How To Jailbreak iPad 1 Running iOS 5.0.1 Using Redsn0w

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 few weeks back, which includes fixes for bugs that was affecting battery life.
has advised iOS device users to hold off upgrading to iOS 5.0.1 until the flow for downgrading to iOS 5 is developed.
But if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 or can’t wait any longer and want to jailbreak your iPad then you’ve come to the right place. We will take you through the step by step procedure to
on iOS 5.0.1 using Redsn0w.
Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
. We will publish the guide for iPhone and iPod touch users shortly.
Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot. However, you can always install SemiTether, which allows you to reboot your iOS device with some limitations.
Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 does not support iPad 2.
 and at your own risk.
Please do not forget to backup your iPad before you proceed. You can 
 for instructions on how to backup your iPad.
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on 
Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.5 or later.
Known issue: iBooks keeps crashing after jailbreaking iPad using this method. Dev team is working hard to fix the issue.
You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPad 1 (with the assumption that you’ve already updated your iPad to iOS 5.0.1):
Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows from
 and Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Mac from
” on your desktop.
Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 currently does not recognize iOS 5.0.1 firmware file, so the trick here is to point it to iOS 5 firmware file.
Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder and then launch the Redsn0w application.
 After launching Redsn0w, click on Extras, then click on Select IPSW. Here select the iOS 5 firmware file (iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) that you had downloaded in step 2. You need to do this just once.
Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility 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). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as
(right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).
Click on the Jailbreak button.
 You will now be prompted to switch OFF your iPad and plug it to the computer. Follow the instructions and click on ‘
 You will now need to put your iPad into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
Your iPad should reboot now.
 Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.
 You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘
‘ to continue.
 You iPad will be rebooted again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.
You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘
‘ button to exit the application.
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
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
category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPad using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5.0.1 so please be cautious while installing them.
Once Redsn0w has finished jailbreaking your iPad, you will need to boot it tethered, which means that if you need to reboot your iPad it will be stuck on the Apple logo. All you need to do is rerun Redsn0w and this time click on
from the list of options and follow the on screen instructions to reboot your iPad.
If you notice the white Cydia icon (which fails to launch) after successfully jailbreaking your iPad. Then follow these steps to fix the issue.
Launch Redsn0w again.
Click on Extras and then click on Just Boot from the list of options.
You will now be prompted to plug your iPad to the computer and switch it off. Follow the instructions in the correct sequence and click on ‘
You will now need to put your iPad into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
Hold the Power button on iPad down for 3 seconds.
Now simultaneously hold the iPad and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device.
Your device will reboot and you will see the Pwnage icon on your iPad’s screen for few minutes.
After your iPad is successfully rebooted, you will see the regular Cydia icon (brown). You should now be able to launch Cydia without any issue.
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.

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