How to Jailbreak iPad 2 Using Absinthe For Mac [iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5]

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Chronic Dev team has just released the most eagerly awaited greenpois0n Absinthe to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5 using Absinthe.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPad 2 users. iPhone 4S users can checkout this step-by-step guide, which a number of readers have used to successfully jailbreak their iPhone 4S. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can checkout this guide, iPod touch users can checkout this guide and iPad 1 users can checkout this guide. We’ll publish a guide for iPad 2 users shortly.
  • This guide is meant for Mac users. Windows users can checkout this step-by-step guide.
  • Absinthe performs an untethered jailbreak.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPad may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPad before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPad.

Step 1: Download Absinthe from this link and save the application in a folder named “Absinthe” on your desktop.

Step 2: Double click the Absinthe zip file and extract the application to the Absinthe folder. Navigate back to the Absinthe folder and launch the Absinthe application.

Step 3: After launching Absinthe, click on the Jailbreak button.

After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:

“Beginning jailbreak” (note this can really take sometime – in our case this step took more than 10 minutes on our iPad 2, though it was lot quicker on iPhone 4S)

“Sending initial data” at this time you will notice that “Restoring in Progress” message on your iPad 2 (this can also take a long time – in our case this step took more than 15 mins)

“Waiting for reboot”

“Waiting for device to finish rebooting” as your iPad 2 is rebooting.

“Preparing jailbreak data”

“Sending payload data” (this can also take a long time – in our case this step took more than 15 mins)

Step 4: In the end you’ll be prompted with the message informing you that the jailbreak is “Almost done – just unlock the screen if necessary, then tap “Jailbreak” icon to finish.

Step 5: Unlock your iPad. The icon you should look for is the Absinthe icon and not “Jailbreak”, it may not be on the first home screen page so you’re better off just searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 6: Launch the Absinthe app. It should load the greenpois0n site and reboot your iPad 2. After it is rebooted, you should see the Cydia icon.

That’s it, your iPad 2 is successfully jailbroken.

Troubleshooting tips:

Here are some troubleshooting tips if you hit an issue while jailbreaking your iPad 2 with Absinthe:

1. A number of readers have reported that they’re getting “Error establishing a database connection” error message while loading the site or are seeing a white screen when they launch the Absinthe app. If you get that error message or white screen, the following trick seems to work:

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Then tap on General, followed by Network and then tap on VPN, here you will get “A configuration error occurred” message.
  • However after a minute, your iPad 2 will reboot and you should be able to see Cydia icon your iPad 2’s home screen.
2. If it still doesn’t help, just reboot your iPad 2 and start the process all over again. It may also be a good idea to disable your passcode when you try again as the tool gives a warning request that jailbreaking is most likely to fail if passcode is enabled (don’t forget to enable it though after your iPad 2 is successfully jailbroken).
3. Ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version (iTunes 10.5.3).
4. If you think it is taking a long time (or get the feeling that Absinthe isn’t doing anything) then be patient. Check out the timings mentioned by us above for some of the steps.
5. If tips 1 and 2 don’t help then iPhone Dev team has advised restoring your iPad 2 (which is not ideal). But our advise would be to try again after sometime as it could be very well due to the load on the servers.
6. If you’ve subscribed to iTunes Match, but having problems playing music after jailbreaking using Absinthe then try to disable iTunes Match (via Settings -> Music -> iTunes Match -> On/Off toggle) and enable iTunes Match again. It seems to have resolved the issue for some users. Note: It does not wipe the songs that were downloaded on your iPad.
7. Fix for grey Jailbreak button:
A number of readers have reported that their iPad 2 isn’t recognised after launching Absinthe and the Jailbreak button stays grey. Reader R Wass has a tip to fix this issue. He writes:
If you are having the problem where you cannot click jailbreak on absinthe with your device plugged in, start your mac in safe mode.  You do this by turning it off and starting it back up while holding the shift key, then launch absinthe after it starts in safe mode. You should now be able to click jailbreak when you plug in your device. it worked for me.
Thanks Wass for the tip!
8. If you think App Store is not working after jailbreaking using Absinthe, please be patient, it has taken a long time for some users, but it eventually loads fine. You can also try to reboot tour iPad to see if it helps.
If you’re still having issues head over to IRC, pod2g and the Chronic Dev team are providing support on #greenpois0n on irc.chronic-dev.org. Please don’t forget to drop us a line in the comments to tell us how your issue was fixed for your benefit of your fellow readers.
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPad secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPad, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPad using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 so please be cautious while installing them.

