I got a hand me down Verizon phone that is sitting on ios 4.2.8 which I believe is stock, I don't think it's ever been updated. Is it in any possible way to update to an ios version other than 7.1 or whatever the most recent version is? Either via jailbreaking or otherwise forcing an unsigned ispw install? From what I've read, it is supposedly impossible if there are not "blobs" from a previous install of the version I want to use. I have attempted a 6.3.1 install via itunes which returned the ineligible error. I then used Tinyumbrella and ran the server, itunes then did proceed past the point where the error pops up, but there was no progress with the install after that. Just sat there at "preparing". I want some apps that require a higher version, but also do not want to gimp the phone in the process. Do apps on Cydia have the same ios version requirements as is the case in the App store? If not, I suppose I will just jailbreak it.