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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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new iPad user needing help please

I'm brand new here, so allow me to explain the situation...

My wife bought an iPad (iPad 16 gb) for me for Christmas (yay, finally got one!). It is a used one, but seems to be in top notch shape, no scratches, dings, etc. It looks to be jailbroken, as Cydia is installed on it. It has iOS 5.1.1. I have not connected it to my computer yet, but I'd like to upgrade to the latest iOS and sync it to my computer. I'm not really all that interested in it be jailbroken, either.

It also has wi-fi and 3g capability. What do I need to do to be able to use 3g?

Thanks for the help on this. Looking forward to learning some things in what looks to be a great iPad forum!

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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In order for 3G to work you need to have a data plan. Do you have one from your cell phone carrier? If so setup your 3G with the account info.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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You can plug the iPad I to the computer and install the latest iOS version from iTunes. This will write over the jail broken iOS and you will be all updated.

Previous poster was right about 3G, that will come from your cell provider.

Enjoy your new iPad!
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yes, I do have a small data plan. Is there a particular way to set up the iPad so that it will recognize the carrier and account information?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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If I was you I would do a fresh restore , delete all the stuff from the previous owner
If you don't care about jailbreak
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