Step by Step Guide to Unlock and Jailbreak iOS5 or Older Firmware on Your iPad

You can jailbreak a first or second generation iPad following some fast and easy to follow steps. Read on,  this article provides vital information relating to iPad jailbreak.

Defining jailbreak.

Jailbreak, in its simplest terms is defined as a process whereby users bypass the digital file protection rights of the device (iPad) so that they can run free applications, third party applications, regular software and firmware upgrades, and free wallpapers.

Jailbreak means customization…..

Through jailbreak, users can completely customize their devices so that they can run any type of applications and software. Through jailbreak, users can download all the Apps they want by a software application known as Cydia. It is the only application that gives you the ability to download free applications. This application lets you download all the software, games, and Apps that you want. Users can even make their own applications and install it on the device. It will work fine.

How can I jailbreak my iPad??

Jailbreaking requires the users to follow some easy steps. There is only one way to jailbreak an iPad and that is through specialised jailbreaking software. The best thing about Apple devices is that their jailbreak software are almost the same and can be run on other devices as well.

As mentioned above, jailbreaking requires the users to follow step by step instructions so that they can jailbreak their device quickly.

Following steps will assist you in the jailbreak process.

Step 1– download this suitable jailbreak program. There are many software on the internet that claim a successful jailbreak but most of them are actually scams and are filled with malware and potential viruses that will only damage the device’s software/firmware. So, it is important that users read reviews before downloading a suitable software.

Step 2– download the iOS 5 firmware from the internet and save it on the desktop. This provides an ease of access when you run the jailbreak program.

Step 3– run the jailbreak application. The program will ask for the firmware. Select the firmware from the desktop and select Cydia installer to be installed in the process. This application will allow you to download free applications, third party apps, as well as the applications that are not supported or enlisted in Apple’s software category.

Step 4– Be sure to turn the device off before you connect it to the computer. This is done so that the iTunes window doesn’t pop up when you are jailbreaking your device.

Step 5– bring the device into DFU mode by holding the home and power button for ten seconds, then releasing the power button and holding the home button for another five seconds till you hear a ‘beep’. This indicates that the software has begun jailbreaking the device.

Step 6– the process will take a few minutes till it is completed.

Step 7– you will be notified as the process is completed.

What features will I unlock?

There is so much to do once you have jailbroken your iPad. Through Cydia, you can download free applications, third party applications, as well as the Apps that are not supported by Apple, Inc. Users can completely customize their device using the cool wallpapers, themes, and screen savers.   

Most of the applications are free on Cydia and some applications that are not supported by Apple can also be easily downloaded. Through Cydia users will be able to completely customize their iPad. Once the iPad is successfully jailbroken, you can use Cydia to download free applications through Wi-Fi. There is a whole world of free applications that you can download. This includes the applications supported by Apple and the ones that are not supported by Apple.

April 13th, 2013 by