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Macworld staffer Christopher Breen revealed yesterday that he had to jailbreak his iPad in order to project the screen display for the iPad Supersession he did with Ben Long at...
02-01-2011, 10:08 AM #1
Macworld Staffer Admits Jailbreaking, Posts Tutorial
Macworld staffer Christopher Breen revealed yesterday that he had to jailbreak his iPad in order to project the screen display for the iPad Supersession he did with Ben Long at last week's Macworld. In a lengthy post, Breen provided detailed instructions for how to do a jailbreak - in a first for the mainstream Macworld.com - and highlighted Ryan Petrich's DisplayOut.
Breen had used an Elmo overhead projector last year to display the iPhone's screen at his Supersession at Macworld 2010. This was "which is less than ideal," Breen wrote in his explanation of why he chose to jailbreak the iPad this year, "because the image can be fuzzy." For the two hour Supersession focused on the iPad this year, Breen and Long wanted a better solution so that attendees could see the screen clearly. For that, he had to use Apple's $29 iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, jailbreak, and download DisplayOut from Cydia. With the justification out of the way, Breen then goes on to publish over a thousand words detailing exactly how to do a tethered jailbreak of an iPad using redsn0w, search Cydia and download and install DisplayOut. He even points out that it's better to manually reboot your device instead of letting Cydia do it for you.
For Macworld - the original Mac magazine, which started a quarter-century ago and outlived or bought out most of its competitors - this is a significant change. The magazine and website regularly publish Apple-sourced FUD about jailbreaking, so it's a big deal for them to feature a JB tutorial in a post that concludes "we'll all celebrate the day when an untethered jailbreak is fully baked."
Last edited by Paul Daniel Ash; 02-01-2011 at 10:11 AM.
02-01-2011, 10:09 AM #2
Haha I guess not all of them are like Sinbad.
Why is it better to manually reboot?
02-01-2011, 10:28 AM #3
The battle has just begun.If I helped you in any way, please click on the button!
02-01-2011, 10:39 AM #4
Ha thats some funny sh*t app store has nothing on Cydia (apart from more but useless apps)
02-01-2011, 10:42 AM #5
I've heard conflicting reports about that; some people can use the device, just not unsigned / relocated apps, but it makes sense. If you need to boot tethered, cydia's reboot doesn't get you there.Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. -- M.C. Escher
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge. -- D.J. Boorstin
02-01-2011, 10:46 AM #6
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02-01-2011, 10:59 AM #8
wowGive a thanks if I was helpful!!
02-01-2011, 11:00 AM #9
You pull out of our media event? We'll start giving your products coverage you don't want.
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02-01-2011, 11:30 AM #11
PROGRESS is a beautiful thing! Why be held back by Apple's Gustapo tactics?? hahahhaa!
02-01-2011, 12:10 PM #12
If apple would just implement the tweaks that are available in Cydia we would not have any reason to jailbreak, but they dont soooooo F U apple! I DO WHAT I WANT, NOT WHAT YOU WANT! i mean come on, Sbsettings, Pull to refresh mail and safari, hometab in safari, unlimtones, Winterboard, Multifl0w. Disable Multitasking 4.x.x (cuz crapples multitasking BLOWS, i want to be able to choose what app i want to stay open damn it). Jailbreaking FTW. I could go on about jailbreak apps but i will be here all day, and you all already know whats up, or you would not be on this site in the first place. Ciao!
02-01-2011, 12:14 PM #13
Thanks for mentioning my article, but I have to take issue with your characterization that discussing jailbreaking is a significant change for Macworld.
Ben and I wrote one of the very first jailbreaking tutorials (back in the bad old days when Terminal was the only way in) that was published on Macworld.com. Rob Griffiths and I wrote more than a couple of times that we've found jailbreaking to be quite useful in our work (and play). And last year I wrote what I hope was a balanced view on the pros and cons of jailbreaking:
Jailbreaking your iPhone: The pros and cons | Mobile | iOS Central | Macworld
Ben and I also routinely talk about jailbreaking in our Macworld Expo sessions (yes, even when Apple was there).
02-01-2011, 12:38 PM #14
02-01-2011, 12:44 PM #15
That said, I have no idea what this does to battery performance. It's possible that it taxes it more than Apple likes. Or it could be a rights issue -- Apple could very well have agreements in place that allow content to be displayed on the device but not projected. If you give full display out, there goes your agreement. The AirPlay API seems like a reasonable way to go. I just wish Apple would implement it for Springboard and all of its apps.
02-01-2011, 12:53 PM #16
when JB 4.2.1 for ipad ill be on?
02-01-2011, 12:55 PM #17
^ No one will ever be able to tell you a release date for a jailbreak. Jailbreaks are released when they're done.
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02-01-2011, 01:06 PM #19
i uderstand...but i need unthread...
02-01-2011, 01:07 PM #20
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