Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released

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Absinthe 2.0 is finally here! pod2g and the Chronic Dev team have just released Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV at the HITBSecConf 2012.

Absinthe 2.0 is the first jailbreak for the new iPad (3rd generation iPad).

Chronic Dev team write:

After copious amounts of work and many sleepless nights Absinthe 2.0 is finally here to jailbreak your device. This release has been a large collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams (Jailbreak Dream Team)

This jailbreak supports firmware 5.1.1 ONLY and is again one of the most easiest jailbreaks to use (so easy your grandma could do it ;D)

As we’ve seen in the video earlier, Absinthe 2.0 – the user friendly jailbreak tool makes it very easy to jailbreak iOS devices.

Absinthe 2.0 supports the following iOS devices running on iOS 5.1.1:
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (except for the $399 iPad 2 with the tweaked A5 chip as pod2g hasn’t been able to get hold of it to test and confirm it)
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G

Absinthe 2.0 does not support Apple TV 3 currently. There is no  mention of Apple TV 2, it looks like it was missed out.

Absinthe 2.0 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.

But if you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then you should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w that adds support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, which will allow you to create a custom iOS firmware file, which will allow you to update to iOS 5.1.1 while preserving the baseband.

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

You can download Absinthe 2.0 from this link for Mac, this link for Windows and this link for Linux.

Update 1:

If you need help, check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Absinthe 2.0:

Update 2:

If you’re having problems jailbreaking your iPhone then following these steps, which will involve erasing all content and Settings.

  • Make a backup of your iPhone in iTunes by right clicking on your iPhone’s name under the ‘Devices’ menu and click ‘Back Up’.
  • Once your backup is complete return to your device and go to Settings –> General –> Reset –> Erase all Content and Settings.
  • Try using Absinthe again. Windows users please ensure you are running it as an administrator.
  • Once jailbroken return to iTunes and restore your backup from earlier. Right click on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore from Back Up…’ then select the latest backup you created before to restore the Settings, apps, photos etc.

Update 3:

If you’ve a tethered jailbroken iOS device on iOS 5.1.1, then you can check out this guide to convert it into an untethered jailbreak using Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether.

Update 4:
Chronic Dev team has released Absinthe 2.0.2, which includes support for revised iOS 5.1.1 (9B208). Check out this post for more details.

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 donate to them via PayPal using this link.

[via Chronic Dev team's blog]

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  • allex

    nice!!!!

  • Samuel

    Am the first downloader

    • copperbelly

      oh samuel you lost….hahaha…..

  • Mike

    Damn! Must wait more.

    When will Redsn0w that adds support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak be release??

  • Reminiscences

    woo its finally here :D
    feels good after a wait and major props on them for all their continued work!

  • Nitsud

    Finally :) Thanks so much all team members on this project and especially pod2g!!!

  • shottisimo

    thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

  • xaffier

    And what would we do without you?

    Thanks for you hardworking teamwork.

  • Donnie

    Thank you so much. Quick question. Where can I donate?

    • Kellz

      send it to my acct lol

  • Robert

    I tried the windows version.
    But when I launch it, it only extracts the files somewhere, but does nothing else…
    Anybody here with the same problem?

    • Cydiahelpsux

      It creates another folder in the same location, ie if you opened the file on your desktop there will be another folder on your desktop now called absinthe-win-2.0 click on the .exe file in this folder and you’re good to go

      • Robert

        Thanks. Somehow it only created a folder on the third try…
        But anyway, now I’ve got it :)

      • Lynn

        Not working for me! Very frustrated! Any help would be wonderful!

    • Josh

      it should unzip a folder in the same directory with another absinthe.exe that should work fine

  • dark

    can we upgrade people that use the SAM metod to unlock is it safe ?

    • erick

      if you backed up the activation ticket and know how to put it back youll be good

      • dark23

        i just updated my phone using itunes and the ticket was save i also have a copy is safe to upgrade if you have a copy of lockdown folder

  • Adnan Memon

    wow man !!!! thanks very much …. em so happy !!

