jailbreak confusion

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    I own a IPAD first generation. I'm currently running IOS 3.2 jailbroken. I was wondering, can I use a payload update or I.m obligated to use a custom firmware ? Should I update my ipad with Itunes and after this part, running any jailbreak version. Is the latest update 4.3.3 ?

    What is the simplest way for me to update my ipad with a jailbreak firmware ?

    thanks
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    Thanks Graywolf. Will it mean a complete wipeout of my system (files, setting and everything) ?
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    When you update with iTunes, it Keeps all your files.
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    I'm not Leigh, but - look at the second sentence of gouletjo's first post...

    Marilyn
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    Somehow my eyes skipped right over it. :D
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    But sometimes when you do that ~ if I am not mistaken ~ you give incorrect advice. Perhaps you should start reading posts more than once.;)
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    Which is why I don't give much advice.
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    First thanks. Ok, I have to admit even after reading some of the sticky posts I'm still a little lost. I bought the apps from Cydia that allow the backing up of my packages. I can't used Dropbox because of my old firmware. I added a lot of great pdf books in Goodreaders will I lost them after my firmware update from Itunes ?

    There is a lot of jailbreak possibilities ranging from payload to custom but is it better to start off from scratch in terms of bugs or comptability issues ? Which is one of hacked firmware group is the most reliable or less buggy ?

    Thanks!
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    I think you are lost. You are jailbroken now right?
    I personally would use pkgbackup (from Cydia) and back everything up, update to 4.3.3 via iTunes, and jailbreak with redsnow and then use pkgbackup to restore all your hack stuff.
    The most reliable (and most popular) tools would probably be;
    -Redsn0w
    -Greenpoison
    -Snowbreeze
    -Spirit (older softwares, I think)
    -Limera1n
    -Jailbreakme.com (older softwares)

    (how about that Leigh? :))
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    I am.:eek::(
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    So what else is new? :D
    Just kidding. :)
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    thanks graywolf :)
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    Hi. Yes, because you are on 3.x, dropbox is not a feature of PkgBackup. However, you can still use the "contact" method of backup, provided you then email or sync the contact which contains your backup information off of the iPad, then get it back on as a first step once the restore is done.

    However, personally I would bit the bullet and take this opportunity to start with a fresh 4.3.3 jailbreak. I know it is a bit of a pain, but with such a significant upgrade it is much safer IMHO.

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