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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