Ipad File size Download Limitations over Wifi

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    I have no idea if this has been mentioned or discussed before but yesterday I was at Borders who offers free Wifi for those of us that have ipads.

    I am currently building my first Hackintosh so I thought I while I was in the store with my girlfriend, and wif was free, I would attempt to download the Snow Leopard 10.6.5 combo update.

    So I clicked on the Safari Browser to get to the apple download site. I attempted to download the file and got a message saying file too big for Safari. So I tried a different browser I had on the ipad. No Joy.

    While I really like my ipad(by the way I am really a pc guy) I think the the download restriction is a severe limitation. If you consider that many of us have 64GB ipads and we have a limitation on the file size we can download, it cuts down on the usefulness of the tool. From reading on the net I think I saw a 20MB limit on download size for 3G connections. Maybe someone can confirm this.

    If jailbreaking your ipad removes this download limitation then I am all for it.

    Jason
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    My word, wasnt aware of this! if this is true im sure it will be worked around quite quickly seems a bit stupid to pay £400 and then tell you how you can use it!!
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    If you jailbreak as i did you can use 3G unrestrictor. It tells the apps you specify that you are on wifi even though you're really on 3G. This way you can download without a cap. I use this to download apps from the app store th at are more than 20mb.
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    Then I am confused because I was on free wifi at the bookstore when I discovered the limitation. I was not on 3G. I do not have the 3G model.

    Jason
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    Without an app or a jailbreak, it's not possible to download anything but pictures. Try GoodReader.

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