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How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Posted May 6, 2011 at 1:37pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad 1 on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.3.3 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

4.3.3 (iPad 1): iPad1,1_4.3.3_8J3_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file into the same folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Two
Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPad to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

**Windows 7 users may need to run RedSn0w in Vista Compatibility mode. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Properties from the contextual menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Five
Select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Nine
Please plug your iPad into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Ten
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 (Windows) [4.3.3]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Eleven
Your iPad will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Step Thirteen
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. 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 (Windows) [4.3.3]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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**Windows 7 users can try running RedSn0w as an administrator in Windows Vista or XP compatibility mode if you experience any difficulties.
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lawen - September 26, 2012 at 5:21pm
nn - June 16, 2011 at 10:56am
I have an iPad 1 with iOS 4.2.1 and I'm trying to jailbreak it to the latest 4.3.3 and I keep getting error 3194 at the beginning of the process. The only thing unclear to me so far is if I need to update the software through iTunes alone to 4.3.3 before I follow all the described steps, since it doesn't say anything about that. Also My computer runs W7 64bit, so should I run the compatibility mode on just redsn0w or also for the ispw? I'm sorry the ignorance it's only my first time trying to jailbreak, I will appreciate any tips.
Anonymous - June 12, 2011 at 9:38pm
For those unable to download redsn0w, download it from here ('same' place, but newer executable, rc17): https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc17.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
syet - May 19, 2011 at 3:23pm
Need help! Got stucked at "Exploiting limera1n"... I already run on admi and tried both Vista and XP SP3 compatibility mode. It kept hanging... Can anyone help me please!!!! Thanks!
Vishesh - May 7, 2011 at 8:57am
i cant download d ipsw file... it goes on to certain extent... lyk 80 mb or somethin... and den it stops automatically./.... i am using google chrome... can i find a torrent or somethin instead... i wanna jailbreak ipad 1... ios 4.3.3. ...
VZA - May 1, 2011 at 5:26pm
Always freezes on "uploading ramdisk." Windows Vista and using as admin.
Dan - May 1, 2011 at 10:37am
i have everything working and when it gets to waiting for reboot nothing happens have tried ten time and just get to the same point over and over. I am on a xp computer. although the one thing i notice is evertime i get to that step a window pops up and says usb cable malfunctioned suddenly. not sure it that is the problem or not. Any help thanks
Luna Heart
Luna Heart - April 28, 2011 at 9:28pm
Question: "Hold shift to restore as it won't create any wasted space" - will this erase everything on my iPad?? I don't want to go back to factory settings!!!
jeseny castillo
jeseny castillo - April 24, 2011 at 1:31am
I need to know when the unfreezing of the iphone is going to go out 3gs version 4.3 (8f190)
Coose - April 24, 2011 at 12:35am
VERY IMPORTANT FOR W7 USERS: Run in XP SP3 Compatibility mode and Run As Administrator. If you don't you'll see that you're stuck at the Dowloading Ramdisk and it will never finish
Soul Eater - Starz
Soul Eater - Starz - April 27, 2011 at 6:46pm
That actually worked, thanks a million man! x3 ;D
Moe - April 23, 2011 at 5:41pm
Thanks! It took me some time, but I finally jailbroke my Ipad. Advice to those attempting to do this....READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. Thanks Again for the tutorial; keep it up guys!
ddt - April 22, 2011 at 10:27pm
Am stuck at the Exploiting limera1n phase... have done everything which is said here.... XP mode, run as administrator.. I even hard rebooted the ipad... the process ran but when the ipad is switched on..... no cydia... What else can i do?
ddt - April 24, 2011 at 6:56pm
I am using an ipad1 and even following the tutorials the tool gets stuck at at the exploiting limera1n stage. I am using Windows Vista and am running the tool with WinXP SP2 compatibility mode. Would there be any complications? Please let me know. Thanks.
What - April 21, 2011 at 11:53pm
Well, I'm having issues. I can't get this firmware or the previous one to update to the iPad (currently at the tethered 4..2.1). No matter what I do, I get an error code of 3194. I even went und modified the 'hosts' file in System32 to have the " gs.apple.com" line in it. No difference. I must doing something silly, but I'm at a loass as to what. Any ideas? I know I was having this issue at work too. both machines are W7 64bit. Is there a problem with the 64bit version perhaps?
banzaj - April 20, 2011 at 8:13am
Same problem here - stuck at upload ramdisk or Kernel.. Ipad1 64gb
banzaj - April 22, 2011 at 2:19am
Im DONE! If u are on Win7, run RedSn0w in compatibility mode ( WinXP SP 3 ) and RUN as Administrator! ( tested on RedSnoW14 ).
Cloud - April 19, 2011 at 6:01am
When is ipad 2 jailbreak coming out?
Murray Kerdman
Murray Kerdman - April 15, 2011 at 12:43am
Forgive a nubee question. If I (A) fully "Sync" and "Backup" my iPad 1 (which is at 3.2.2) in iTunes beforehand and (B) follow the Tutorial and "Restore" my iPad to 4.3.1 and (C) use redsn0w RC12 to Jailbreak it will I (D) get back all of my programs and their associated data files (30GB of 64GB) (none of which are in iTunes itself- i.e. no music or video) when I "Re-Sync" the iPad 1 with iTunes? Also, will the above work with 4.3.2 just as well? Thanks in advance!
James - April 28, 2011 at 1:29pm
Hi...did you ever get a response to your question..I have the same question and am curious of the answer.
nurlip - April 12, 2011 at 10:33pm
did anyone else have problems when they got to the part that says "make sure your ipad is off and connected to the computer, then click next"? I feel like an idiot b/c i'm good at these things but i turn my ipad off and as soon as the screen goes black, the damn thing comes back on by itself (b/c its plugged in..). I thought it was always like this but i don't usually turn it off while connected to the computer so i'm probably wrong. any tips on how to proceed?
nurlip - April 13, 2011 at 10:51pm
just in case anyone else had this problem - i resolved by waiting for the screen to go black, (as in power off) then, before it auto-booted, i pushed/held the two buttons right then and it worked. the apple logo still showed up but after holding the buttons for about 6 seconds, it disappeared and it went into DFU mode. jailbreak is working fine and video mirroring with HDMI is pretty f'in sweet.
LVE - April 12, 2011 at 4:44pm
theres some error with redsnow.exe... all the way to the step to install cydia click next... when it upload the ramdisk... the redsnow stopped, and i get error tried 3 times, stuck at upload ramdisk, error redsnow.exe... any idea? wait for next jb?
RichardU - April 8, 2011 at 2:47pm
Hi i do everything step for step, but it gets stuck on the last step where it says "uploading ramdisk" Any help would be really appreciate it.
jose cuervo
jose cuervo - April 12, 2011 at 9:49am
I have experience the same thing... Need help for this matter.....
ALEX - April 12, 2011 at 8:47pm
go to redsnow click right click propertys select run like windows xp mode run as adminitrator that works fr me
Lve - April 15, 2011 at 5:04pm
i think ive solve this mather, i also tried many times and it didnt work... when i are in step 10 DFU mode, nr 3 when you relase the sleep button but hold the home, its 15sec, but when it reach 12-13sec JB switch to upload disk, so dont release the home button until the last 12 sec, so you have to do an count down 12 to 0 sec before release the home button, then it should work. If fail just press sleep + home at the same time and try again... GL
sunnybear - April 8, 2011 at 9:39am
im new to this. couple of questions i would like to ask. what would happen to all my old app, and games. how do i keep them along with all the saves after upgrade? thanks in advace.
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