How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad 1 on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here.

This jailbreak is tethered which means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot. Finally, it may be prudent to save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial before continuing.

If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here. If you are on iOS 5.1 and want to stay on that firmware you can still use these instructions by performing the same steps with the iOS 5.1 firmware.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.1.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.1.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.1.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.1.1 already)
Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Select your iPad from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPad.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.1.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

iTunes will now update your iPad to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Five
Plug your iPad into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Seven
Your iPad will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Ten
Your iPad will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. When your iPad finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]


BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to just boot tethered.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
Sparky - June 18, 2013 at 4:57am
@repoman - this is a untethered jailbreak. The warning on the previous screen was left on back when limerain tethered was the only way. Again, both redsnow and absinth2 are untethered jailbreaks for the original iPad
itayms - April 11, 2013 at 6:20pm
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byronchurch - April 2, 2012 at 3:23am
I've been waiting for uploading first stage for 15 minutes . how long should i wait ? Caus I really gota know, ******** Should iStay or should iGo ?
repoman - April 1, 2012 at 5:29am
Why would any1 want a tethered Jailbreak? unless you don't have a job seating all day on your ass doing nothing waiting for your iPhone or iPad to reboot...
jeff - April 1, 2012 at 10:42am
I Agree!.... I'll Wait..
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