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Essenar

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 24, 2008
553
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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
redsn0w

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.
 

herdnerfer

macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2011
345
11
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.
 
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g35

macrumors 6502a
Dec 13, 2007
612
105
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
 
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Abba 701

macrumors regular
Jun 17, 2012
164
2
It also depends what kind of apps you want.a lot won't work with Lower than ios 5.
 
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macduke

macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
11,420
15,548
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.
 
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prism

macrumors 6502a
Dec 6, 2006
928
209
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
redsn0w

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.

You can use it as a classy paperweight.
 
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