How to Jailbreak iPad with Redsn0w 0.9.7 Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1
We thought that there would not be untethered jailbreak for iPad before the New Year. We were mistaken, as a new untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 has been recently released by the Dev Team.
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All iPad users who understand benefits of iPad jailbreak were expecting this untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak utility before Christmas Eve. They were upset to see Comex’s post on Twitter that said, I think I’m going to miss my Christmas deadline. He was sure that iPad owners would not get an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 by this date.
It should be mentioned that Dev-Team had a plan B if things went wrong. However, you’ll need saved SHSH blobs for iOS 4.2b3 in order to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad using this method.
Comex promises to obtain another, userland-based method for untethered iPhone and iPad jailbreak iOS 4.2.1. That solution should almost certainly be compatible with all current iOS 4.2 devices, even the new A4-based ones which are iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4G.
The utility released by the Dev Team that allows jailbreak iPad on iOS 4.2.1 is called Redsn0w 0.9.7. This new version of Redsn0w is not completely finalized, but it still can help you to jailbreak your iDevice if you are using the latest iOS 4.2.1.
The launch if this beta version of Redsn0w 0.9.7 jailbreak for iPad was announced by Comex and MuscleNerd on Twitter. It is highly recommended to be used by beta testers only.
Bugs and Issues: Testers ONLY!
Keep in mind that Redsn0w 0.9.7b untethered jailbreak for iPad isn’t ready for general public yet. It has been released by the Dev Team for testers only.
Hackers are doing their best to fix all bugs and problems now. Currently there are 3 beta versions of Redsn0w 0.9.7b, and the latest one should fix native application crashes on your tablet and problems you might have faced with embedded iTunes videos and different non-GUI programs.
If you would like to test this jailbreaking utility to your own risk, you can follow a detailed guide below. Remember that iPad jailbreak is legal in the USA now, as long as you don’t download copyrighted content dishonestly.
If you want to wait till the Dev Team releases a final version of Redsn0w 0.9.7, do not bother testing its beta3 and follow the news on iPads House.
How to Jailbreak iPad with Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 (Mac)
This is a step by step guide which should help you to perform an iPad jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.9.7b1. For now this jailbreaking tool works for Mac users only.
Before you can perform an untethered jailbreak, you should first jailbreak iPad on iOS 4.2.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.6b4.
When you jailbroke your iPad with Redsn0w 0.9.6b4, you need to make sure that your 4.2b3 SHSH blobs are saved by Cydia. To find this out, tap on Cydia to see the status. It should say SHSH: 4.2b3.
Now it’s time to download Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 for Mac for your iPad.
Remember that you get a beta version of Redsn0w that is why you should also download and install Usbmuxd for your Mac.
Let’s do some programming. Launch terminal in python-client directory. Now type in these commands:
chmod +x tcprelay.py
./tcprelay.py -t 22:2222
Launch Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 which you downloaded in Step #3. Now select IPSW for iOS 4.2.1.
Wait till Redsn0w completes iOS 4.2.1 verification process. Select next to let the program prepare for jailbreak.
Download iOS 4.2 beta 3 (a download link for developers who should log in first, and an alternative download link for other users) and choose Jailbreak Monte (untether) on Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 options page. Remember to choose the iOS 4.2 beta 3 IPSW that you have just downloaded and press next.
Turn off your iPad, and put it into DFU mode following the onscreen instructions. Let Redsn0w complete the untethered jailbreaking process.
When the process is over, you can enjoy your successfully untether iOS 4.2.1 jailbreaked iPad.
The upcoming versions of Redsn0w should bring support for Windows users. Hopefully Usbmuxd will be built-in for simple and comfortable process of untether jailbreaking of your iPad.
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