Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

Fix Bricked First Gen iPads On iOS 5 (Critical Update)

It appears that some users have faced some critical issues while updating their first generation iPads to the Apple’s latest released next generation iOS 5. Most of the users have reported around the globe that their device bricked during the update to iOS 5 and now they cannot use their devices until Apple releases the new update to fix the issue.

Apart from this it is reported that some users has tested its first generation iPad on iOS 5 with the latest released iPhone Dev team Redsn0w, who is now capable of PwnageTool’s features. The user actively reported to hackers that he recovered his device back by using the Redsn0w. So we have compiled the tutorial to fix that issue, if you are one of them who bricked their device while updating to iOS 5.


Here are the steps, which you have to perform with your machine and iPad to get it back in working condition:

  1. Download a copy of Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows or Mac from the Dev-Team blog.
  2. Copy Redsn0w to your /Applications folder on your start up drive
  3. Run Redsn0w
  4. Start iTunes
  5. Put the iPad into DFU Mode (see here for instructions)
  6. Click on the Extras button in Redsn0w
  7. Click on the Recovery Fix button in Redsn0w

While following the above mentioned you will see the scary stuff on the iPad screen, just ignore it and leave it alone allow Redsn0w to do its work. After all of the hiccups and several restarts of the iPad you will get it back in the working status.