  • Kellz

    Done.. that was pretty fast and simple. Awesome work guys

  • Donnie

    Nevermind. Just donated! Thanks again Dev team. Keep up the great work.

  • Mr.White

    The exe extracts files. What next?!!??! ?!§? “?!? !! IVE BEEN WAITING SOOOOO LONG!! SOMEONE HELP ME, OR I IL EXPLODE!! GWAAAAAAAAAAH!!

    • Kellz

      explode lol

    • Cydiahelpsux

      It creates another folder in the same location, ie if you opened the file on your desktop there will be another folder on your desktop now called absinthe-win-2.0 click on the .exe file in this folder and you’re good to go

      • Mr.White

        O BOY O BOY O BOY! THANK YOU!! MMWWWWWWUA (THAT WAS ME KISSING UR AVATAR ON THE SCREEN). I LOVE YOU! NOW ITS TIME FOR JAILBREAK BABÉ!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • copperbelly

    tq so much…..finally….

  • cash

    good job boys
    to my appreciation i just donated $500 to the dev-team..
    once again thank you guys

    • Zed Sefi

      I don’t believe your claim. If I got $500 I would spend them on another phone. Dude, be real!

      • Skiddy Joe

        And the doners name is *cash ….Anonymous, yet brags about it on the web, how noble >> heh

  • yuri

    Nice, finally after such a long waiting!!

  • Ahmed

    I’ve the new iPad 2 (399$ one )

    Should I try the jailbreak or it will harm my iPad ?

    • MP

      Will not work, as indicated in the readme file.

  • Cydiahelpsux

    This is the easiest most user friendly jailbreak I’ve ever used, huge thanks to pod2g and chr0nicdev team.
    Oh, and F*CK YOU MrMan and Samuel.

    • axe

      thanks pod2g and chronicdev team too :) MrMa and Samuel – I was about to great the same thing. lol !

      • Slick

        pod2g and chronicdev team, the whole world appreciates
        and is appreciating the hard work !!

        MrMan and Samuel Android is waiting for u
        leave …

  • Mike

    Damn! Must wait more.

    When will Redsn0w that adds support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak be release??
    Someone know???

    • rt

      just download Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 from Cydia.

  • MP

    Booo, of course I have the new iPad2 $399 Walmart Special! more waiting… I did donate to help
    figure it out though. Great work team!

  • JLX

    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  • Marc

    for which ipad2 does it not work? I have a ipad2 GSM.

    • MP

      The newest iPad 2 wifi that came with ios 5.1

    • Cydiahelpsux

      iPad 2 GSM works great with absinthe 2.0, just done mine, enjoy!

  • GC

    awesome work pod2G and the Chronic Dev team, i will be donating for all your hard work through the years, thanks again for freeing my iDevice!!!

  • saikhanbayar

    Thanks to all people involved on this release. Very good job and keep up the job ;)

  • Roy

    and I’m stuck at work… wait, whats that “cough cough” think I’m coming down with something!

  • D

    And tomorrow apple releases iOS 6 with killer features and his work goes to the wind :P
    Kidding!
    Great work!

  • Peter

    Please help, when I go to jb my 4S, the bar loads 3/4 and then it pauses for like 5 mins then says starting to recover. After that the bar loads and then says that it has recovered successfully and that to try an jb again you need to unplug and plug the device in. Please help i’ve followed the instructions and have tried it twice but no result :(

    • Cydiahelpsux

      make sure lock screen code disabled and also sim PIN disabled

      • Cydiahelpsux

        and also make sure you actually updated to 5.1.1 in the first place……

      • Peter

        i dont have any lock screen code or any pins on my sim!
        should i try taking out my sim?

    • jm sabariaga

      we have the same problem! :( please help us.

    • Tom

      Exactly the same issue. Followed instructions to the letter. One thing that wasn’t mentioned in the read me was the need to reactivate the phone after erasing all content and settings. Is this something that everyone else encountered and if so how did you reactivate (I just set the language and skipped all of the other settings). The process starts and then gets stuck towards the end. I’m on an iphone 4 running the Windows version of Absinthe if that makes any difference?

