Video of Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak [Updated]

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Hot on the heels of pod2g confirming that the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak is almost ready and the release is just “matter of days” away, iOS hacker – xvolks has published a video of iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak in action.

The video reveals that the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be called Absinthe 2.0.

The jailbreak dream team had first released Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 back in January.

In the video, xvolks demos jailbreaking iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe version 2.0.

The video provides some interesting details about the upcoming untethered jailbreak such as:

  • The user-friendly tool for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will be called Absinthe 2.0.
  • You won’t need to put your iOS device in DFU mode just like the Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1.
  • All you need to do is connect your iOS device to your computer, launch Absinthe 2.0 and click on the jailbreak button to let it do its magic.
  • It could take approximately 5 minutes to jailbreak an iOS device.
  • Absinthe 2.0 also installs Cydia during the jailbreak process, so you don’t need to tap on Jailbreak/Absinthe app to install it like Absinthe 1.x.
  • This means that users won’t have to go through the hassle of using the VPN trick to fix the “Error establishing a database connection” while launching the Absinthe/Jailbreak app.

Basically, Absinthe 2.0 will make it even more easier to jailbreak your iOS device.

As reported earlier, pod2g’s has tested and confirmed that Absinthe 2.0 works on the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Wifi
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G
His iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak currently does not work on Apple TV 3. Here is the list of devices, he still needs to test and confirm if it works on them:
  • iPad 2 Wifi, R2
  • iPad 3 Global
  • AppleTV 2
It remains to be seen if the jailbreak dream will release Absinthe 2.0 for Mac, Windows and Linux simultaneously or the Mac version, which was demoed in the video will be released first.
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has revealed that they will be also be releasing the Redsn0w CLI (command line interface) tool along with the Absinthe jailbreak and a new version of the GUI  based Redsn0w.
It also remains to be seen if the jailbreak dream team will release an update for Corona jailbreak that allows users to convert the iOS 5.1 tethered jailbreak to a full-blown iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.
It looks like xvolks has made the video private. We’ll update the post when it is available.
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  • Derp


    • Markymark

      “Derp” suits you well.

    • genXhippie

      Yeah so? :/ You still don’t get a cookie for it.

    • iPad3Owner

      video is set to PRIVATE!!! whoa!!!

    • MTClem


  • macdaddy

    the video is now on private

  • Skippy

    Just add atv3

  • Skippy


    • Derp


      • Dex


    • genXhippie

      Yeah so? :/ You still don’t get a cookie for it either.

  • Ryan

    It’s getting faster and easier to jb a device thanks to the hard work of the hackers

    • genXhippie

      Ah? I do not believe it getting faster and/or easier to jb. It appears to be quite the contrary imo. :/ Nevertheless, props To the C.D. Team.

  • BadLuckBryan

    What’s the difference between iPad 2 Wifi and iPad 2 Wifi R2?

    • Macca


      • Cozzz

        i see what ya did there…

    • BloodShed

      R2 is revision 2. It includes a slightly updated A5 CPU.

      • denz

        How do you know if your ipad2 is R2

        • ftaeayduf

          If it’s a 16GB wifi iPad 2 that you bought new after the iPad3 hit street, it’s the iPad2v2.

          If it’s >16GB, or has cellular data, it’s an iPad2v1.

          Otherwise, I’m not sure if there’s a good way to tell. Apple calls it an iPad 2,4 instead of an iPad 2,1; if you updated it using iTunes, the downloaded firmware file will have 2,4 in the filename instead of 2,1 . The model number in settings–>about should distinguish it, but there doesn’t seem to be a list of them anywhere.

          Incidentally, the 2v2 has the longest battery life of any iPad, over a third longer than the iPad 3.

          • Cydiahelpsux

            geekbench 2 will tell you whether it’s a 2,1 or a 2,4

  • I will be getting a iPad 3 Wifi+4G in couple of days, would that come under the “iPad 3 Global” category?

    • BloodShed

      iPad 3 Global is the GSM model. 4G = LTE; which is used in both the CDMA and GSM model. So, it depends which 4G you’re getting.

  • Yo Mama!

    Cant see the video…!

  • Rsco6969

    When 5.0/01 was first jail broke absinthe was first realised on the mac gutted and pissed off I just did the cmd on my windows, however it was harder to do so a week later I prepared my self and bought my self a mac so now i don’t care whitch device it’s released on XD

    • WtF

      it would have been easier to just get a virtual macos Lion… thats what I did… its only use is for jailbreaking when it comes out.

  • Mike

    If i have a 3GS and with Ipad basband 06.15.00. How can i install IOS5.1.1 before i can jailbreak with Absinthe 2.0? Hope Redsnow will release a new version or something.

    • Sweeeeet

      tinyumbrella, ifaith, snowbreeze, create a custom ipsw with no baseband update.

