How to Jailbreak iPad on iOS 4.3 GM Using PwnageTool [Guide]
PwnageTool bundle for jailbreaking iOS 4.3 on iPad has been released. You can use this bundle with existing version of PwnageTool to create custom firmware files that are jailbroken for the first-generation iPad.
The jailbreak though will be tethered, which means that you will have to boot into jailbroken state using ‘tetheredboot’ utility on every reboot.
Step 1: Download the .zip file that contains PwnageTool bundle for iPad. Unzip it to a folder and inside that folder there will be a file named .bundle file iPad1,1_4.3_8F190.bundle. Put this file to your desktop.
Step 2: Download PwnageTool 4.2 and place it in /Applications directory. Show the Package contents by right clicking and then clicking on “Show Package Contents”.
Step 3: Inside Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/ copy and paste the iPad1,1_4.3_8F190.bundle file.
Building iOS 4.3 Custom Firmware
Step 4:Download the official iOS 4.3 GM firmware for iPad and move it to your desktop.
Step 5: Run PwnageTool in “Expert mode”, Select your device that you want to jailbreak (that is iPad):
Step 6: In this step, a file browser will open when you click “Browse for IPSW”. Here select the .ipsw file that you downloaded in one of the previous step.
Step 7: Click “Build” to select it. Custom firmware creation will start.
Step 8: PwnageTool shows the following screen when IPSW building is in progress.
Step 9: Enter your device in DFU mode. PwnageTool will show the following screen when your device successfully enters DFU mode. An iOS device can be entered in DFU mode by holding power and home buttons for 10 seconds and then releasing the power button while holding the home button for further 10 seconds.
Restore iOS 4.3 Custom Firmware on iPad Using iTunes
Step 10: The custom cooked iOS firmware can be restored via iTunes. In iTunes, open your iOS device and click “Restore” button while holding “alt/option” key on Mac and “Shift” key on Windows. This will open a file browser that will allow you to select the custom .ipsw firmware file.
Step 11: iTunes will automatically reboot your device to a jailbroken state running iOS 4.3 when it’s done with restoring process.