Original iPad owners didn’t have much reason to update to the new 4.3.2 firmware released by Apple last week. The upgrade fixed FaceTime issues and the Verizon iPad 2 connectivity problem, but didn’t contain any improvements for 1st generation tablets.

However if you did update, or would like to, there is a jailbreak available. RedSn0w was recently updated to support the new software. So for folks that have an original iPad on iOS 4.3.2, let me show you how easy it is to jailbreak it.

This is a simplified tutorial. For a full step by step guide, see the full RedSn0w Tutorial. Just make sure to get the latest version of RedSn0w. This is only for original iPad owners, as there is still no iPad 2 jailbreak available.

Step 1: Make sure your iPad is on the latest firmware, and that you have the newest version of iTunes.

Step 2: Download the latest version of RedSn0w (rc14) here. Download it to your desktop to make it easier to find.

Step 3: Launch the application and follow the on screen instructions, they’re super simple.

Step 4: After selecting your 4.3.2 firmware and letting the software do its thing, you’ll need to put your iPad into DFU mode. Power + Home button for 10 seconds and then Home button alone for 10 seconds.

Step 5: If you do this correctly, RedSn0w will work its magic. After it’s done, your iPad will restart and you should see the Cydia icon!

Any questions?

  • DreamJ

    You won’t believe how many times I check this website everyday hoping for an ipad2 jailbreak :/

  • joe moore

    hi, havent jailbroken for an ios device for a long time, so cant remember, but when i use this jailbreak on my ipad, will i lose everything on it and have to reinstall, or will everything still be there?

  • joe moore

    and also, well done to the dev team for making a jailbreak and thank you for all previous jailbreaks and unlocks 🙂

  • Cody

    when you jailbreak, you install custom software in place of your current, so yes it overwrites everything. But you will be able to restore from your backups as usual.

  • Hiroto

    Can it really be used to jailbreak Ipad2 4.3.2?
    Anyone tried and successful?

  • Hiroto

    Can it really be used to jailbreak Ipad2 4.3.2?
    Anyone try and success?

  • Joe moore

    After leaving the first comment, yes it works perfectly, not had any problems at all with it!

  • Sheldon

    Can I use this safely on my iPad 2?

  • Kero

    Joe moore, thanks to let us know… but we gonna use (iPad)4.3.2 or (iPad2) 4.3.2? to jailbreaking iPad2.?

    • Randy

      There is currently no jailbreak for ipad2 4.3.x. Just wait patiently.

  • Sheldon

    So this jailbreak will work on a iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3?

  • Earl

    I am new to jailbreaking. I want to jailbreak my iPad1 and I have downloaded 4.3.3 and Redsnow. My iPad is currently running ios 4.3.2. Should i update to 4.3.3 in iTunes FIRST? Or do I use the 4.3.3 file that I downloaded? Thank you for the tutorial and links.

  • Randy

    No jailbreak for ipad2 4.3.x yet. Wait patiently.

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