      • Jkb

        Restoring like a new phone (factory restore, NOT from back-up) worked for me like it has for others.

    • Cydiahelpsux

      Back up phone, then do a full clean install of 5.1.1, dont sync to itunes after update, then try to run absinthe again. make sure no sim or lock screen pins are active.

      • Cydiahelpsux

        just about to do my iphone 4, will post how it went

        • Cydiahelpsux

          ok, took 2 tries on my iphone 4, I was on 5.0.1 jailbroken untethered. Updated to 5.1.1 via itunes, let it sync, then ran absinthe. I did NOT reset data. First try gave me a “could not connect to lockdownd” error. Second try worked fine. Sorry some people are having problems, but my ipad 2 gsm and iphone 4 are working fine with absinthe 2.0.

      • Peter

        thanks, ill give it a try.

        • Peter

          it worked! thanks :)

          • Cydiahelpsux

            awsome!

      • Tom

        Resolved. Restore firmware using itunes. Once the restore has completed – close itunes and skip all settings on the phone till you’re back to the home screen (in other words – reactivate). You should be good to go!

        • Cydiahelpsux

          Glad you got it working

      • K

        Got all the failures like everyone else, did this and it worked first time

    • Robert

      same problem here :(
      SIM + Psscode deactivated

  • alan

    iphone 4s 5.1.1 jailbroke in around 1 minute,easiest jailbreak to date and worked faultless thx dev team and pod2g am sure you have just made a few million ppl very happy :)

  • respect

    I’ve got an iPad 2 with iOS 5.1.1 (9B206), and I keep getting the error “Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in”. I’m using the Windows version of Absinthe, any ideas?

    • rt

      Restore using itunes first.

    • joseph

      I get the same thing and the app times out and Stop working and windows closes it…

  • Stifler

    Didn’t work

    Tried 3 times exactly as written in the read me notes but each time said there was a problem.

    Nice try

  • Catdk

    Uhhhh, can’t download, mac version…. :O(

  • lordkramuk

    LOL Links are down already, page is saying “too many views”

  • Rammstein

    Doesn’t work
    Says waiting for reboot
    Waiting for process to complete……………………………
    Oops something is wrong……Enters recovery
    Recovery complete……If you want to retry jailbreaking , unplug device and plug it back in.

    • cruxis

      Same didnt work tried 3 times ipad 3 , 5.1.1.1 9b206

    • Zainalmy

      Same here did 6 times on 2 diff PC. iPad 3, 64GB Wifi + Celluler

      • Janson

        do a restore back to 5.1.1 again and try.

        it works

  • Umar18

    Hy plz reply me i had purchased brnd new iphone 4s on ios 5.0.1 when i came bck to hme i accedantly updte it on ios 5.1 on tht day without jailbreak it & nw i wnt to jailbreak it on 5.1.1 i knw tht abstine 2.0 works only on ios 5.1.1 so i hv to upgrade my iphne to 5.1.1 can i jalbreak my iphne with abstine 2.0 & can i updte my basebnd there is no need to wait for releasing redsnow bcz u mnsn tht of ultrasnw unlck as i also said tht i purchsd my iphne brnd new factry unlckd? plz plz reply me i m waiting

    • Mystic

      knock yourself out, if you don’t need the unlock just upgrade and jailbreak

  • George

    Woo…… A great job!

  • Mr.White

    DAFUQ!! i plugged it in, backed eveyrthing up on itunes and deleted all content. Then i went into Absinthe, and pressed Jailbreak button, and led it do all the work. Now it’s finished, and it says: “Recovery completed. If you want to retry…BLAH BLAH BLAH”. But i see no cydia among my apps! Dafuq?! I haven’t had an iOS since iphone 3g, and now i have iPad 3. Where is cydia? have things changed?

    • FAELAID

      When you finish the jailbreak, you click on the absinthe icon in your springboard. That adds cydia to your springboard.

  • SPAWN

    Same issue here. Trying to JB iPad 3 Global via Windows.

    Get to the “Waiting for process to complete”, It says there for a while then restores .

