Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Updated to 2.0.1; Includes Fix For Minor Bugs

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Chronic Dev team has just released a new version of Absinthe Jailbreak (v2.0.1), which includes some minor bug fixes.

If you’re having trouble jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Absinthe 2.0 then you might want to try to jailbreak again using Absinthe 2.0.1.

Chronic Dev team just tweeted:

some fixes have been pushed for a couple of little bugs, #Absinthe 2.0.1 is now live

Chronic Dev team hasn’t provided any details about the bugs they’ve fixed.

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 2 and Apple TV 3 currently.

So if you’re having trouble jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Absinthe 2.0 then you might want to try to jailbreak again using Absinthe 2.0.1. Update: If you’ve successfully jailbroken your iOS device with Absinthe 2.0 then you don’t need to use the new version. Absinthe 2.0.1 fixes the issue that users were facing while trying to jailbreak their iOS device.

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.

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 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 7 and Linux from this link.

If you need help, check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Absinthe 2.0.1:

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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  • paul

    still getting an error that this should run as administrator, even though i right click and tell it to do so

    • sdfafsd

      It probably means “run as administrator” as conventional operating systems understand it, as opposed to Vista/7’s “run as administrator” meaning “run without the UAC restricted token (‘Elevated’)”.

      Make sure you’re “running it as administrator” whilst running it as Administrator: actually log on as an account that has administrator credentials, then right-click and “run as administrator” it.

      • paul

        im logged in as domain user that is part of the administrative group on this machine. should not have this issue.

      • paul

        you were right though, i logged off and logged back in as administrator, and now it works

  • Samsunged

    bleh.. first jailbreak worked but getting a lot of errors with Cydia not downloading certain tweaks.. getting “Hash Sum Mismatch” on some of my purchased tweaks, could this be related?

    • ex

      i was having same issue but just keep re-launching Cydia it should work! Cydia is super busy right now..

    • sdfafsd

      No way this could be related.

      Hash sum mismatch is simply that the file it’s downloaded does not have the checksum the package list it’s downloaded says it should have. If it’s happening to loads of packages, either the repository is not serving them correctly, or it didn’t download the list of packages correctly and doesn’t have the right checksums to compare the packages with.

      The latter problem can be solved by refreshing your package lists; the former is just a case of waiting for the repository to get its act together.

    • Cydiahelpsux

      Make sure Cydia has fully updated before trying to install anything, keep tapping refresh until you see one new update then install it

      • Grime

        Had the same problem early on, but figured it out. Excellent advice. A lot of headaches can avoided by allowing Cydia to completely update. I’m just echoing Cydiahelpsux’s words because its just that important. Sometimes things are not as complicated as you think.

    • Jason

      I’m getting the same thing. It’s because of so many people jail breaking. I just kept trying to download and they eventually installed.

  • Roman

    A lot of people are going to be getting errors in cydia when trying to install tweaks. The repo servers are getting hammered from all these people Jailbreaking and trying to install tweaks at the same time.

  • Kamy

    It finally worked, thank you dream team and most importantly Thank Allah (S.W.T)

  • wolverinemarky

    i hope thats it cause the BigBoss repo isnt loading for me at all and there one of the main 4 i used Absinthe 2.0 i will wait a day and if it isnt fixed i will try 2.01

    • Cydiahelpsux

      If Cydia is loading but repos are not loading this has nothing to do with absinthe, it’s because the repos are being overloaded with requests

  • daicacon

    doe anyone know if the saved SAM unlock activation ticket still work on the new iOS 5.1.1?

    • Loc Nuyen

      Yes it works on 5.1.1 if u save activation ticket. I jailbreak 5.1.1 without baseband update on my iphone 4 then restore activation ticket that have saved. It works

  • Kamy

    i`m going to Install my tweaks later on, Recommend others to do so also

    • Im sorry if this offences you, your god did not created the jailbreak. Dream Team did. Thanks.

      • Rach

        You’re being too literal. You should just keep your comments to yourself. I’m sure you would thank your God when something good happens.

  • Grime

    How can I install 2.0.1 after having already installed 2.0? When I try to install I get the message “ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected stash”. So far so good, but I rather update to the latest to avoid any unforeseen problems or bugs.

