Why Jailbreak an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Applecreep, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Applecreep macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ok, I just started thinking about jailbreaking my iPad. I loved it on my iPhone 3GS, But what jail broken apps are cool exclusively for the iPad??
  2. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    For me:

    -ability to set any 3rd party web browser as default
    -multitask every app
    -password protect apps
    -access to file system
  3. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    SBSettings is a real frustration saver for me. As long as I've had my iPad, it's been hit or miss as to whether wifi will actually respond when I wake the iPad up. With SBSettings, I can quickly disconnect and reconnect wifi without leaving the app or screen I'm in.

    FullForce forces iPhone apps to run native in full screen, which gets rid of the blurriness. Doesn't work with every app, but I use it for Facebook (huge improvement) and I was using it for Stanza till it came out with an iPad.

    I like Backgrounder for making my frequently used apps open quicker. I wish one of the task switchers were updated for the iPad already--that would the icing on the backgrounding cake.

    And i use Infinidock to get more icons into my dockand Poof to make Apple apps that I don't use (Mail, Notes, etc) disappear.
  4. vw195 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2008
    circuitous works great with the ipad

    How do you set 3rd party browser as default?
  5. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    To play HD videos imported from a Canon camera using the camera connection kit. :cool:
  7. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Sbsettings, root access, ability to pirate over priced iPad apps, etc.
  8. ajones46 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
    Monroe, Michigan
  9. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Awesome. I'm off to give it a try.
  10. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    The ProSwitcher beta is available on Cydia as well. Works pretty well. I think you have to add another repo to get it- there was a thread on it y/day in the Hacks forum.

    EDIT: Add http://rpetri.ch/repo and the alpha HD version is in there.
  11. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Not the best idea to admit that you're stealing from developers in a forum full of them...
  12. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
  13. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    Winterboard themes
    Multitask with Circuitous, Backgrounder
    Catergories, I love me some Categories.

    Those are the main ones for me.
  14. ingouk macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Birmingham UK
  15. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Nothing like an honest pirate to bring out the warm fuzzies. +1 Intrawebs to you!
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Over priced? Wow I'm sure you know NOTHING about development and the sheer amount of work it takes to make an app. Not to mention the expense of the software and hardware used to make an app, especially if its a game. I think your overpaid in whatever field you do. Does that give me the right to take money out of your bank account?

    Maybe someone will steal something from you some day. If they do you better not get pissed since you steal from others.
  17. cottoncake macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008
    Listen dude Im an app developer & I honesty couldn't care less who pays for my apps & who gets them for free. The fact that there getting used is what I want! Any publicity is good in my books.

    Is it stealing? Not in my books :cool: would you call it stealing if you could make an exact copy of anything you touched? I don't think so. If someone came into my house and stole all my work then yes but I still have my work so Im not bothered

    I honestly think that most of the feedback I get from my apps are from people who download them for free because these people tend to know what there talking about.

    So just chill and enjoy the fact that people are using your apps :cool: :apple:
  18. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    This, likely coming from someone who doesn't have kids to feed.
  19. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    Could you tell me what your apps are? I am interested in stealing them.
  20. btrav13 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    You feed your kids by selling apps? Really? Come on, this field is what? 2 years old?! More over-dramatic reactions please LOL.
  21. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    So all those apps are written by people who just do it as a "hobby"? And have "real jobs" that pay the bills?

    Grow up. Good Apps take good developers, ones that didn't wake up 2 years ago and decide to code an app because it was the thing to do. They DO have bills to pay, and you wouldn't see many app choices if people weren't devoting time to their apps and trying to make a living at it...
  22. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009

    Great retort!
  23. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010

    Tell that to all the artists in the world. As long as people around the world enjoy their movie/music/pictures why bother getting paid at all? Everything should be free so that we don't have to pay for anything as long as everyone keeps the good spirit, right?
  24. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    I don't believe in outright pirating apps. I do have a gray area however, and I use sites like apptrackr/appulous for what they were originally intended: to trial apps. You can flame me if you wish, but when I first got my iPad, I downloaded all the apps I put on my wish list in iTunes, loaded them up and tested them all out for that whole day. By the end of the day, I had discarded half my wish list and deleted the corresponding apps whilst purchasing the remaining apps I liked from my list.

    I'm a college student, can't afford to blindly hand out money to apps without trialing them as I would on my Mac before buying. I am all for supporting devs, I do precisely that when I purchase the apps...the apps I don't, well, they get trashed from my iPad.

    That's how I use "pirated" apps. I posted extensively in another thread about why some people do the above, and I'm perfectly fine with it. I have no problem paying for what I use and like, what I don't use and like, I simply remove it (as I would with a trial app on my Mac).

    If Apple were to implement a trial system, letting you download the full feature app fro say a full 24 hours, that would be fantastic. You'd have an app for 24 hours, and at the end of that period, you would have the option to buy the app or remove it, somewhat like the renting movies system they have. Apple could use their servers to make sure you only trial the app once, meaning you can't remove it and retrial it again. From a consumer point of view, I would be ecstatic. Not sure how devs would feel about something like that.

    That would be ideal, but it's never going to happen.
  25. Scottland macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010

    A quick Google suggests "Browser Changer" works on the iPhone, is it the same for the iPad?

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