    I Reset settings, erased everything and dont have any sim/lock pins etc :(

  • Stifler

    I should have added I’m using an iPhone 4.
    I’m wondering if it is only the iPhone 4s that is working from the comments posted?

  • genXhippie

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! It is time to make some noise people! Jailbreaking time. :)

  • anewrys

    no 4s is not working

  • anewrys

    i have an iphone 4s 5.1.1 and just tried about 10 times and no luck, and im sure we wont get an answer either

  • SPAWN

    iPad 3 not working here :(

    Just keeps restoring and saying unplug and try again :(

    • Janson

      Just do a restore back to 5.1.1 and try to jailbreak again,

      it works for me…

      it’s mentioned in the site

  • kevin italo

    finally the desired and expected untethered jailbreak

  • Adis

    we have to wait for exceeded time,damn!

  • respect

    Tried an iPad 2 with iOS 5.1.1 and an iPhone 4S with iOS 5.1.1 using the Windows version of Absinthe. The 4S works but not the iPad… strange :S

  • Umar18

    Plz reply me i m witing

  • Jim R

    Not working for me either. I’m getting the same issue of the progress bar gets about 3/4 of the way through, hangs for a few minutes, then tells me “Something went wrong” and goes into a recovery. Then I see Recovery is complete, and if I want to retry, I should unplug and plug back in my phone.

    I tweeted pod2g about it. I doubt I get a reply, just in general, and I’m sure he’s getting flooded with tweets and/or texts.

    I waited to buy the iPhone4S until it could have an untethered jailbreak, so now I’m twisting a bit until I can jailbreak it.

    • http://none jose

      Not working for me either. I’m getting the same issue of the progress bar gets about 3/4 of the way through, hangs for a few minutes, then tells me “Something went wrong” and goes into a recovery. * Getting the same .. What to do !!!!

  • lordkramuk

    Guys if the links arent working just keep refreshing etc, it worked after about 3rd refresh for me

  • GC

    AWESOME! took about 3-4mins, really is the easiest jailbreak!!! Thanks again pod2G and the Chronic Dev team!! WOOHOO…. iDevice: I’m freeeeeeeeee!!!!

  • zabuza

    yes i get the same problem it recovers and tells me to try again i have done everything backed up and resetted everything what is wrong ?

    • DoritosVodka

      Had the same issue (iPad3, Verizon LTE running MAC version). It would fail the JB and do the Recovery… I did a Reset Everything and did a quick Activation. Still would always Fail.

      I did get it to apply the JB by doing the following….

      1. iTunes running, iPad USB plugged in and Powered Off the iPad.
      2. Disconnect USB cable.
      3. Hold the Home Button down on the iPad and plug the USB cable in.
      4. This should force the unit into Recovery mode where it re-downloads IOS 5.1.1 and reloads it clean to the iPad.
      5. After Recovery Mode is complete. Rerun the Absinthe App and Jailbreak.
      (It worked the first time clean after this process).

      • Austyne

        Perfect!!!

  • iOStress

    JB both my iPad 3 and 4S. No issues at all. I will definitely donate to the Dev Team! Thanks so much.

  • shalabh

    finally i jailbroke my ipad 2,thanks a million to the entire team behind this make it happen.

  • anewrys

    i knew it wouldnt work! haha too good to be true

    • Cydiahelpsux

      It works, you dont

  • lobo

    i got iphone 4s 5.1.1
    in the middle of jailbreaking…it said “sometin gone wrong” then recovered…
    someone plzz help me..:(

    • User4S

      I spent a half of day with that issue. Looks like “Erase All Content and Settings@ s not enough, I installed and reinstalled firmware and defined a phone as as a new one and just after that got it jb’ed. :)

  • Dan

    Won’t the Gevey tool work to unlock now?

  • maged

    same problem
    ipad 2 gsm , older one ,
    recovery complete error

    tried with no sim , same thing

  • Warez

    First time i backup and update via iTunes and erase everything in iPhone (followed readme.txt), after all no lucky with jailbreak, no cydia appears on iPhone.

