Jailbreaking really worth it?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by NCRick, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. NCRick

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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
     
  2. Poser

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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.
     
  3. verbalj

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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.
     
  4. thewitt

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    iBooks does not work on any of our Jailbroken test iPads. Is that typical?

    -t
     
  5. andrewhtf

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    Not a problem. Plenty of free ebook reader apps around.
     
  6. thewitt

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    Unless you want to read books from the Apple Book store, which cannot be read outside of iBooks.

    -t
     
  7. NCRick

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    What is retina up?
     
  9. Mickey330

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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
     
  10. graywolf

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    iBooks works on my iPad 1 4.3.3 just fine.
     

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