iPad 2 is considered a second generation iPad and many people find it better than computers and laptops. The device is highly advanced and functional but you can make it more useful by jailbreaking it. Before you make an attempt to modify your iPad 2, it is best that you consider a few things. There are important things that you need to know before jailbreaking your device, and they are all discussed below.
If you are asking whether or not it is legal to jailbreak your iPad 2, then the answer is no. Albeit you can legally jailbreak an iPhone it doesn’t go the same way when it comes to iPads. Jailbreaking an iPad in the United States is a violation against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Is The Jailbreak Process Safe?
The jailbreak process can be absolutely safe or detrimental to your device and it depends on the software that you use to do it. There are also steps and preparations that you need to make to ensure that you will have a safe jailbreak process.
What Other iPads Can Be Jailbroken?
Currently you can perform an untethered jailbreak on the following devices:
iPad Mini (Retina as well)
Jailbreaking your iPad can void its warranty, and this means you can’t ask support from Apple in case something goes wrong and you end up bricking your device. However, if you can restore the device back to its pre-jailbreak state or factory settings, then you can get things back to normal.
Cydia and Its Impact on Your Device
Cydia is an equivalent to the Apple app store for jailbroken devices and it offers a wide variety of apps. After modifying your device, Cydia will appear as an app and you can use it to download and install apps.
Will the Modification Destroy My iPad?
No, just as long as you use Cydia apps that have been updated to be used for iPad. You need to make sure that you refrain from downloading malicious apps as they can brick your device. It is also important to note that there has not been any certainty about how your jailbroken device can work with future upgrades.
The Apps Available for Free
One of the many reasons why people want to jailbreak their iPad 2 is because of the extensive range of free apps that could be made available for them. You too can take advantage of the games and popular apps for free if you jailbreak your device. Even if you will be able to download new apps, you do not have to fret as you can still use your old apps.
The Known Bug
If you find your device looking crazy with the dock in the bottom-left corner becoming tiny then it can be a bug. You can just go to the SBSettings menu and respring or simply restart your device. This will help go things back to normal.
These are just some of the important things that you need to know before jailbreaking your iPad 2. You can restore your device to factory settings in iTunes if you want to get rid of all the traces of your jailbreaking activity.