Absinthe 2.0.4 With Support For iPad2,4 Released

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Chronic Dev team has just released an updated version of Absinthe to add support for the iPad2,4 model.

Chronic Dev team had released Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users on Friday, but it did not include support for iPad2,4 model (the $399 iPad 2, which comes with a tweaked A5 chip or iPad Wi-Fi R2 model) and Apple TV 3.

planetbeing just tweeted:

Absinthe 2.0.4 is out with iPad2,4 support. Thanks to everyone who helped!! Got many ppl to send me data and sadly can’t mention them all.

If you were having problems jailbreaking your iPad 2 on iOS 5.1.1 then you can try again using Absinthe 2.0.4.

If you’ve successfully jailbroken your iOS device with Absinthe 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2 then you don’t need to use the new version. Absinthe 2.0.4 adds support for the iPad 2,4 model.

Absinthe 2.0.4 supports the following iOS devices running on iOS 5.1.1:
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G

Absinthe 2.0.4 doesn’t support Apple TV 3.

Absinthe 2.0.x is compatible with only iOS 5.1.1, so if you’re on iOS 5.1 or lower (Settings -> General -> About – Version), then you should update your iOS device to iOS 5.1.1 either using iTunes or using the OTA software update.

If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then you use Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 (Windows only) or should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w that adds support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, which allows you to update to iOS 5.1.1 while preserving the baseband.

Please also don’t forget to first take a backup of your iOS device to iTunes before jailbreaking.

You can download Absinthe 2.0.4 from for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux from this link.

If you need help, check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Absinthe 2.0.2:

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.

If you want to show your appreciation for iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak team’s hard work, then don’t forget to give them a donation using the Support Us link on the Absinthe application.

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  • Oz

    So all that’s left is a miracle to happen for ATV3 and I’ll be very happy.

    • Dennis

      I have a question unrelated, my daughter recently had her iPhone 4 stolen. I went to track it and whoever stole it turned it off. To me the biggest flaw with apple is that it don’t require your unlock code to turn the phone off. Is there any way around this? Like an app that requires a code to power down your phone. I tried an app on cydia that hides the slide to unlock bar, but it was buggy and caused our phones to go into safe mode………………Please help with any ideas

      • Archie

        There is a cydia app called ” icaughtu pro “. It takes a picture of anyone that enters a wrong password , then emails that picture to you. You can also set it to not allow shutdown without the right password.

  • Haggard

    Thanks guys your the best
    Keep up the good work

  • Chris

    What happened to 2.0.3?

    • Actually we’re not sure what was fixed in Absinthe 2.0.3, but it is possible that the jailbreak team added support for Windows Vista, which was one of the changes that we observed.

    • elim

      to coincide with ipad2,4 🙂

  • Grime

    Thanks Chronic Dev team I was on the edge for minute. Life just ain’t worth living without a jailbroken iPad 2,4. Oh wait a minute I don’t own a iPad 2,4. lol Anyways great work guys your work doesn’t go unappreciated.

    • Damari

      Really appreciate it guys. I have the iPad 2,4 and I was getting a tad worried lol. Thanks for the hard work.

  • Nick

    I have the iPad 2,1 but i still appreciate the hard work, nice job!

  • I

    We appreciate all the efforts the hard working DEV team had put up! I’ve encouraged so many of my ‘android’ friends to switch to iPhone cause of the easy jailbreak (1 click of a button). Thanks guys!!

  • Jdizzle

    I donated to a link on your blog earlier…is that an incorrect link??

    • It shouldn’t be an issue as we used the donation link provided by MuscleNerd – member of the iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak team.

  • lee

    Excellent 🙂 well done guys will jailbreak tonight when i get home 🙂

  • Lg1

    Wooowhooo! Yes me 2!

  • Carl

    I have jail broken my I pad 3 and 4s with the first absinthe on 5.1.1 and my music won’t play dose any one else have this problem

    • s0ulo

      Before using absinthe, did you go into settings/general/reset and chose erase all data and settings?

      If not, try it after doing a restore. Then run absinthe.

      • DoctorTim

        Tried this on an iPad 1 and iPhone 4s. Both devices stuck at the spinner for hours. Left the ipad on most of the day and overnight and it stayed on the spinner. I held both buttons to reset the devices. On the 4s it went into recovery mode and I restored the 5.1.1 firmware (it was on 5.01).

        On the ipad when it restarted everything was the same. I just did the update via iTunes then ran Absinthe. all is working fine.

        So, erase all didn’t work on either device, but jailbreak DID work on both.

        • Read

          Read the instructions did you?
          You must make sure you have updated and backed up your device before using Absinthe, it will not work otherwise, so that was your problem.

          • Cake

            Tried all that people.
            when I run Absinthe. a command screen runs then nothing else.??

          • GunDoc

            So funny, you sound like Yoda! “Read the instructions, did you?..” I will admit, I am a slingshot jailbreaker. They come out with new hacks and I just throw them out there. What can I say, I trust these guys! I did not reset the device, and barely back-up my iphone/ipad, but I am reckless.. “Do as I say, not as I do” kinda guy. One day, it will bite me in the arse, but for now…

        • s0ulo

          Yeah it does that when you have a lot of saved data and settings on i4 5.0.1. That’s what happened to me. So I updated to 5.1.1 r1 (AT&T). Then did the erase all settings and data. After this, ran absinthe 2.0.2. 3 min later, done and done.

  • elim

    very nice and charming guys !!