    • sdfafsd

      AIUI, the jailbreak is the same; it’s only the installer that’s been updated.

      Any further updates you’d need to do to the device will likely appear as a Cydia package, like the iBooks fixes for 5.0.1 did.

      • Grime

        Thanks for the info. All is still well with my iphones, but now I’m having trouble jailbreaking my iPad 2 using 2.0.1. Guess I’ll wait for a fix.

  • Dean Beckett

    If the jailbreak fails as administrator backup all your things and do a restore from iTunes. Then use absinthe. Worked a treat for me.

  • lilchina

    if you get an error that you must run as a administrator.
    1) if you computer is part of a domain then this what I did to get it running
    2)Hold down shift key then right click on absinthe.exe
    3)left click on run as a different user
    4)in user name type in the computername\locaadminusername (meaning the name you gave your computer and the local username that has administrator rights) mine was enaus000XXX\admin
    5)in password box type in the password for that user
    6)click Ok and program will run.
    I had one failure and had to set the compatiblity mode for xp sp3 and run as administrator plus do the above and it all installed

    • mangutaman

      Thanks a lot lilchina, works for win7 64 run it as an admin local user.

  • jan

    Thank you very much,2.0 was not working for me(missing Cydia icon)but now everything
    is ok.Peaple behind Absinthe,how are you doing?Most powerfull company in the world
    cant not protect Iphone from jailbraking!You are great.

  • Comet

    It worked for me. But Siri is no longer working… How do we remedy that?

    • You probably need to enable it via Settings if you had restored your iPhone.

      • Comet

        It is enabled. It just sits there and spins when I use it and ask it to call….

        • xpedia

          My Siri was not working, someone suggested a reboot and now Siri is working.

  • Que

    I thank each and every one of you for trying to get this work correctly. You’re truly helping the developers work out the bugs. I will download it tomorrow mainly because the donuts in the middle are usually the more fresh 🙂

  • nabariba

    lol siri not working, thats a big deal!

  • Ryu

    No issues with 2.0 here (4S ) and xBackup works like a charm all is the way it was with JB iOS5.0. No issues with Siri either.

    • Louis

      I’m glad to see that xBackup worked. I had AptBackup. It only restored a couple of my Cydia apps and deleted half my Apple apps. I’m switching.

  • Critter

    ugh. crashes instantly on ML DP3

    • Dufy

      That’s cuz it states 10.5 10.6 10.7 only

      • Critter

        fair enough.

  • Dufy

    Still no iPad 2 2,4. Let’s wait some more 🙁

    • sdfafsd

      Maybe you should send him one to test it on?

  • Louis

    7 times I’ve tried to jailbreak with absinthe 2.0 & 2.0.1 and 7 times I get “absinthe.exe has stopped working”. I’m going to use redsn0w to return to iOS 5.1 then jailbreak it and stay there forever.

    • éLOsd

      me too. i cant jailbreak my phone.

    • ios6

      I just jailbreaked my iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and iPad 3, they all work like charm at one go. I tried running it on my Mac OSX 10.8 and it was a no go. Crashes every time i open the program so i used one of my office computers running Win XP and it worked like charm. Boy i sure do appreciate these dev guys.

      Please donate if it worked for you. I have already.

    • Alma

      Me, too. Windows 7. iPhone 4G from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1. Tried both Absinthe 2.0 and 2.0.1. Even did total iTunes restore. Not working. Stuck. Any ideas, please??

    • Louis

      I got it. I used redsn0w_win_0.9.10b8b to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS then I went into Cydia and installed rocky-racoon 5.1.1. I am still trying to see if I can use abinsthe on my iPad2 but I will be using the same procedure on it if things don’t go well soon.

      • Louis

        Since redsn0w makes iBooks crash I restored my 3GS and used sn0wbreeze v2.9.4 as soon as it was released. I don’t know if absinthe affects iBooks on iPhones but I gave up after it crashed 12 times. On the other hand absinthe 2.0.1 worked perfectly the first time on my iPad 2 after a complete restore.

