If you jailbroke with the new jailbreakme.com jailbreak for iPad 2 you may have noticed that the Camera Connection Kit no longer worked for importing photos from your iPhone or cameras. I certainly found that and it was a known issue since the jailbreak release.
This week comex (the lead developer of the latest jailbreakme.com jailbreak) and Cydia have released an update that fixes the issue with the Camera Connection Kit.
To apply the fix just open Cydia and agree to do the Essential Upgrade that is suggested. I did this on my iPad 2 this morning and it has fixed the issue, but not 100% I would say – because the iPad 2 now does recognize the Camera Connection Kit, but very slowly. Prior to the jailbreak when the Camera Connection Kit was connected to the iPad 2 it was instantly recognized and the iPad 2 instantly woke up and loaded the Photos app.
With this fix, the iPad 2 does not wake up automatically when the kit is connected. I have to wake it up manually. The Photos app also reacts very slowly now with the kit connected.
I think comex may need to take another swing at this one.
Thanks to iPad in Canada for the heads-up on the update.