Limera1n is the new jailbreaking tool released by geoh0t. Geoh0t had been working on this tool for quiet a long time and according to him this tool can jailbreak any version of iPhoneOS and iOS. You can jailbreak your latest iPad running the latest update of the firmware using this tool. Just follow the below steps and it will take you only 1-2 minutes to complete the whole process. If you are wondering why I am writing this howto now, because I just jailbreaked my iPad with limera1n.
Step 1: Update your iPad to latest firmware i.e iPhone OS 3.2.2 if you have not already. If you have bought the iPad recently it must already have the latest.
Step 2: Download limera1n from http://www.limera1n.com/
Step 3: Connect your iPad to your computer via USB cable, make sure to close iTunes when it is launched upon connecting the iPad.
Step 4: Launch the limera1n on your computer and click the “Make it rain” button. and then keep an eye on the limera1n window on your computer.
Step 5: Limera1n will instruct you to hold the Home+Power button, press both the buttons simultaneously.
Step 6: After few seconds limera1n will instruct you to release the power button, keep the home button pressed but release the power button.
Step 7: Then limera1n will show you that the device is in DFU mode.. and soon the limera1n icon will appear on your iPad screen during which limera1n will perform the exploit on the device.
Step 8: As soon as the limera1n performs the exploit on the device the iPad will shutdown and limera1n will show you the “Done” message on your computer screen.
Step 9: Boot your iPad and then click on the limera1n app in your iPad.
Step 10: Select the Cydia package and click Install.
Enjoy your new jailbroken iPad with latest iPhone OS 3.2.2
So you own an iPad and you are one of those curious people who want to break into things to see how they work? Or you don’t like being restricted and controlled by Apple. What ever your reasons are the iPhone OS hackers were able to Jailbreak the iPad in just 24 hours of its availability in Apple Stores. So, here is the little guide to help you jailbreak your iPad running on iPhone OS 3.2.
NOTE: First you should take backup of your SHSH blobs so you can restore to iPhone OS 3.2, later.
We will use Spirit to jailbreak the iPad. Using Spirit is very simple. Follow the steps below to Jailbreak the device.
Step 1: Most important step, backup your device using iTunes.
Step 2: Download the Spirit jailbreak for Mac OS, Windows or Linux, depending on the OS you are using. [ Alternate link for Windows Spirit ]
Step 3: Connect your iPad to your computer.
Step 4: Run the Spirit jailbreak application. If you are on Window run it as administrator.
Step 5: Click the “Jailbreak” button.
Step 6: Upon successful jail-breaking you will see the message on Spirit “Jailbreak complete” and the “Quit” button, also the iPad will restart.
Step 7: When the iPad is booted again, you will see the Cydia app store installed.
Thats it. Enjoy your jail-broken iPad, you can download and install any application you want, the applications you install does not have to be approved from Apple. Do you have an iPad? Have you jail-broken it? Or will you jailbreak it?
UPDATE: This howto is obsolete, please follow the steps mentioned on Save SHSH Blobs of your iPad/iPhone and iPod touch before upgrading to iOS 4.2
SHSH Blob needs to be saved if you want to jailbreak your iPad. If you don’t save SHSH Blob all your Jailbroken functionality will be lost if Apple may release the new firmware. Why it needs to be saved? we will see later in more detail. But first let me tell you what the heck is SHSH Blobk or ECID SHSH anyway?
SHSH Blobs are basically signature of your firmware installed on your iDevice. They are checked against Apple servers and allow you to restore a particular firmware on your device. This applies to all devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. When Apple releases new firmware it stops signing the old firmware and hence you can’t restore back to older firmware through iTunes.
You must have got the idea why you need to save SHSH Blob before, let me give you a bit more insight on this. The developer of Cydia has configured a server which provides Apple like verification service and can save your SHSH signature to allow you to downgrade or restore the older firmware. So if you don’t have your SHSH blob saved and update your firmware you know that you will lose your jailbroken functionality, not only that but you won’t be able to downgrade to older firmware or rejailbreak your device.
There are numerous ways to store SHSH blob but the most easiest is to use AutoSHSH. Follow the steps below to save your SHSH using AutoSHSH.
Step 1: Backup your device. Open iTunes connect your iPad and make a backup.
Step 2: Download AutoSHSH (rapidshare link). (Note: You will also need JVM installed on your machine).
Step 3: Connect your device in recovery mode by turning your iPad off and then pressing “Home” button while connecting to USB cable, keep Home button pressed until you see “Connect to iTunes” message on your iPad.
Step 4: Start AutoSHSH which you downloaded in Step 1.
Step 5: Click the “Grab my SHSH blobs Automatically” button.
Step 6: AutoSHSH will ask you the location to store your blobs. Select a safe location.
Congratulations you have saved your SHSH blobs, now you can go and jailbreak your iPad.