Is a Jailbroken iPad Any Good?
When transacting business with a person who is selling you his or her iPad, it is best to first ask if the
unit he or she is selling is jailbroken. It is usually a common sight to see jailbroken iPads in stores that
sell old iPad, so the practice of jailbreaking is probably even more popular with individuals. A lot of
people see ‘jailbreaking’ as making the iPad more useful and easier to use in terms of adding and
transferring data, as well as installing apps because this bypasses most of the restrictions set by Apple
on its devices.
Those who have been doing this on all their Apple devices, will surely inform you that jailbreaking
devices, including the iPad, does have its positive notes.
1. As mentioned earlier, you can install applications without worrying about the restrictions set by
Apple. You can sometimes get the full version of the apps without having to pay anything if you have a
device that has been opened or jailbroken. This can save you some money if you do it often enough.
There are also applications that you might find very useful but are not available in the App Store
because some of them did not pass the stringent rules Apple set. With this, you won’t have any
problems installing the applications that you want anytime.
2. You can use your device to share your mobile broadband connection. However, this is not
applicable anymore as the most recent update on the iOS already allows this. If your iOS is not updated
yet, you can still enjoy this benefit.
3. Customizing icons and the deck with your preferred themes is probably one of the most popular
reasons why a lot of people want to jailbreak their device, or have someone do it on their iPad. This way
you can truly personalize your tablet to reflect who you are, which also includes your ring tone and
message tone. From just thinking about whether to sell iPad, their minds changed when they found out
that jailbreaking can allow for a more personalized device.
4. You can also create widgets much like what you see on Android devices with a jailbroken iPad.
This will help you access your most used applications without digging through your application folders.
You don’t need to tap so much just to get to your favorite apps.
These are just some of the positive notes that you get when you jailbreak your device. If you do not
know how to go about this, better consult the stores that sell used iPad and ask for their help. Take note
that jailbreaking, if not done properly, can result in some apps or features not working properly, which
will adversely affect your iPad experience. Be careful when having your device jailbroken. If you are not
some expert, don’t attempt doing it yourself. Try to have someone who has had a lot of experience
jailbreaking other devices do it for your iPad, to lessen the risk.