iPad 4.3.2 Mac Jailbreak

Apple has released iOS 4.3.2 for the iPad 1 and it has already been jailbroken. Keep in mind that it is tethered jailbreak which means that your iPad will boot into jailbroken state everytime you do a soft reset or reboot. Here are the instructions / guide on how to jailbreak your iPad 4.3.2 using PwnageTool.

iPad 4.3.2 Mac Jailbreak

UPDATE – Here is my iPad 4.3.2 untethered mac jailbreak guide

First, you will have to get the pwnagetool bundle from the link given at the bottom of the post. Extract it and you will find a “iPad1,1_4.3.2_8H7.bundle”. Move this to your desktop. Then, download the pwnagetool 4.3 from the link given at the bottom of the post and copy it to the /Applications directory. Right click on it and select “show package contents” from the pop-up menu as shown in the picture given below.

iPad 4.3.2 pwnagetool

Start the finder and navigate to “Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/”. Paste the “iPad1,1_4.3.2_8H7.bundle” I mentioned in the previous step. Now, we are going to make a Ramdisk for the iOS 4.3.2. For that, we will need to install “Universal Ramdisk maker” (link is given below). Install it and run it.

iPad 4.3.2 pwnage tool guide

Then download the 4.3.2 for the iPad and move it to your desktop. Start the pwnagetool and select expert mode. Select the iPad from the three images being shown in the window.

iPad ios 4.3.2 pwnage tool

Browse for the iPad 4.3.2 firmware you downloaded earlier and select “build”. This will create custom jailbroken firmware for your iPad.

iPad 4.3.2 mac jailbreak guide

Now, we will need the iPad enter DFU mode.

* Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
* Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
* You iPad should now be in DFU mode

Start iTunes and select iPad from the sidebar. Hold CMD key and click on Restore button. Browse for the custom firmware that you created in the previous step. This will flash the firmware to your iPad.

Now, as I mentioned earlier in this iPad jailbreak guide, this is a tethered jailbreak. So to boot it, we will have to use Tetherboot. Download tetheredboot for iPad and extract it. We need two files for custom 4.3.2 IPSW firmware. These files are kernelcache.release.k48 and iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu. We will make a copy of the custom IPSW file we created earlier and change its extension from IPSW to .zip. Extract this file then. Copy kernelcache.release.k48 and iBSS.k48ap.RELEASE.dfu files under /Firmware/dfu/ . Move all of these files along with the tetheredboot utility to a new folder called “tetheredboot” on the desktop.

Then, turn off the iPad and start the terminal app on your Mac. Type in these commands:

sudo -s

Enter your password. Enter these (replace “jazz” by your username) and press enter.

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

 

You will asked to enter DFU mode. For this:

* Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
* Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
* You iPad should now be in DFU mode

Wait for few seconds for your iPad to boot. Terminal will now showing “Exiting libpois0n”. After sometime, your iPad will boot in to jailbreak state.

[pwnage bundle 4.3.2] [pwnagetool 4.2 download link] [download universal Ramdisk maker]

Note – This jailbreak guide is only for the iPad 1 not iPad 2. Read this article for iPad 2 4.3.3 jailbreak guide.