Updated 1:

Added the time it can take for the some of the time consuming stages and also some more troubleshooting tips.

Update 2:

Chronic Dev team has updated Absinthe to address load issue, so we’ve updated the download link with the latest version.

Update 3:

Chronic Dev team has updated Absinthe for Mac to address the VPN and white icons issues, so we’ve updated the download link with the latest version.

Update 4:

Absinthe for Windows is now available. Check out this post for all the details.

Update 5 (1/2/2012):

We’ve updated the download links as jailbreak dream team released an updated version of Absinthe jailbreak (v0.4) for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, which includes some bug fixes and adds support for Mac OS X 10.5.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues and don’t forget to give a donation to the jailbreak dream team for all their hard work.

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  • OGT

    Waiting for Windows Versión..! 8^) the wait was Long…..!!!!!!

    • Idzil

      Yes, eagerly waiting like hell!! Hell yeahh!!!

  • Lethario

    Both my iPad 2 and iPhone 4s on 5.0.1 are stuck at the ‘beginning jailbreak’ progress bar for bout 30 mins! Am I suppose to wait longer ?

    • Quan

      Less than 10 seconds for me.

      • Lethario

        Argh mine just stall at about 10% of the progress bar for both devices!

      • nick

        what mac and os do you use?

    • errorrr

      same here – tried it six times now, but absinthe keeps crashing, and no jailbreak for me. already did a reboot of the iPad 2 and relaunched absinthe a few times, but no go… any suggestions? thanks in advance!

      • Seifer

        Well, I had the same issue, but I restored my iPad and it worked like a charm. Just make a backup before.

    • gustavo

      Assuming you’re using windows, start a command prompt and type “netsh winsock reset”, then press enter. Reboot your computer and try again.

    • J.o.

      If you’re stuck at the beginning of the Absinthe jailbreak for a while and progress bar hasn’t moved in the last 20-30 mins. Well, here’s an easy fix.

      Close Absinthe and slide to unlock your phone and go through all “setup options” until you get to the home screen of your iPhone (do not backup yet, just continue WITHOUT BACKING UP FOR NOW).
      Go to Settings and “Erase All Content and Settings”.
      Now close iTunes on your computer when the device reboots and do not backup yet.
      Now slide to unlock your phone again and go through all the options until you get “Activating Phone” screen comes up.
      Wait for your phone to active (may take a couple minutes), then STOP.
      Don’t click anything more on your iOS device.

      • KhantastiK

        Someone Please repo J.o. as SPAM!!!

  • Quan

    Successful jailbreak on the 4s, had to use the troubleshoot 1 in order for it to work. Everything seems to be working fine for now.

  • ashBEL

    I GET A WHITE SCREEN WHEN OPEN ABSINTHE AND NOTHING HAPPENS THEN :(

    • ashBEL

      anyone have this problem to? i try 2 times and get the same error…

      • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

        Try troubleshooting tip 1 mentioned above.

        If that doesn’t work, disable the passcode on your iPad, rebooting your iPad and try the above guide from step 1.

    • ZeroX

      Me too. I tried the 2 methods mentioned above but with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

      • angel

        im trying this for 5 consecutive times but still getting the white screen :( help please?!?!?!?!

  • Carlsl

    Well Done and good work, but waiting for the windows version does anyone know what the ETA is!!!

  • ilove

    Congrats 4S users…… welcome back to the JB community!
    DEV TEAM YOU DID IT AGAIN.

  • B

    i have a PC
    BUT WHO CARES!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!
    cant be long now for me :>)))))))

    yeh guys!! yeh! smart az mo fos do it again!!

  • angel

    hey guys, when ipad 2 reboot, ask me for unlock the screen and open absinthe but nothing happens here, I still get the white screen and nothing else. any suggestions?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      Try troubleshooting step 1 mentioned in the post above.

      • angel

        awesome!!! Now im ready to send some money lol!!!! hope $20 are good for u guys!!! keep it going and thanks!!!

      • ashBEL

        btw it would be great if you guys send us an email or whatever when you receive donations… only saying… have a nice day!!! :)

    • neo

      same here,stuck almost 1 hour.

  • frederik

    is the a windows version?

  • nickolai

    this DOES NOT WORK. Ive restored iPad 2 twice. Cydia does not open it just flashes.

