Three days ago, we told you that Apple released a new version of their iOS firmware. This update was specifically released to patch the location bug that made everyone so nervous.

We warned both original iPad and iPad 2 owners to avoid updating until we had official word from the jailbreak community that it was ok. We now have confirmation that iOS 4.3.3 is indeed susceptible to the current exploit.

Earlier today, the Dev Team released updated versions of their jailbreak software. Now both PwnageTool and RedSn0w have the ability to hack Apple’s new iOS 4.3.3. If you have an original iPad and have been dying to update it to get rid of the tracking file, check out this step by step tutorial:

This jailbreak is only for the original iPad, if you have an iPad 2 click here.

Step 1: Make sure your iPad is on the latest 4.3.3 firmware. It’s also a good idea to make sure you are using the latest iTunes.

Step 2: Download RedSn0w 0.9.6.RC15 and iOS 4.3.3 for your iPad from here. I always recommend downloading everything to your desktop to help keep track of things.

Step 3: After launching RedSn0w, find the firmware you just downloaded, and click next. You’ll then be given options like customizing your boot logo, once you’ve selected what you want, click next.

Step 4: Make sure your iPad is off and connected to your computer. Then just follow the instructions to get your iPad into DFU mode.

Step 5: Once you are successfully in DFU mode, RedSn0w will start its magic. This can take a while, but after it’s done your iPad will restart.

You should now see the Cydia icon on your home screen, enjoy.

Any questions?

  • VoiceThis update version 1.2 has posted to the App Store as of 9/26.

    Voicethis is now the fastest voice dialer on the iPhone, and is the only voice dialer available that can look up and auto dial any contact in your address book of up to 2,000 names in under 1 second and without training!

    Also voice dial any contact in any language!

  • I just installed on my Iphone 3g, and it does not recognize the names and the screen locks. Any ideas? Thanks

  • James


    Try it again at version 1.4, you should be very pleased with the results.

  • Does anybody no how I can turn off the “Dial/Cancel” confirmation that come up every time I voice dial? Very annoying.



  • James

    Will this delete all the things that are currently on my ipad?

    • Garrett


      • Sarah

        Is it still ok to sync it with kruse to get music and stuff

      • Sarah

        * itunes

      • Sarah

        I meant iTunes

  • rachael

    is this unteathered??

  • rachael

    is this unteathered???

  • fsufan1026

    I am trying to jailbreak my ipad 2 4.3.3 with redsn0w 0.9.6rc16 and when I select my IPSW i get “Unable to recognize specified IPSW” I am using iPad2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore. Any ideas why I get this error?

    • Garrett

      I don’t think there is a jailbreak for the Ipad2 yet, but i know what the problem is. you have to change the pack that your in. right-click the program then select properties. go to the compatibility tab. then change the compatibility. if your on a windows vista change it to “windows XP (service pack 2)”, if your on windows 7 use “windows XP (service pack 3)

      • david

        i have the same problem but i cant fix it b cuz i dont see the compatibility tab

  • Individual

    Hi fsufan1026;
    IPAD 2 not jailbreaked yet.

  • angel

    I updated my ipad from version 4.2 to 4.3.3 USING THE ITUNES. The ipad has successfully updated the version. Now, I want to jailbreak the ipad but I can’t seem to find the downloaded file, can anybody help to this concern? Thank you

    • SmartAss

      Im facing the same problem.. Any help??

  • LittleMonster

    I need ISPW but I don’t know what to use can you please help me???????? Also is this untheathered???????? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!! Xxx

  • gvxhhh

    hey how i can remove the jailbraek

    • Skye

      Just click “restore” 🙂

  • ijjjj

    this can ruin my ipad?

  • LittleMonster

    To get rid of it go onto settings and restore to factory mode …if you can’t do it on your ipad plug it into itunes make sure it DOESNT SYNC! And restore it there 🙂 and no it won’t ruin your ipad just don’t let it sync onto itunes once you do the jailbreak and if you need to as said above restore it 🙂

  • first time out of jail

    WOrked like a charm on 3G ipad 4.3.3

    • LittleMonster

      What ISPW did you use

  • jhcjyt

    El link de RedSn0w 0.9.6rc15 para mac no sirve me descargue el PwnageTool 4.3.3 for Mac pero no se si sirva

  • Sarah

    It still syncs with iTunes as normal right?

  • George

    i still dont get it, will it work on ipad2 4.3.3???!!!!!!

  • Loki

    Hey see a few posts down that there is no jail break option for the ipad 2 yet any idea on where or when there will be ? 🙂


  • A

    Hey, I’m using Ipad 1st gen 4.3.3

    Was wondering if i can still sync with itunes after jailbreak?
    Should be able to right

  • @Loki and George – iPad 2 jailbreak does not exist yet. Were hoping it comes any day now.

    @a and Sarah – yes you can still sync with iTunes when jailbroken.

    I do know that they are no longer updating this site, so check for the latest jailbreak news – yes even for iPad stuff.

  • Nate

    U guys got a worm! Someone in your team gotta be a mole, seek him out!

  • Harry

    Hi. i just updated my software on my ipad 1 to 4.3.3 and i can’t find the firmware for it in my computer. Where can i find it or did i do something wrong? Thanks!

  • Vnie

    i dont think ipad 4.3.3 can jail break yet..

  • Key

    is the ipad 2 4.3.3 jailbreak released?

  • DevilSlayer

    IPad 2 cannot be jailbroken yet as the jailbreak isnt out.

    And those who updated their versions to 4.3.3 must sync before jailbreaking.

    I recently updated and jailbroke my Ipad 1 and Iphone 4.
    All is well.

  • DevilSlayer

    And its better to use SnowBreeze than RedSnow.

  • daniel

    i cant get the file RedSn0w 0.9.6.RC15 from this site…how do i get it??

  • Buffer

    me too. I can not get RedSn0w 0.9.6.RC15 in the link that you provide.


  • nikki

    this didn’t work for me. i have an original ipad. I followed the instructions but immediately after it was jailbroken it went blank. i had to try to start it but couldn’t. Eventually i did. now all the data is erased. tried to restore but itunes wont restore. i need help. what do i do????