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I am about to buy an iPad, and was using a friend's device recently. I noticed all these multi-colour intrusive square things I'm completely unused to seeing because I've been using Adblock Plus for years now.

I care enough about not seeing ads to jailbreak a device for it.

What are my options?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

No need for a jailbroken iPad, iCab can block ads And it is a great browser.

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+1 probably the best solution – sentinel Oct 20 '10 at 21:36
iCab also will mirror what you are viewing on an external display if you use the VGA adapter! – Chealion Oct 21 '10 at 4:46

One option is to use a different web browser, such as iCab, available from the App Store.

If you really want to use mobile Safari, the following method has been reported to work properly for a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch, and should work on a jailbroken iPad:

There exists an app in the Cydia store called AdBlock that aims to fulfill this purpose, but many have found it to be nonfunctional.

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