What advantages will I get by jailbreaking my iPad?

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  1. tamisomuch
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    Well, I'm actually a new user of iPad, never used Apple's products also before like iPod. So I was just wondering, what advantages will I get by jailbreaking my iPad? Is it worth it to do that? I heard it can damage the iPad itself. Thanks before, looking forward for your answers ;)

    Tami

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    I put a lil vid together for the droves of people that constantly ask this question.
    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMrj12guqPE[/ame]

    I used display recorder to record the screen which is also why you can see my screen swipes....this is just the tip of the ice berg.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
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    Enjoyed the video.
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    Theres basically no limits to what you can do when your Jailbroken. I have been surviving with my iPad 2 (non-Jailbroke) but i still keep around my first iPad because its Jailbroke and theres so many tweaks and customizations (themes) and it just makes the overall iDevice experience so much better.
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    Thanks all ;) I really appreciate your answers. I'm using iPad 1G and I was thinking maybe I would only jailbreak it after the guarantee expires, but maybe it will be worth it to jailbreak it as soon as I can if it's safe and won't break my iPad.

    my storm8 id: tamisomuch
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    Well, it was a jailbreak video, perhaps it is riding off into the sunset. ;)
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    Try the link now. For some reason it won't let me embed youtube vids...
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    Thanks....Thats the animated wallpaper found in cydia.
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    No doubt this is everything that I've wanted when looking for a tablet. Jailbreaking my iPad 2 (when possible) will give me the widgets I love and the apps I need. Thanks for giving me hope!
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    Jailbreaking your iPad makes it the ultimate tablet. Except for the crappy camera...

    FREE MY iPAD2 
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    Your welcome but once jb happens for the ipad2...thank the developers by buying their apps and not being a pirate.

    Btw - funny how this thread has more views than most of the stickies :D
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    Thanks to everyone especially Outl4w!

    I can see several reasons to Jailbreak my iPad:

    The keyboard with a numbers row being the best:)
    The active content on the home screen being another
    The downloading YouTube videos
    The connecting an external hard drive - is that for real? Like I can connect a USB hard drive via my camera connector?
    I'm on 4.3.3 or whatever version is the latest so, I think I'll have to wait?
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    You're welcome:D....yes you can connect a USB hard drive, but it must be powered, no stand-a-lone USB hard drive will work...a few thumb drives will though.
    If you have ipad1....you can still jb on 4.3.3....look in the tutorial section for f47b0y great tuts...
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    In the post it says it's because of the way it was recorded that it shows that graphic (if I understood well) :)
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    It's the video wallpaper found in cydia "nexus live wallpaper" or something to that effect.
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    I was in Bath yesterday and, as I was passing the Apple Store on my way back to the railway station, I popped in and asked one of the technical bods a couple of questions...

    1) Is there any plan in th near future to have an onscreen keyboard with a number row?
    A) No, it has been trialed by Apple and it makes the iPad unusable as you get no screen left to work with.
    2) Is there any plan to be able to connect external storage to iPads?
    A) This is not possible to do - the hardware is not capable of doing this. Any other questions?
    3) Not really, you've helped me make the decision to Jailbreak my iPad. I believe I can get a number row on my keyboard and be able to connect some external storage through my camera connector.
    A) I know about the number row on the keyboard on jail-broken but was not aware it was even capable of using USB external storage. The iPad has never been marketed as a computer, it is an external storage device - why would anyone want to connect storage to it?
    4) I use mine as a laptop replacement an take it on holiday - I would want to be able to add more movies during a holiday.
    A) I can understand why you'd want to Jailbreak - I cannot recommend you do it as it would invalidate your warranty but, anyway you could just restore it before you brought it in to us.
    5) I pretty much out of warranty anyway - thank you for your help :)

    A helpful and not totally brainwashed Apple technical bod!
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    Ext keyboard app - no need to jailbreak but results then need to be copy and pasted to the relevant app, not a big deal though IMHO.
    Hyperdrive - no need to jailbreak.....and looking at other threads here there are more drives coming.

    The Archangel
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