Daily Tip: How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 via JailbreakMe (including iPad 2)

Wondering how to jailbreak using the just-released JailbreakMe.com exploit? It is probably the easiest jailbreak yet, and we will walk you through it step by step after the break.

There is no need to use your computer; it is all done on your iOS device. We would recommend that you fully backup your device using iTunes prior to any jailbreak. This is always a good thing to do, just in case something should go wrong.

JailbreakMe compatibility

  • iPad 2: iOS 4.3.3
  • iPad: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
  • iPhone 4: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3 (Verizon 4.2.6 to 4.2.8)
  • iPhone 3GS: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
  • iPod touch 4: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
  • iPod touch 3: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3

JailbreakMe step by step

  1. Make sure your device is running iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3 or 4.2.6 to 4.2.8 for the Verizon iPhone. The iPad 2 must be running the latest iOS 4.3.3 software.

  2. Back up your device again using iTunes.

  3. Once you have backed up your device, open Safari on your iOS device and go to www.jailbreakme.com//

4. Once the page has opened, you should see the following screen

5. Click on the "FREE" button under the Cydia icon, this will then change to "INSTALL". 6. Click on "INSTALL" button and it will dump you back to the home screen. 7. You should now see the Cydia brown icon installing on your home screen.Once complete, open Cydia by tapping on the icon on your home screen 8. Select one of the three user options, normally User. Hit done, which will appear in the top right of the box when you have selected Who Are You.

9. That’s it, you’re done! You should now see the Cydia home screen on your device. It is now jailbroken and you have full access to all the Cydia jailbreak goodness!

If you do have questions or issues, feel free to visit our Jailbreak Forums for help and tips.


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pwgearguy says:

Do I understand right that the iPad2 is still secure when locked... unlike all other previous iOS devices?

EagleyeSmith says:

I like how they made this jailbreak look like you're downloading an app from the app store. Nice.

Crunch says:

A BIG thank you to the jailbreak community, the dev teams and most especially @comex, for his undying dedication to put the ball back in Apple's court! :D

Alex N. says:

yup. i wish he made the jailbreak for 4.3.3 and below. :(

Lui says:

It worked for my Verizon 4.2.8

GreenDize12 says:

I am running 4.3 on my iPad 2 (Never updated) and its working surprisingly smoothly. Will finally Update my iPhone to 4.3.3 (Currently 4.2.1 : /) when I get home. Hopefully Apple won't release 4.3.4 anytime today at least.

Wes McNabb says:

It worked on my Verizon 4.2.7 perfectly!

GadgetMomma says:

Tried this, it worked GREAT - in just a few seconds, i had a jailbroken iphone with my favorite apps downloaded. My phone even seemed smoother - for about an hour. Opened up biteSMS, the screen froze and looked like red parchment, then my phone shut down. It was stuck on the apple logo screen for a few minutes, then finally turned back on - in "it Safe Mode". Tried to restart, and it completely froze on the logo screen. I had no choice but to put my phone in DFU mode and am currently restoring through itunes. I'm not totally sure what went wrong, but now I"m wondering - should I try the jailbreak again, or just leave it pure? I love the jailbreak, I just don't want to have to do this again. Opinions on whether it was the jailbreak itself or the biteSMS app? (That was the only jailbreak app I had downloaded so far, other than Cydia itself, of course). (OHHH - and yes, I am on the 4.3.3 software)

OrionAntares#CB says:

Sounds a lot like daily operation for my idevice without a jailbreak... >.>
You don't know until you try. If you're willing to put in the time to reset the device if it happens again I'd say give ti another try.

Gerid Hendrix says:

Did the exact thing to me JB I am currently doing a restore

Zach123 says:

I had this problem too with a VZ iPhone. I have never had this issue with a jailbreak before.

GadgetMomma says:

Did anyone else try it again to see if it worked? And if you did, did you try bite again to see if that was it? Bite is one of the main reasons I JB, especially with iOS 5 coming up, so I wasn't going to mess with trying it again if bite was the problem. Thanks! =)

Christopher Flack says:

It's called google and research my friend!

