Jailbreak iPad 4.3.1 Untethered Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 [How to Guide]

By  at Monday, April 04, 2011  

The iPhone dev-team has released the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 few hours ago, here's the full guide to bring untethered jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 for your iPad. check out the guide after the break.

Note : If you rely on unlock, don't use Redsn0w, you have to update to iOS 4.3.1 with preserving the old baseband via custom firmware , you can follow this guide (Sn0wbreeze Windows) or this guide (PwnageTool Mac)

Step 1: Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w (download links at the end) and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.3.1 firmware from below links and place it in the same folder.

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.

Step 2: Connect your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.

Select your iPad from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down "Option" and click the "Restore" button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPad.

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.1 firmware ipsw. Click the "Choose" button to continue.

Step 3: Once iTunes has finished updating your iPad to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

Step 4: Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button

Step 5: Select the 4.3.1 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.

Step 6: Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.

Step 7: RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data

Step 8: From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button to continue

Step 9: Please plug your iPad into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button

Step 10: RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step 11: Your iPad will now reboot

Step 12: RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.

Step 13: Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPad finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Windows)
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 (Mac)

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc12 (Windows)
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc12 (Mac)
Download iOS 4.3.1 for  iPad 
Download iTunes 10.2.1 for Windows / Mac OS X

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