Even though I’ve chosen not to jailbreak my iPad so far, I’ve still been trying to keep up with news about jailbreak for iPad. And this month has seen big news in that area – starting with the release of the Sprit jailbreak on May 2nd.
Here are a few of the other big iPad jailbreak news items of the last few days;
— There’s an iPad Jailbreak Compatibility List. It’s a spreadsheet being managed and edited by the community – and it details the Pass / Fail /Partial status of whether a number of current iPhone jailbreak apps work with the iPad. It’s color coded to show which apps work with no problems, work with some problems, or fail to work. It already has over 100 apps listed, with some good details on their status and what works and what doesn’t.
You can find the list here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/lv?key=tHnYEq4SmhIGOgbH9TVgXgA&f=true&gid=8
— Winterboard – the hugely popular application for jailbroken iPhones, that lets you apply custom themes – now supports the iPad.
— There’s an app called FullForce that allows you to force selected apps in full-screen mode – so that even iPhone apps not yet updated for the iPad display ‘properly’ on the iPad’s screen. You can see some examples of this app in action here: http://blog.gadgetsonthego.net/2010/05/tired-of-waiting-for-ipad-version-of.html
For the moment, I’m not finding it too hard to resist jailbreaking my iPad. I am enjoying the iPad so much, and also finding that after jailbreaking all of my iPhones I like the idea of trying to run one iDevice stock. This could of course all change tomorrow – but for now I’m a happy stock iPad user.
How about you all? Have you jailbroken your iPads? If so, how’s it going for you? If not, are you feeling tempted?