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Hi I'm new to this whole jailbreaking thing and from what I've read so far the greenpois0n jailbreak seems to delete the apple store, so what is the recommended jailbreak to use for the iPad? (with the least amount of problems), I have a lot of apps so I really don't want to do a restore if something doesn't work.

It would be great to hear from someone who's already jailbroken their iPad, thanks!

asked 05 Mar '11, 21:33

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Run the latest redsn0w then run greenpois0n over it is good and sn0wbreeze and PwnageTool is very good but requires a restore, so back up everything. greenpois0n by itself is usually fine as long as it's run in compatibility mode as an administrator, it worked for my iPad. Best of luck and have a good future with jailbreaking! Cheers!


answered 05 Mar '11, 21:36

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Thanks for that, what does redsn0w do?


answered 05 Mar '11, 21:40

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It installs Cydia and tethers your iPad, then just run greenpois0n on top of it to untether it.

(05 Mar '11, 21:41) perfectpete216 perfectpete216's gravatar image

I'm trying to use redsn0w now but the program wants an IPSW file, how do I find this?

(06 Mar '11, 02:36) reina reina's gravatar image

Either in your 'ipad software updates' folder (google its location) or download one from

(06 Mar '11, 03:58) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

Thanks all, I managed to jailbreak using redsn0w then greenpois0n! Now installing ifunbox to check how this is going to work


answered 06 Mar '11, 04:58

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So you have missing icons? I jailbroke both my ipads with GP and didn't have any issues.

(06 Mar '11, 05:21) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image
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