  • Pegger

    2.0 and 2.0.1 don’t work on my iPad 2 and iPhone 4, (and i did try the whle restore in itunes thing etc…) so to get my untethered jailbreak i did the following:
    – Used latest redsnow to jailbreak it tethered (worked like a charm)
    – Then use rocky raccoon to make the tethered jailbreak untethered
    – Done, worked perfect 🙂

  • Van

    I have 5.0.1 jailbroken, can I just update (not full restore) to 5.1.1 and re-jailbreak?

    • Louis

      WAIT!!!! Wait a couple of days. There seem to be a lot of problems.

    • Grime

      Yes you can. I updated my 4 and 4s with no problems. It wasn’t until I tried my updating my iPad that I ran into trouble. I ended up restoring my iPad because it wouldn’t allow me to jailbreak after updating. I my only option was to restore. After restoring I applied the jailbreak with no hassles. I suggest you perform a backup in case you have problems after updating. If have to restore you can choose a saved backup and then apply the jailbreak. Best of luck.

  • Gio

    Hay everyone, quick question, i have unlocked (gevey sim) iphone 4s 5.1 using tmobile. I want to jailbreack and keep my unlock, what do i have to do? Thanks

    • Grime

      Using this jailbreak method will require you to update your baseband. I would wait for Snowbreeze’s custom ispw method or yet to be released alternative which would allow you to keep your current baseband intact while updating the firmware.

    • erick

      you dont gotta preserve your baseband just update in the settings app then jailbreak gevey will still unlock your phone

  • ThxLilChina

    Thank you lilchina for the immensely helpful tip for Domain-bounded machines!

  • Dater

    Hi there!
    It’s the first time for me to do a jailbreak. Tried it out on my iPad2(mostly because of retinapad) and everything worked great so far. But the app store behaves strange. It still shows my correct apple id, but all the prices are in USD instead of Euros now. I can download free apps without entering my apple id password but when I want to see the list of my already purchased apps and enter my password it says: cant connect to itunes store

    NEVER MIND. It works after signing out and in again. All prices are in € again and I can seemall my purchased apps again.

    Hopefully I helped somebody by this. 😉

  • Grime

    So far I’ve jailbroken 2 devices, a 4 and 4s with no problems. I tried jailbreaking my iPad 2 wi-fi (9B206) several times using the same procedure as the previously mentioned devices to no avail. I get the message “Error: could not connect to lockdownd”. And before anyone asks, I did run the exe using administrator privileges. Has anyone run into this problem and found a solution?

    • It looks like you have not disabled the passcode. Ensure its disabled and try again. Absinthe should guide you through the recovery process as you will be trying again.

      • Grime

        Passcode was disabled and I still couldn’t get it to work. I initially updated my firmware through itunes. I backed up everything with Pkgbackup and did a complete restore. Everything works now. I never did figure out what was causing the problem. Thanks for the help.

    • Frank

      Same problem here lockdownd fail help

      • Grime

        I know you’re going hate reading this, but try backing everything with Pkgbackup, and then do a complete restore. There are tutorials online that explain the procedure. I’m guessing there’s some kind of conflict with the software on your iPad. That was the case with mine. The jailbreak will complete if you restore. There’s always the option of waiting for a bug fix, but like everything else nothing in life is guaranteed. Best of luck.

  • athafil

    First Jailbreak: accomplished with 2.0.1 I have just treid to Jailbreak My IPAD2 European Version 3G – Model A1396

    With 2.0 I got all the trouble of “if you want to retry jailbreak your Ipad…”

    Now I went and used 2.0.1 and everything seems to have been working fine! Cydia is there and now i shall browse Cydia Thank you for all guys!

  • Nitsud

    Is siri broken for anyone else? siri pops up but unable to give a command.

    • Grime

      Works for me, and yes I’m on a 4s jailbroken device.

    • JB Bryant

      Try rebooting. Fixed Siri for me.

  • Van

    I have like 500 apps in my phone, do I have to do a stock restore before doing the jailbreak? It will be a pain reinstalling all the apps..

    • Grime

      Depends whether they’re jailbroken apps or legit.

      • Van

        I have a mix of both legit and non legit. I don’t mind losing the non legit, there’s only about 5. I don’t feel like reinstalling 495 apps..

        Any suggestions?

        • Grime

          You can try xbackup or pkgbackup on cydia. Try seaching for a tutorial on google or youtube for a through explanation about how the process works. Best of luck.

