How To Jailbreak iPad On iOS 4.2.1 Using Greenpois0n [Windows]

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Chronic Dev Team just released greenpois0n to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 for Windows for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 4G,iPod Touch 3G and iPad.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iPad on iOS 4.2.1 using greenpois0n.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed:

  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPad may void its warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • This guide is meant for iPad users only. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can checkout this step-by-step guide and iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G users can checkout this step-by-step guide.
  • Greenpois0n supports iOS 4.2.1 and iOS 4.1. So you need to first update your iPad with iOS 4.1 or iOS 4.2.1 to use greenpois0n.
  • Please note that this guide is only meant for Windows users. Mac users can checkout this guide.
  • Do not forget to backup your iPad before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPad.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes, iTunes 10.1 or later.
  • After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPad secure.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPad:

  1. Go to http://www.greenpois0n.com/ and click on the Windows icon to download the latest version of greenpois0n. If the greenpois0n site is down then you can checkout this mirror site.
  2. Double click the greenpois0n zip file to extract the file and double click greenpois0n to launch the application.
  3. Next connect your iPad to the computer and power it off.
  4. Then click on the Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU) button.
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  5. You will be prompted to put your iPad DFU mode. Greenpois0n will take you through the necessary steps.
  6. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for 2 seconds.
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  7. Keep holding the Sleep/Wake button and also simultaneously also press and hold the Home button for 15 seconds.
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  8. Then release the Sleep/Wake button but continue holding the Home button for 15 seconds.
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  9. Once the iPad enters DFU mode, you should see Ready to Jailbreak, now click on the Jailbreak button.
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  10. You should see greenpois0n jailbreaking your iPad.
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  11. After jailbreaking is complete, you should see the Quit button, click Quit button to close the application. You should see text in verbose mode scrolling on your iPad’s screen.
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  12. Your iPad will reboot. After it has rebooted, you’ll notice that there is a new Loader application on your iPad’s home screen.
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  13. Tap on it to launch it. Select Cydia and then tap on Install Cydia button.
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  14. After you have successfully installed Cydia, you can uninstall the Loader application as it is no longer required. Tap on the Options button and then Remove Loader.app button to uninstall it.
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  15. That’s it, your iPad is successfully jailbroken and you should see Cydia on the homescreen. Reboot your iPad and launch Cydia to install the latest updates.
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If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPhone, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPhone using the Cydia app, which is the App Store for jailbreak apps.

Troubleshooting steps:

  • You can checkout our post with all the troubleshooting tips if you had problems jailbreaking your iPad.
  • If you don’t see Cydia in the Loader app after launching it then you can install Cydia using Redsn0w 0.9.6 RC8 (download link). You should just tick Cydia from the list of options and don’t use the Monte option.
  • Greenpois0n recommends a clean restore so if the above steps don’t work then you can try to restore your iPad if you desperately want a jailbreak as it is not ideal.
  • Connect your iPad directly to your computer (not via a USB hub).

As always, let us know how it goes and if you have a tip that helped you jailbreak your iPad using greenpois0n successfully then do share it in the comments section below.

[via iClarified]

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