    Take this post down I advise until its working. You will save a lot of people from restoring their iPads.

    • jdb

      Ha. That’s awesome. “take this post down until I say…” What a douche.

  • Robert

    Guys, awesome….lots of respect from Holland for you guys… !

  • Tom

    To solve White screen on the absinthe app go to settings> network> vpn and turn it on. Mine rebooted just after without me having to open the app again.

    • Tom

      sorry that was: settings> general> network> vpn

      • rob

        hi could you please tell me go to generals in mac or were? thanks in advance

        • Tom

          on your iPad the settings app

  • simon

    Worked for me, Needed to do Troubleshooting step 1 (unable to connect to database).

  • nay

    yes nuff respect to all the lads who worked on this finally have cydia on 4s thanks a lot have sent u a donation to say thanks

  • jailbreakapple

    wow , worked worked ….gr8 ….i definitely will donate $5 ..guys if you are stuck on white screen , do step 1 ….

    thankxxx

  • Jared

    When I download the app, and launch it on my sisters MacBook, it says “The application Absinthe quit unexpectedly” everytime, help?

    • jailbreakapple

      what version of osx you have ? i have 10.6.8 its worked like charm ..

      • Jared

        she has 10.5.8, I’m downloading updates for it now, maybe that will help.

        • HF

          I have the same problem with 10.5.8 – did updates help at all?

  • peidy

    10.5.8 is to old, you need to update

    • Jared

      all her firmware is up to date, how do i update the version?

      • peidy

        20-01-12 19:16:53 [0x0-0x1c01c].com.chronic-dev.greenpois0n.absinthe[133] dyld: unknown required load command 0x80000022
        20-01-12 19:16:53 com.apple.launchd[67] ([0x0-0x1c01c].com.chronic-dev.greenpois0n.absinthe[133]) Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap

        thats the 10.5.8 error, you need a higher osx version.

        • Jared

          where do i get a new osx? i’m a newb on a Mac

          • peidy

            buy it :-)

  • Ted

    ok heres’s the deal.. if you get the white screen go to SETTINGS turn on vpn.. u get an error say ok.. that should work if cydia then crashes.,reboot

  • Rabbit

    iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1, Absinthe on mac says that everything went well, but nowhere Absinthe/Jailbreak icon on device Home Screen. What may be the reason?

    • Rabbit

      OK, did full restore and didn’t restore from backup. Now everythings working as supposed to and Cydia successully working! Oh, I have waited for this day!! :)

  • rob

    Hi gays could you please help me every time i try to open Absinthe it come up this i delete an dget it agen an d restart but still same , please help here how to make it work thanks in advance

    Process: Absinthe [617]
    Path: /Users/USER/Desktop/Absinthe.app/Contents/MacOS/Absinthe
    Identifier: com.chronic-dev.greenpois0n.absinthe
    Version: 1.0.0 (1.0.0)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [133]

    Date/Time: 2012-01-20 21:17:22.330 +0000
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.2 (11C74)
    Report Version: 9

    Interval Since Last Report: 161825 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 24
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 94 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 23
    Anonymous UUID: 2900767B-A078-4B3B-BB3F-7A672CDD162F

    Crashed Thread: 4

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00000000b0186ff8

    VM Regions Near 0xb0186ff8:
    Stack 00000000b0105000-00000000b0186000 [ 516K] rw-/rwx SM=COW
    –> Stack 00000000b0186000-00000000b0187000 [ 4K] —/rwx SM=NUL
    Stack 00000000b0187000-00000000b0208000 [ 516K] rw-/rwx SM=COW

    Application Specific Information:
    objc[617]: garbage collection is OFF

    Thread 0:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
    0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x9c64ec22 mach_msg_trap + 10
    1 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x9c64e1f6 mach_msg + 70
    2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x91e490ea __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 170
    3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x91e52214 __CFRunLoopRun + 1428
    4 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x91e518ec CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 332
    5 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x91e51798 CFRunLoopRunInMode + 120
    6 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9621fa7f RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 318
    7 com.apple.HIToolb

  • Jay

    Anyone know when the windows version is out?

  • Rafael

    I just jailbroke mine, and it worked fine, but now my messages icon is just a white icon. Did this happen to anyone else? i rebooted it twice and still a white icon.

    • Peter Post Uiterweer

      I had the same thing, iPad 2 5.0.1, windows pc. After JB the Messages icon was plain white, On my iPhone I didn’t experience the problem.

