Collection of JB instructions/Info for a n00b?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by EttVenter, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. EttVenter macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Just got an iPad a few weeks ago and I'd love to JB this guy, but I can't seem to find one solid resource/Community to help me out. I'm finding all kinds of guides all over the place for different kinds of JBs, different iOS versions, etc, and it's all a little confusing.

    I've got an iPad running the latest update, and I seriously don't know where to start. Any tips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    You can only do a tethered Jailbreak at the moment with 4.2.1

    Here is a Step by Step:

    How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.2.1]

    How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.2.1]

    Check also this Blog for JB updates:

    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
     
  3. EttVenter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome links, thanks guys!

    Now a few last questions:

    What does this mean when it comes to my current apps and app data? For example, I've probably put 10 hours of game time into PvZ and Cut The Rope, and I don't want to lose those saves. If I backup my iPad to iTunes, Jailbreak, and then plug it back into iTunes, can I restore the backup? Will that kill the JB?

    Also - what does this mean for when 4.3 is released? Will I have a hard time updating? What if I decide to go with the "un-jailbroken" 4.3, could I just update it through iTunes?

    Thanks guys!
     
  4. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    After the JB you should be able to restore from a backup.

    As far as 4.3, if you want to update I would restore your iPad and then update. You'll lose everything that the JB provides. If you want to JB at 4.3, you'll have to wait for an JB update.
     
  5. EttVenter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I "should"be able to? Or can I definitely? This is pretty much the only thing holding me back.

    Also, I'm to understand that if I need to restarted, it needs to be done with redsn0w. Can someone please explain the exact steps to do a reboot?

    Thanks!
     
  6. THFourteen macrumors 6502a

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    1) Connect your ipad to PC
    2) Switch it off
    3) Load Redsnow
    4) Choose Firmware location
    5) Press Next
    5.5) Choose "reboot tethered option"
    6) Hold off button 3 seconds
    7) Keep holding, and hold home button 10 seconds
    8) Let go and continue to hold home button
    9) let go of home button
    10) click finished
    11) wait 2 minutes for ipad to startup.

    you can create a shortcut to automate steps 4, 5 and 5.5
     
  7. Sbrit06 macrumors newbie

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    great info. kudos
     
  8. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to ask such a simple question but will the Cydia tweaks I paid for on the jb iPhone that work on both like folder enhancer show as paid in the iPad as well? I assume it would since I log into Cydia with the same profile info?

    Would I have to buy the tweaks twice?
     
  9. maturola macrumors 68040

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    That's up to the developer, not really cydia. Most app allow you to installs it on all the iDevices you own, however some developers don't and you have to buy a separate licenses for the iPad
     
  10. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    Do you happen to know if their is a list of any kind out there?
     
  11. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I doubt it very much, the JB community hasn't reach that level of organization yet LOL, but you can check the developers website for any app that you are concern with. From the top of my head I know that LockInfo is one of those app that it will only run on 1 devices (Developer let you transfer the licenses from device to device up to 3 times I believe).
     
  12. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, thanks again!

    I doubt I'm going to go quite as crazy with the pad. I got $60+ in cydia tweaks for the phone.

    I think I'm going to hold the pad down to a few uesful ones.
     
  13. pruppert macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the instructions guys. I jb just for airvideoenabler and am glad I did. The whole process was a piece of cake.
     
  14. iPagan, Jan 22, 2011
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    iPagan macrumors regular

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    Since this is a collection of JB instructions/info thread, I wonder if you JB veterans(vets?:)) could post some MUST-HAVE apps, after a JB is done. (MUST-HAVE apps for a JBed iPad, since we are in an iPad sub-forum.)

    I'm a noob with JB. But after I JBed my 3g iPad, I immediately installed the following apps:

    1. SBsettings--(gurus, please fill in on what this app does)

    2. Makeitmine--to change the carrier to whatever you like, but it failed. It's still ATT, not the name I wanted.:(

    3. MyWi--tether another device to your 3g iPad.

    Also, interested parties might start a thread, showing the Home screens of your JBed iPads. That would be cool. :cool:

    Just some suggestions. ::D

    EDIT: Saw the mentioning of InfiniDock and FolderEnhancer in another thread in this same sub-forum. Bought and installed InfiniDock--it's only .99 cents, but bypassed FolderEnhancer. It's kind of pricey--$2.49, and I don't particularly need its features. (You could Google its features.)

    Really like InfiniDock. Now I could put as many as ten icons on the dock! Woohoo!!

    I reiterate my call: since this is a collection of JB information thread, would you JB vets please post some MUST HAVE or KILLER apps for a JBed iPad? Thanks!
     

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