Below are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad on iOS 5.0.1 fully untethered using the tool called Redsn0w.
How To Jailbreak 1st Gen. iPad On iOS 5.0.1 Fully Untethered
- Update your iPad to the latest firmware iOS 5.0.1 through iTunes or manually (Skip this step if your device is already on 5.0.1).
- Download Redsn0w for Mac (Link) or Windows (Link)
- Extract the downloaded Redsn0w program to your computer
Note: If your already jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 but it’s tethered, check out our How To Untether Your Already Jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 Device Easily.
Step 1. Fire up Redsn0w and choose the “Jailbreak” option
Step 2. Turn off your iPad and click next.
Step 3. Follow the on screen instructions precisely to enter DFU mode.
Step 4. If done correctly Redsn0w will prepare and upload a custom ramdisk to your device. This may take some time so just be patient.
Step 5. Your done enjoy your fully untethered jailbroken iPad. If done correctly you will see a lot of code scrolling on your screen, don’t worry because the jailbreak is working it’s magic. Your device should reboot and you will have Cydia on your springboard.
Don’t forget to add TheiPhoneSpot repo to your cydia sources, http://apt.theiphonespotrepo.net