  • Randy

    Can anyone help please my 4s was unable to delete apps after absthine 2.0.1 it would stay stuck then it will respring after 3 mins

    • João Reis

      Just RESTORE the iPhone on iTunes, then when its over choose the option Configure as NEW PHONE on the iPhone, then when its finish, connect to iTunes to restore the backup you did before, then after all this connect to PC and run Absynth.

      That will solve the problem. Download the latest absynth posted here

  • Ryan

    Donated! 😀

  • Callious

    Thanks to the team. Will be jailbreaking my ipad 2 (2,4) when I get home.

  • Dlove

    So many people having trouble with the jailbreak. Please read the READ ME document that comes with the download. I followed every step and jailbroke mine first time like a lot of people who do this regularly. Always follow what these guys say or you end up with a very expensive iPod instead of a phone

  • kurimao

    nice one sir thanks a lot bro….

  • Bud

    BIG THANKS..guys

  • Sweeeeet

    Just to let people know, if your video icon is WHITE update untether racoon package in cydia and itll sort it! 🙂

  • Bryan

    Hi guys, i am new here.. after jb, when i plug my ipad on itunes, it ask to register the ipad and log in to my account.. so, can i register and log in to my account after jb?? just wonder.. Thxs..

  • Sjefen

    Any news on the ATV 3 jailbreak progress out there? without the JB this device is useless to me.

  • Faizan

    Thanks buddies you rock !

  • AppleCider

    Hi all, I am having problems with all my idevices when using Quickflix after JB. Getting “DRM Provisioning Error”. If I restore back to normal then it works fine so something in the jailbreak causes this problem. BTW, Quickflix is similar to Netflix in NZ and OZ. Do the jailbreak team have a bug reporting link anywhere? Cheers

  • Owen62294

    JB my 4S and my Bluetooth went mental and wireless headphones sounded “tinny”. Anyone else having Bluetooth issues on JB devices?
    PS JB on ATV3 would be greatly appreciated

  • Alberto06

    Hi any of you know if it works with the update ultrasnow we preserve for the band

  • y9king

    Thanks! Donated.

  • Asif belim

    Absinthe 2.0.4 with support for new iPad 2 R2 model with tweaked A5 chip…..
    I tried my ipad2 R2 but it can’t jailbroken my iPad 2 R2
    Absinthe team plz release a new jailbreak to fix this issues
    My model no. MC979HN
    Anybody can help me

    • U restore again with original IOS 5.1.1 then try, procees must work and proved all over world.

  • gemini58

    I jailbroke my ipod touch 4g with absinthe 2.0.3 and then installed Siri using siriport, since doing this i have noticed that some of my apps will no longer open, has anyone else had this problem or does anyone know a fix. Many Thanks.

  • Zooxe

    thank you so much!!!!!! ive waited weeks for this to come out for the ipad 2 and now it has<3 thank you sooooooooo much.

  • Brilliant work, really appreciate the work of Chronic Dev team. The team proved they are Boss. Thank you so much.

  • jessica

    this isnt going to ruin my phone or laptop ..right ?

    • Kens

      I am absolutely sure that everything you own will explode instantly when you try to youse this tool. Even your furniture and pets!

      • CG


  • mofarchoukh

    i jailbroke my iphone 4s but what source should i add to cydia to allow siri to open apps?

  • clinton


    i have been trying to jail break my ipad 2 , 5.1.1 (9B206) using my mac and it is not being recognized by absinthe .I reset the ipad and then plugged it in and nothing……. i think its the new Ipad 2 , what could the problem be ???

  • Harry

    everything works fine with my ipad 2,
    a few days later i sync with itunes and
    I got extra white icons on the second
    page (springboard) so I turn off the ipad and
    now i loose my dock, the keyboard is iphone size.
    and i cant open any of the icons.
    this has been occuring for the past week, 2.0, 2.0.3, 2.0.4
    and I exhausted of restoring with itunes,
    I think Ill wait for a reliable jailbreak for ipad 2.

  • katsuboi21

    Something’s pretty screwy. I updated (5.0.1 to 5.1.1) and jailbroke my wife’s iphone 4 with redsnow. She started losing service and yesterday had no service anywhere all day. I restored multiple times, that didn’t restore service. Had ATT replace sim, re-register remotely, and none of that restored service. No 3G, only a “searching” or “no service” status.

    Perhaps that B208 version of 5.1.1 is to blame. I restored again, but this time to B206 instead of B208. 3G is working again, but I’m crossing my fingers I don’t lose service again. All I know is I’m staying away from the B208 build & Redsnow. Read of others having the same issue on previous releases of Redsnow. This was the first time I’ve had that issue. Used Absinthe on my 4S (B206) and no issues at all.

  • CG

    guys i need some serious help. i cant restore my iPhone 4s. im on Jailbroken 5.0.1 right now. i’ve tried everything i can think of. ive tried normal restore and update and i get the “this device isn’t eligible for build” message, ive tried to update and restore on the device as well. i get an error when up dating and a constant spinning wheel when i try to restore. ive also tried to restore when the phone is in DFU mode still the same message from itunes. Please if anyone knows what im doing wrong let me know.

    • Try this: Launch TinyUmbrella, tap on advanced, deselect Set hosts to Cydia on exit and close TinyUmbrella. Now try restoring your iPhone 4S to see if it works.

      • CG


  • Nick

    The link for windows didnt work it took me to some google page with a link that doesnt do anything please fix the links.