Unable to Jailbreak iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by bohemianboy, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. bohemianboy macrumors newbie

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    Dear macrumors comunity

    I just got offered an iPad today. It's on 4.2, iTunes version 10.1 and I have a Mac.

    Tried both Limera1n and Greenpois0n, and both are unable to jailbreak it. With Greenpois0n I get a failed :( message and limera1n gives me a sucess message but I don't get the limera1n icon, even after a restart.

    i've jailbroken many iphones before, it's killing me that I can't pull this off :confused:

    Am I over looking something?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Use redsn0w. I don't think LM or GP have been updated for 4.2.x yet.
     
  3. bohemianboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was fearing that awnser because with Redsn0w I'd have to download the firmware right? I'm with a crappy internet connection for a few days, I don't think that would be possible. I guess I'll have to wait then. Thank you!
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Correct, with redsn0w you have to point it to the current firmware on the iDevice.
     
  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    I had a similar problem, restoring as new then doing limerain fixed it for me.

    Edit my problem was under 3.1.3...
     
  6. maturola macrumors 68040

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    that is because none of the tools can jailbreak 4.2.1. the only way to Jailbreak 4.2.1 right now is redsn0w and it is a tethered Jailbreak.

    depending on "where you got it from" you can check if that ipad got SHSHs saved for 3.2.2, downgrade to it and Jailbreka using Limera1n or GP. If not SHSHs are available, them your only option is to JB using redsnow or wait for the untethered jailbreak
     
  7. spedtea macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that? This is killing me knowing there's a way and I can't figure it out!! I've downloaded from redsnow, but lost from there. Help please!!
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Download the firmware from here, if you don't already have it.
    http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    Then, when you run redsn0w, you'll see a "browse" button. Click that button, and browse to where you saved the firmware.
     
  9. spedtea macrumors newbie

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  10. spedtea macrumors newbie

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  11. spedtea macrumors newbie

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    ok next question, is there a way to get flash or frash on ipad 4.2.1?
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think it works on 4.2.X. It never really worked on anything anyways.
     

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