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

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

Posted May 6, 2011 at 2:34pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

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 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 by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 1 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [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 (Mac) [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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rixz
rixz - May 10, 2011 at 8:45am
Guys, need your help... Please advise as to which mode of jailbreak should I go for? pwnage? or redsnow? i understand that it is something to do with old and new firmwares. P
sb
sb - April 7, 2011 at 3:45pm
smooth to me. TY sb
bdfu
bdfu - April 7, 2011 at 10:38am
I've done this several times. Everything looks correct. No errors. But the About preference shows I am still on 4.2.1. (So does iTunes.) WTF?
angel
angel - April 7, 2011 at 2:10am
Great! works like charm.
Lee Swain
Lee Swain - April 5, 2011 at 12:42pm
For anyone getting the "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" error - I fixed this issue by going into DFU mode before doing the restore. If you scroll down and follow the instructions (holding power for 5 seconds, then both power and home and finally releasing power), iTunes will pop up saying it recognizes an iPad in recovery mode and do you want to recover. Hold the option button and press restore, then select the IPSW and continue the instructions from there. Worked perfectly for me.
Brian
Brian - April 5, 2011 at 6:00pm
Many thanks, Lee, that appears to have worked for me. I'm in the midst of the loooong restore from yesterday's backup, but the restore from the downloaded .ipsw went without an error, so I have every hope that it will be fine when this is complete.
nicoeme
nicoeme - April 5, 2011 at 9:18am
Hi everyone, why redsn0w 0.9rc9 is givinig me the error "Unable to recognize specified IPSW"???? i just follow all step of this tutorial!!!
Rupert
Rupert - April 4, 2011 at 8:13pm
To do the restore you have to use tiny umbrella
Brian
Brian - April 4, 2011 at 3:36pm
I was unable to restore the downloaded .ipsw. I got an error from iTunes that my iPad "This device isn't eligible for the requested build." Apple support says that usually happens if you don't have the latest version of iTunes, but I'm running 10.2.1. It also says it can happen if you're trying to restore to an older .ipsw but obviously the one I downloaded from you here is newer than my 4.2.1 version. Any advice?
Jimbo
Jimbo - April 4, 2011 at 5:59pm
I'm having the same problem going from jb'd 10.2.1 - anybody get over this hump yet?
Lee Swain
Lee Swain - April 5, 2011 at 12:41pm
I fixed this issue by going into DFU mode before doing the restore. If you scroll down and follow the instructions (holding power for 5 seconds, then both power and home and finally releasing power), iTunes will pop up saying it recognizes an iPad in recover mode and do you want to recover. Hold the option button and press restore, then select the IPSW and continue the instructions from there. Worked perfectly for me.
james
james - April 22, 2011 at 9:16am
+1 to dfu before restore methods
Jason
Jason - April 4, 2011 at 2:20pm
I was also wondering if it is nessasary to restore. Can't I just update and jailbreak with out loosing all my settings and information? Thanks.
Jason
Jason - April 4, 2011 at 2:22pm
Does it matter if i've started from iOS 3.2.1?
T
T - April 4, 2011 at 10:01pm
You can use update instead of restore, I just did it and it worked fine.
Phil
Phil - April 4, 2011 at 12:45pm
It works with BB 07.11.00?? Ty
Phil
Phil - April 4, 2011 at 2:45pm
Working in BB 07.11.00!! Thanks a lot!!!!
Nico D
Nico D - April 4, 2011 at 6:44am
After doing a restore and jailbreak is it possible to restore my iPad backup and keep the device jailbroken? Or do I have to setup everything from scratch?
gog
gog - April 4, 2011 at 6:54am
Just sync the backup when promted during jailbreak.
Matt K
Matt K - April 4, 2011 at 2:30pm
It never gave me the option to sync the backup
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