I may have just found my reason to Jailbreak...

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by mk1151, May 7, 2010.

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    Looks like USB drives via the camera connection kit are coming:
    iPad Spirit jailbreak + Camera Connection Kit = external HDD support -- Engadget

    This implementation is messy, but if you're not trying to spin up a disk, and just want to plug in a USB key... if they got a hack this far, it's probably only a matter of time before they have an app on Cydia that will recognize a storage dongle.

    Very Promising!
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    I expected this coming soon. Good find. Now I just need wireless printing w/o host pc/mac
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    Way too cumbersome in its current form. If I have to have a laptop in the loop to make it work, it kind of defeats the purpose. Even if they are able to remove the laptop from the equation, a power source for the HD will still be required.

    Don't get me wrong, I think this will be useful. I just don't believe that it will ever get to the point where we can just plug a HD into the camera connection kit and use the data on it (at least not on gen 1 iPads).

    On a side note, there sure are a lot of haters on engadget. I was only able to read a few of the comments on this article before I had to leave the site. I can only take being told that I am an idiot for liking the iPad so many times ;).
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    Just wait!
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    A HDD does not need to be used. To bulky. But a Pendrive or similar :)

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