How to Jailbreak Your iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Posted June 18, 2012 at 1:01am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 31909 views

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad 3 on the 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here.

Once on iOS 5.1.1 you should save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial.

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 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.

Step Two: (You can skip this step if iOS 5.1.1 is already installed on your device)
Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.

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.

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.1.1 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.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens make sure your iPad is connected and click the Jailbreak button.

Step Five
The Rocky Racoon jailbreak will now go through three steps to complete.

1. Preparing:

2. Processing:

3. Finishing up:

Step Six
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, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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Vicky Chaudhary - December 29, 2012 at 2:38pm
My question is the method you tell how to jailbreak redsn0w 5.1.1 for ipad is this jailbroken method can also be use to broke jailbreak on iPhone??? Kindly guide
bencheikh - June 25, 2012 at 7:37pm
Please confirm if i can use redsnow 0.9.14b1 to jailbreak my ipad 2?
Craptastic - June 25, 2012 at 6:22am
This does not work at all. CRAP CRAP CRAP! Don't waste your time here unless its updated
kyte - June 25, 2012 at 11:31pm
This just isnt working. It doesnt work with earlier redsn0ws either. I've no idea how this kind of thing can be published on a site which is usually quite useful and reputable... when there is nobody who can jailbreak iPad3 with redsn0w. And just as an FYI, Absinthe does not even start in Mountain Lion, so thats going to need updating too, PDQ.
Josh - June 20, 2012 at 8:23am
Even absenthe 2.0.4 doesn't work on iPad 3
mcgyver - June 18, 2012 at 2:25am
The link to iOS file is for iPhone, while this tutorial is for iPad? And what is the difference between this tutorial versus the old one. It has the same title. Very confusing. Also the Redsn0w jailbreak gives me error "Service Wouldn't Start (3986)". I used Absinthe instead.
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