1. Mischief433's Avatar
    Hey forum gods! I have ventured over here from crackberry to look for some help with my new ipad2 wifi getting jailbroken.

    So here's the issue, while i am good with computers i haven't worked with the ios platform really at all.

    I currently have a 64 GB iPad2 Wifi with iOS 5.0 (9A334)

    I have read that i need to be on iOS 5.0.1 for absinthe to work, so i found the firmware from http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/04...5_Restore.ipsw

    However when i try to load it in itunes by holding option when hitting restore, when it goes to validate the restore i get the error message "The iPad could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build"

    Is there something i am missing? Thanks in advance guys!
    03-18-2012 02:53 PM
  2. BrettAU's Avatar
    03-18-2012 03:08 PM
  3. Mischief433's Avatar
    I see, is it possible at all to jailbreak this ipad then in?
    03-18-2012 03:10 PM
  4. BrettAU's Avatar
    I see, is it possible at all to jailbreak this ipad then in?
    Not that I know of. Someone else may know something though.

    Just update to 5.1 and wait for it to be jailbroken.
    03-18-2012 05:18 PM
  5. sherlock's Avatar
    I just now jailbroke my iPad2 on 5.0.1 using Absinthe. DO NOT update if you want to JB because you still can!

    No need to restore it or upgrade to 5.0.1 you can jailbreak 5.0. Just use Absinthe normally. Do a backup in iTunes then close iTunes. Extract Absinthe to a folder and run it as an administrator. Just follow the instructions that come with it very easy and quick.

    I hope you see this in time...
    03-18-2012 07:54 PM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    I just now jailbroke my iPad2 on 5.0.1 using Absinthe. DO NOT update if you want to JB because you still can!

    No need to restore it or upgrade to 5.0.1 you can jailbreak 5.0. Just use Absinthe normally. Do a backup in iTunes then close iTunes. Extract Absinthe to a folder and run it as an administrator. Just follow the instructions that come with it very easy and quick.

    I hope you see this in time...
    I'm not sure that's true...according to greenpois0n.com, the iPad2 needs to be on 5.0.1:

    To jailbreak your iPhone 4S (running iOS 5.0 or either 4S version of 5.0.1**) and/or your iPad 2 (all Wi-Fi only, GSM & CDMA devices supported; must be running iOS 5.0.1**) select one of the links below to download your Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak. Simply unzip the file, then install on your iOS A5 mobile device with one click of a button!

    So unless that info is out of date I'm afraid you're out of luck on 5.0.--since you missed the signing window to update to 5.0.1 and don't have 5.0.1 SHSH saved, you'll always get the "isn't eligible for the requested build" error. So for now you're stuck either way you are or updating to 5.1, but I'd bet a new jb will out before too long.
    03-18-2012 08:27 PM
  7. sherlock's Avatar
    No I am almost positive the welcome screen for Absinthe said iOS 5 and 5.0.1. I'll double check.
    03-18-2012 09:15 PM
  8. sherlock's Avatar
    I was mislead by the Absinthe screen. Evidently it is for both operating systems but only on the iPhone and not the iPad. iOS 5.0.1 only for the iPad.
    03-18-2012 09:22 PM
  9. Mischief433's Avatar
    Thanks guys, it does seem i am outta luck by a week or so and will have to wait for the 5.1 jailbreak.

    I guess the other option is going and getting a 3G ipad instead and return this wifi.... but at the end of the day i'm just as happy waiting for the 5.1 jaibreak.

    Since i am a complete noob with iOS, how long after a proof of jailbreaking being possible does it get released? Am i stuck waiting another month?
    03-19-2012 01:25 PM
  10. BrettAU's Avatar
    Thanks guys, it does seem i am outta luck by a week or so and will have to wait for the 5.1 jailbreak.

    I guess the other option is going and getting a 3G ipad instead and return this wifi.... but at the end of the day i'm just as happy waiting for the 5.1 jaibreak.

    Since i am a complete noob with iOS, how long after a proof of jailbreaking being possible does it get released? Am i stuck waiting another month?
    Sometimes they are fast, sometimes they aren't.


    My guess is sometime late next week, but that's just a shot in the dark to be honest.
    03-19-2012 05:57 PM
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