  • jj

    do i have to be connected to the internetin order to jailbreak?

    • Peter Post Uiterweer

      Yes you do.

  • dave

    Am I the only one getting this???

    ERROR
    The attached device has a backup password set. You need to disable the backup password in iTunes before you can continue.
    Start iTunes, remove the backup password and start this Program again.

    No idea where in iTunes to do this and I have found nothing online.

    • Victor

      Nope. I had it too. Restored the iPad and cleared all the back-ups.

      • Exodian_me

        How do you restore the device? Can you explain more please. I am having a similar issue with my iphone 4S

  • pinshot

    hi can someone advise me: after jailbreak on iphone 4s with 5.01 and itunes match, music it not playing on iphone either in panamp or standard music player. Anyone know a fix?

    • Tobi

      Fix for music not playing after jb. Disable match, delete all music (via Settings > Usage), enable match & re-download tracks. @tobiaspj

    • Joe

      Thank you, this method seems to be the key to this problem. Thanks again!

  • chad Parker

    iPhone 4S is jail broken but my music player app won’t play a track. I have to reboot to start play. The app is unable to play a track if I press stop w/o a reboot. But, grateful for everyone’s hard work.

    • redeye

      have you found a fix for this issue?

      • Justin

        I am actually experiencing the same issue. Is it possibly related to having iTunes Match? Every other part of the jailbreak have worked flawless for me thus far.

        • CDWaddell

          I have the same issue, did anyone get this resolved?

  • steve

    it just woks for me,nice to see cydia again

  • i976

    Nope. No go. Ipad 2 5.0.1 OS 10.6.8 iTunes 10.5.3. Any ideas? Please hit me up. Thank you.

    Last login: Fri Jan 20 18:52:34 on ttys000
    /Users/i976/Desktop/Contents/MacOS/Absinthe ; exit;
    bills-powerbook-g4-15:~ i976$ /Users/i976/Desktop/Contents/MacOS/Absinthe ; exit;
    -bash: /Users/i976/Desktop/Contents/MacOS/Absinthe: Bad CPU type in executable
    logout

    [Process completed]

  • dxrock

    My safari logo missing its just white but still works as any 1 had that? Or no a fix?

  • iOS5

    flawless…Thank you guys. Hopefully we will have an unlock not only for iphon4 4s 5.0 but for 5.01 as well.

  • http://rodgenet.net Snapman

    As usual, the jailbreaking coders rock. I sent them $25 to say thanks.
    Here’s my experience: iPhone 4S needed to go to the VPN settings, turn ON VPN, then wait for the connection to have its error popup show up. Tap OK to dismiss the popup, then the phone reboots on its own and Cydia is installed. iPad 2 got as far as VPN settings to turn on VPN, but it didn’t do anything afterwards. Rebooted iPad and restarted Absinthe on the Mac, it found my previous jailbreak and recovered from it. Restarted Absinthe on the Mac again, and got as far as the VPN again, but this time it rebooted on its own after a minute. Result: two jailbroken iDevices. Rock on jailbreak team!!!

  • Jeff

    Damn it i have windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • eladio

    i have an iPad 2 on 4.3.3 and of course jail broke.. I’m trying to update to 5.0.1 so i can jail brake it with this program but iTunes its not letting me, i get an erro 21 ..does anybody know how to fix this issue???

    • Nai1951

      Check your Hosts file – if you used tinyumbrella to save your 4.3.3 blobs then run the program, select advanced and untick the option about hosts file on exit (or similar).

  • Eric

    Hi all, I also failed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd times. Then I follow tips 1 & 2 and try again.
    Finally it works (ipad is rebooted) after pressing the new icon.

    ONE thing very very important is that you need to have internet access open (I am via WIFI) at that moment. I did not connect to internet for prevous failed case.

    Hope this can help the one having

  • Rez

    Dude . Put ipad in dfu mode n den restore . Make sure u bck up first . After restore , update it n den jailbreak

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Awesome stuff, finally the cat and mouse game resumes.

  • buddha429

    ipad2wifi on 5.0.1, ran absinthe on my acer d250 running snow leopard. successfully jailbroken in under 5 mins. thanks everyone involved in getting this jb public.

  • Ren

    Worked 1st time and took 5 mins for iPad 2 jb, awesome work guys! Was worth the wait and thanks!!

