Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
This guide is ONLY for iPad users. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can use this step by step guide to jailbreak their iPhone using limera1n. iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G users should use this step-by-step guide. iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users can use Redsn0w to jailbreak their iPod Touch.
Do not forget to backup your iPad before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPad.
Though limera1n supports iOS 3.2.2, so update your iPad to iOS 3.2.2 and then jailbreak it using limera1n (iPhone and iPod Touch users this guide is not meant for you).
This guide is only for Mac users. Windows users can checkout our step-by-step guides to:
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPod Touch secure.
Please ensure you are running iTunes 9.2 or later.
Step 1: Download the latest version of limera1n from this link and save the application on your desktop.
Step 2: Double click on the limera1n exe to launch the application.
Step 3: Please ensure that your iPad is connected to the computer.
Step 4: Click on the "make it rain” button.
Step 5: You will see that limera1n puts your iPad in recovery mode. Immediately after this, follow the instructions.
Step 6: Limera1n will be prompt you to press both the home and power buttons.
Step 7: Limera1n will be then prompt you to release the Power button. Continue to press the home button.
Step 8: You will see that limera1n has put your iPad in DFU mode. Continue to press the home button.
Step 9: While limera1n performs the exploit, you will see the limera1n logo on your iPad. At this point you can stop pressing the home button.
Step 10: When limera1n has successfully jailbroken your iPad, you will see “done” and get a message.
Step 11: You need to restart your iPad. You will notice that there is a new app called limera1n installed on your iPad.
Step 12: Launch the limera1n app to install Cydia on your iPad. Select Cydia and tap on the Install button to download and install it.
Step 13: After Cydia has been installed, it will be restrarted automatically.
Step 14: You should find Cydia on your iPad’s homescreen. If you want you can launch the limera1n app to uninstall it.
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