Can I Update iPad 1 On iOS 5.1.1 To iOS 7?
Unfortunately, Apple does not provide iOS 7 for the iPad 1, so you cannot visit an Apple site and receive the iOS 7 update. At this point, your software is listed at iOS 5.1.1 because it is the last version of iOS provided for the iPad 1. In order to get something similar to the iOS 7 look, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPad 1. I’ve written a detailed step-by-step method here that will help you get the look you want. While the step-by-step method in the link is for the iPod Touch 3G, the iPad 1 will require the same process. When you look for an Absinthe jailbreak program, be sure to look for the iPad 1 designation, however.
After you download the jailbreak program and follow the steps, you can then go and enter in iOS 7 at Cydia to search for jailbreak programs. I recommend one in the link above, so you may want to take my advice on this one if you don’t know your way around the Cydia App store.
Even with your iPad 1 running an iOS 7 skin, however, you will not have the entire look that you want. For one thing, the iOS 7 skin for my iPod Touch 3G does not have the proper iOS 7 YouTube icon (but you can create this using iFile), nor does the clock have the real-time animation that the iOS 7 clock app does. These may be minor disappointments, but few will notice them from a distance.
Are you looking for a new iOS 7 jailbreak theme, or want your device to look like iOS 6? Write in and let us know.
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What iOS do the iPad models use?
|iOS Version||iOS 3.2||iOS 4.3||iOS 5.x||iOS 6.x||iOS 7.x||iOS 8.x||iOS 9.x||iOS 10.x|
|iPad (1st Generation)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|iPad 3rd Gen||No||No||No||Yes||limited||limited||limited||No|
|iPad 4th Gen||No||No||Yes||limited||limited||limited||limited|
|iPad mini 2||No||No||No||limited||limited||limited||Yes|
|iPad mini 3||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|iPad mini 4||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|iPad Air 2||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|