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How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Posted October 9, 2010 at 9:18pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad using Limera1n for Windows.

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.limera1n.com. Click the Download for Windows link at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)


Step Three
Double click the limera1n.exe file from the desktop to launch the application
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Four
Click the large make it ra1n button
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Five
You iPad will now be placed in recovery mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Press both the power and the home buttons.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

When Limera1n asks you to, release the power button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Your phone will now be in DFU mode
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

As limera1n performs its exploit you will see the image of a lime raindrop on your iPad.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Limera1n will let you know when it is complete.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Six
After you power back on your iPad you will see a new icon on the SpringBoard entitled limera1n. Press it to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Seven
Once Limera1n opens select Cydia then press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows) How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Eight
Once the Cydia installation has completed you must reboot your iPad.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows) How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

Step Nine
When your iPad has restarted you can run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Limera1n (Windows)

NOTE*: To remove the limera1n icon from your desktop you can install CyDelete from Cydia then use it to delete the application. Eventually this capability should be present in limera1n itself.

***A big thanks goes everyone who made this jailbreak possible.
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Fernando Soares
Fernando Soares - February 14, 2011 at 5:58am
Here work perfectly in my IPAD! TKS
abdulla
abdulla - December 19, 2010 at 1:12pm
how to jailbreak ipad ios4.1
asaadsaleh
asaadsaleh - October 16, 2010 at 3:42pm
Fantastic works like charm, thanks a lot.
Waalkman
Waalkman - October 13, 2010 at 9:21am
Do NOT use with VMWare Fusion. I spend yesterday 'unbricking' my ipad because I tried to use this with VMWare. Got the iPad free again, used Bootcamp and seems to be working flawlessly.
fireminded1
fireminded1 - October 13, 2010 at 2:29am
I get through the jailbreak process, i see the green raindrop but in the end i see no white app icon not even after rebooting the device. I tried many times
RAJ GREWAL
RAJ GREWAL - October 12, 2010 at 8:23pm
WORKED LIKE A CHARM. THANKS GEO
gelloz
gelloz - October 12, 2010 at 2:25am
It's work..!!, download the latest version limera1n RC1b, thanks to Geohot....
Sixpack
Sixpack - October 11, 2010 at 10:08pm
For those that can't get it to work, make sure you have latest iTune running in the background when you doing the JB. The iTune will keep asking you to restore the iPad just close the window when it pop up. I tried twice without the iTune running and does not work. The third time I let iTune running in the background and it did the trick. Good luck.
linh
linh - October 11, 2010 at 6:54pm
Finally...YES..It's worked now....Downloaded the latest version of Limera1n and it worked. Thanks GeoHot.
chemicalsubstance
chemicalsubstance - October 11, 2010 at 11:18am
worked without problems on first try. thank you iclarified and geohot!
Tuan234
Tuan234 - October 11, 2010 at 4:30pm
Yep the new update from limera1n worked! (5th beta I guess.) Not even beta anymore by the way. 1st try! Thanks Geohot!
kg
kg - October 10, 2010 at 8:55pm
i fianlly got it working on my ipad 3.2.2. I used VPN to finally got Cydia installed. Thanks Geohot i am having fun with my new jailbreaked ipad now
Lean
Lean - October 11, 2010 at 9:59pm
What's VPN? I was told this jailbreak doesnt work for 3.2.2 ... Help!
anonmyouse
anonmyouse - October 10, 2010 at 3:23pm
I have Ipad 3.2.2 If the jailbreak doesn't work, will a full restore bring my IPad back to working factory condition with no traces of Cydia or limera1n? Thanks.
JonMel
JonMel - October 10, 2010 at 3:18pm
Me too, it gets all the way through the process and I see no raindrop. Even after reboot and tried again I got nothing. Hopefully someone can help us out.
Cash
Cash - October 10, 2010 at 9:42pm
Someone said Limera1n is not compatible to wfi version of Ipad 3.22. Maybe we need to wait for greenpois0n
Cash
Cash - October 10, 2010 at 2:06pm
It does not work with Ipad 3.2.2 (7B500) Since limera1n said that it have performed its exploit, there are no image of a lime raindrop on the iPad and no icon on the SpringBoard.
Tuan234
Tuan234 - October 11, 2010 at 12:39am
is that a confirm that it doesnt work on that band? Id tried everything from Beta 2 to 4. No luck :(
Jeffrey
Jeffrey - October 10, 2010 at 1:13pm
this version is not working. i already tried many times. after the jailbreaking process is done , always the itunes with cable screen comes up.
Kg
Kg - October 9, 2010 at 10:51pm
I got limera1n running in my iPad. The only downside is I can't download cydia. Cydia is blocked by Chinese government just like Facebook,Twitter and YouTube. Can someone post a tutorial for iPad proxy setting? Most of the users need to bypass the block by using proxy severs Thanks!
Chris
Chris - October 9, 2010 at 10:55pm
Which firmware do you have install in your iPad?
GY
GY - October 10, 2010 at 1:55am
I tried to install this at 2010-10-10 13:30 and everything is working fine, after JB, I can also installed the 'Cydia' from Limera1n as well. Cool.... i am from Hong Kong
famleon
famleon - October 9, 2010 at 10:29pm
nope, is not working at all.... no icon, no bananas
Joe
Joe - October 9, 2010 at 10:19pm
I normally use my MacBook to sync my iPad. Will it matter if I use my windows pc to do the jailbreak, but them use my mac to re-sync everything?
dlr
dlr - October 9, 2010 at 10:31pm
should be fine...that's how I sync and jailbreak mine...
Anonymous because I work at the Apple Store
Anonymous because I work at the Apple Store - October 9, 2010 at 9:53pm
Im restoring my whole pc. Lol
chris
chris - October 9, 2010 at 9:52pm
I am having the same issue here. Maybe iClarified can clarify some of these instructions.
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