iPad iPad 3rd 9.3.5 -> eReader

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by junoreactor, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. junoreactor macrumors newbie


    Mar 27, 2019
    Hi there. I've got a 3rd generation iPad with iOS 9.3.5 on it.
    What I want to do is convert it into a long battery life e-reader sort of thing. Are there any good custom firmwares that would be suited for that?

    I know little about jailbreaking, so any info is appreciated, thank you.
  2. junoreactor thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 27, 2019
  3. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Well, jailbreaking really only opens up access to previously restricted parts of the system, which means you can modify some parts of the system to make the OS work the way you want (within limits). I don’t believe you can replace the firmware with another custom firmware, however.
  4. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    There's no "custom firmware" for iOS devices. You can jailbreak, but would be of dubious value on such an old device.

    ios 9 gives you all you need, access to iBooks (tip, just email yourself .epub book files or drag them in through itunes - I'm assuming that's your priority here given your request - and in one tap on your ipad your books are available in your ibooks library as if you had purchased them from apple)

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