Category Archives: iPad 3rd Gen. (New iPad)
How To Free Up Space On iPhone, iPad By Removing Caches, Temporary And Junk Files Without Jailbreaking
If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, you’ll be more than aware that storage space can often be at a premium.
Apple makes up to $100 per size upgrade on the iDevice range, which means many opt for the model with the least space in order to save those precious few dollars. While many manage just fine with 8 or 16GB of real-estate for music, videos, ringtones and whatnot, it often becomes a bit of a squeeze, and quite a few end up having to delete files just to get by.
The thing is, when you check your Settings app and realize you’re down to megabytes as opposed to gigabytes, it’s not just the obvious – your third-party apps, music, video clips and games that are taking up all the space on your system.
If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a third-generation iPad, your wait is over. Apple now has refurbished “new iPads” in the online Apple Store awaiting your credit card info.
The pricing isn’t too much better than what you’d pay for a brand new iPad, but discounts from 6 to 7 percent across the board aren’t anything to sneeze at, either. A WiFi + Cellular 32 GB iPad that normally sells for US$729 is available for $50 off or $679. The best deal of the bunch is the 16 GB WiFi-only model, which sells for $449.
How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered On iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPod touch And More Using Absinthe 2.0 to 2.0.4 [Updated]
Update: this tutorial applies to Absinthe 2.0 to 2.0.4 both Windows and Mac.
We are once again sitting right in the middle of that beautiful time period when updated jailbreaking tools are available, which allow us to free our iOS devices from their technical shackles.
For those who have been sitting with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 firmware, you will no doubt be aware that after weeks of hard work and research,Pod2g and his team have released an untethered jailbreak for all existing iOS devices, excluding the third-generation Apple TV.
Full list of compatible devices for 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak are as follows:
- iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
- iPad (3rd gen), iPad 2, iPad 1
- iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G, Apple TV 2G
As a part of that hard work, the Chronic Dev Team have provided the necessary updates to their Absinthe tool, which was originally released back in January, and was the tool behind jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 (on iOS 5.x) for the first time.
Update: this guide also applies to Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 and 0.9.11b4
The iPhone Dev Team has released the updated version of their Redsn0w tool which was teased a while back on Twitter by MuscleNerd. The update as you’d expect is a very significant one, and brings with it the support for downgrading the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new 3rd-gen iPad to an earlier version of iOS 5 from iOS 5.1.1.
All the A4-based devices can be downgraded swiftly at this point in time, and the whole process is a piece of cake. The only major requirement being; you must have your SHSH blobs+APTicket saved in a safe place, either locally on your PC or Mac, or on Cydia.
The iPhone 4S, the iPad 2 and the new 3rd-gen iPad have been out of the downgrading scene for quite a while, courtesy their “secure” hardware. But, the latest release of Redsn0w changes all that, and allows the average Joe to downgrade their devices smoothly, without even requiring iTunes.
At this point however, it’s worth noting that the iPhone 4S can be downgraded all the way to iOS 5.0 from 5.1.1, same goes for the iPad 2, which means that you can essentially use Absinthe to untether jailbreak both iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on 5.0.1, but the new 3rd-gen iPad can’t be downgraded beyond iOS 5.1, since it is the version of iOS it originally shipped with. This, combined with A5X processor in iPad 3 means that you unfortunately cant jailbreak it as yet. And like I mentioned before, if you have SHSH blobs saved for the version of iOS you want to downgrade to for your device, only then the downgrade process is possible.
Before we begin, let’s go through the things you’ll need for the whole process:
Stefan Esser, better known within the jailbreak community as i0n1c, has teased via Twitter a snap of his third-generation iPad running Cydia on the brand new iOS 5.1.1 firmware.
Interestingly enough, he did the same thing with iOS 5.1, but, as yet, the world has yet to see anything beyond a snippet, and it’s very unlikely that he will ever release it to public.
Whenever a new device hits the scene, its new hardware and associated iOS version render it the most challenging for the various dev teams to try and crack. The third installment to the iPad series boasts an impressive A5X processor, and as yet, there has been no jailbreak of the device – tethered or otherwise.
As you can see from the screenshot, the device is described as iPad 3 (AT&T), running iOS 5.1.1 and Cydia 1.1.6. As we know, the device isn’t called the iPad 3, although as Esser himself puts it, “You have to blame Saurik for the AT&T stuff in Cydia. He wrongly calls iPad3,3 the iPad3 AT&T”