Flashing a custom ROM for the IPAD? and other Q's
First time poster from XDA!
first of all I must apologise as I know very little about the iPad.
As I am a samsung owner (sg2) I like to mod/flash roms for my phone and like the customisation and controlability of the phone settings, apps etc.
Now the question I have are these:
- Can the iPad2 or ipad3 be flashed with different rom (OS)???
- Is there anyone/thread working on doing this?
- Can it be done? or is it worth being done?
- Can the iPad be taken "off the apple" grid so to speak? i.e. can privacy be maintained?
- Is the iPad better than the galaxy tab? (Speed, functionality, privacy, batt life, general use etc)
Galaxy vs iPad is based on opinion
No you cannot port any OS to the iPad ATM
Privacy is based on your settings
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No you can't install any roms on iPad. Unfortunately not :-(
Why have an IOS with massive amounts of restrictions!!??
So basically you cant flash custom IOS roms?
Why cant IOS hackers/Developers, have a IOS ROM (e.g. 5.1.1) and then go about removing the restrictions Apple put in place to make people a "whipping boy"/slave to apple? E.g the bluetooth connectivity issues to non apple phones or the ipad to ipad bluetooth file transfer (or lack thereof!!). There are plenty more! But I am sure people get the point?
Is it that IOS Hackers/Dev's just dont have the skills? Or is it that they like being a slave to the IOS restrictions?
There seems to be a massive market for making a name for oneself by doing this (and I guess $$$$ from donations as well); not to mention the practicality uses to make the iPad the tool it should be!
Last edited by barbs666; 06-26-2012 at 11:40 AM.
iOS is closed source- we literally can not develop custom roms because we don't have the code to do so
furthermore we can't flash modified ipsw's to devices newer than the iPhone 4, so even if you could develop a custom rom, there would be no way to get it on the device.
I understand what your saying;
it may be difficult, but no great achievment is every easy.
I thought, that no access to the code is a tad defeatist? I am thankful to the fellows who go on J.B devices.... as they must know something that the entire world of IOS dev's dont!? I guess the question one must ask Dev's/Hackers; is that really, a combination of Dev and Hacking would be required to write parts of code to replace apples stuff, and then gain entry to flashing?
It seems to me that if a device is built, it is then flashed with the IOS..... it aint built with it on it already!
So actually, there is a way to get it on a device, similar to the JB method. It just means that code will ned to be substituted!
Nothing is impossible, especially this grip that Apple seems to portray as indestructable unfalliable IOS...... after all, its just a version of linux isnt it.... really.
Come one you awesome Hack and Devs.'s!
haha, am i convincing any Apple programmers into defecting!?
It is impossible to flash a modified OS to iDevices newer than the iPhone 4. Doing that requires a bootrom exploit, and we don't have one for the A5/A5X chips.
How could you get this exploit??
So it would entirely be possible to be able to flash custom IPSW's to the older devices, correct? I believe redsn0w allows the user to flash them for older iPhones so that you can keep your modified baseband. Has this changed as of lately? The last thing I jailbroke was an iTouch 4 and I used Absinthe so it was just a basic jailbreak.
Originally Posted by tehh4ck3r
you can flash custom ipsw on older devices but there you can't do very much customization through custom ipsws
Originally Posted by worldindo1