  • Jerry

    Not work

  • Joe

    Just jailbroke iPhone 4s, works great but I am having problems with iTunes match and being able to play my songs. I tried disabling iTunes match from the phone and the Mac, hard reset the phone and still doesn’t want to play the songs. It displays my playlists from iTunes match and has all my songs but won’t play anything associated withe match. HELP!!!!!

  • me

    web is down -> the last part doesnt work

  • http://ZuhairTahanprofile Zuhair Tahan

    Plz help me if I press jailbreak after that it will go in restoring progress then after while the jailbreak finishes then I open Cydia like normal and then I got to reset all setting then I it restores then comes to we’re you set it up or restore iCloud backup or restore from iTunes then I press iCloud backup then it will restore everythingq from the backup will the jailbreak go if I do that. Plz reply

  • http://marvfali.blogspot.com marvfali

    WOW…. It didn’t take more than 7 minutes for me to jailbreak the iPad 2… Many thanks to Chronic Dev team and @saurik for the hard-work put into making our dreams come true.

  • Fredd

    Great – done, without errors! Thanks, regards…

  • garry

    music not playing after jailbreak. tried the itunes match thing but still nothing.. not complaing but i feel this jailbreak is very far from complete and problems will arise as days go on. I was going to donate but think il hold back just now.

    if anyone has afix for this it would be great

    • Ipadhelp

      Hi, had the same problem! If you go to settings>general>usage>music then delete all your songs and re dl them from iTunes (for free) it works!!!

      Have to do it like that u can’t delete them individual from music

      Spread the word!

      This works for people who aren’t subscribed to iTunes match, I’m not sure if it works for people who have subscribed … So u will have to try

  • Kaveh

    I have ipad 2 wifi-3g
    Can i jailbreak it with this app?

    • Nai1951

      Yes if you’re on ios 5.0 or 5.01

  • Mack

    Jailbreak runs. Absinthe app is there, opens and goes to the webpage. iPad reboots. NO CYDIA APP. jailbreak worked perfect on my iphone 4S. Will not produce the cydia app on the ipad. Please HELP!

    • Mack

      Had to jailbreak the iPad on windows. Ran with no issue. Possible fix for others with the same issue

  • Danny

    Only problem I’ve had with the JB, is that music (I’m assuming music bought from iTunes as I don’t have any music that isn’t from iTunes) doesn’t play…

  • Const

    took 2 minutes, zero issues! amazing!!

  • Canuck

    I had minor glitches but in the end it worked great on my iPad 2.

    I ran Absinthe through VMware on Lion (no Mac and the Windows version wasn’t available, at the time) It took about 20 min.
    I had white icons and corrupted graphics but after opening Settings my iPad rebooted and it fixed the icons but not the corrupted graphics. I removed and reinstalled Iconoclasm and everything worked great after that.

    For people doing an upgrade from 4.3.3.
    -First do a backup of your Cydia setup.
    -Take screenshots of your sources or write them down (if you’ve added any).
    -Install a backup program, such as Xbackup and backup your system. Once it’s done, copy the backup file to your computer.
    -After Absinthe is done, run Cydia and enter your sources again.
    -Install xBackup and copy the file back to your iPad, in the same folder on the iPad ( i think it was /var/mobile/library/xbackup/backups) So the app can find it.
    -Run Xbackup and tap Restore.

  • Sidthecat

    Hi all, is it possible to do this without a mac?

    I only have pc’s and my iPad

    TIA

  • Nanook

    I’m starting to think half these posts are frauds and lies, especially those who happen to brag how thier JB went along in seconds. Why post it if not to brag. Anyway, tried absinthe on Windows7, XP, and the Mac (lastest OS and latest iTunes) and still fail. Either the app just sits there with grayed out buttons or the returned some dtrap junk on the mac. Tried running it from terminal, still no go. I refuse to clear my iPad knowing full well it will not work. I think this JB should NOT be released until clear instructions are posted in black and white as to how we can get around these bugs. I am highly disappointed as this is the 2nd or 3rd iteration of this hyped up JB that does not work on any of my 4 machines. What gives? Also, what are the requirements? iTunes? what version, O/S? then what version. Just pluging in my iPad is not enough

    • Nanook

      Furthermore, what state does the iPad have to be in? home? DTU? broken? sick? I’ve cleared VPN, and even removed my passwords.. still fail. tried 3 different usb cables, even went as fart to verify that my usb comm is not on charge.. still fail. Does itunes need to open just as I plug in the iPad or does this so called absinthe do a port scan and detect the ipad? Every site I go to is laden with advertisements and links to viral sites. Does the windows version of the JB truly work or just for show? Anyway, I’m going to sit here and wait for apple to once again laugh at this JB joke, patch us to 6.0.1 and the cat and mouse junk happen again.

