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Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by iDan, May 4, 2010.

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    Has anyone seen reports of Bricked iPads while using spiritjb to jail break?
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    Worked great for me, I guess it's what you do after installing it. You can always restore if you need to.
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    Yes, works great.

    iPhones only can brick, because they are typically carrier locked and have special modem firmware, which binds the iPhone to that specific carrier.

    The iPad is unlocked and therefore can't brick. The jailbreak itself can always be removed by restoring the firmware to the iPad.

    Spirit is fine - no worries.
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    And don't confuse a botched jail breaking with bricking. I think a lot of people experience this problem. When I first jailbreaked mine, iTunes started syncing, which I canceled, which screwed me into a restore. Just let spirit, iTunes do it's thing and all is well!! NO TOUCHING
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    I had the same thing happen to me. Accidently left iTunes open when I ran the jailbreak. my iPad ended up stuck at a loading screen. Restored everything, turned off itunes and disabled the "automatically start iTunes" feature, and everything ran perfectly. Still trying to find some good apps though that work on the iPad.
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    The only way to brick one of these things is to literally hit it with a brick.:D
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    Since this thing is 'magical', I don't want to mess around with the supernatural power of Apple.
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    I'm still debating on jailbreaking my 32 wifi. Is there any apps thats in cydia that was rejected by apple worth noting?
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    - Backgrounder (sort of Multitasking)
    - SBSsettings (access all major settings, i.e. Wifi on/off, brightness control, etc. w/o leaving your current app)
    - and a bunch of "nice looking" design templates for the overall look and feel
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    Gazuga, how did you restore your iPad after getting stuck at the loading screen? I have the exact same problem - iTunes was running while I was Spirit. Stuck at the Apple icon start screen and iTunes stops responding if the two are connected. Greatly appreciate your help-
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    To put the iPad into recovery mode, hold down the home and sleep button for 20-25 seconds (the shut down screen will appear but keep holding down the two buttons) When the apple appears, let go of the sleep button. It will then ask you to connect your iPad to itunes.

    Connect your iPad to iTunes and it should restore the device.
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    As stated multiple times above, if you fail at a Jailbreak it doesn't "brick" the device... just do an iTunes restore and start over again.
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    I'll probably wait to open mine up. Want to make sure there are apps that work with the iPad that make the effort worth it.

    Anyone found awesome apps they can't live without yet?
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    Please don't discuss illegal activity here. Next time it's an official warning.
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    I think using the Spirit JB bricked my iPad. Yes I know everyone says it can't but my iPad hasn't booted past the Apple logo since I tried using the Spirit JB. It is not recognized by iTunes at all, and trying to put it into recovery mode doesn't work. Not sure what to do since obviously Apple won't service it.
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    I'm sure a little searching will get a result. Did you disconnect it while running the jailbreak? It literally took mine about six seconds to restart and go to the install screen.

    It's really hard to mess up.
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    Far as i know jailbreak is already illegal …. so close the thread in the forum … that’s just fun talk about one subject but can’t talk clearly …
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    How is it illegal? Last I checked modifying something you own is perfectly legal. The only difference between cydia and the app store is apple over site.

    Downloading stolen apps is the illegal activity I was referring to.
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    So you edited a comment because someone said to download an app they didn't pay for? Welcome to the internet. I realize the site owners don't want to look like they are condoning illegal actions, but as with all discussion forums a simple terms of service gives them protection. If you have a place where you openly discuss Jailbreaking I think it is pretty naive to assume and/or hope that the majority of those people are actually paying for all of their content.

    Their forums, their rules but it is pretty hilarious and hypocritical to say Jailbreaking is okay but downloading apps isn't. It's like having a forum about guns where you can't mention ammo. It's not illegal to own a gun, it's just illegal to shoot them!
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