Jailbreaking really worth it?

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    Have had my iPad2 JB for some time and I think there are some definite tweaks that Apple should just allow..

    Themes: no brainer as to the why
    Retina up : again....no brainer as to why
    Gesture control
    AirPlay freedom for third party and video

    Some so so's

    MyWi: cool concept......have yet to have a single device detect my iPad2 and be able to use it
    SBS is cool....but ehhh at best, I can click the icon for the rare times I adjust those settings

    JB does make the iPad screwy from time to time, and I think the pending ios5 will have some of the controls I was discussing but....

    I find my self holding onto my JB mostly just for the retina up.

    So is it really worth it? Because despite what every one says.......JB does make the iPad2 squirrely from time to time
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    if you knew more, this thread would not be made.

    check this out...
    http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak-applications-tweaks/25824-ultimate-list-jailbreak-tweaks.html

    i don't even have retina, and i am more than satisfied.
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    What do you consider "squirrely?" Does the iPad sometimes respring/reboot into safe mode? Yes, but it's mostly because I'm adding a tweak that conflicts with another app. With that said, what do you expect? Jailbreaking is just a different term for hacking. You're hacking a device, there will be moments of "bugginess."

    Would I ever consider a jailbroken device unstable/unreliable? Absolutely not.

    Would I ever consider having an iDevice without being jailbroken? No chance in hell.
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    iBooks does not work on any of our Jailbroken test iPads. Is that typical?

    -t
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    Not a problem. Plenty of free ebook reader apps around.
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    Unless you want to read books from the Apple Book store, which cannot be read outside of iBooks.

    -t
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    What is retina up?
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    I believe he (she?) meant RetinaPad, which is an awesome tweak that removes most of the pixelation that occurs when you 2x an iPhone app.

    It's $2.99 (USD) from Cydia.

    Marilyn
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    iBooks works on my iPad 1 4.3.3 just fine.
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    it also works on my ipad2 (JB'd). are there tweaks that cause it to not function?
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    Same here. iBooks works fine on my JB iPad1 and iPad2 with purchased content, even books purchased after JB.
    However, there are plenty of folks on here who claim it does not work... :(
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    So give us an example. What do you mean by "squirrely?"
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    .....have to reset from time to time and I don't recall having to do that prior to JB
    .....keyboard does not become available in some places where I need it. I have 5 row installed, and as an example when I am pairing in Bluetooth to stereo the key board used to pop up and I would type in the pair code right? Well now the prompt come up on the iPad2 to input the pair code but no keyboard. So I have to open notes, type the code then copy it and o back to the pair code field and paste it.....irritating
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    I think it really depends on how much and how you use your iPad. I honestly would not even want an iPad without RetinaPad, because I use so many non-universal iPhone apps. I also pay for a Grooveshark subscription, which at $3 a month kills Spotify or Rhapsody or Rdio or Mog, all of which I've tried, the latter three before I was JB.

    I know exactly the keyboard issue you're having-had the same thing occur in theDataUsage app when trying to adjust cellular usage & came up with the same cut/paste workaround. I actually just uninstalled it yesterday because I was annoyed. It's a toss up and a lot of trial and error to resolve conflicts, but in my experience the more theming or display type mods, the more problems I've had, while paid things like RetinaPad, RichText for Mail, ScreenDimmer etc are just so valuable to me I wouldn't want to give them up.

    It's a valid question I was definitely asking myself yesterday in the midst of my 12 hour attempt to fix a boot loop, then upgrade, then downgrade, then set up everything again. For me it's worth it, but I really think it comes down to which enhancements are most important to you, and how much that matters vs the conflicts that will inevitably pop up.
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    pkgbackup or xbackup.

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
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    Because I install so many things from Cydia, it inevitably leads to the slowing of my OS after a few months.

    I always only do a clean restore and set up as new, which I believe those cannot help with, correct? Or did I misunderstand how those work...
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    You hit it....

    I keep JB for RetinaPad , Gestures, maybe a few others....

    If MyWi would actually work......it would be cool too.
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    Good discussion. Keep it going!

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