My father owns an iPad 1. He forgot his numerical access code and tried enough times that the device now reads "Connect with iTunes."
Apple assumes you sync your device frequently with a computer but the only time I recall him doing that is when he upgraded to iOS 5. iTunes on that computer, however, says "no can do, put in the code first."
Apparently the only way out is to boot in recovery mode and flash the device clean, which means losing permanently access to all apps ever, backwards and forwards in time. (We have been unable to install any new app at all for a year or so.) This means being stuck with a version of Safari that, as you well know, runs out of memory and crashes and burns on most websites.
Can I jailbreak the device now? Would that help me get out of this situation?