iPad new iPad user needing help please

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bonnjer, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. bonnjer macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2012
    I'm brand new here, so allow me to explain the situation...

    My wife bought an iPad (iPad 16 gb) for me for Christmas (yay, finally got one!). It is a used one, but seems to be in top notch shape, no scratches, dings, etc. It looks to be jailbroken, as Cydia is installed on it. It has iOS 5.1.1. I have not connected it to my computer yet, but I'd like to upgrade to the latest iOS and sync it to my computer. I'm not really all that interested in it be jailbroken, either.

    It also has wi-fi and 3g capability. What do I need to do to be able to use 3g?

    Thanks for the help on this. Looking forward to learning some things in what looks to be a great iPad forum!

  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    In order for 3G to work you need to have a data plan. Do you have one from your cell phone carrier? If so setup your 3G with the account info.
  3. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    You can plug the iPad I to the computer and install the latest iOS version from iTunes. This will write over the jail broken iOS and you will be all updated.

    Previous poster was right about 3G, that will come from your cell provider.

    Enjoy your new iPad!
  4. bonnjer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2012
    Yes, I do have a small data plan. Is there a particular way to set up the iPad so that it will recognize the carrier and account information?
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    If I was you I would do a fresh restore , delete all the stuff from the previous owner
    If you don't care about jailbreak

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