How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Windows) [5.0.1]

Posted December 27, 2011 at 1:34pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 88663 views
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad 1 on iOS 5.0.1 using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.0.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.


Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.0.1 already)
Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.


Select your iPad from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPad.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.


iTunes will now update your iPad to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.


**Windows 7 users may want to try running the redsn0w executable mode as an administrator in Windows Vista compatibility. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Properties from the contextual menu.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button


Step Five
Plug your iPad into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


Step Seven
Your iPad will now reboot


Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.


Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.


Step Ten
Your iPad will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


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.


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team, Chronic Dev-Team, pod2g, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iOS community.

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giyad - January 12, 2012 at 5:29pm
Does anyone know why I'm getting the error 3194 when using the custom ipsw downloaded from iclarified? I have an iPad 1 running 4.2.1 and its already jailbroken, i want to update to 5.0.1 and jailbreak
Jack - March 25, 2012 at 6:49pm
did you fix your problem? I have the same issue and am trying to restore from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1.
zen - January 5, 2012 at 2:57pm
Can't jailbrake, Show identifying for 1hr
zen - January 5, 2012 at 3:48pm
I got it. Manually identify
Coose - January 3, 2012 at 6:02am
Just an FYI to others. Had issues using resnow 9.10b3. Kept trying to get past the apple start up logo and couldn't. Worked perfect with 9.10b1 though. Cheers
johann - January 24, 2012 at 9:52am
if RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 worked for you what firmware did you have at that time you used it ???
VIP30 - December 29, 2011 at 5:53pm
After downloading My3G, crashes happen when opening AppStore & YouTube. Hoping to get the new untetherd redsnow with this problem fixed. Cheers...
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