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Why I’m Jailbreaking My iPhone 4S, but Not My iPad 2



Last week the iPhone 4S jailbreak finally arrived, and along with it, the ability to jailbreak the iPad 2. All of these A5 powered Apple devices can now be jailbroken to run all kinds of apps and tweaks Apple won’t allow.

As soon as the iPhone 4S jailbreak tool was available I jailbroke my iPhone to share the steps with you in our how to jailbreak the iPhone 4S guide. At this time I could have jailbroke my iPad 2, but I didn’t and I wont.

Read: Ultimate iPhone 4S Jailbreak Guide

There are many reasons why I jailbroke the iPhone 4S, but it boils down to the need to do more with my phone. As much as I like the iPhone 4S, I like the iPhone 4S jailbroken much better. I get access to features I want on my phone and a better experience.

On the iPad 2 though, I am already there. While there are a collection of great iPad 2 jailbreak apps and tweaks, I don’t have a need for any of them. Additionally, jailbreaking the iPad 2  has the potential to break my most used apps – entertainment apps.

don't jailbreak iPad 2 Time Warner

One of the reasons I didn't jailbreak the iPad 2.

For now, the only app I would lose access to is the Time Warner Cable app. This means I cannot watch live TV on my iPad, something I do very often. Time Warner claims that this is done to prevent piracy, but in reality the company is just being childish. There’s a workaround, but I don’t care to play the cat and mouse game of jailbreak and app updates on my tablet.

When I get done working and want to relax, I grab my iPad and want things to always work as expected. Most of my entertainment app usage happens while I watch shows late at night, a time I don’t want to troubleshoot why an app won’t work.

How about you? Did you jailbreak the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2?



  1. Three6joshuaa

    01/25/2012 at 6:43 pm

    Your dumb theres a cydia package called fake time warner and just install ans then it works and theres no need to update the fix it just always works so there are lots of reasons to jailbreak the ipad 2

    • Tujiroiv

      01/25/2012 at 8:44 pm

      Fake Time Warner Cable worked in my iPad2 on iOS 4.3.3 and on iOS 5.0.1 like a charm. I use mt iPad to watch cable Every day, ….

    • Hollie Craven A

      04/20/2012 at 7:55 am

      “Your dumb”

      Oh the irony!

  2. Heya

    01/26/2012 at 12:35 am

    Your article doesn’t make any sens. You might want to go see your doctor…You might be retarded! You don’t deserve an iPad 2…

  3. Anonymous

    01/26/2012 at 10:49 pm

    Here is step by step Video on Ipad 2 jailbreak 5.0.1

  4. Ksleblanc888888

    01/28/2012 at 10:32 am

    lol, dude I jail broke my iPad 1 and lost access to my TW cable.  I searched the net and within 10 mins I found out that there’s a patch for it.  I installed it and it worked fine.  Do you research these articles at all before you write them?  A 5 min google search would have told you there is a patch that fixes the pblem of time warner blocking themselves out on the iPad in 2 mins.  Would you like me to find the name of the app and where it is under cydia?

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