Discussion in 'iPad 1 Forum' started by safehaven, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. safehaven

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    iPF Noob

    Feb 8, 2012
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    I own an APPLE IPAD MC496TY currently on ios4.2.1 and bought it Italy.

    I currently can use it with the Etisalat 3G Network Provider in Nigeria as I currently there for visit.

    My question is this.... Can I upgrade to ios5.0.1 without having to unlock it to use the Etisalat 3G carrier in Nigeria because they do not have very reliable wifi hotpots and providers?

    Is my ipad factory unlocked? because I currently can't find any application like cydia or blackrain in it....

    Thanks for your responses.

    Peace Ik.
  2. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Most iPads are sold unlocked and if you have used it in Italy and are now using it with a Nigerian carrier that would support the theory that it is unlocked. Cydia is used for Jailbroken iPads and has nothing to do with whether the iPad is unlocked or not. To upgrade to 5.0.1 your iPad will need to be hooked up with your computer, preferably the usual one that you sync with. Is this available? This update is a rather big one also and cannot be done with 3G.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF

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