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

Posted June 18, 2012 at 1:12am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 49935 views

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

Remember that once you're 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 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 5.1.1 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. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Run as Administrator contextual menu.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens 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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Luke - January 24, 2013 at 7:56am
Is this compatible with the iPad 4th Generation? Because are they not near enough the same?
David - July 21, 2012 at 4:11pm
This won't work anymore on iPad 3, at least on mine, so i used Absynthe 2.0.4 and it work fine, use the tuto available here on iClarified to the 2.0, its the same metod.
Andrew - July 21, 2012 at 3:29pm
not working anymore?
Andrew - July 21, 2012 at 3:29pm
not working anymore
David - July 21, 2012 at 1:56am
I tried here and it says that's not compatible with iPad 3 yet. What now?
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