iPad Just got ahold of an iPad 1 64GB on 4.3.3- What should I do with it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Essenar, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Essenar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    It's from my office and my boss is going to let me use it until I finish my assignment here in June 2014. I figure I can use it to read PDF's, browse the internet, listen to music, watch videos, but I'd like to know how I can get the most out of it.

    I've downloaded:
    4.3.3 ipsw

    But should I update it to 5.1.1? I always see people say they regret going from 4.3.3 to 5.1.1.

    I wanna test the limitations of it using Cydia apps and see what kind of utility and fun I can get out of it.
  2. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    I never had any problems on 5.1.1 on my first gen iPad. The only real limitation is the 256mb of RAM. iOS 5 doesn't eat much more ram than iOS 4.
  3. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Leave it on 4.3.3 unless you want to ruin it.
  4. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    Do not upgrade. One person's anecdotal experience does not nullify the legions of people who have experienced super slow iPad 1's on iOS 5
  5. Ladybug macrumors 65832


    Apr 13, 2006
    Don't upgrade it...big mistake, don't do that. :D
  6. Abba 701 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2012
    It also depends what kind of apps you want.a lot won't work with Lower than ios 5.
  7. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Too bad it's not on 3.2. That would make for a nice collectors piece. Brings me back to the excitement of that chilly April morning. It really was kind of magical when you first started swiping across that massive screen.
  8. prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    You can use it as a classy paperweight.
  9. EZB macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2013
    Traded in at target for $200 off of another iPad.
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yes, that was like an early Christmas present. Thanks Target.
  11. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
  12. From A Buick 8, Nov 20, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2013

    From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Sorry to take off topic, but are they still making this trade. Do you just walk in with your iPad, do the need the charger as well?
  13. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010


    It was over on the 9th. It only ran for a week.

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