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Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by hattrick77, Feb 23, 2013.

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    This my first ipad. Been using it for about three months now. I like it. Got an iPhone 3g years ago then went android. I jailbroke my ipad expecting some cool things like the stuff I can do on an android device but was disappointed.

    But I think that I'm just not as well versed in it as an android device.

    First impressions

    A lotta apps (even simple ones) cost money
    Lots of tweaks
    Didn't really know what all the fuss is with jailbreaking

    I've since reverted back to stock. Don't miss anything. Any feedback on why jailbreaking is where it's at I'm all ears.
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    87 views and not one comment. My initial discovery that jailbreaking my ipad was pretty boring and irrelevant seems to be true. Cheers!
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    The forum has thousands of lurkers. Those 87 views could easily have been non members looking for information.

    FWIW, I never felt the need to jailbreak either. I find my iDevices work quite well for me just as they came to me.

    Sent from my stock iPad 2
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    I think you would have gotten a much better response if you had posted this in the Hacking Forum. Just saying. ;)
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    I did not see that forum. Thanks for the heads up. I will post my question there. :)
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    No need, I'll move it for you. ;)
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    I too am an Android person and I find the jailbroken iPad to be somewhat disappointing. Android is so open and so customizable that I think it's hard to beat that experience. As with many Androiders, the biggest issue I have with Apple products is their "closed" functionality. The jailbreak has made my iPad better but I find Cydia to be an extension of the Apple "mindset"; it has to be done through them, it has to be done their way, and it has to be paid for. Don't Get me wrong, I like supporting devs (I am a retired dev myself) but I have been tweaking Android devices since the beginning of Android time and have never once paid for or charged for an Android hack of any kind. Of course there are paid Android apps but anything that comes out of the "under ground" community is offered for free. I do love my iPad, this community, and my Cydia tweaks but it just doesn't compare to the Android experience.
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    Compared to the Android standpoint, it's jailbreaking is almost a waste of time because of the fact that customization costs money. Reason is because of Apple's grip on the iOS. If you want to accomplish an "true open-source" environment on the iPhone like you would on an Android, you'd need developer access to have a "real" open-source of your device, where you can freely mod your device however you like. Because many users can't or don't pay for developer access to dev crack their device, they don't have access to cores, so they rely on jailbreaking to give them access to use "pre-made" tweaks and mods on their device.

    Because Android is open-source, you can basically pack everything into an APK and just install it via micro SD. Because iOS is "jailed", you don't have immediate access of the cores as an everyday user, so making mods is much harder. If the iOS was open-source and could install anything by simply running an APK file, we wouldn't need jailbreaks and everything would be free and versatile.
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    I recently traded a Galaxy S3 for an iPhone 5 and a galaxy tab 2 7.0 for an ipad Mini and don't miss either one bit....I even had both androids rooted running custom roms and kernels and the iDevices are still running soooo much smoother and faster than my androids. I personally haven't found one thing I can't do with my Jailbroken iDevices that I could do with my androids.

    You probably just don't know what tweaks to download to achieve what you are wanting. There's a lot of useful info on here and you tube. Or pm me and I can try to help you find a tweak your looking for.
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    I recently did jailbreak my ipad. I found it quite straight forward and the tweaks i have done are good additions to my ipad. However i own a note 2 as well which does all of what my jailbroken ipad does but as standard. It probably does more to be fair. Im happy with my ipad and it is improved jailbroken but i still prefer my android phone because i can swap out the battery andadd a 64gb micro sd card
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    My main gripe about android is the apps are garbage. They are no comparison to the apple apps.....
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    They are pretty much the same. I don't really see the problem.
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    This argument will go on till the end of time I feel, iPads and iPhones require Jailbreaking to free them from there Apple controlled prison, some people like to do this and some people don't. Android phones are nothing like iPhones in the same way that a train and a bus are different, even though both do the same (carry passengers) they do it differently........if android and iPhone were the same then this Them and Us argument would never occur. Remember this is a predominantly iProduct site and with this the views will probably be pro iProduct.

    Just my 2c worth
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    Of course I agree. Its an argument that will go on forever. The way I see it is that android contracts are cheaper than iphone ones yet you get more with your android phone a standard. Its a no brainer. Apple phones have the best build quality out of the two but it doesn't matter to me. I only keep a phone a year or so.

    Oh and I own an ipad and love it
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    It's more towards preference. I know a lot of friends and colleagues that can't stand Android, and some that can't stand Apple. I'm in between. I've used both, but I'm more familiar with Apple devices. Still grasping my way through Android.
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    I have an S3 and its rooted on the stock jelly bean rom. I turned that sucker into a hotspot for Free. I get adblock for free. I'm not here to start a which device is better. Just trying to learn the benefits of jailbreaking.
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    You should try Beanstown's rom Jelly 'Beans' that's what I was running before I got rid of it. It's probably the best rom out for the gs3
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    I'm not sure what apps you were using but the ones I use on a daily basis are worlds apart. I've had more android phones than u can shake a stick at.. All rooted and running custom roms. The galaxy s3 was by far the best but the apps are garbage and I have since sold it for an ip5. I still use my galaxy tab as for some odd reason apple doesn't believe in putting GPS in their iPads.. But I can't use the galaxy tab as a normal daily driver.. Even running cyanogen mod 10.1 with android 4.2.2.. It's fast and somewhat smooth. But the apps are rubbish. Most them are just phone apps stretched out.. Which even the phone apps are sub par to what u find on iOS


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    What i mean is. The apps are the same. sure they run smoother on ios as does everything but they still do the same job and i get the same information. Less smooth is a small price to pay for all the extras i get now.
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    I wish I had the pic from
    My galaxy s3 comparing the eBay apps... Not even close.. The iPad app wayyyy more detailed shows more information at one time..
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