Help Needed for New IPAD 3

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by samgilbert, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. samgilbert

    samgilbert iPF Noob

    Sep 22, 2012
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    Hello Everyone,

    I just got a new Ipad 3 WIFI+3G (5.1.1 currently) as a gift and i wanna jailbreak it.
    But i have got a confusion in my head that "will i be able to restore to 5.1.1 later".
    If its possible then please tell me all the prerequisites.(I have heard of TU for backing up your SHSH blobs and also that i can even do it with itunes please tell me the difference between these two backups. I have also heard that apple may stop signing for 5.1.1 like it does for old please elaborate on this point.)

    And yeah i have heard about redsn0w too.. so please tell me which one should i prefer "absinthe" or "redsn0w". (i have a windows pc)

    Thanks in advance and sorry for this very noob-like post.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  2. Mickey330

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

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    The first thing, while you are deciding on whether to jail break (and how): Do not upgrade to iOS 6. That is not jailbreak able at this time and will make this post irrelevant.

    Here are some links to understanding a jailbreak (and how to maintain it):

    What jailbreaking is:

    Most current jail break tool for the iPad3 on iOS 5.1.1 (Absinthe):

    Understanding SHSH blobs:

    And, for good measure, here is a link that talks about a jail break for iOS 6 (link: There isn't one, yet, but the post has a great explanation about jailbreaks and what happens (thanks, f4780y! :)).

    This should get you started. Holler back if you have more questions.


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