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How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Posted December 27, 2011 at 1:51pm by iClarified · 59789 views
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad 1 on iOS 5.0.1 using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here.

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 RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.0.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.0.1 already)
Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

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 Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

iTunes will now update your iPad to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Five
Plug your iPad into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
Your iPad will now reboot
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
Your iPad will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eleven
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.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPad 1 (Mac) [5.0.1]


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team, Chronic Dev-Team, pod2g, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iOS community.
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Chris
Chris - December 29, 2011 at 7:48am
ipad 1 32GB, 3G, on 4.3.3 jailbreak: Restoring doesn't work. Errormessage: This device isn't eligible for the requested build. Any suggestions?
Elwinsofia
Elwinsofia - December 27, 2011 at 6:15pm
iPad 1, 16GB wifi, tethered jaibreked with RedSn0w 0.9.9b9d (Mac) Today i try to go unthetered with RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 (Mac) Jailbreak finished and work, but there is 2 bugs: 1. iBooks Error: Configuration Error and Quit try reboot, reinstall, respring - same error 2. iFile from Cydia - crash try reboot, reinstall, respring - crash again edit: restore my iPad, jailbreak with RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 (Mac) iBooks crash again, iFile too
sankajse
sankajse - December 28, 2011 at 9:41pm
iPad 1, 64GB 3G+wifi, untethered jaibreked with new RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 (Mac) Jailbreak finished and work, but there is 2 bugs: 1. iBooks Error: Configuration Error and Quit try reboot, reinstall, respring - same error 2. iFile from Cydia - crash try reboot, reinstall, respring - crash again.
kincas
kincas - December 29, 2011 at 9:29am
iPad 1 32GB 3G+Wi-fi Jailbreak with RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 (Mac) Jailbreak finished and work, but there is 1 bugs: 1. iBooks Error: Configuration Error and Quit try reboot, reinstall, respring - same error Install iFile from Cydia - and it works fine Did tried first with RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 (Mac) and iBooks crash also. Did tried install iBooksfix 2 and it crash. didn't solved. Any help?
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