Hopes for jailbreaking the latest iOS 9.3.2 seem to be dead as despite repeated rumors, no jailbreaking tool has been released. And, perhaps it is time to move on. Though if you are lucky and happen to own Apple?s first generation iPad or iPhone 3G and 3GS, you can surely have some fun with these older devices. In case your device has possibly survived the onslaught of years of neglect, you could unlock your device to a number of possibilities with Cydia.
The iPhone 3G and 3GS as well as the iPad can be jailbroken by using PwnageTool 4.1.2, the latest version of the iPhone Dev Team?s iOS hacking utility, according to Softpedia.com.
Mac users can now easily jailbreak their iPads under iOS version 3.2.2 and the application works as easily with the iPhone 3G and the 3GS, the iPod Touch third and fourth generation and the second-generation Apple TV.
But the PwnageTool application is available for Mac OS X only and you will need to have the latest iTunes software to get your device jailbroken.
Here?s how to jailbreak the first-gen iPad using PwnageTool 4.1.2:
Step 1: Download the necessary softwares.
– Get the latest version of iTunes on your Mac.
– Download PwnageTool from the iPhone Dev Team.
– Download the iOS 3.2.2 IPSW stock firmware bundle (IPSW Download)
Step 2: Connect your iPad to your Mac via USB, launch iTunes and back it up (select iPad in left pane -> right click -> select ?back up?), so you can get all your applications and settings back the way they were after you complete the jailbreak.
Step 3: Launch PwnageTool and select your device.
Step 4: Allow PwnageTool to find your iOS 3.2.2 IPSW file. Once displayed, select it, and hit the blue arrow.
Step 5: If everything goes well up to this point, PwnageTool will ask whether you?re sure you want to proceed with creating a custom IPSW file to which you?ll need to restore to jailbreak. By choosing “Yes,” you will continue with the process of jailbreaking your device. By choosing “No,” you will be reverted to the device-select screen.
Step 6: PwnageTool will proceed to create your custom (jailbroken) IPSW file which will be placed on your computer?s desktop when the process is over. It takes between 2 to 5 minutes to create the file, depending upon system specs.
Step 7: ReConnect your device to your Mac, and follow the instructions appearing in the PwnageTool window so as to put your device into DFU (restore) mode.
When you do, a message will confirm: ?Successfully entered DFU mode.?
If you will not get the confirmation message, repeat the process.
Step 8: Close PwnageTool and launch iTunes.
Step 9: Allow iTunes to recognize your device. If you don?t have automatic updates enabled, iTunes will need to check ?the iPhone software update server? to identify the device. Click ?Check.?
Step 10: iTunes will then recognize your device as ?In recovery mode.?
At this point, you must click ?OK,? wait for iTunes to list your device in the left pane, and select it.
Step 11: With your device selected, hold the Alt (Option) key and hit the ?Restore? button in the iTunes interface. Select your custom IPSW file.
(iPad1,1_3.2.2_7B500_Custom_Restore.ipsw), and hit ?Choose.?
Step 12: A message will appear saying ?iTunes will erase and restore your iPad to iOS 3.2.2 and will verify the restore with Apple.? Click ?Restore? to proceed, and leave your iPad connected until it appears in the iTunes window as it reboots.
Step 13: When the restore finishes, your iPad will be jailbroken and will have Cydia installed and accessible on your second home screen / page.
Step 14: Finally, you can choose to restore your device from backup. This will re-install all your previous applications and settings. This, however, won?t affect the jailbreak.
And then you can proceed to launch Cydia from the Home Screen. But be forewarned, jailbreaking and hacking is not recommended by Apple as it could render your device unusable.