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
Jailbreak iPad 1 using one of the following guides:
- How to: Jailbreak iPad iOS 4.3.1 with PwnageTool 4.3
- How to: Jailbreak iPad iOS 4.3.1 with RedSn0w
- How to: Jailbreak iPad iOS 4.3.1 with Sn0wBreeze 2.5
SSH into your jailbroken iPad 1. (How to: SSH into iPad);
Navigate to system / library / coreservices / springboard.app and copy the K48AP.plist file on your computer;
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.
Copy the modified K48AP.plist file back to the iPad and restart the device;
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