OrionAntares#CB says:

I thought it was called "the forums".

OrionAntares#CB says:

The compatibility list says that iPhones/iTouchs can be between 4.3 and 4.3.3 (4.2.6 and 4.2.8 for Verizon).

OrionAntares#CB says:

The site itself says not to or just this article? The writers here kind of muddle details sometimes.

OrionAntares#CB says:

The author's link and details were bad. As for the site, I wasn't able to find where it said NOT to upgrade to 4.3.3.

isaac65 says:

What the hell?! I thought this was for 4.3.3... My iPad 2 is on 4.3.3 and it worked fine. So I updated my iPhone 4 to 4.3.3 and now it doesn't work and takes me to a page that says don't upgrade? WTF?

felface says:

Shouldnt they just have waited for september when IOS5 comes out now were gonna have wait even longer for jailbreakme 4 when apple has another bug

James says:

Apple probably already fixed the exploit...


that link only work from an iOS device to jailbreakit, not to acces from a computer.

SAUCE0794 says:


Zach123 says:

I had the same exact problem but I had just restarted my iPhone after uninstalling mobile notifier.

Osjsss says:

tried it 2x, and i am fairly certain that its the bite!

Drschoonover says:

I am getting an "invalid checksum" error on IP2 with 4.3.3

Christian says:

After reading everyone's comments I'm a little more nervous about jbing.

anthonyl says:

I've never jailbroken before, but I thought I'd give it a go. It was really easy and I thank the folks who worked so hard to get this done. I'm not sure if I'll leave it jailbroken though.

Dorazio says:

Wow!! So Easy Guys! Awesome :) Thanks.

Christian says:

Okay so this is the first time I've jailbroken my device and it worked. Now what should I put on it to make it cool? Haha.

iName says:

I have tried on my new iPad2 and iphone4 - all works fine.
however, i can not copy and save all jailbroken apps form the iDevice to my PC using via iFunbox as I used to do with the other jalibreak method. Anyone know?

Jnjdsj says:

i had the same problem, how do you even reset the phone though???

berner5 says:

try getting it to dfu mode with greenpois0n then restore it through itunes

Sam says:

has any1 tried and had it work on an ipod touch 4th gen with 4.3.3? im a lil bit nervous 2 try after reading some comments

berner5 says:

I have, it works like a charm.

Cameron Krohn says:

was just watching Cydia Install about halfway through the blue progress bar it the icon dissapears!? did apple patch the explot already? July 8th 2011?

Sephiroth726 says:

I tried twice on my iPhone 4 4.3.3 both times after about 10 minutes it got stuck in an endless boot screen...

Idl says:

totally worked on my ipod touch 4g ios 4.3 ish, the newest one, took 30 seconds, easy, awesome, amazingly smooth.

Prowler1 says:

I currently have my touch 4g 4.2.1 os and greenp0ison jailbroken. Just wondering what effects this will have if I update to 4.3.3 then jailbreak it with new jb. Will I lose and/all previously installed apps etc, and also what will happen to installous, loader etc that is currently on from 4.2.1 JB. thanx for any info ppl can offer.

Keith Gourdine says:

Need help, jailbreak worked finally. I downloaded Bitesms as always, but everytime I go to use it, my phone freezes to the apple logo and I have to restore the phone to get it to work again. I've jailbroken before and never had this problem. I have an iphone 4.

Josh says:

My iPhone has been at the main Apple loading screen for about 10 minutes. I don't think it is going to turn back on. Can anyone help me or give me any tips?

Zhartsgrove says:

Search DFU mode or force restore.
But once you get back to the connect to itunes, try turning it off.
Or whil holding the power and home button let go when it restarts.

Sophea Ngoun says:

how to download jailbreak?

pk says:

my iPad 2 is on 4.3.2 at the moment. Is there a way to upgrade to 4.3.3 (as opposed to the 4.3.4 which is already out) so I can jailbreak it?

Guest says:

is there one for ipod touch 2.5?

