It’s finally here. The tool you need to jailbreak your iPad. The Spirit jailbreak is available to download now, from their website. It works on Mac and Windows, to jailbreak ALL Apple iDevices, on OS 3.1.3, and 3.2, untethered. Also, another reminder to back up your SHSH blobs.
Although, you can now jailbreak your iPad, the application for installing 3rd party apps, Cydia, is still in beta , for the iPad. A lot of apps and tweaks you might be used to on your iPhone, are still not working on the iPad yet.
The Spirit website gives this warning:
Note: On iPad, all this is still sort of beta. Some packages in Cydia, not designed for iPad, might screw up your system and require you to restore. Be careful. (And no, Cydia’s appearance is not final.)
That being said, we’ll give you a quick tutorial on jailbreaking your iPad. This will work for the first iPad, and the iPad 3G. Both have identical firmwares. The Spirit website gives you these fine points to read over, before attempting this jailbreak:
- Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the latest firmwares.
- Spirit is not a carrier unlock.
- If you currently are using a tethered jailbreak, you have to restore to use Spirit. Do not upgrade if you use an unlock on an iPhone 3G or 3GS. (You can, however, restore to 3.1.2 if you have SHSH blobs for that version.)
- Any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2.
- An activated device: one not stuck on the Connect to iTunes or Emergency Call screen.
- Any version of iTunes 9 (including 9.1.1).
- Syncing with iTunes before trying this highly recommended.
Unpack, and save it to your desktop. Open it up, and you should see something like this. I’m using the Mac version.
Next, connect your iPad. Spirit will automatically recognize your iPad, and show you what firmware your using.
Click “Jailbreak”. If you look away, you’ll miss the process! This is the fastest jailbreak I have ever seen on any device, ever. Once Spirit is done, you will see the Spirit graphic on your screen, with a pretty fast progress bar. The whole process should take less than a minute.
If you are used to Cydia on the iPhone, you’ll notice some changes. Saurik is slowly updating to make Cydia on the iPad a more robust experience. Right now, it is basically still in beta, and a lot of stuff isn’t working yet. In my case, I tried to install SBSettings, and it really messed up the SpringBoard, and I had to restore. That’s the chance you take when you jailbreak.
Here’s a video to show you just how fast this jailbreak is:
If you decide to jailbreak your iPad, you do so at your own risk. As with any jailbreak, you run the risk of having to restore. Make sure you do a back up in iTunes, before messing around with this. Good luck!
Hey, follow me on Twitter, as I’ll be tweeting about what works and what is broken in Cydia, for the iPad: @rorypiper
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