I ran the new jailbreakme.com jailbreak on my iPad 2 a couple days ago. It had been a long time for me since I’d last run a jailbreak on one of my iPads, though I’ve had my iPhone 4 jailbroken for some time now.
Of course this is my first jailbreak of the iPad 2 as it has only recently become jailbreakable thanks to the efforts of @comex and others. If you’re feeling grateful to comex for the iPad 2 jailbreak, you can support him with a Paypal donation here: http://www.jailbreakme.com//#donate
If I was summing up my new iPad 2 jailbreak experience two days in I’d say mostly so far, so good – though I have come across a couple of issues, one known and apparently being addressed and one I’ve not heard others mention as yet.
Here’s a few quick notes on my iPad 2 jailbreak experience so far:
— The jailbreakme.com jailbreak is super fast. It took under 20 seconds for me.
— I was (pleasantly) surprised to see that Cydia did not require an iPad restart on first launch or after doing its own initial updates. It did require one right after installing my first Cydia app though.
— The first app I installed was an old stalwart and favorite – SBSettings. It’s working like a charm (as always) on my iPad 2. My second install was PDF Patcher 2, to patch the security hole used by the new jailbreakme 3.0
— So far, I have seen no stability issues since applying the jailbreak. And no battery drain issues. And no apps compatibility issues – and I’ve run quite a lot of apps since jailbreaking, frequently used ones and many that I’m currently assessing for review. AirPlay and wireless sync work fine in every app I’ve tried them in as well.
— One of the issues I’ve seen is that my Camera Connection Kit no longer works since the jailbreak. When I connect my iPhone with the kit there is no response at all from the iPad 2. This one is a known issue and there is apparently an update coming (or already out) to fix this.
— The second issue I’ve seen is that Google authorization no longer works within the Cydia payments system for me. It continually rejects my login credentials as not valid – though I know they are and currently login with them to Gmail, Google Reader, Google+ and more. This has always worked before for me, across many generations of jailbreak and many different devices. This is a real nuisance as it means Cydia no longer recognizes past app purchases. So I have had to pay again to re-purchase Ryan Petrich’s excellent DisplayOut app. Mutlifl0w was going to be one of my next installs, but I’m not keen to pay $5 that I have already paid for the app. I’ve sent @saurik a Twitter message about this issue and hope I’ll hear something on it soon.
That’s about it for my early notes on the new iPad 2 jailbreak. What’s your experience with it so far?