iPad iOS 7 JB on iPad 2 Performance

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  1. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    Can anyone that has Jailbroken iOS 7 on the iPad 2 comment about the overall performance and smoothness of their JB iPad.

    I'm hesitant because I jailbroke a 2nd gen iPod Touch a few years ago and the performance became really, REALLY sluggish after jailbreaking. I haven't really used an iOS device in the past ~3 years so I've been away from the scene. But I recently was able to get my hands on an old iPad 2 and want to JB it. It will be used lightly so I could deal with it being a little sluggish but it shouldn't be unbearable like my old iPod Touch became after Jailbreaking it.

    The iPad currently runs 4.3.4 (don't ask...), and it works fine. It's still pretty smooth. Now i'm debating if I should upgrade to iOS 7, upgrade to iOS 7 AND JB it, or leave it at 4.3.4.

    What are your thoughts? How is the iPad 2 on iOS 7?

    Lastly, if I decide to upgrade to iOS 7, can I still downgrade to an older version of iOS to make the performance more reasonable.
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    the 2nd gen ipod touch is horrible on iOS 4 even without the jailbreak

    I think the ipad 2 will be okay running iOS 7, since it uses a variant of the A5 chip (which is in the 4S)
     
  3. Blue26 macrumors member

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    It's fine

    No issues here ... I've been on ios7 for a bit, JB today and no performance problems.
     
  4. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    Is evasi0n JB working on iPad2 on ios7.04?
     
  5. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    I've tried twice in a row and both times got the bootloop :/ disappointed being that I make money with jailbreak using locationspoofer.
     
  6. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    IPad2 wifi boot loop is widespread issue, @pod2g is aware ant they are looking in to it.
    https://twitter.com/pod2g/status/414988727489163264
     
  7. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

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    how about the iPhone 4 performance on iOS7 JB, can anyone confirm?

    Still on iOS6 for obvious reasons!
     
  8. M-B-P thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I pulled the trigger. I updated from iOS 4 to iOS 7 (I did a full restore with no backup) and then Jailbroke it.


    Thus far, performance seems to be good. It is not sluggish like my old iPod touch. But then again, it is a clean restore and I haven't installed any Cydia applications.

    There was a guide on MR I followed, but I can't find it now. Here is a similar guide:http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/02/jailbreak-ios-6-1-2-with-evasi0n.html . Again, make sure to turn the passcode off. I also put the iPad in Airplane mode before starting the JB process.

    It worked fine for me on the iPad 2. No bootloops or any other problems. (BTW I used Windows 8 - 32 bit).
     
  9. darricksailo macrumors 601

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  10. iphone4fan macrumors newbie

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    I tired a few times on my wifi iPad 2 with no luck.
    Doing restores with iTunes and setting up as new and making sure pass code is off.

    Has anyone else tried doing the iPad 2 with airplane mode on?
     
  11. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Yep. no dice
     
  12. iphone4fan macrumors newbie

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    The new evasi0n released Dec 30th is working on the iPad 2 wifi now. Boots up fine now.
     
  13. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Yep 1.0.2 BETA that is out in their page should fix things
     
  14. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    Still boot loops on 7.1 beta 2 WIFI mini. Had to do it on 7.0.4 and without setting up my WIFI but my mini finally went through successfully.
     
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Turn ON reduced motion in the beta
     
  16. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    No dice. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  17. meffakid macrumors newbie

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    Try again. Worked fine for me. Didn't need to do anything special. Didn't need to turn off/on reduced blur or anything. All I did was restored IOS 7.1b2. Afterwards did a jailbreak. I'm on an iPad 2 Wifi.
     
  18. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    I've tried from a fresh restore about 9 times. I'm on an original mini. Even on 7.0.4 it wouldn't work until I killed wifi.
     
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Shame; since my suggestion did work for other hardware on the betas
     
  20. kkik macrumors newbie

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    With new evasion works well? No boot loop or any issue?
     

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