Updates on iPad 1

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  1. JaniceH

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    I was wondering if anyone knows if you can update the IPad 1 to the new OS 5 when it comes out . Thought I read somewhere you can't .. I am thinking of buying a used one but don't want to if I can't update it . Thanks ..
     
  2. theorioles33

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    don't worry you can. :)
     
  3. iphonewarrior

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    You will be able to update to iOS 5 when it's released to the general public. Hopefully it'll be soon because there is going to be a new iPhone in a couple of weeks.
     
  4. patrickj

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    It will run iOS 5 but will not have all the features that the iPad 2 will. For instance, no AirPlay Mirroring and no Photo Stream or any of the camera-related enhancements. No multitasking gestures either I think.
     
  5. iphonewarrior

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    That's why you jailbreak and install a simple tweak ;)
     
  6. Lon

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    You don't currently have to jailbreak to get the multi-touch gestures feature on the iPad 1 with 4.3.3; don't know what the plans are for iOS 5.0.
     
  7. patrickj

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    I've had my iPad 2 jailbroken and honestly it did nothing for me whatsover. There were very few tweaks I thought added much value for me, and it made the iPad a little less stable. I'd far rather stick with stock and iOS 5.
     
  8. iphonewarrior

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    I know I used Xcode as well :)
     
  9. iphonewarrior

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    That's fair enough, I jailbreak mainly for SBSettings. I so hope they add it to the Notification Center in a 5.* update.
     
  10. Lon

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    I don't know if there is any difference. I used Redsn0w, but used Xcode to install on a friend's. Haven't played with that one to see if it differs in any way. This has been a lifesaver since my Home Button is acting up.
     
  11. iphonewarrior

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    There isn't a differenc they're both exactly the same. The gestures are great, I love launching the multitasking bar with a swipe up.
     
  12. patrickj

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    Or to the multitasking bar would be even nicer I think.
     
  13. Lon

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    I guess that would be right since the function is in the iOS and just activated through 2 different means.
    I know. I am constantly trying to close Apps on my iPhone by swiping, er, pinching! :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. greasemuntney

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    I see no reason why they would not let the 1st gen ipad have gestures. I have been running it on mine with 4.3.3. and everything is great. Very useful add-on and hope they put it out active for the ipad 1st gen too.
     

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