    2nd time. After that i try to RESTORE in iTunes and then activating and jailbreak with Absinthe! Everything went FINE and now i have jailbroken and with CYDIA! :)

    My suggest: try to RESTORE clear iPhone, boot up and activate, then try to jailbreak and u will see “Done, enjoy!” ;)
    Good luck.

    • respect

      This also worked for me :)

    • DavidS

      Just did the same thing and it worked!! Thanks.
      The instructions should be changed to do a full backup, then do a full restore, including the firmware (instead of just resetting the phone). Activate and then jailbreak.

    • Chris

      Worked here too after full restore including firmware. Thanks!!

  • Brian

    Congrats!!! Where are all the haters and whiners from the previous posts about the upcoming JB???!!!!

  • Roi

    Thanks for the amazing work guys.. you are priceless :)

  • HOWELL

    I TRIED ALL THE STEPS… AND AFTER JAILBREAKING… I RESTORED FROM MY BACK UP…. BUT CYDIA IS MISSING. ANYONE ONE WHO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM? ANY SOLUTIONS?

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

      Search for Cydia using Spotlight, it may not be on the first Home screen page.

  • smersh490

    it’s not working… damn!

    • xaiphix

      same to me. it says something has gone wrong and rolled back. this is crazy man

    • smersh490

      sorry! had to reload. it’s done!

  • Austyne

    When I plug in and get ready to jailbreak it says iphone3, but I have an iPhone4?? will not not jailbreak ?? LOST.

  • xaiphix

    I tried this jailbreak with iphone 4 with IOS 5.1.1 after sometime it says something gone wrong and rolled back. I’m using windows. whats happening? tried several times.

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

      Follow the steps mentioned in update 2, it should work and don’t forget to run Absinthe as an Administrator.

  • Jorge

    is it wrong for me to masturbate on this one? jk :)

    Awesome work guys!!! :D

  • elim

    thank you charming people !!

  • charmanong

    does this work on ios 5.1???

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

      No it works on only iOS 5.1.1

  • Believer

    THANK YOU HEAPS !!!

  • andres

    getting the same error… RECOVERY COMPLETED on my iPad 3?? Any solution

    • DoritosVodka

      DoritosVodka says:
      May 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Had the same issue (iPad3, Verizon LTE running MAC version). It would fail the JB and do the Recovery… I did a Reset Everything and did a quick Activation. Still would always Fail.

      I did get it to apply the JB by doing the following….

      1. iTunes running, iPad USB plugged in and Powered Off the iPad.
      2. Disconnect USB cable.
      3. Hold the Home Button down on the iPad and plug the USB cable in.
      4. This should force the unit into Recovery mode where it re-downloads IOS 5.1.1 and reloads it clean to the iPad.
      5. After Recovery Mode is complete. Rerun the Absinthe App and Jailbreak.
      (It worked the first time clean after this process).
      Reply

      • vandervidi

        This workes!! thenk you very much!!

  • LegendBullet

    Solution to all having problems with the “Hmm it seems like something have gone wrong” or “retry jailbreak…”

    Restore to factory default within iTunes, and then try the jailbreak again.

    Works like a charm

  • Amir

    It is amazing, wow. Thanks

  • ME

    Iphone 4s 5.1.1. tried 5 times don’t work. erased all content , disabled lock screen and sim pin. after all done I don’t see cydia icon on home screen . what am i missing? I see others on here posting the same issue.

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

      Follow the steps mentioned in update 2, it should work.

  • bj

    Jailbreak was successful but when i try to download anything in cydia it just says Note: Cannot Locate Package. What do i do?

  • iBucky

    Success. Kept getting the error. Erased and reset…but just kept on failing. I had updated to 5.1.1 via wifi. So I did a complete restore to 5.1.1. And it was a breeze. So if you are having problems. Backup. Do complete Restore. Thanks POD2G

  • Pito Perez

    good job boys
    to my appreciation i just donated $5000 to both dev-team..
    once again thank you guys

  • arsyad

    after getting error,,,
    i tried tu fresh restore using itunes..

    and thankss,,,its really work….

    big thx to pod2g n teams!!good work…

  • Alkhemist

    Tried 5 times on an iPad 2 Wi-Fi 5.1.1. Same as everyone else, it hangs and then tells me to “retry.” I’m not a techie, so I don’t know what’s meant by “turn off passcode lock” or “pins.” What can I do?

