Last week I posted about jailbreaking my iPad mini for the first time, with the new Evasi0n jailbreak. The jailbreak itself went smoothly and quickly and my iPad mini has been jailbroken for 9 days now.
This jailbreak has proved to be as stable and solid as just about any I can recall over recent years. I’ve had no major issues over these 9 days, and I’m even finding it hard to think of any minor ones. Perhaps an app or two that has some sporadic issues which might be due to the jailbreak or might be completely unrelated. No crashes, no need for any reboots, nothing like that at all.
So here’s the only real ‘problem’ I have with the jailbreak so far: I’m bored.
I’m sure this is very much one of those ‘It’s not you (jailbreak), it’s me’ situations. As I’ve said – the jailbreak process is easy, my device is stable and working great. And there are plenty of jailbreak apps and tweaks available in the Cydia store. I’m just finding that very, very few of them are interesting to me.
In fact, I’ve still only got one major tweak installed – the excellent Accelerate tweak I did a demo video of last week. It speeds up animations on the iPad and makes it feel significantly faster.
That’s it. I’ve looked around a bit, and read some ‘best jailbreak apps for iPad’ sort of posts around the web – and just haven’t seen anything that makes me want to install it. Some apps and tweaks just do things I’m not fussed about, some sound cool but seem like they’ll likely have adverse effects on stability and / or battery life. Many seem more like novelty, gimmicky sort of tricks rather than things that will genuinely make my experience on the iPad mini better.
I’m not giving up on the jailbreak just yet. There’s a tweak called Auxo for rapid app switching which is currently iPhone only but is expected for the iPad fairly soon. I’d like to give that a try if it comes along quite soon. And I need to keep looking for more useful tweaks and apps.
OK, so that’s my 9 days into jailbreak on the iPad mini feelings. Those of you who have got your iPads jailbroken – tell me what I’m missing. What are the great jailbreak apps and tweaks for the iPad that you’re seeing and using?