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This is a discussion on iOS 6 on iPad 1 within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Anyone has tried this successfully? I need this in order to run the iPhotos software which requires iOS 6. Here's the backdrop of this. http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-gener...tml#post759969...

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    Anyone has tried this successfully? I need this in order to run the iPhotos software which requires iOS 6.

    Here's the backdrop of this.
    iPhone Configuration Utility for installing iPhoto on iPad 1
    Last edited by titusc; 12-15-2012 at 07:43 PM.

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    It cannot be done. End of. There is no hack. No jailbreak. No way to get IOS 6 on an iPad1. Don't waste your time trying.
    Same with the latest iPhoto. You cannot make it run on the iPad1. It requires IOS6 and it requires more resources than the iPad1 has at its disposal.
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    Thanks. Any reason why jailbreak exists for upgrading other iPads' iOS but not the iPad1? Just want to know why some can and some can't.

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    The OP was asking the same question in this thread.
    iPhone Configuration Utility for installing iPhoto on iPad 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusc
    Thanks. Any reason why jailbreak exists for upgrading other iPads' iOS but not the iPad1? Just want to know why some can and some can't.
    Among other things, the iPad 1 RAM isn't sufficient to support the upgrade to iOS 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusc View Post
    Thanks. Any reason why jailbreak exists for upgrading other iPads' iOS but not the iPad1? Just want to know why some can and some can't.
    A jailbreak has nothing to do with giving you the ability to "upgrade" the IOS installed on an iPad in the sense you mean it in. It is about enhancing the version of IOS installed on the device already to do things which Apple does not normally support. For example, to add a 5 row keyboard, theme the OS, tweak the springboard layout, etc. You should visit our hacking section and read the various threads there for more info - iPad Hacking

    What it does not do, is enable you to install IOS6 and the latest iPhoto on the iPad1. As has been pointed out, the iPad1 just doesn't have enough resources at its disposal to run them. Sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by f4780y View Post
    A jailbreak has nothing to do with giving you the ability to "upgrade" the IOS installed on an iPad in the sense you mean it in. It is about enhancing the version of IOS installed on the device already to do things which Apple does not normally support. For example, to add a 5 row keyboard, theme the OS, tweak the springboard layout, etc. You should visit our hacking section and read the various threads there for more info - iPad Hacking

    What it does not do, is enable you to install IOS6 and the latest iPhoto on the iPad1. As has been pointed out, the iPad1 just doesn't have enough resources at its disposal to run them. Sorry
    Thanks. However, it looks like I can trick the iPad into announcing it has iOS 6 by changing the following file.
    /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

    Here are some links of other people having done something similar.
    HOW-TO change the version number (e.g 1.1.3) | iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch forums | iFans
    Need Serious Help! System Version.plist File Needed ASAP!
    Changed iOS version. Appstore now broken - JailbreakQA

    As for iPhoto I understand it requires resources but I don't mind running it a bit slower since a few other people on the net have also been able to do this without too much performance penalty.

    Thanks for the hacking link.

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    Okay just jailbroken my iPad 1 with redsnow, and installed OpenSSH with Cyndia. Here's what my /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist file looks like.

    Code:
    iPad:/System/Library/CoreServices root# ls -ltr SystemVersion.plist-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 415 Jun 15  2012 SystemVersion.plist
    iPad:/System/Library/CoreServices root# cat SystemVersion.plist
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
            <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
            <string>9B206</string>
            <key>ProductCopyright</key>
            <string>1983-2012 Apple Inc.</string>
            <key>ProductName</key>
            <string>iPhone OS</string>
            <key>ProductVersion</key>
            <string>5.1.1</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    I have now edited to the following. Strange enough "view" / "vi" / "vim" are all not available so I had to use WinSCP.
    Code:
    iPad:/System/Library/CoreServices root# cat SystemVersion.plist<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
            <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
            <string>9B206</string>
            <key>ProductCopyright</key>
            <string>1983-2012 Apple Inc.</string>
            <key>ProductName</key>
            <string>iPhone OS</string>
            <key>ProductVersion</key>
            <string>6.0.1</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    Immediately upon doing so, I can see the new Version in Settings -> General -> About. It's shown with following. Not sure what the 9B206 in brackets mean. If anyone knows, please share with us.
    Code:
    Version 6.0.1 (9B206)
    Strange enough, both iPhone Configuration Utility and iTunes are still indicating my device as 5.1.1. Any idea what are missing still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusc
    Okay just jailbroken my iPad 1 with redsnow, and installed OpenSSH with Cyndia. Here's what my /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist file looks like.

    iPad:/System/Library/CoreServices root# ls -ltr SystemVersion.plist-r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 415 Jun 15 2012 SystemVersion.plist
    iPad:/System/Library/CoreServices root# cat SystemVersion.plist
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
    <string>9B206</string>
    <key>ProductCopyright</key>
    <string>1983-2012 Apple Inc.</string>
    <key>ProductName</key>
    <string>iPhone OS</string>
    <key>ProductVersion</key>
    <string>5.1.1</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>


    I have now edited to the following. Strange enough "view" / "vi" / "vim" are all not available so I had to use WinSCP.
    iPad:/System/Library/CoreServices root# cat SystemVersion.plist<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
    <string>9B206</string>
    <key>ProductCopyright</key>
    <string>1983-2012 Apple Inc.</string>
    <key>ProductName</key>
    <string>iPhone OS</string>
    <key>ProductVersion</key>
    <string>6.0.1</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>


    Immediately upon doing so, I can see the new Version in Settings -> General -> About. It's shown with following. Not sure what the 9B206 in brackets mean. If anyone knows, please share with us.
    Version 6.0.1 (9B206)

    Strange enough, both iPhone Configuration Utility and iTunes are still indicating my device as 5.1.1. Any idea what are missing still?
    None of this is going to give you iOS 6 on an iPad 1. Neither will it allow you to use iPhoto on your iPad 1. What you've missed is that you don't, and never will, have iOS 6 on your iPad 1.
    Last edited by scifan57; 12-15-2012 at 10:14 PM.
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    I'm not trying to install iOS 6 onto the iPad 1 if it's not possible. Just trying to get one of iPad 1 / iTunes / iPhone Configuration Utility to think my device is on iOS 6 so I can install iPhotos on it.

    Any idea where iTunes / iPhone Configuration Utility is retrieving the iOS number from? Thought that'd be from /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist.


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