How To Restore or Update a Jailbroken iPad

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// November 7, 2010

The long awaited iOS 4.2 update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch should be released to the public any day now.

Apple recently provided developers with the golden master seed of iOS 4.2 and the public release should soon follow.

Many of you may have a jailbroken iPad and you will want to update to iOS 4.2. The software update is loaded with new features including; multitasking, folder, airprint, airplay and over 100 more new features.

To update your iPad to iOS 4.2;

    1. Plug your iPad into your computer and open iTunes.
    2. Sync your iPad.
    3. After the sync is complete, select the iPad under devices on the left of the screen.
    4. Click on update.

  1. Click agree on Apple’s legal terms and the software should start downloading. Once it’s downloaded it will install on the iPad.
  2. After the iPad reboots, you are done!

The same thing can be done to remove the jailbreak without updating the software update, by clicking restore instead of update.

iOS hackers have already been working on a jailbreak for iOS 4.2 and they could have it available on the day the new software is released or shortly after.

After a jailbreak is released for iOS 4.2 and your iPad is jailbroken again, you will need to reinstall the apps from Cydia.

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