  • vandervidi

    tried to install this like 20 times but got the sme dissapointing result. failure..

    i have iphone 4 gsm , not jailbroken , version 5.1.1 . i backed up my data, ran the tool, restored my data .. ran the tool as an admin.. did it all.
    after running this tool – absinthe – the process finishes successfully but my phone actually does not get jailbroken and cydia icon does not appear ..

    please help me.

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

      If you’re having problems, follow the steps mentioned in update 2.

      • vandervidi

        it didnt help.

  • cliff

    Many thanks

  • João Reis

    4s Working like a charm…smooth and easy

    Thanks DevTeam

  • milooss

    Milooss wrote at 2012-05-25 17:03:26
    SORRY IT WAS MY MISTAKE .. Can i JAILBRAKE 5.1 without updating it to 5.1.1 ???

    • Cydiahelpsux

      Nope

  • icezenheim

    working in iphone 4s, 4, ipod4, ipad3…..

  • marmite68

    cydia does not load keep getting errors cached failed

  • Anaesthetix

    THE SOLUTION to the “Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking” problem:
    Ipad 3 WIFI on windows 7 64bit

    YOU MUST RESET Your iPAd to (effectively) a brand new iPad via this process.

    —————————————————
    Install 5.1.1. via iTunes on PC
    *unplug* the USB cable from the iPad.
    Close iTunes
    TURN OFF iPad
    PLUG IN iPad into PC USB *AND* HOLD “home” button on iPad = recovery mode (This is CRUCIAL STEP)
    OPEN iTunes (if it doesnt open itself)
    RESTORE as a TOTALLY NEW iPAD (takes an age!).
    Once done, get through to Home screen on ipad by skipping as many iPad setup screens as you can – Leave iPad completely alone now. On Home screen.
    FINALLY
    Run ABsinthe
    WAIT

    DONE!

    Cydia is on screen 2 of the iPad

  • Luca

    Not working on my iPad 3. Tried everything suggested everywhere, no way to make it work.
    Too bad.

  • Anaesthetix

    THE SOLUTION to the “Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking” problem:
    Ipad 3 WIFI on windows 7 64bit

    YOU MUST RESET Your iPAd to (effectively) a brand new iPad via this process.

    —————————————————
    Install 5.1.1. via iTunes on PC
    *unplug* the USB cable from the iPad.
    Close iTunes
    TURN OFF iPad
    PLUG IN iPad into PC USB *AND* HOLD “home” button on iPad = recovery mode (This is CRUCIAL STEP)
    OPEN iTunes (if it doesnt open itself)
    RESTORE as a TOTALLY NEW iPAD (takes an age!).
    Once done, get through to Home screen on ipad by skipping as many iPad setup screens as you can – Leave iPad completely alone now. On Home screen.
    FINALLY
    Run ABsinthe
    WAIT

    DONE!

    Cydia is on screen 2 of the iPad

  • Anaesthetix

    Seriously, RESET the iPad as if it were a brand new device, and it will work – have got it up and running without a glitch (finally!) on my UK WIFI iPad3 32Gb New iPad.

    THE SOLUTION to the “Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking” problem:
    Ipad 3 WIFI on windows 7 64bit

    YOU MUST RESET Your iPAd to (effectively) a brand new iPad via this process.

    —————————————————
    Install 5.1.1. via iTunes on PC
    *unplug* the USB cable from the iPad.
    Close iTunes
    TURN OFF iPad
    PLUG IN iPad into PC USB *AND* HOLD “home” button on iPad = recovery mode (This is CRUCIAL STEP)
    OPEN iTunes (if it doesnt open itself)
    RESTORE as a TOTALLY NEW iPAD (takes an age!).
    Once done, get through to Home screen on ipad by skipping as many iPad setup screens as you can – Leave iPad completely alone now. On Home screen.
    FINALLY
    Run ABsinthe
    WAIT

    DONE!

