Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.10 (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]
UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 that is only tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w.
This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.10 for Windows.
Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.
Important: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, if you have other device or firmware and especially if you have questions or troubles.
Please think first, before you do something.
Create a folder on your desktop (or any other folder on your computer) called Pwnage
Download the latest version RedSn0w 0.9.10 from here. Save it in the Pwnage folder.
Extract the redsn0w executable from the RedSn0w zip file into the same folder.
Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.
Select your iPad from the list of devices on the left. Create a backup by right-clicking on iPad name in Devices (iTunes left pane) and choosing Back Up.
If you are already on iOS 5.0.1 you can now skip to step three.
Download iPad firmware iOS 5.0.1 to Pwnage folder. It is better to use Firefox, because some browsers (f.e., Safari) extract ipsw:
- iPad iOS 5.0.1: iPad1,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
Open iTunes. Now hold down Option (Mac) or Shift (Windows) key and click the Restore button.
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
iTunes will ask if you want to setup your iPad as a new device or restore from the backup. Choose Restore from Backup if you want to preserve your contacts and other information.
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.
On Windows Vista or Windows 7 right click the executable and set it to run as administrator in Windows Vista/XP compatibility mode.
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
Please plug your iPad into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.
1. Hold down Power button for 3 seconds.
2. Without releasing Power button, hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
3. Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device (~15 seconds).
If you have problems try again.
iPad will reboot and redsn0w will identify the firmware version.
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.
Make sure Cydia is selected.
Click the Next button to continue
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
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 installed on the SpringBoard.
Run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.
To have access to the root file system of your iPad (via file managers like iFunBox or iPhone Explorer) install application called afc2add in Cydia.
Do not forget to change your default password if you've installed openssh.
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