Jailbreak iOS 4.3 GM On iPad Using PwnageTool

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by casey on March 8, 2011

As we know that Apple has released the Golden Master version of iOS 4.3 for iPhone iPad and iPod Touch. We are here to show you a HOW TO Guide to jailbreak iOS 4.3 GM on iPAD DEVICE using PwinageTool.

PwnageTool Bundle for iPad are also released. We will be using these bundles to jailbreak iOS 4.3 GM version.

Requirements:

  • Download PwnageTool 4.2
  • Download Golden Master iOS 4.3
  • Download iTunes 10.2
  • Mac OSX (Windows users have to wait for Sn0wbreeze)
  • PwnageTool Bundle for iOS 4.3 iPad version
  • Tetheredboot utility

You should know:

  • Do not worry, you baseband will not be upgraded.
  • Its a tethered jailbreak method.
  • Cydia show full support with iOS 4.3 Golden Master version.

STEP BY STEP HOW TO GUIDE TO JAILBREAK iOS 4.3 GM ON iPad

STEP 1:

  • Download PwnageTool Bundle for iPad.
  • Extract it download.
  • We will use iPad1,1_4.3_8F190.bundle. as we are jailbreaking iPad in this guide.
  • Place this .bundle file on your desktop.

STEP 2:

  • Download PwnageTool 4.2.
  • Place the downloaded file to /applications directory on your Mac OS X.
  • Right click on this file and select ‘Show Package Contents’

iOS-4.3-GM-Jailbreak-PwnageTool-2

STEP 3:

  • Go to Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/
  • Paste in this folder the bundle file,iPad1,1_4.3_8F190.bundle.

STEP 4:

STEP 5:

  • Run PwnageTool.
  • Select ‘Expert Mode’ from the top and select your device.

PwnageTool GM Select device

STEP 6:

  • Browse iOS 4.3 firmware IPSW you downloaded in the STEP 5.

STEP 7:

  • Press “Build” button.
  • It will automatically create a custom firmware iOS 4.3 IPSW.
  • Wait for some time for this process to be completed.

iOS-4.3-GM-Jailbreak-PwnageTool-9

iOS-4.3-GM-Jailbreak-PwnageTool-10

STEP 8:

  • Put your device in DFU Mode by following self explanatory on screen steps.

pwnageTool4.3GM-DFU1

pwnageTool4.3GM-DFU2

STEP 9:

  • Start iTunes 10.2 and connect your iPad with it.
  • Click the iOS device icon in the sidebar.
  • Now press and keep on holding the ‘Alt’ button on your Mac and click the “Restore” button (Do not ‘Update’ or ‘Check for updates’ in the iTunes). and then release the button.
  • Select the location of your custom firmware you want to restore.

STEP 10:

  • iTunes software will now restore your iPad to iOS 4.3 custom firmware. Wait for a while.
  • After this your device will be jailbroken on iOS 4.3 but we are not done. We have to boot the deivce in tethered boot.

STEP 11:

STEP 12:

  • Rename the original IPSW file to .zip and extract it.
  • We need two files from the extracted data.
  1. kernelcache.release.k48
  2. iBSS.k48ap.RELEASE.dfu

  • Create a folder and name it “tetheredboot”.
  • Copy the tetheredboot application you downloaded in STEP 12 and paste it in there.
  • Also copy and paste in there two files we have selected in STEP 13

STEP 13:

  • Turn off your device and start Terminal on your Mac and type in the following commands.

Sudo –s

  • Enter your administrator password then type in:

/Users/VeryRite/Downloads/tetheredboot/tetheredboot
/Users/VeryRite/Downloads/tetheredboot/iBSS.k48ap.RELEASE.dfu
/Users/VeryRite/Downloads/tetheredboot/kernelcache.release.k48

Note: You have to type the above commands according to your directory and user. Change ‘VeryRite’  according to your structure.

After putting the commands and pressing enter, you have to put your device in DFU mode.

  • Hold power and home button for almost 10 seconds.
  • Release the home button but keep holding the power button.
  • You device will go into the DFU mode.
  • Let the device to reboot. Terminal will be showing “Exiting Libpois0n”.
  • Your device will boot in the tethered jailbreak mode.

Thats it!

Congratulations! You have successfully jailbroken iOS 4.3 GM on your iPad.

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