  • Vipin

    If u have a iPhone 3GS on 06.15.00 just update with redsnow no bb upgrade I think it will do the trick

  • Bryan

    How do I suppose to kno if I m at ipad3 global? I m not frm the US, and since the ipad3 4g is only for the US, does it mean the ipad3 out here is iPad global?

    • Cydiahelpsux

      Any iPad 3 that takes a sim card is “global”. They are all 4g capable, dont know who told you 4g is only US.

      • Hiimharry

        @cydiahelpsux, I think Bryan was using the term 4G and LTE. LTE is available globally however the 3rd gen iPad can’t connect to an LTE network outside the US.

        • Cydiahelpsux

          I was simply explaining how he could tell if his iPad 3 was the global version, but thanks for clarifying. Apple have now dropped the 4G tag.

      • Bryan

        @Cydiahelpsux, thanks for the information. Very helpful. By the way, do you mean 3rd iPad wifi + 4g in US doesn’t have the sim card slot? Sorry, I got no idea about it, I thought it has the slot.

        • Cydiahelpsux

          The CDMA version does not use a SIM card, all others do.

  • Mike

    To Vipin But first must Redsnow release a new version right? Currently it does not support untethered IOS 5.1.1 ?

    • Cydiahelpsux

      You dont need to jailbreak, just upgrade using latest redsnow with the NO_BB option.

      • Mike

        You mean use Redsn0w 0.9.11b4 to great NO_BB and install it.
        And at first it will be tethered 5..1. then use jailbreak with Absinthe 2.0 to get untethered .

        Is that you mean?

        • Mike

          Opps 5.1.1 i mean.

          • Cydiahelpsux

            you can do it that way, or wait until absinthe 2.0 is released, then use redsnow to make a custom IPSW with NO-BB then use that IPSW with absinthe for the untethered JB

  • peros

    I would like for the apple tv 3d gen. too :/

  • Rico

    Unleasheddddddd the crackennnnnmnnmnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • GBomb

    Release it…..stop tweeting stop video making just release it man or woman

    • Axe

      Oh Gbomb. U again. Dude u meed to learn patience or be a monk. How old are u?

  • Txhillbilly

    For a total newbie to jb with a 3GS what software do you recommend using to jb mi e running latest os.

  • Txhillbilly

    For a total newbie to jb with a 3GS what software do you recommend using running latest os.

    • Axe

      Absinthe 2.0 that is.

  • Believer

    release nowwww…..

    how to update ipad2 ios 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 ???

    what happen if I’m just updated to 5.0.1 without having SHSH saved ?

  • TC01

    Hi im from the uk and ive purchased thenew ipad 3 Wifi/4g version and yes it has got a sim card slot so will absinthe 2.0 work on mine ??

    Cheers TC01

    • James

      Ah no sorry mate to clarify there is 3 versions of the iPad 3… 

      The first is the wifi only and it is going to be able to be jailbroken with absinthe 2.0… 

      The second is the iPad wifi+CDMA 4G/LTE connectivity- this ipad doesn’t have the sim card slot but has connectivity and will be able to be jailbroken with absinthe 2.0 as well…  

      The last version is the iPad wifi+GSM 4G/LTE or whats known in some countries as the cellular model.  I personally have this iPad (AUS). it will NOT be able to be jailbroken with absinthe 2.0 at this current stage.  This is the iPad model the team refer to as the ‘Global’ model as GSM technology is most popular for global carriers

      Hope this clarifies some things! Ps great work team !!

      • Cydiahelpsux

        Wtf are you on about? Where does it say that iPad 3 cellular can’t be JB? It will work with absinthe 2.0, it just hasn’t,t been confirmed yet. The only device that it won’t work with is ATV3. Get your facts straight before giving the wrong advice to novice users.

    • tony

      Hi james thanks for the advise…How long will it be before we can jailbreak ours ?

  • Iv just found the exploits my self and have managed to get cydia on the new iPad I’m in the progress of makeing video and will be releasing the jailbreak later on today

    • Axe

      Nobody cares.

  • Hsuke

    I guess Ipad 2, R2 was the one come out brand new with IOS 5.0 or 5.0.1. I m having it, hopefully it works 🙁

  • Umar

    Hey is this work on ios 5.1 or only on ios 5.1.1 reply me plz any1?

    • tony

      Hi Umar update your phone to 5.1.1 then use ABsinthe 2.0 when it comes available it should work fine matey !!!

  • Ta

    I’m having my iPhone iOS version 3.1.3 which sucks.
    I wonder if this new jailbreak with Appsinthe has anything to concerned with old/new boot rom thing? both are available?

  • DrakaN

    i have an iphone 3gs with a running version ios 4.1. I am willing to upgrade to ios 5.1.1 with an untethered jailbreak. I just dont know where to get the ipsw for my iphone and which ipsw is suitable for my iphone. Can anyone please help me with that???