The excellent Wi-Fi Sync jailbreak app is now available for the iPad – and it works and provides lovely wireless iTunes sync.
Now here’s a good reason for having kept my iPad jailbroken, even though I haven’t been using many jailbreak apps. Wi-Fi Sync was an instant favorite app on my iPhone, as I am a big hater of having to be cable-connected in order to sync. So I’m very, very happy to see Wi-Fi Sync hit the iPad, and to see that it works well in my very quick testing of it.
Wi-Fi Sync is a paid app in the Cydia jailbreak store. It recognized that I already own the iPhone app and it appears to now be a universal app, so my iPad install was free.
I already have its free desktop companion app installed, so my iPad paired up nicely and quickly with it and was willing, ready, and able to sync without wires for me.
A first sync took just a few minutes and went smoothly. The app is not customized for the iPad, so it runs at goofy small iPhone size or 2X scaled-up mode – but honestly, with an app like this, who cares? You can easily read its brief messages when it needs to pair up, is ready to sync, and so on. Nothing more is needed for this app to do its job.
If you have a jailbroken iPad and hate USB sync, today’s a good day. You can find Wi-Fi sync in the Cydia store now, priced at $9.99.