How to Enable Video Mirroring on iPad 1 [Guide]

iPad 2 comes with the ability to mirror screen to an HD monitor or TV that supports HDMI or VGA using Apple’s Digital AV Adapter or VGA Adapter. But unfortunately this feature is “Officially” iPad2-only – but thanks to a jailbreak hack that lets you enable video mirroring on iPad 1.

A lesson at school. A presentation at work. Your favorite app on your HDTV. Now one iPad gets the attention of many on a big (and bigger) screen. And it’s a truly impressive performance.

Let’s enable video mirroring on iPad 1 iOS 4.3.1 using plist hack.

How to enable Video mirroring on iPad 1

Step 1

Jailbreak iPad 1 using one of the following guides:

Step 2

SSH into your jailbroken iPad 1. (How to: SSH into iPad);

Step 3

Navigate to system / library / coreservices / springboard.app and copy the K48AP.plist file on your computer;

Step 4

Edit K48AP.plist file with any plist editor and add the string display-mirroring boolean YES (see screenshot below). Then Save and close the file.

enable video mirroring on ipad 1

Step 5

Copy  the modified K48AP.plist file back to the iPad and restart the device;

Step 6

That’s it! Now enjoy video mirroring from ipad 1 to any Monitor or TV that supports HDMI or VGA using Apple’s Digital AV Adapter or VGA Adapter.

iPad 1 Video Mirroring demo video

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11 comments… add one

altecmayank April 6, 2011, 7:44 pm

hello guys. I am stuck big time.

I own a iphone 2G, the one that was launched originally ( the first edition ). I had ios 3.1.2 on it for past 1 year, but today i updated it to 3.1.3.
Now it is stuck on ‘ connect to itunes’ . itunes says that SIM card not supported. Please direct me how to come out of this situation. Please help me iphoneheat. my phone is stuck.

kimmansur April 6, 2011, 8:27 pm

Hi man, i can help you. For activate your iphone and unlock it, is simple you need to use redsn0w 0.9.4 or 0.9.5 using firmware 3.1.2 to recognize and jailbreak it. Try to find some tutorial on the internet. I think that you will find it here on iPhoneHeat.com

;D

altecmayank April 7, 2011, 1:46 am

i solved it :) Shift + browse to 3.1.2 Ios :)

faisalhjaved April 7, 2011, 5:12 pm

Is Mirror display available for Iphone
Can we use the same plist hack to activate mirror display over iphone.
What if we can activate mirror display on iphone and enable it to run over Airplay

looking for suggestions and comments on the above.

james95121 April 7, 2011, 11:26 pm

Will this work with the RCA video cable adapter? I currently use it
To watch movies from iPod app

hmm April 19, 2011, 4:51 am

This didn’t work for me. It will show me Netflix when a video is playing, but when I’m back to the main screen, it’s blank. Sound works. What did I do wrong? When I check the plist file, it’s exactly like yours. IOS 4.3.1

MpNoon April 20, 2011, 4:23 pm

I accidentally made a mistake that : adding the display-mirrorin before …
My ipad is stuck rnow @ the apple logo. I try to SSH into in, but only the media folder can be found. The System find cannot see it. I’m using Iphone Explorer to SSH into the device.
I cannot see the IP of my ipad, so I can’t SSH by uing wifi.
ANy idea or solution, plsss T.T

wibizzz May 23, 2011, 5:40 pm

can ipad connect with lcd projector ? i want to make presentation wth iwork in ipad

Mr. Joe May 19, 2012, 2:09 pm

Works great with jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 on iPad 1. Prezi works just better this way.

Thank you very much!

nwillis2k1 January 30, 2013, 5:44 am

Got it to work on iPad 1 (jailbroken).

Took 2 tries because “display-mirroring” cannot be “Display-mirroring”

it is very specific!

Good luck.

Kim February 13, 2014, 7:29 pm

I added the display- mirroring string, i even bought the display-out app, & resuported device app. I am using a generic vga adapter. It starts to mirror my ipad 1 on the tv screen, then Apple TX pops up in the input menu on my tv and then tv goes blank. I dont know what else to do. Any suggestions?

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