Turn On, Enable Video Mirroring or Port Display To TV From iPad 1

All of the lucky souls out there who have got their hands on the scintillating, awesome Tablet from the Tech-giant Apple – the iPad2, must have experienced one cool and interesting additional feature, not present in the previous and first version(iPad1) known as “Video Mirroring”. Using this feature,  Any app on iPad2 can be mirrored on the big screen of television by just an extra cable and you need no setup or any sort of extra installation. You can see all your apps, presentations, slides to any monitor that supports HDMI or VGA. Clearly seems to be a very handy tool in the conferences organized for business and education purposes. The key issue here is that you can now have the same feature on iPad1 as well. So, all the iPad1’s owners! cheer up.

Though the feature is officially available only for iPad 2. But unofficially yes , it’s now possible to enable this mirroring on iPad1 also by Nature’s Eye Studios’ hack. You just need to follow some very easy following steps :

Step#1 : First of all, you need to jailbreak your iPad1. You can jailbreak your iPad1 using either Pwnage Tool or RedSn0w.

Step#2 : Download Cyberduck for Mac

Step#3 : On your iPad1, open ‘Cydia’, search ‘OpenSSH’ and install it.

Step#4 : Using SSH, go to system/library/coreservices/springboard.app/. If you are unaware of SSH, refer this link Limera1n.

Step#5 : Download the K48AP.plist to your Mac desktop.

Step#6 : Open K48AP.plist in any plist editor.

Step#7 : Add the string “display-mirroring boolean YES” as shown in image below.

Step#8 : Save this file and upload it back to your mac desktop.

Step#9 :  Restart your iPad.

That is all. Now, you can enjoy Video Mirroring using either Digital AV Adapter or VGA.

Note : Just in case, you are not completely through with the procedure and want to know some other details, you can always look up to the Complete Tutorial at NatureEyeStudios via MacStories.

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