what are benefits?

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  1. ion

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    i was curious what benefits i would have from jailbraking my ipad? i read about the cydia store, googled and didn't see anything special as far as glancing through some apps went. i figure there must be some good reason i would want to do it as it seems popular?
     
  2. lrg32

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    It's basically having more control over your device.

    For me, the benefits are having SBsettings, OpenSSH, Activator, and Winterboard.

    These are all downloaded from Cydia and are a must have if you decide that jailbreaking is for you.
     
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    I found with 4.2.1 there are a bunch of little things that you can do that makes using the device a more enjoyable experience.

    I use:

    Activator - So that when the screen is locked I can press the home button to turn on the screen and the home button again to unlock the device. Makes it easier and can do it one handed.

    FolderEnhancer - So that I can change minor characteristics about the folders and allows me to use the next item to move multiple items in and out at one time.

    Multiiconmover - So that I can move multiple icons at a time.

    GPower Pro - So that I can hold down the power button and it brings up three sliders, Off, reboot and respring. Normally it would just bring up the option to turn the device off.

    Gridlock - Allows you to place icons/folders anywhere on the homescreen. If you want them on the bottom or along the sides, you can place them there without the iPad auto-arranging them.

    iFile - Gives you access to the file structure of the iPad. Allows you to do many more things with the iPad away from a computer running itunes.

    MobileVolumeSound - Adds the mac clickity sound when increasing or decreasing volume

    NoMute - This is buggy, but basically it makes the hardware switch lock rotation again. Its buggy because it also mutes the device.

    RetinaPad - Allows you to run iPhone apps at retina resolution instead of in crappy iphone resolution.

    NoSpot - Prevents the spotlight page from appearing on the homescreen. I never used it and it was an annoyance to me.

    TV Tube Sleep - Emulates the Gingerbread TV tube turn off animation. Look it up on youtube if you are interested.

    XBMC - The greatest media player created. Plays files in nearly any format. Can handle 720P MKV files without a problem. Still not fully polished as it was just recently released for the iPad, but they are constantly working on it and updating it.


    Hope I helped.
     
    #3 Thphilli, Feb 12, 2011
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  4. ion

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    guess i stick with default. i dont need any of that stuff. last thing i need is the ability to muck deeper into the OS, its why my Windows 7 OS always ends up acting weird.
     
  5. f4780y

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    Nice reminder about GPower Pro. I love that tweak!
     
  6. schwazche

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    Great list of apps although XBMC is available in the apple store. I love RetinaPad. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I think you'll find the functionality is not quite the same!
     
  8. Demandarin

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    Folder enhancer is da shiiiiizzznittt...lol and g- power also. Thnkx for posting it up. I was always curious n soooo glad i installed them. Now that im on the new rc6, ima check to see if activator wrkin right. It was wrkin on rc5, BUT, caused ipad settings to crash. Ipad settings would only open every other time i tried. Try to open settings, hang thn crash, tried again thn wrked. I loved activator but settings issue got tedious. Reset activator defaults back to normal, settings wrk everytime, as it should ;-) now to try it out agaun on rc6. Wish me luck..lol
     
  9. Demandarin

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    Ok, i figured out whats causing the crash. Cuz, at first, i was about to post its doing the same thing. Hope this helps anyone else. If u go to settimgs, and set an activator setting, once ur done, dont leave activator highlighted in settings. Thats causing the crash. If u leave activator highlighted once ur done, whenever u try to go back to settings, it will only open every other time. As it crashes the first time u try to open ipad settings. When activator not highlighted, it opens every single time. I troubleshot it numerous times, and leaving the activator highlighted once ur done causes this crash to have settings only open every other time. Just highlight something else once ur dkne setting up activator and ur good ;-)
     
  10. Kinghalifax

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    The ability to customize you ipad any way yoy want... As well as ** EDIT ** ...lol

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
    #10 Kinghalifax, Feb 13, 2011
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