How to Get Mirroring Enabled on Your First-Gen iPad

Apple introduced screen mirroring with the iPad 2 and an external connecter they released around the same time.

However, reading the fine print on Apple’s website says “Mirroring supported only by iPad 2.” Meaning that the other devices listed only support video out. For instance, while watching a movie on the device.

Now it’s possible to enable this on the first-gen iPad. You will need iOS 4.3 or later, and it will beed to be jailbroken. Good thing we ran that guide today.

This little guide involves SSH access to your iPad and a bit of Xcode play. It doesn’t look overly complicated, but may be more than the new iPad user is willing to try as it involves jailbreak, SSH and Xcode just to get the mirroring to work. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, it’s probably better to skip this.

It’s also worth noting that we have not tested it out for ourselves as we have no real need for dispaly mirroring. Try this at your own risk. If you are still interested, you can run over than check out the hack and the how to for yourself right here.

Those who do have a use for it and decide to try it out can feel free to leave comments if you’d like. Let us know if it worked for you.

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