    • Lizard King

      Too bad it’s not working for you! I just tried te break my Ipad free yesterday….and it did….without any errors. Please note that I’m not quite an expert, but with the tutorial given in Dutch (my native language) it was working fine, and within ten minutes.Hopefully you’ll get it working.

  • Canuck

    I’m not sure why you’re having problems but I had my iPad 2 on 4.3.3 and I first did a complete backup, in itunes. Then i did an upgrade to 5.0.1 and then I restored my iPad from the backup.
    Since the Mac version was the only thing available I fired up Lion in VMware and ran Absinthe and jb’d. At first I thought it stopped working as it was taking a long time but I didn’t notice that the program said that the rest needs to be done on the iPad by running the jailbreak program, meaning that you then run the Absinthe app.

    I had a few glitches, which were solved by going into Settings at which point the iPad rebooted and then removing and installing iconoclasm cleared up the rest of the glitches.
    It’s been a day and half and everything’s been working fine.

  • RelevantCloth7

    All of my main apps (i.e. Safari, the App Store, Music, and Video app) all disappeared… Same with cydia… Help?

  • ipadhelp

    i jailbroke my ipad2 last night

    i am not subscribed to ipad match
    nd my music is not playing!
    i tried rebooting and all!
    HELP!

    • RTCola

      Did you figure anything out here? I’m having a problem with my music where it isn’t playing the songs (seems to be for songs I downloaded on my ipad) and my playlists are fickle, not letting me edit or only edit sometimes.

  • Tony

    This has to be the quickest JB I have ever done. It took me 10mins to JB my Ipad2 without any issues. But, I also would like to say that I did it right out of the box. The only app i had installed was atomic web browser and Hulu Plus. No music and or movies. After all was done, then two apps still worked afterwards. I have been JB breaking my Iphones since the beginning and have had my share of issues along the way but, this was simply the easiest and fastest! I still need to update my Iphone 4 to 5.01 and JB but, for now IM happy even at 4.2.6..

  • PC

    what can i do if i stuck on Preparing jailbreak data??
    and then the software jump out by itself!
    help!!

  • victor

    I’m stuccoed on ”looks like you’ve attempted jailbreak before – unplug and plug your device again”.

    It happens every time I try to do it.

  • victor

    Now every time ”Absinthe closed unexpectadly” i’ve tried like 20 times and didn’t work
    i’m on Mac OS X 10.7.2 trying to jailbreak an iPad 2 wifi 5.0.1

  • Longhorn4Life

    Worked for me after a full restore, then run absinthe then run your back up.

  • Sean

    today I jailbroke ipad2 in mass quantity i.e. 68 of them, it took me 4mins or less per pad to jailbreak with lion Os Works perfect guys, absolutely nothing to complaint about.

  • Sean

    Guys, I just realized my contact and appstore icons are white. What do i do to get them back to normal?

  • mike

    anyone else having problems with after jail breaking my ipad is working on its on typing and scrolling up and down without me touching the screen i need help wats wrong

  • rijo

    Why when I click Jailbreak button always out a notice window said ‘Cannot Open Absinthe’ The error was:”The URL can’t be shown”

    an when I turned on VPN is error too.. said ‘A configuration error occured’

  • danny

    After several times failures with Absinthe 0.4, I finally have done the jailbreak successfully on my ipad2. My OS is Win XP.
    I did reset the winsock from command prompt using netsh winsock reset and erased content and settings from the Settings.
    It took less than 5 minutes on fresh OS ipad 2.

  • isaacjng1@gmail.com

    Help!!! It wont recongize my ipad 2!! What should I do?

  • Martin aubut

    God bless you my friend!

  • kevin

    i tried jbing my iPad 2 with ansinthe and it keep saying the attached device is not supported. and i have updated and everything. plz plz help

  • Nikita

    Does it need access to the Internet?

  • SAM

    Hey guys i need help. i want 2 jailbreak my ipad2 (gsm) 4.3.5 but redsnow say not yet suported. pls…. help me asap thnks

  • http://awss awss

    sht up

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