How To Jailbreak iPad 1 On iOS 4.3.2 Using Redsn0w [Windows / Mac]

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Redsn0w is one of the most popular jailbreaking tool developed by the iPhone Dev Team. iPhone Dev team released Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14, which allows iPad 1 users to jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 (untethered).

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPad on iOS 4.3.2 using Redsn0w.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPad 1 users only. This guide is not meant for iPhone and iPod Touch users. Step-by-step guide for iPhone and iPod Touch users will be available shortly.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPad may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPad before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPad.
  • After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPad secure.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.2 or later.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 doesn’t support iPad 2 currently as Apple has fixed the jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 4.3.1.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPad 1:

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 (Mac and Windows) and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: You need to download iOS 4.3.2 firmware file (use Firefox or Chrome to download the firmware file instead of using Internet Explorer or Safari):

iOS 4.3.2 firmware file for iPad 1 (iPad1,1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore.ipsw)

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder.

Step 4: Connect your iPad to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.

Skip steps 5 and 6, if your iPad has already been upgraded to iOS 4.3.2.

Step 5: From the ‘Devices‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPad device. Now, hold down the Shift button (Option button for Mac users) and click the ‘Restore‘ button.

Step 6: Navigate to the Redsn0w folder on the desktop and select the downloaded iOS 4.3.2 firmware file (iPad1,1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘Choose‘ button to let iTunes update your iPhone with the required firmware. You will be asked to setup your iPad 1 either from a previous backup or setup as a new iPad, select the backup you want for your device (ideally should be the most recent one). Wait for iTunes to finish.

Step 7: Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application. If you’re a Windows XP user then try running Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’) while Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP).

Step 8: You will be asked to select the corresponding IPSW file. Click on the Browse button and select the iOS 4.3.2 firmware file (iPad1,1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore.ipsw).

Step 9: Redsn0w will verify the firmware file and inform you if it has successfully identified it. Click on ‘Next‘ to proceed.

Step 10: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.

Step 11: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘Next‘ to continue.

Step 12: You will now be prompted to switch OFF your iPad and plug it to the computer. Follow the instructions and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:

Step 13: You will now need to put your iPad into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on iPad down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the iPad and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w identifies the device:

Step 14: Your iPad should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 15: Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 16: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘Finish‘ button to exit the application.

Step 17: Your iPad will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPad should be successfully jailbroken. You should find Cydia jailbreak app on your iPad’s home screen.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPad, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPad using the Cydia app.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments.

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  • Thepartyguy

    Ipad2 WHEN?????????

    • Isit420?

      Seriously. I’m fucking dying here !

  • ZedSefi

    I am having problems here, my iPad is acting like crazy and giving me blinking lights after jailbreaking with any of Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze. It keeps trying to boot for few seconds then u see funny flashing lights with various colors, then it crashes and reboot again and remain in this loop.
    Is anybody else having this problem? I had to roll back to 4.3.1, I’m gutted! :(

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Easy and fast, that was quick

  • jdbwell

    my ipad 1 is on 4.3.2 and I’m trying to jailbreak following the instructions above. however, I can not seem to get past step 15. I’ve tried 6 times and keep getting stuck on the “uploading ramdisk” screen. The progress bar on my desktop has shown anywhere from 10-80% complete, but never goes any further. any ideas?

    I’m on windows 7, and itunes is on version 10.2.2.12.

  • gtoledo

    i tried to upgrade to 4.3.2 but it won’t work so i tried resetting. now i’m stuck on the apple logo., i tried booting tethered through redsnow but still gets stuck at the apple logo. pls help. my version is 4.2.1 and i just updated my itunes.

  • suppies`

    Worked great for me. THank you soo much!!

  • Pagn22

    So easy thank you so much it was a complete breeze!!!

  • Furious

    Worked for me somewhat. Have the Cydia Store but no jailbreak apps…please help

  • dave

    mine says downloading jailbreak data…what to do?

  • dave

    how long am i supposed to wait…when will i have to quit the app..red snow quit unexpectedly and it shows “downloading jailbreak data” what am i supposed to do?

  • dave

    cant find cydia..fuck

  • SaTan

    Easy as pi

  • Robert Ashford

    Yippie! Thank you for step-by-step. It worked flawlessly.

  • Hellmy

    Does this work well?….if I found ‘downloading jailbreak data’, what must I do?…..