This is a discussion on TUTORIAL - Jailbreak the iPad2 on 5.0.1 with Absinthe within the Jailbreaking & Hacking Tutorials & How-To Guides forums, part of the iPad Hacking category; Originally Posted by addiosamigo Have you reset all settings and data on the iPad so it is back to factory settings? I didn't have to. ...
It's been noted quite a few times that you have to reset all settings, then start the JB from afresh, this way no one has had any problems. Up to you though.Originally Posted by kostnkost
32GB WIFI/3G 'The New ipad'
Could you explain a bit more what you did? Do you mean you did a backup in iTunes before installing 5.0.1 and just restored to that backup?
I'm already on 5.0.1 and have no back-up data. Do I back-up what I have now then reset to factory settings then JB then restore my backup?
Thanks for your help!
It's worth saying to folks, since the latest jailbreak relies on pwning the iTunes backup and restore process, the less stuff you have on your device the better to avoid potential issues. Best results will likely be achieved from a clean restore of IOS 5.0.1 and then an immediate jailbreak as soon as the setup wizard is complete. This should only take a few minutes since there will be little to backup and restore. Once the jailbreak is complete, you can then get your apps etc. back on the device.
Note however, this advice is only good whilst Apple is still signing IOS 5.0.1. Once 5.1 is released you will no longer be able to do a fresh restore.
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So I would just do a backup of what you have now so you can keep all ur settings after JB is completed.
Last edited by AfternoonShift; 01-22-2012 at 04:38 PM.
I can't believe how simple and easy this was. I recall soft modding my Wii a few years ago and it took days... This took under 5 minutes. Great tutorial, amazing program, and props to the devs...Outstanding job! Question... Is that it? Is there anything else I have to do now? Any open ports to close? Any files to save or backup? Anything?
It can't be THAT simple... Right? :P
Thanks for posting it fatboy.
Are ere any good Tutorials I should read as a first timer to iPad jail breaking and using Cydia?
Last edited by jpro80; 01-22-2012 at 07:07 PM.
Guys, was able to get through jailbreaking (after factory restore), got jailbroken, restored settings from backup, restored previous installed apps etc., I then ran cydia and afterward I seem to have lost cydia, mail, and app store icons as best i can tell. Any thoughts should I have ran cydia before restoring apps etc??