrade now?

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  1. MistaKuraudo
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    Okay I'm completely new to jailbreaking apple devices. At first I assumed that staying on a lower firmware and waiting for a jailbreak was the best option, but as I'm learning more about this stuff, I think I've come to the realization that it's not that easy.

    Anyway, I bought an iPhone 4S (5.0) and an iPad2 (4.3.5) and have stuck with ios5.0 for the iPhone. No problem. But I didn't upgrade to 5.0 on my iPad since I thought sticking with a lower firmware would be better.

    My question is(I've already made an assumption, just trying to get confirmation), there isn't a way to just upgrade to 5.0 on my iPad anymore, correct? And if so, that would mean upgrading to 5.0.1 asap in hopes of there being a way to jailbreak that sometime in the future, right?
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    Well, I'm not going to tell you to upgrade your iPad2 to iOS 5.0.1 (cause you are right, you can't go to iOS 5.0 any longer).

    What I am going to tell you is that I believe you will see a jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 long before you'll see on for iOS 4.3.5. That iOS (4.3.5) is "old news" now - most jail breakers are focused on working on iOS 5.x. Again, this is what I believe...

    But, that doesn't mean you have to upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 "asap" either. The upgrade asap was to get onto iOS 5.0 and then wait. Since you didn't go to iOS 5.0, you can still wait to see which way to go. The time to get nervous about what to do will be when (if) Apple announces an iOS 5.0.2 or higher. Then, you'll have to monitor here, Twitter, etc., so you can decide what to do.

    So, no real info here. Honestly? It's all a crap shoot and sometimes ... you get snake eyes! But, hang in there.

    Marilyn
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    Thank you very much. Yeah, I should have read up on all of this a lot sooner. My fault for assuming I'd be able to update to any higher firmware I wanted. Lesson learned. I think I'll upgrade to 5.0.1 for now and wait it out there. But yeah, I can understand how it's all a gamble. It's a bit more complicated than I thought it would be, but I think I see things a bit more clearly. Thank you again!
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    I am having the same issue with you. I might SELL my ipad 2 4.3.5 and buy a 5.0 on ebay or something
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    Why would you sell an iPad 2 with 4.3.5 and buy one with 5.0?
    Why don't you just update to 5.0?
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    Just update via iTunes...
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    Because you can't update to 5.0 any more; Apple has stopped signing it. You can only update to 5.0.1.

    Marilyn
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    same peoblem here :( stuck with the decision...even i think its better to upgrade to ios 5.0.1 rather than stick ti ios 4.3.5...ohh god :(
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    If I were on 4.3.5 I would upgrade right now to whatever 5.x you can and stay there. At this stage it is all speculation, but the fact is that the dev team is gathering crash reports to identify vulnerabilities for the next jb.

    I am 99.99% that there will not be a jb for 4.3.5 only, so no point in staying there just for the hope.

    My opinion is that the next jb (if there is one) will support whatever ios is available at this point in time, at least.

    Again, this is what I would do, but nobody know the whats, ifs, whens and hows
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    Well I've already updated to 5.0.1. I've heard that the 5.0.1 update was mainly used for solving the battery problem for the 4S, so I'm assuming that they can use the same exploits as they can/did with 5.0. Here's hoping.
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    I'm in the same boat. Just bought an Ipad 2 16gb Wifi yesterday and its on 4.3.5. Since there is no JB for my version right now and it doesn't seem like there will be, I was thinking about updating to 5.0.1. This is my first IOS device so I really know nothing about it yet, what are the benefits of IOS 5?
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    I would say the best thing (for all general ios devices) you get with IOS 5 is iCloud. Pretty cool. The rest of the stuff, such as notification center and whatnot would probably be better for the iPhone rather than the iPad. Either way, I think updating is probably the best choice if you're thinking about jailbreaking your ipad in the future.
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    I hope to be able to jailbreak it in the future but from what i'm reading it seems like the general consensus is that its much more likely to be a 5.0.1 JB rather than 4.3.5. That said it looks like i'm just going to upgrade it.
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    its gonna be a 5.0 jb only as far as i;ve heard
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    Last I heard the devs discovered that Apple actually patched some of the exploits they found with the betas so they basically had to start all over again. It may be a long while before a JB comes out for iOS 5.x.x. I would stay on 5.0.0 for now, when it comes out it should work for the latest firmware so it's easy to upgrade but should they only be able to make it work for 5.0.0 then you're safe.
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    OK i took the plunge and went ahead updated to 5.0.1 from 4.3.5.......now FINGERS CROSSED!!
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    What are your thoughts? I just bought an iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.5, and considering the upgrade as well. From a non jailbreak perspective, how's the new OS?
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    Notification center and iCloud can be very useful for some people. Aside from that are the smaller changes which IMO make things really convenient. Four finger swiping is used for several different uses. Quick switching between open apps, opening your open app center and etc. You can also 5 finger swipe inwards when you're in an app to go to the home screen. All of these mean you don't even need to hit the home button anymore. Fun stuff.

    I think 5.0 is just overall more convenient.
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    Interesting thanks for the review!
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    yea but u lose on a music feature [that was important to me at least]....lyrics!! no lyrics display in ios 5...idiots at APPLE :X

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