Noob Jailbreak questions

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by jcdill, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. jcdill macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iPad2 and an EyeFi Pro card.

    I was stunned and extremely disappointed to discover, once I got the iPad and EyeFi to talk to each other, that I'm unable to upload photos (taken by my camera and transferred to the iPad via the EyeFi card and App) to a website (my work server) when using Safari. The button to select a file to upload is grayed out. I googled for options, saw recommendations for iCab. I tried iCab, I get an error that the photo is not a "vaild file" and can't upload. I have no upload problems when the photos are transferred via EyeFi to my MacBook Pro, using Safari or Firefox on my laptop. Looking for other options besides iCab, I saw that there's a Safari Upload Enabler App which enables uploading from Safari, but it only works on a jailbroke iPad. I believe there are also other browsers that can be added if one has a jailbroke iPad.

    Questions:

    1) Is there a way to jailbreak while retaining all the apps I've already downloaded so I don't have to redownload, reconfigure, re-arrange everything I've already setup?

    2) If I jailbreak, will I have to re-buy the apps I've already bought?

    3) I don't care about hacking the device beyond being enabled to install apps that Apple doesn't let me install with a standard OS. What is the simplest and most robust way to jailbreak so that I can run additional apps. What about upgrading the OS over time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreaking will keep everything on your iPad exactly how it was, unfortunately there is no jailbreak avaialble for iOS 5 on the iPad 2 (I believe)

    If there is one then it is tethered which means every time you turn off your iPad you have plug it into your computer to turn it back on.

    I would wait a while until an untetethered jailbreak is available, but don't take it from me, I'm not a very seasoned apple hacker, wait for somebody with more posts to respond.
     
  3. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    What website are you uploading to? Many of the most popular sharing sites like Photobucket or Flickr have their own apps for uploading. Or you can set the eye-fi card to auto upload everything as well as putting it on your iPad/desktop, which is what I do. Then I use the photo bucket app to move things back and forth to my iPad.

    What iOS version are you running? Right now the iPad 2 can be jail broken ONLY if it is running 4.3.3, and there is no way to downgrade an iPad that came with a later version.
     
  4. jcdill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As I said in my original post:

    "I'm unable to upload photos (taken by my camera and transferred to the iPad via the EyeFi card and App) to a website (my work server)"



    That won't solve my problem. I have to upload the photos using my company's website, to put the photo on my company's server with the additional data that is added thru the web form. Getting the photos onto the iPad is solved. Putting the photos elsewhere (photobucket, flickr) isn't necessary and won't fix my problem. There is no "app" to upload photos to my company server. It's a very small company, the company's IT guy is a Windows guy, and the website is designed to only work with IE. The website UI hasn't been upgraded since it was first created, circa 1998. He's not going to be writing an iPad app for this any time soon.


    It's a brand new iPad2, so I assume it has iOS 5. How do I check to be sure?
     
  5. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I missed those three words. I don't suppose the web site offers an option to upload from a URL? You may just have to send the photos to a desktop/laptop and do this task from there until a jailbreak is available. This is one of the major limitations to the way Apple has implemented the iOS filesystem.

    iOS 5 has a ton of features that 4 lacks. For one thing, if your Safari has tabs, it's 5. In 4 it only has separate windows you have to switch between. To be sure, go to Settings > General > About and it's listed under Version.
     

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