The pSYION says:

Still my favourite ever method of Jailbreaking! It feels like you paid for it! LOL

Limsour says:

If got error while installing Cydia almost completed, what should I do if still error at 2nd times again??what's wrong?

papascotimini says:

Will Jailbreakme.com work on a Ipad 1 with Ios 4.3?

Sergani says:

Fucker... read the first few lines of the post!!!
JailbreakMe compatibility
iPad 2: iOS 4.3.3
iPad: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
iPhone 4: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3 (Verizon 4.2.6 to 4.2.8)
iPhone 3GS: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
iPod touch 4: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
iPod touch 3: iOS 4.3 to 4.3.3
WTF is wrong with you ppl?!

Tnnails says:

i did go step by step to jail break my ipad 2 ,everything go right .My question is when i do the installious 4 it is not comply.

Uelmodi says:

i just wan to ask if this jail breaking is also use for my i phone 4 4.3.3 i need answer now plsss

Mitch 666 says:

where can I get Tom Tom from ?

bigboy74 says:

lol lol lol lol lol jax362 i love that lol lol lo l aaaaaaaah that was a good one.

Jax362 says:

This completely bricked my phone. THANKS A LOT MOTHERFUCKER!!!

Jax362 says:

Just kidding. Worked like a charm. Thanks!

CyberPrince says:

Does it support in iPad 2 4.3.5 or 5.0 soon ?

Farhan Yahya says:

please somebody reply on this post.... i also want to know.

Tommysusetio says:

After w finished install Curia what w should do?

Vasileveres13 says:

Way when I downlow apps from Cydia they show on my app store in update icon and ask me to update

Paul Hodkinson27 says:

This is so easy even a child could do it works 100% thanks for this jailbreak

jay79 says:

I just realized i did a terrible thing without reading the above instructions. I had used jailbreakme.com as instructed above to jailbreak a att Iphone. I realized later that this post to unlock only Verizon Iphone. the doesnt read other sim cards except att but i see the cyndia app on my iphone screen and opens neatly...can any one help me how to rectify my problem??? Please advice ...much appreciated !!!

Allen Petro says:

I just found this and am looking forward to trying, but I have ipad with version 4.3.5(8L1). Will there be an update for that?

Greg Gooseman says:

this only works for 4.3.3, if u need to jailbreak 4.3.5, use kittyra1n http://www.kittyra1n.com/jailbreak

Stian-1996 says:

when do a 4.3.5 jailbreak

Mdv1221 says:

How to install skype, yahoo, messenger, facebook and facebook chat. I tried to install but even the icon didnt come out from the screen.

ra_ says:

compared to greenp0ison for 4.2 which took a while to do, this seemed too easy...but it downloaded fine for 4.3.3 and i downloaded instalous and now gonna get some apps to see if it really works.. lots of mixed reviews had me confused though...lets hope my phone doest blow up all of a sudden lol

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Altheadaison says:

I can't download yahoo messenger in my ipad2, every time I will download there asking my credit card.

tenants says:

please post how to use cydia... thanks and more power to all of you..

Yatheboss7 says:

How to jail break without backing up with itunes

hbk says:

You don't need to back up! Its just in case something goes wrong!
Go to google and you'll find many guides! I personally did it using redsn0w.

secohuffy says:

la verdad q esto esta mas que super asi que lo unico que puedo decir es grasias muchas grasias a los que hacen posible todo esto creo que es lo mejor que se puede encontrar con respecto a los productos de la apple un hurrrrrraaaaaaaaa para ustedes lol

Ali says:

I have it and i need to download the apps so what i have to do

David says:

Can someone help me out I can't jailbreak my iPod 4s it's iOS is a 5.0.1

free stuff without surveys says:

Hopefully they make an iPad 2 case because I'm not gonna buy a case for my iPad I bought on April 30

questlearning skills says:

Excellent blog post. I certainly appreciate this website. Keep writing!

Joye Brunner says:

My dropped my iphone on the pavement last night how much does it cost to repair the screen on a iphone?

Jake t says:

Whats a website to jailbreak a ipod 4g