Can I Update iPad 1 On iOS 5.1.1 To iOS 7?

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// April 7, 2017
iOS 7 Theme

Unfortunately, Apple does not provide iOS 7 for the iPad 1, so you cannot visit an Apple site and receive the iOS 7 update. At this point, your software is listed at iOS 5.1.1 because it is the last version of iOS provided for the iPad 1. In order to get something similar to the iOS 7 look, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPad 1. I’ve written Absinthe Jailbreak Logoa detailed step-by-step method here that will help you get the look you want. While the step-by-step method in the link is for the iPod Touch 3G, the iPad 1 will require the same process. When you look for an Absinthe jailbreak program, be sure to look for the iPad 1 designation, however.

After you download the jailbreak program and follow the steps, you can then go and enter in iOS 7 at Cydia to search for jailbreak programs. I recommend one in the link above, so you may want to take my advice on this one if you don’t know your way around the Cydia App store.

Even with your iPad 1 running an iOS 7 skin, however, you will not have the entire look that you want. For one thing, the iOS 7 skin for my iPod Touch 3G does not have the proper iOS 7 YouTube icon (but you can create this using iFile), nor does the clock have the real-time animation that the iOS 7 clock app does. These may be minor disappointments, but few will notice them from a distance.

Are you looking for a new iOS 7 jailbreak theme, or want your device to look like iOS 6? Write in and let us know.

What iOS do the iPad models use?

iOS VersioniOS 3.2iOS 4.3iOS 5.xiOS 6.xiOS 7.xiOS 8.xiOS 9.xiOS 10.x
iPad (1st Generation)YesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
iPad 2NoYesYesLimitedlimitedlimitedlimitedNo
iPad 3rd GenNoNoNoYeslimitedlimitedlimitedNo
iPad 4th GenNoNoYeslimitedlimitedlimitedlimited
iPad miniNoNoNoYeslimitedlimitedlimitedNo
iPad mini 2NoNoNolimitedlimitedlimitedYes
iPad mini 3NoNoNoYesYesYesYes
iPad mini 4NoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
iPad AirNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
iPad Air 2NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
iPad ProNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes

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32 thoughts on “Can I Update iPad 1 On iOS 5.1.1 To iOS 7?

  1. Lovely300 says:


  2. Augustine says:

    Hello friends please I want to upgrade my iPad iOS 5.1 to iOS 6 or 7 but I dont know how to do it, any one with ideal on how to do the update should help me, I need help to be able to download app to my iPad.

  3. Supardi says:

    Dan i upgrte iPad 1 iOS 5.1.1or7

  4. Supardi says:

    Update iPad iOS versi 5.1.1 or 7

  5. Supardi Nasrul says:

    iPad 1

  6. Wasim khan says:

    My paid not working this app no games

  7. Sabbir Rahman says:

    iPad 1 A1337 iOS 5.1,1 new iOS 8.1.3

  8. Chandan Sharma says:

    Can i upgrade my ipad 1 to ios 7 or 8.

  9. Safina says:

    I want to download roblox but it won’t work because my iOS is 5.1.1 Can you download roblox for my iPad it’s iOS is 5.1.1 please

  10. younas says:

    want update software

  11. Ariane Pimentel says:

    I undante iPad 1 on iso5.1.1 To iso 7

  12. Jacek says:

    Hi. This is a way how download apps on IPad1st gen. with IOs 5.1.1. You need install iTunes program on other device for exemp.on PC , log in with your Apple ID and start download require app. Next find this app on your IPad in AppStore and install it. IPad will ask “do you want older version app?” click Yes.Itworks only if older version app is possible.You don’t need to wait until download app on PC is finish. Forgive my English.

  13. Rojyraj says:

    I have ipad 1 64gb but Im trying download games and apps but the result is requir iOS 6 or later what can I do

  14. Raju Singh says:

    Hyyy.i m trying to download apps on my iPad.but most of them requires an iOS 6.0 or 7.0 . And it would be great help if you could help me to update my iPad. It is has an iOS of 5.1.1.

  15. Daniel says:

    Please how can I upgrade my ipad1 iOS5.1.1 to iOS 7

    1. Mahmoud abd elaal says:


      1. Brenda says:

        Could you please tell me how to upgrade my IPad 5.1.1 to iOS 7? Per your comment you said it can be done. I really want to play a game called Dragonsoul on it.

  16. Mayank says:

    Can any1 help me with iOS update on ipad1??

  17. Syeda irsa Ali says:

    Can you tell me how to update my iPad 1????and palzz sand me opstion to update my iOS

  18. George says:

    Can you tell me how to go from 5.1.1. To a 7.0 please

  19. Venu Martha says:

    Will jail breaking my iPad 1 allow me to download new apps not supported by 5.1.1? Such as apps requiring the newest update?

  20. Jordan says:

    Will jail breaking my iPad 1 allow me to download new apps not supported by 5.1.1? Such as apps requiring the newest update?

  21. Siomara says:

    Hi. I’m trying to download apps on my iPad,but most of them requires an iOS of 6.0 or 7.0. And it would be of great help if you could heap me to update my iPad 1. It is has an iOS of 5.1.1 so I really love my iPad and I really want to download some apps. Tnxs for considering.

  22. sunnyb says:

    Hi. I am trying to run a game, specifically Roblox on my first gen ipad with os 5.1 But as of this morning it all worked fine until roblox demanded an update. You could not bypass the update to play the game. So I updated. Big mistake because now the game Roblox is looking for os 7 or higher for the game to run. I am sure there is a way around this but have already spent 4 hours trying to figure it out. What do you recommend I could care less about the “look” of os 7 or higher I want my games to run!! I already wrote software to bypass games that want a camera. Now I need to run my games that want os 7 or higher. I love my ipad one and really don’t want to get a new ipad.

  23. Oyesina says:

    Pls how can I download ios7 to my iPad 1 thks

  24. Donna tinsley says:

    Hi, I was just wondering if i could have some help with cydia. I have downloaded an iOS 6 theme with a passbook and everything, but I just can’t figure out where to go after that. I’m completely new to this and I would like to download apps like sketchbook pro. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

  25. Vicky sharma says:

    Tell me other way to downgrade my iOS 7 to iOS 8

  26. Michelle says:

    Hi. My iPad 3 for some reason won’t reset when I try to shut it off the apple comes up. Then when i try to do a hard reset it tries but then a quick white flash. So I’ve got my ipad1 till. But as you know it doesnt do a whole lot. Us there anyway I can upgrade & do I have to have a home computer to hook to iTunes? Causes don’t ave one it broke also. Thank you

  27. Josh says:

    my iPad keep crashing apps, games and Safari…its like my software doesn’t support these futures and that makes me feel sad, I wish they could apdate ios 5.1.1 to ios 6 or later so that users of this futures, i find most batter using my iPhone with ios 8.1 than this ipad cause with it i can run every apps i need….

  28. Abdulrahman says:

    Very useful

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