How To: Jailbreak First Gen iPad Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 [Mac OS X]

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here! The iPhone Dev-Team have finally released RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 to Jailbreak the iOS 5.0.1 firmware untethered. In this specific how to guide from you will learn how to Jailbreak the first-generation iPad untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 on the Mac OS X operating system.

Note #1: If you are already Jailbroken tethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware you may want to use the Corona 5.0.1 Untether Cydia package instead. Click here for more information.

Note #2: This is not the iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak.

RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 Untethered Jailbreak

Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 for Mac OS X using the download mirror below or through the iJailbreak Downloads Section.

Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 (Mac OS X)

Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 (Mac OS X)

Step 2: Once you have downloaded RedSn0w you will need to launch it by double clicking on the redsn0w app.

Step 3: With RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 up and running you will need to click the Jailbreak button.

Step 4: After clicking the Jailbreak button you will come to a screen where you will need to put your iPad into DFU mode. Read through and follow the instructions presented to you which is to plug in and power off your iPad and click then next button when you are ready to begin the DFU mode process.

Step 5: When you click the next button you will need to follow the instructions presented to you in real-time to put your iPad into DFU mode.

  • Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
  • Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
  • Without releasing the home button, stop holding down the power button for up to 15 seconds.


Step 6: After you successfully enter DFU mode RedSn0w will begin preparing your iPad for the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak.

Step 7: Once RedSn0w has finished preparing your iPad for the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak you will be asked you to specify options to go along with your Jailbreak. If you are simply re-jailbreaking your iPad that is running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware jailbroken tethered then you will want to uncheck the install Cydia option. On the flip side, if this is your first time Jailbreaking your iPad running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware then you will want to make sure you have the install Cydia option checked.

Step 8: After you have specified your Jailbreak options you can click the next button and RedSn0w will begin jailbreaking your iPad. DO NOT interrupt or use the computer during this time. When your iPad is finished being jailbroken it will reboot into an untethered state.

Step 9: To ensure that this iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak worked you will need to power off your iPad and then simply power on your iPad and wait for it to reboot itself. If your iPad reboots into a usable state then this Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak worked!

Troubleshooting:  If you are having troubles using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 to Jailbreak your iPad Untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware, then we suggest you try the PwnageTool 5.0.1 or restore to the iOS 5.0.1 firmware and try Jailbreaking your iPad fresh using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 again.

Congratulations! You have just Jailbroken your first-generation iPad Untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 on your Mac computer. For more how to jailbreak guides visit our official How To Jailbreak Section. Don’t forget to leave any questions in the comments below…

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  • Jiho1206

    So no release for iPad2 yet?

  • flytrap77

    Problems with Cydia after jailbreak. My jailbreak apps will not load up.

  • wilz34


    I tried jailbreaking my ipad 1 and it seems like okay, however, whenever I try to load my downloaded apps. I always get an error which says my apps “failed to installed”. Did anyone encountered this one?