What are the advantages of Jailbreaking the iPad 2 ?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by Webb, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2007
    Can someone care to explain ?

    Thanks is advance
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2011
    There are lots, but you should probably post this under iPad hacks
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Does anybody know if mobile notifier works for iPad. I know it's optimized for iPhone but will it work on iPad?
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    All the advantages that people got for jailbreaking iPhone.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    One is you can custom you homescreen and lockscreen to your preference.
  6. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    IMHO after I bought all the apps I need to get all the functions I need when there was no homebrew stuff I don't feel the need to jailbreak mine
  7. macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    I have jailbroken my iPhone since iOS 1,2,3,4 and apple tv and always thought the experience was well worth it. The iPad however isn't that great there are no apps that make me want to keep the jailbreak or the ones that do are only good in theory and are very buggy such as full force. Considering how easy the install is and how easy it is to remove do it but I can't see any true advantage unless you want to add a theme.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Also, can you develop apps for distribution using a jailbroken iPhone for testing? I only want to put mobile notifier on my iPhone.
  9. macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2011
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2010
  11. macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    Try reading the MR rules.
  12. macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    Yes its working with the iPad, but the notifications are just shown in the top right corner. You have to test it for yourself if you like it on iPad or not.
  13. DS3
    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    Its so easy to do I dont know why anyone wouldn't. Here are some of the things I think are very useful.

    - Once the camera kit is fixed (any day) you can use it to store movies on the go.

    - Safari upgrades allow adblocking, fullscreen, quick action menus, features like scroll all the way up/down, a quick action menu and more. There are other browsers that do some of these but safari with the upgrades is my favorite browser.

    - Save videos from the native youtube app

    - I also like the ability to record the screen with display recorder.

    - Inifinite apps in a folder/page allowing you to organize apps how you want.

    - The ability to quickly clear memory through sbsettings plugins, as weel as restart rather than just turn off.

    - Yes the UI customization

    - Fake location is great if you use the nba or mlb apps that black you out from local teams.

    And many more.....

    It doesn't have any miracle MUST HAVE apps but there are plenty of reasons.
  14. macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2009
    At least 4 things:
    - enhance the look of screens, icons, dock...
    - many small usefull apps, both free or paid
    - go into some hidden options and folders
    - having fun.

    (Just make a backup of your iPad in iTunes, so you can revert to old & official - that is, not jailbroken - state of your iPad, and enjoy.)
  15. macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
    Lots of advantage really by jailbreaking.

    you can have themes, make safari a better browser with full screen, gesture, more tabs etc, you can have scrolling dock with more icons, proper Notifications, overboard to see overview of all your pages with a pinch of fingers, lots and lots of little tweaks that will make your ipad a better tools.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8J2)

    Themes? There are like 3 iPad themes.

  17. macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2006


    lol cant wait to see that on my ipad2 screen.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

    Jun 23, 2009
    i have enabled Voice Control on my iPad 2 and ported Clock app and Stocks app
  21. macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2009
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Antoni Nygaard

    Jun 23, 2009
    I will post a video in next couple days how to enable these features
  23. macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    this THREAD talked about adding the missing apps (only how to add the clock, weather, stocks, and calculator) when jailbroken.

    Also, here's a direct link to instructions on how to add them: HOW TO
  24. macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    Mail SureSend

    I've used some of the previously mentioned:
    Remove Background

    But one I just set was the "Mail SureSend" tweak.

    When typing on the iPad, I have a few times inadvertently pressed the "Send" email button. Oops! It just happens on such a large TOUCH screen. Also kinda cool, you can custom the popup. Cute. But it works great. It's saved me from sending an incomplete or typo loaded email until I'm ready for SURE!

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