How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad on iOS 4.2.1 using PwnageTool for Mac.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.2, found here

You will also need the 4.2.1 iPad firmware.
4.2.1: iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Four
Click to select your iPad. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPad to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPad into DFU mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Once your iPad is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1]

Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPad. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into jailbroken iPad OS 4.2.1!

***THANKS: Thank you to Geohot and the Dev-Teams for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!
itaymis - March 23, 2013 at 4:18pm
try this one, http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ I have unlocked my phone on very very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99 for phone unlocks!
arc - March 18, 2011 at 6:51am
why does it upgrade our modem firmware? is it really necessary to use 07 instead of 06 edition? in the past PWNG did not do such a thing .... without notice
someone - March 17, 2011 at 6:11pm
I jailbroke my ipad 1 (iOS 4.2.1)now i want update to 4.3 , So I went to Restore the system, and got an error message, \"This ipad could not be restored. This device isn\'t eligible for the requested build. Anybody have any suggestions?
Demon - February 25, 2011 at 12:46am
Help, recently this fewDaysv something must have changed, the green poison no longer works! When will redsnow be available for windows?
Demon - February 25, 2011 at 12:44am
Help, recently this few something must have changed, the green poison no longer works! When will redsnow be available for windows?
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