Tutorial: How to Jailbreak iPad 1G on iOS 4.3.1 Using PwnageTool 4.2 Bundle 4.3.1

PwnageTool bundle for jailbreaking the first-generation iPad on the latest iOS 4.3.1 is now available. You can use this bundle with PwnageTool 4.2 to create custom jailbroken 4.3.1 firmware files.

Unfortunately though, this is a tethered jailbreak, which means you will need to restart your iPad in a tethered-jailbroken mode on every reboot using tetheredboot utility.

We have already covered extensive tutorial on how-to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on iPhone 4. The instructions for iPad 1G are exactly the same. You can follow the instructions posted here, with some changes as explained below.

  • On Step 1, download iPad1,1_4.3.1_8G4.bundle file and move it to the location as mentioned in the instructions.

iPad 4.3.1

  • On Step 6, select “iPad” option when PwnageTool prompts to select your device:

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  • On Step 7, browse for iOS 4.3.1 for iPad.. duh
  • On Step 14, use kernelcache.release.k48 and iBSS.k48ap.RELEASE.dfu instead of kernelcache.release.n90 and iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu

iPad 4.3 Jailbreak (2)

  • On Step 15, use the following commands in Terminal:

iPad 4.3 Jailbreak (3)


Download iOS 4.3.1 iPad 1G
Download iTunes 10.2.1
Download PwnageTool 4.2
Download iOS 4.3.1 PwnageTool Bundle for iPad 1G

Looking to jailbreak iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.1? Follow the complete step by step instructions posted here to jailbreak iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.1 using PwnageTool.

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