    Cydia is on screen 2 of the iPad

  • Robert

    On iPad 1G I kept getting the error after the “Waiting to complete” message, so I did:
    - Downloaded the 5.1.1 iPad 1G firmware
    - Updated to the downloaded firmware (Shift + restore in iTunes then select the file)
    - Selected “Configure as new iPad” on the iPad screen
    - Jailbreak tethered with redsnow
    - Installed from Cydia the “Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether” package
    - Reboot
    - Update from backup
    - Sync apps

  • Kamui

    Works fine for me with new ipad wifi, easy. Thanks.

  • tom

    why it take so long with my IPAd 2 any body have like me ,it took 2 hour and it say fail to lock on ,any advide ,thx

  • http://phophuck.blogspot.com PhoPhuck

    if we already changed the root password in version 5.0.1, do we need to change it again after the new update?

  • AkomLFA

    i have an iPhone 3G S 5.1.1 running a tethered version from Redsn0w. guess i’ll have to wait then. :)

  • Rico

    See see , read read, this is what im talking about!!,!

  • ahmono

    i have ipad 2 3g gsm,just bought it few days ago,it came e ios5.1 is it the new ipad that will not work e jailbreak

  • Frostygrunt

    I jailbroke my iphone 4 on ios 5.1.1 yesterday, but had to restore it real quick bc i needed to change some info. Anyway, after thge restore, i jailbroke it again. And again from my stupidity, had to do something that involved restoring it. SO, this morning, I tried to jailbreak agian, and it says that my device isnt compatible with the jailbreak.. But it was the last two times?
    Ive restored it, its on VERSION 5.1.1, FIRMWARE 4.12.01
    Just like it was last time.. But it wont let me jailbreakk… Does ANYONE know why? No one seems to be able to help :/

  • Frostygrunt

    CRUCIAL NOTE FOR EVERYONE WANTING TO JAILBREAK:

    I just fixed my iphone so it can be jailbroken. In doing this, I found out that the jailbreak DOESNT work with IOD 5.1.1 Build 208.
    ONLY on 206 does it work. If you restore your phone, apple updates it to 208 (or 209, watever it is).

    So you need to google ios 5.1.1 build 206, download it, then go to iTunes, hold shift, click restore, then select the build you downloaded. Then the JB will work :)
    Please share this with other users having problems. Thanks

  • http://www.skulduggeryforums.co.uk Orgil

    I need help

    After i extract it and go into the folder i see an application with the name “absinthe” instead of “absinthe.exe.”

    And when try to jailbreak my ipad 2 it doesn’t detect it

  • ShAdOwXPR

    Wow so easy! I have jailbroken 2 iPads and a iPod no problems…

    Tnx!!!!!!

  • Nick

    I’m using an overseas phone which very much depend on ultrasnow. I was hoping to install ultrasnow through cydia after jailbreak my iphone 3GS on ios 5.1.1. My question is is there a lock screen or ‘emergency call’ screen which i can’t access cydia after jailbreaking with Absinthe 2.0

  • Prasad

    hello there everybody can anyboby help me with my iphone 4
    its an unactivated iphone4 ,so will jailbreaking 5.1.1 with absinthe 2.0.2 its shows iphone is not activated,

    PLease help

  • Tracey

    Hi Love this i updated to 5.1 by mistake so have been waiting for this to come out so happy. It works perfectly on Iphone 4. But my sister just tried to jailbreak her 3gs and when she opens cydia it crashes and she looses everything. and she get an error message saying unsupported URL any ideas how she can resolve this.
    Thanks Tracey

  • http://www.facebook.com/punitkankanawadi Punit Kankanawadi

    plz send me that absinthe 2.0 zip file to my gmail id bcz in my pc its not getting start  to download ………..and this is my gmail id . punitkankanawadi@gmail.com plz plz plz plz…..

  • Alexandre Pereira

    Can i update my iPhone 4 s with iTunes after jailbreak with absinte?