iPad Jailbreaking a different iPad(2)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TB07-NJ, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    My grandson is visiting from "far away" and he brought his iPad 2 with him. I have an iPad 3.

    I want to jailbreak his iPad2 for him but want to back it up first. When I connect it to my computer, iTunes only allows me to "setup as a new ipad" or restore from one of MY backups.

    Is "setting up as a new iPad" adding his iPad to my system or is it erasing all his data and starting from scratch?

    It seems like it should be possible to have multiple iPads on one computer with different owners.
     
  2. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Setting up as a new iPad does add his separate iPad to the system.
     
  3. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But does it clear all his existing apps & data? That's what it sounds like.

    Anyway, in the end I just set up iTunes on another computer.
     
  4. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately I think it does, but have you tried using iCloud yet? You could backup the iPad 2 to iCloud, set it up as new, then restore from iCloud. You will have to wait until it downloads everything, but you should get everything back apps, data, etc... Depends on how important it is, you only have to do it one time and you are good forever.
     

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