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Master Geek
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# 251282 17-Jun-2019 12:49
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Pad mini 9.3.5 update options?


I have my son's iPad mini he hasn't used it for a long time, and suggested installing press reader app so as he could look at magazines etc.  But couldn't install it as it needed ios 10 or above so no go!


So what are the options left apart from buying a newer model is it worth trying to jailbreak, to try and get updates or is that not worth the bother.


Or just try a restore and just use for basic stuff ie = trade me, nzherald, bbcnews etc.

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Uber Geek
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  # 2259440 17-Jun-2019 13:11
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Not a huge amount ... I have one as well, and any useful apps like Netflix or Plex won't install as they need a higher OS version .. shame as it's nice hardware.

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  # 2259458 17-Jun-2019 13:31
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He can use the book app inbuilt for PDF and various other formats.


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  # 2260097 18-Jun-2019 10:44
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We have one as well and mainly just use it as a fancy eBook reader, iBook & Kindle, play solo type games and a little Safari browsing. Otherwise it is still in perfect nick.

iMac 27" (late 2013), Airport Time Capsule + Airport Express, iPhone7, iPad6, iPad Mini2


Panasonic Blu-ray PVR DMR-BWT835 + Panasonic Viera TH-L50E6Z, Chromecast Ultra

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  # 2261029 19-Jun-2019 17:56
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I managed to get the older apps via this tutorial =


So got the press reader app that I wanted and more. managed to breath more life into an old iPad

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