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How To Jailbreak iPad On 3.2.2 greenpois0n Guide

by on October 13th, 2010

Looking to jailbreak your iPad? You have come to the right place!

What is ‘Jailbreaking’?

Jailbreaking is a term used that refers to modifying the software on your iPad. These modifications essentially “free” your device from the device constraints and allow you to do functions such as applying custom wallpapers, changing the way the icons look, modifying text message tones, changing the device sounds, and about 1 million other things. The list is endless.

The image below is an example of what you can do with a jailbroken iPhone/iPad:

Jailbreaking is accomplished by using programs such as ‘greenpois0n’ (listed below). Once you do jailbreak however, it is not permanent. At any time you can restore your iPad to factory defaults and return the device back to ‘normal’.

However until you do the restore, your device will stay jailbroken.

Also, it goes without saying that this voids your warranty, but when you restore to factory defaults, the traces of jailbreaking are usually cleaned up.

If you want to know more about Jailbreaking, you can read all about it here.

***Read Me Before Continuing***

Before we begin, please take some time to review the notes below as they are very important:

– The methods listed below can be followed on BOTH a PC or a MAC

Your iPad must be updated to firmware 3.2.2 via iTunes before beginning this process.

– Ensure your iTunes is the latest version.

– Your iPad must be activated and NOT in the “Connect to iTunes” screen.

For users that already have a jailbroken device and want to keep their jailbroken apps, before you begin the process below, download “AptBackup” from Cydia and back up your jailbroken apps. Now connect your device to iTunes and backup your device using the iTunes backup process. After you do the jailbreak process below, redownload AptBackup from Cydia and plug your device into your computer. Using AptBackup, restore your apps.


The Jailbreak Methods

Below you will find detailed guides (so you do not miss any steps) of how to jailbreak an iPad. There are two sections:

1.) How To Jailbreak the iPad on 3.2.2 Firmware

2.) How To Revert Your iPad Back To “Normal”


1.) How To Jailbreak the iPad on 3.2.2 Firmware

To jailbreak your iPad on the 3.2.2 firmware, follow the steps below:

How to Jailbreak the iPad

1.) Plug your iPad into iTunes, do a backup and then click “Update” to install firmware 3.2.2. After the update, eject your iPad from iTunes using the “eject” button, close iTunes and turn the device off.

2.) Click on the PC or Mac links to download greenpois0n for PC or MAC (coming). Save the file to your computer desktop.

3.) Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to open the application. You may need to extract the file by double-clicking on the .ZIP file.

4.) With the greenpois0n application open and your iPad connected, but powered off, click “Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)“.

5.) You will now follow the instructions to place your iPad into DFU mode:

  • Press & Hold the Sleep button for 2 seconds
  • Continue holding the Sleep button and press and hold the Home Button for 10 seconds
  • Release the Sleep Button and continue to hold the Home Button for 15 seconds

6.) When the iPad is in DFU mode, click on the “Jailbreak” button in greenpois0n. Your iPad will now be jailbreaking.

7.) After the process is complete, click on “Quit” in greenpois0n.

8.) Eventually your iPad will reboot. Upon reboot, a new “Loader” app will be on the Home Screen. Tap on the “Loader” app, tap on Cydia and then tap on “Install Cydia“. When prompted, tap “Remove” to remove the Loader app from the iPad. Tap the Home button and the iPad will reboot.

9.) When the iPad is restarted, you can run Cydia.


2.) How To Revert Your iPad Back To “Normal”

So you have Jailbroken iPad but now you want to revert to the factory fresh iPad. To do so, follow the steps below:

1.) Open iTunes and plug your iPad in via the USB. Backup your iPad if iTunes allows you to.

2.) When iTunes recognizes the iPad, click on the “Restore” button in iTunes. This will restore your iPad with fresh 3.2.2 firmware.

3.) After the restore is complete, iTunes will prompt you to Set up a New Device or Restore from Back Up from an existing backup (the backup from step 1). Choose which ever method you want and let iTunes process.

4.) After the processing is complete, your iPad will be loaded with the fresh 3.2.2 firmware or loaded with your back up that you may have chosen.

5.) Eject the iPad from iTunes using the “eject” button in iTunes and disconnect the USB cable from the iPad. Turn the iPad off and then turn the iPad back on.


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