Unleash the Power of Your iPad 2
When the iPad first made its debut, it took the world by storm. Its features and capabilities were amazing, but as always, there is a sense of wanting just a little bit more and that is why one would want to do an iPad 2 jailbreak.
Why Jailbreak Your iPad 2?
One of the first questions most people ask is what is so useful about an ipad 2 jailbreak? The one and often only reason is that it will make it more powerful. You will be able to customize the settings on your iPad and even change its look completely. You will also be able to download an app that is not supported by the iStore and use it on your pad. There is a whole lot you can achieve and then some.
In terms of apps that are not supported by the iStore, once you jailbreak your iPad 2 you will be able to go to YouTube, download and store videos. You will also be able to backup any application that you have bought on your iPad. Photos and videos can be captured on an iPad and even stored. You will be able to organize folders and create your own system of categories making things easier to access. You will also be able to transfer files from your iPad to other devices.
An iPad 2 jailbreak means that you will be able to change the way your iPad looks completely. This is in terms of icons, the background and even iPad applications that you want to hide. Organization also becomes easier. However, most importantly, you will be able to tether your iPad to your notebook or PC to enable a connection to the Internet. You do not have to worry about finding WiFi spots, as your iPad will provide you with a connection through your existing data plan.
You will also be able to take entertainment to a completely new level. While you can watch movies right now on your iPad 2, you are often eating up more memory space than you can afford. After jailbreaking your device you will be able watch movies without using up your hard disk space.
There are several ways to jailbreak an iPad but not all of them are safe. You will have to check the reliability of each method before you try it on your iPad.
A Simple Way to Perform an iPad 2 Jailbreak
The first thing you need to do is download a well-known jailbreak software program as well as the current iOS for your device. Place it in a directory’s folder where you will be able to get to it whenever you need. You will have to make sure that your downloads do not conflict with your current OS. Choose your download based on whether you have a MAC or Windows based PC.
The next step is to connect the iPad to your PC and set up iTunes. Choose your iPad and then hold down the shift button. Once done press restore and then select the IPSW file that you have uploaded. Your iTunes will then update itself.
Next, launch the jailbreaking software that you have downloaded and wait for it to open up its data. Place your device in DFU mode and let go of the power button, all the while ensuring that it is still plugged in.
Wait until the jailbreaking software recognizes your model. You will then need to reboot your iPad. Once the rebooting is done, the changes are reflected automatically and Cydia will be placed on the springboard. Your jailbreak is now complete.
Answers to those nagging questions.
When you think of an iPad 2 jailbreak, there are always a few nagging thoughts on whether you are doing the right thing. After all, getting Cydia which is a sure shot way of getting access to much more on your iPad, is something that iPad did not want you to have in the first place.
When you start downloading apps with Cydia, make sure that they have been rigged to work with iPad2 or you risk ruining your iPad. If something does go wrong, you may end up having to restore factory settings and this can stall your iPad as well. Also, remember that Apple will do everything in its power to prevent jailbreaking from happening.
Also a factor you have to keep in mind is that jailbreaking can void your warranty. If your iPad breaks and you want to get it fixed through your warranty, you will have to revert to factory settings to remove all traces of having jailbreak software on it. This is also something you can do if you simply no longer want to have a jailbreak device. If you look around thoroughly, you will find that there are a number of free apps you can download on to a device.
There are several ways to jailbreak your device and a number of tools you can use. The most popular ipad 2 jailbreak currently is Spirit and this makes full use of a weakness it has managed to spot in the OS of the iPad 2. When you use this however, it would be a good idea to have a back up of your SHSH links. This will counter any updates Apple comes up with to block jailbreaking effects. This tool is easily available online and can be downloaded to work. The instructions are self-explanatory.