How to Jailbreak iPad on iOS 5.1.1 Using Redsn0w

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iPhone Dev team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 that includes support for untethered iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G.

In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step procedure to jailbreak your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 using Redsn0w for both Mac and Windows users.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPad users.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 supports 5ntethered jailbreak.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 supports iPad 3, iPad r, iPad 1 running on iOS 5.1.1 .
  • Please ensure your iPad is on iOS 5.1.1 (Settings –> General –> About –> Version should be 5.1.1) before proceeding.
  • 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.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes.
  • Important: iPad 1 users who have a lot of media on your device, then you can jailbreak your iOS device by putting it in DFU mode (we’ll update this guide with additional instructions for it shortly).

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

Step 1: Download the latest version of Redsn0w from this link and save it in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder and then launch the Redsn0w application.

Windows users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 3: After launching Redsn0w, click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 4: Redsn0w will start the jailbreak process and go through the following three steps:

1. Preparing

2. Processing

3. Finishing up

Step 5: Once the three steps are completed, Redsn0w will inform you that the jailbreak was successfully installed. But please wait, leave your device alone. Your iPad will reboot on its own. After it has rebooted, wait for it respring again.

After the respring, your iPad will be successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on the Home screen (please note that the Cydia icon may not be on the first page, so don’t assume that your iPad hasn’t been successfully jailbroken, use Spotlight to search for it).

After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPad secure.

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 and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

If you want to show your appreciation for iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak team’s hard work, then don’t forget to give them a donation using the link on the Redsn0w application.

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  • Kelly

    Can u invent one that actually works for an iPad 2 iOS 5.1 or 5.1.1PLZ?

    • Hi Kelly,
      Before Jail break IPAD 2 or 3 you must need to update IOS to 5.1.1, Only IOS 5.1.1 is possible jailbreak. And 5.1 not possible to jailbreak for IAPD 2.

  • ipad2users

    great job bro!

  • Benedict Tyers

    when i go to jail break, on the first stage it says “Error copying keychain data”. Any help?

    • Josh

      Hey, I got the same message. I went into Settings and restored the iPad to factory settings. Then the jailbreak worked perfectly. The only problem is now I have to sit there for an hour while it syncs again…

  • Benedict Tyers

    Also i am on a iPad 3

  • Andy Tan

    I installed Cyndia but I need the installus for app download. How can i find Installus?

  • Illk

    I guess this is related, but I the mods are reading, I think a post regarding how RetinaPad screws a jailbroken iPad 3, DO NOT INSTALL IT!!!

  • rav

    After running the application in Windows, it backs up around 87% and says “Error 2000”. Please advise

  • jud

    am getting same thing, backing up to 92% then saying “Error 2000”, any advice please.

  • i clicked the link to know how to install apps but i don’t see any post explaining it. how do i do it? :S

  • :(

    ‘Service wouldn’t start (3985)’. What now?

  • myer

    ipad stuck on backup 89 % what shall i do

  • x y z

    hey i have windows 7 and i downloaded 0.9.12 be1 and as i run it comes error code 2000

  • x y z

    what should i do