11/25/2010 09:43:00 AM - 1 comments
As you know, Apple released their long awaited iOS 4.2 on Monday and there are a large number of people who are wondering whether or not to upgrade their devices. Many are also wondering if the new upgrade is worth it or not. The first thing that you need to do before even attempting to upgrade to the iOS 4.2 is to determine whether or not your device is compatible or not.
Once you know this, there are a few things that you really need to think about before you upgrade and I have detailed all of these below.
All iOS Devices:
No matter what iOS device you have be it an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch you need to back up all your data first. This includes synching your notes, contacts, apps etc. You need to make sure that you have something to revert back to if your upgrade doesn’t go as planned. There are some occasions where phones can actually brick with an update and that last thing you want is to lose all your phone numbers and data.
Jailbroken iOS Devices:
If you have a device that has already been jailbroken then we advise that you hold off on upgrading to iOS 4.2 just yet especially if you want to keep your device jailbroken. There are jailbreaks that are currently available for the iPad 4.2 and iPhone 4.2 but there are some issues with getting Cydia to run on iOS 4.2.1 GM at the moment and the experts are working on ensuring that everything is working fine before they give the go ahead. This will probably only take a day or two so a little bit of patience on your part is required if you want to retain your jailbreak and upgrade to iOS 4.2.
Unlocked iOS Devices
If you have an unlocked iPhone you are advised to avoid upgrading to the new iOS 4.2. You need to wait until there is a proven way to unlock your iPhone again before you update your phone. If you update an unlocked device without having a new unlock in place you could leave your phone useless as updating will lock your phone to Apple’s carrier and no working with your current carrier. You will ultimately have no phone to use so it really is advisable to wait until a proven unlock has been made available.THE REST OF THE POST HERE(between these two SPAN`s, so dont edit them.) or delete them.Just remove this text and copy in the rest of the article.