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    2 Questions regarding SD cards and Jailbreaking

    First off let me say this IPad 1 is my first Apple purchase. There is nothing I have not done with a PC.
    I see potential in the IPad if Apple would remove their restrictive hold.
    My questions are
    1. If I were to jailbreak could I use the cck and an SD card as a hard drive to hold movies, documents and apps, etc. With proper names?
    To give a couple of examples...could I store the movie Avatar and be able to name it Avatar not 0185 as I do now. Could I store a translator app move it to my iPad move my numbers app to the SD card use the translator app then move both back to their original places?
    2. If this is possible would someone be kind enough to list the proper jailbreak and apps I would need to do this?
    Thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Death View Post
    Could I store a translator app move it to my iPad move my numbers app to the SD card use the translator app then move both back to their original places?
    I have no idea what you mean by this sentence, I just can't follow it, however the short answer to the rest of your query is yes.

    You can use the CCK and a SD card to store and access just about anything, however you need the right apps to be able to access them. The main one you will use for media is "iFile". This is a well featured file explorer for jailbroken devices. With it you can launch most types of media off your SD card, so your Avatar scenario won't be a problem.

    The tutorials and guides section has the most help (linked in my sig). I suggest you get yourself upgraded to 4.3.3 (if not already there), and then follow our redsn0w tutorial. It is by far the easiest and quickest way to get jailbroken. Then the first thing for you get from Cydia (the jailbroken app store) is iFile.

    Hope that helps.
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    I believe he's asking whether he could copy an app from an SD card to his iPad, use that app, then offload it back to the SD card (presumably to save space on the iPad?). Now that he's asked that, I'm curious about it too. Transferring an app would seem to be different to moving other files since the copied app wouldn't be "installed", I assume. His experience with PCs is probably what prompts the question. One can't just move an installed PC app around because of all the interdependencies created (such as with .dll files) when the app is installed.

    If iOS appps don't install the same way, perhaps moving them back and forth to/from an SD card wouldn't be a problem--? I hope I've interpreted his question correctly--if not I'll go back to lurking the JB threads...

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    Good call. If that's the correct interpretation, then no, you can't simply move apps in and out of storage and use them like you might with a stand alone EXE file in windows. Think of apps like a package which must be installed and uninstalled like a full blown Windows program. You can't just move them around where you like, as convenient as that might be.
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    Sorry I was not to clear but yes I wanted to know if I could store apps on a SD card and move them to my iPad when I needed them. On a Pc I can move programs around between hard drives so I was hoping the same held true for apple' s apps. Looks like it's not even close.
    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Death
    Sorry I was not to clear but yes I wanted to know if I could store apps on a SD card and move them to my iPad when I needed them. On a Pc I can move programs around between hard drives so I was hoping the same held true for apple' s apps. Looks like it's not even close.
    Thanks for the help
    You can hold the ipa files on Sd card but when you want to run the apps you have to install them on the iPad thru ifile

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    Went ahead and did the jailbreak. Now it seems a little more user friendly. But I must not be understanding Ifile. I can see things on an SD card, I can even copy them to the iPad but when I look for them on the iPad they can not be found. Tried both an mp3 music file and a ipa file. Maybe I just need to keep messing with it. Thanks for the answers though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Death
    Went ahead and did the jailbreak. Now it seems a little more user friendly. But I must not be understanding Ifile. I can see things on an SD card, I can even copy them to the iPad but when I look for them on the iPad they can not be found. Tried both an mp3 music file and a ipa file. Maybe I just need to keep messing with it. Thanks for the answers though.
    Where are you copying them to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchroll View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Death
    Went ahead and did the jailbreak. Now it seems a little more user friendly. But I must not be understanding Ifile. I can see things on an SD card, I can even copy them to the iPad but when I look for them on the iPad they can not be found. Tried both an mp3 music file and a ipa file. Maybe I just need to keep messing with it. Thanks for the answers though.
    Where are you copying them to?
    Yeah, that's a good question.

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    I'm placing the mp3 under mobile/media/iTunes control/music. The ipa I'm placing under mobile applications. These may not be the right places. As I said I may need to do some more playing around with Ifile. Apple seems to do things a a little different than a PC as far as file structure. Of coarse that's not all apple does a little different. Not bad mind you just different.


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