The Windows version of the command line interface (CLI) iPad 2 Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak was released today! This means you can now Jailbreak your iPad 2 Untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware on the Windows operating system. Unfortunately, this is not your everyday Jailbreaking solution because it involves typing commands in the Windows Command Prompt. At this time, however, until Absinthe is ported to Windows this is the only iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak solution for the iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
If you are not skilled with the Windows command prompt then you will be glad to know that in this how to from iJailbreak.com, you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPad 2 on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using CLI on Windows.
Update #1: How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4S Untethered On iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 With CLI [Windows]
Update #2: A GUI version of CLI has been released in the form of Absinthe v0.2 (Click here for a How To guide).
Perquisites: The first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPad 2 is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPad 2 is backed up. Additionally, if you iPad 2 has a passcode lock you must disable it, and furthermore you will need to disable any current VPN’s setup on your iPad 2.
Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation that you restore your iPad 2 to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it.
Step 1) - The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of CLI from the iPhone Dev-Team’s blog (see update 3) by clicking here. Additionally, you can use the direct download link by clicking here if it proves to be more convenient.
Note: Before moving on to step 2 please make sure your iPad 2 is plugged into your computer via your USB cable.
Step 2) - You will need to unzip the cinject_0.4.3 folder into your system directory (C:/).
Step 3) – Now you will need to search for CMD through your start menu, right click on it, and then click the Run as administrator option.
Step 4) – With the Windows command prompt interface now open you will need to type in the following command to get into the proper folder.
Step 5) – After going into the proper folder through command prompt you will now need to type in another command as shown in the quoted area below.
cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig
Step 6) - Once you have typed the above command you will notice an install profile window appears on your iPad 2. You will need to tap the install button, ignore the password screen and tap next button on your iPad 2 to install this special Jailbreak profile.
Step 7) - After the profile has been installed you will need to type in another command into Windows command prompt.
cinject -j payloads
Step 8 ) – You now need to execute yet another command through Windows command prompt.
Step 9) – Now go into the Settings.app on your iPad, into the General Tab, then into the Network Tab, and finally you should see a VPN toggle. You will need to toggle VPN to the ON position and then you should notice you receive an error “A configuration error occurred.” Tap the OK button and your iPad 2 should reboot.
Step 10) – Once it has rebooted you will notice Cydia on your SpringBoard (homescreen). This means the Jailbreak worked and you now have a Jailbroken iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
We hope this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPad 2 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using CLI for Windows. If you have any questions leave them in the comments section below…