How To: Jailbreak iOS 4.3.4 With RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 On iPad (First-Generation)

This guide will show you how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.4 tethered on iPad (first-generation) using RedSn0w 0.9.8b3. For more information about a tethered jailbreak, click here.

Noted from the Dev-Team:

  • For the convenience of kernel hackers like @comex and @i0n1c, we have a new redsn0w0.9.8b3 that supports a TETHERED jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 on all devices that have 4.3.4 except the iPad2.
  • The vast majority of people will want to stay back at 4.3.3 because that’s where the untethered jailbreak is!
  • There are no new features in 4.3.4 — only fixes for jailbreak exploits.

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 and iOS 4.3.4 from our iJailbreak Downloads Section (click here).

Step 2) – Upgrade/Restore to iOS 4.3.4 via iTunes.

Step 3) – Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 to your desktop, you will need to launch it. Do this now by clicking the executable file (for Windows) or by clicking the application (for Mac OS X).

Step 4) – Once RedSn0w is up and running, you will simply need to browse for the iOS 4.3.4 firmware.

Windows Note: Your iDevice’s firmware files are stored in the following directory:

Windows Vista & 7: C:UsersAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates
Windows Xp: C:Documents and SettingsApplication DataApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates

Mac OS X Note: Your iDevice’s firmware files are stored in the following directory:

~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates

If you can’t find your iPad iOS 4.3.4 firmware file, you can download your corresponding firmware file by clicking here.

Once you successfully select your firmware file through RedSn0w it will say “Processing firmware” then “IPSW successfully identified”.

Click the next button to continue (when you do this RedSn0w will begin preparing jailbroken data).

Step 5) – The next screen you will be brought to is a screen that features multiple checkboxes. The only checkbox that must be enabled is Cydia (as this is the default jailbreak installer); the rest of the checkboxes are optional and should only be checked if you know what you are doing.

When you have ensured “Install Cydia” is checked you can click the next button.

Step 6) – From this next screen the only thing left for you to do is put your iPad into DFU mode. You will need to make sure that you turn your iPad off, and you plug your iPad into the computer before clicking the next button.

Once you have done this, click the next button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 7) – Once your iPad is into DFU mode, RedSn0w will handle the rest of the jailbreaking process. You just need to sit back and watch RedSn0w perform its jailbreaking magic. Once your iPad is done being jailbroken, you should see Cydia on your SpringBoard. This means the jailbreak has been carried out successfully. Congratulations on jailbreaking your iPad (first-generation) tethered on the iOS 4.3.4 firmware.

NOTE: How to boot tethered jailbroken iPad (first-generation) after reboot, launch RedSn0w and select “Just boot tethered right now”.

Let us know if you were able to jailbreak your iPad (first-generation) with RedSn0w 0.9.8b3 in the comments section below. Also if you experienced any difficulties please share them with us and we will try our best to help you out.

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  • Macautip

    after i jailbreak, my ipad show a cydia logo with white color. But, no matter how many time i click the icon and restart also re-jailbreak ipad, it totally no respond to run the cydia. please help….

  • John Frank

    you have to boot tethered

  • Kristen Gaico 1997

    Does it work on iPad 2

  • Neowster

    just to shared, followed the instructions and it works for ipad 1 4.3.4

  • PetruCakep

    if my ipad was on 4.3.3, do i still need into step 2 or just move from 1 to 3??? thx for your advice

  • PetruCakep

    sorry, typo.. i mean if my ipad already in 4.3.4