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iPad 2 jailbreak increases Cydia demand

Most days bring a new Apple rumor and today is no different, with the iPad 3 being the product that’s at the top of the Apple rumor mill at the start of July. The strange fact that the iPad 2 has only been released a few months ago makes this news much less believable, but this is not the only news breaking today.

Yesterday we reported about the iPad 2 jailbreak 4.3.3 releasing for download within the next 24-hours, today we found that Jailbreakme 3.0 was delayed slightly, although the software still released only a few hours after our expectations. You can read about this here.

Now that iPad 2 owners running iOS 4.3.3 can jailbreak their device, as well as another devices running this version, we’ve seen an increase in users looking for details on Cydia and the jailbreak apps available.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the world of Cydia, the software is essentially a replica of the Apple App Store, only Cydia is compatible with jailbroken iOS devices. It offers a vast collections of apps and add-on software and operates exactly in the same way you would use the official store.

Now that Comex has released JailbreakMe 3.0 to the masses, it now opens a wealth of possibilities for users to explore the benefits of Cydia. More often than not, you’ll find that consumers who are new to the jailbreak scene are delighted with their decision to unlock their device from the clutches of Apple, and don’t forget – Cydia contains thousands of free apps as well, most of which are unavailable on the App Store.

For example, such Cydia apps which have proved popular with consumers can include apps like Winterboard – a slick app which lets you customize the homescreen and icons of your iPad. Other apps include AndroidLock which lets you select an Android-style lock screen with the pattern dots, as opposed to the four-digit code that Apple currently uses.

If they don’t interest you, one app which is a personal favorite of ours is OpenSSH. It’s a free app and it allows you to transfer files from your iPad to your computer or another device or vice versa. We’re not sure about you, but one of our biggest gripes with the iPhone is that there is no option to easily transfer files to and from devices via WiFi – thanks to Cydia, this no longer becomes a problem and best of all it’s free.

Have you already applied the JailbreakMe 3.0 software? If so, let you know your experiences using Cydia so far? Is it better than the App Store in your opinion or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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