Getting Ready for iOS 4.2 - Read This!

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  1. NumbLock

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    Hello Everyone,

    I know that many of you, like me, are anxiously awaiting iOS 4.2 for iPad.

    This article by The Mac Observer lays out the steps to consider performing while you wait, and even helps you think about if you should and what you'll get by upgrading.

    If you're jailbroken, consult the iPad Hacking subforum, I really have no experience, nor intention of doing this.

    So let me add my own tricks to speeding up backups:
    1) Clean out all apps that store anything (Wired magazine app, GoodReader, VLC, ReaddleDocs etc.) Make sure you make a copy on your hard drive of any data you really need! With in-app purchases, you should be able to download he content again. Check with the app devs to be sure!

    As a rule, I keep everything in GoodReader so I use the GoodReaderUSB utility to convenienty, temporarily copy everything to a folder on my desktop called "iOS 3.sux Backup." Ok, just kidding about that last part :D

    2) It is still going to take a long time probably, so do it before bed tonight.


    Lets hope that the rumors are true and tomorrow is upgrade day!
     
  2. SweetPoison

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    Do you mean like Pages, as opposed to Game apps?
     
  3. ivanmarkchang

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    my iPad was jailbroken. restored it last night to regular 3.2.2 to get ready for the 4.2 update :)

    i will be waiting impatiently for the update tomorrow.
     
  4. Ksane

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    Mine's sitting jailbroken in 3.2.1 and is going to stay that way until I hear from everyone else whether the wifi problems are resolved from the GM release.
    How do you know for sure the update is tomorrow?
     
  5. Sam707

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    I'm gonna leave it to 3.2.1 until 4.2 gets jailbreaked
     
  6. Yakuzagang5

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    WhAt wifi problems are in 3.2.2? If that's what you're referring to. I haven't noticed any problems at all lol
     
  7. Todd M

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    Do you have to restore it to normal 3.2.2 to get the upgrade? That is an unnecessary step isn't it? It's still 3.2.2. even with JB...
     
  8. Ksane

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    There's threads all o er about the wifi problems in the ios 4.2 GM release. I had to uninsrtall it because of it. Just because YOUhaven't noticed problems doesn't mean others haven't.
     
  9. neudof

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    I thoight 4.2 was already jailbroken?
     
  10. Ksane

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    Here's an article with links about it:
    iOS 4.2 Delayed Due to iPad WiFi Issues, New GM Build Coming
    And neudof-there's no official jailbreak released for 4.2 for the iPad. They want to hold off until the final 4.2 is released by Apple.
     

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