What Should I Do Before iOS 6 Upgrade? Prepare Your iPhone
Last week, Apple announced that iOS 6 will be available for upgrade on Wednesday, September 19, so, we need to prepare for iOS 6 update. Thus, today we will be able to upgrade to the final version of the new firmware for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and enjoy more than 200 iOS 6 features and updates.
Of course, the company has been releasing iOS 6 betas for developers starting from June this year, and for the first time official iOS 6 will appear in the public today and you can use the table of timezone to check the time and the city of iOS 6 public release. But you must remember that it is not so simple to perform update. I’m not talking about the process of over-the-air or iTunes, I mean that you need to be prepared before iOS 6 upgrade. When you upgrade to the new OS you will lose the current jailbreak.
In fairness, I noted that the iPhone Dev Team had released Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 for iOS 6 GM, but only for the devices on the A4 chip – iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. In this case, you will get tethered jailbreak and it does not lead to the installation of third-party application and Cydia.
How To Get Ready For iOS 6 Update on iPhone
Make a Backup
Before installing the new firmware, please make a backup of all data on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad via iTunes or iCloud to prepare device. During the upgrade it may be an error and then there is the probability of losing important information.
Save SHSH blobs
If you did jailbreak or expect to do it in the near future, you should save SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella 6.00.00 or other tool that will be presented by iPhone Dev Team. May be it would be updated Redsn0w version. You really need to prepare your iPhone for possible iOS 6 downgrade. Later, when Apple will stop signing the firmware, you can always fall back to iOS 5.1.1 and hack the device. What if jailbreak for iOS 6 will take a few months?
Download iTunes 10.7
In order to synchronize the iOS device with iTunes and prepare iPhone before iOS 6 update you need download latest 10.7 version. The new version of iTunes came out last week, simultaneously with the release of Golden Master beta version.
iOS 6 Will Be Ready For Update on iPhone
With the release of iOS 5 Apple now has a wireless update feature (over-the-air). That means that you don’t need to connect your device to the computer for iOS 6 update. Just go to Settings => General => Software Update. If you do not plan to upgrade your iPhone to a new operating system from Apple, you can always refuse from iOS update.
Also note that not all apps in the App Store work on the new iOS. To prepare iPhone before iOS 6 update, you need to check the compatibility of your applications with the new OS because there are not all apps and games remodeled for the new Apple iOS.
Stay tuned with us and will get more news regarding iOS 6 and its apps compatibility.