          • Grime

            Correction, meant to say thorough. You know how the internet grammar police can be. lol I’ve only used Pkgbackup and its great, but I hear xbackup works just as well. Its too much to explain in detail, but you can find plenty of resources online. Again, best of luck.

  • AndanteX

    Smooth operation on 4S, Siri fine. Not working with either 2.0 or 2.0.1 for 3Gs (MC131c)

  • Evan

    absinthe.exe keeps crashing or stops working. This is becoming quite frustrating:(

    • lyn

      same to me, try 5 time: error absinthe.exe has stop working

      Any one got idea to help?

      I did run as administration, on windows 7 64b

      • Grime

        Check my posts. Its not the techie way but it got the job done, or you can always wait for a possible update fix.

      • Ed

        same to me, try 10 times: error absinthe.exe has stop working even tryed different computers same thing

        • Apple

          Hello, my PC is running Windows Vista and I managed to fix this issue by:
          1. Right click absinthe.exe
          2. Click Properties
          3. Under the ‘Compatibility’ tab, check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for: (I selected ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 2)), and also check ‘Run this program as an administrator.’ Click OK.
          4. I subsequently ran the program as administrator again.

          Yup, I’ve successfully jailbroken my iPhone 4. Hope this solution works on your PC as well.

          • Jim

            This worked for me too, thanks for the tip!

  • Vader317

    Jailbreak worked fine on both my iPhone 4S/ and also New iPad. Only problem i have is trying to get some tweeks to work. Such as Winterboard themes. Are there any items i need to update? Usually Cydia has an update prompt. Thx

  • Adam Lally

    I have jailbroken my ipad 3 and the cydia icon is there but wont actually open, any experienced this?

    • Vader317

      turn off the device and turn it back on.

      • Adam Lally

        ive done this but still isnt working

        • derrick

          im having the same problem on my ipad 2 cydia is there but it wont open. how do i erase cydia and start back over again?

          • Adam Lally

            ive restored and jailbroken numerous times and still get the same issue

  • Hugo

    Heey somebody know what is the diference beetween ipad 2 wifi and an ipad 2 wifi R2 ??? Please

  • bitnben

    jailbreak worked perfect on 2.0 first time, but app store was loading incorrectly (strange font and no download buttons – looks like a really cheap website, basic text is there but its messed up). Restored iPhone 4s, jailbroke with 2.0.1 = same problem

    Tried rebooting, respringing, signing in and out of app store. nothing works

  • Jason S

    I have my phone jailbreak 5.0.1 it was the first time I every have done it. My question is if I jailbreak with the new absinthe 2.0 how do I get my purchased apps back from cydia?? Thanks for the help

  • andy

    everytime i try to add a new source, it won’t finish the download. never finishes on any source!! pleas help!

    • Tiaira H

      I’m having to same problem. I have restore my phone and installed cydia again but nothing has change PLEASE HELP

  • DaN

    will it work on iphone 4s, ios 5.1 ???
    , it says device not recognized, need help plz

    • Grime

      You have to update (preferred method) or restore (only use if update fails or you don’t mind a clean install) to 5.1.1. That’s the way jailbreaks work. Jailbreaks are designed for a specific ios version and this one happens to be 5.1.1. Good luck.

  • Bill

    What about unlocking iPhone 4? Any tip please?

  • bonelopez

    thank you! it works on my IPAD 2 wifi 3g

  • Pablo Fernandez

    Okay, I tried jailbreaking my iPod 4g with Absinthe 2.0 and it kept getting to the end then saying something about “Restore complete. If you want to try jailbreaking again, unplug and replug your device” or something like that, so I went to my friend’s house and it said “error detecting device (lockdown -5)”. I turned my password off, wiped my memory and settings, and tried it again. It still didn’t work, so now I’m hoping that Absinthe 2.0.1 will work, but my dial-up won’t download it.

  • Jailbroke my ipad 2 wifi, but for some strange reason the icons went mad into a spaced out position, you couldnt see the dock of time bar, very strange. I think ill wait.

  • damo

    I got “error could not getting to lockdownd. Aborting.” i have cydia installed on the ipad 3 but should i run it again? or what does this mean?


    • David

      i had this as well…. do you need be connected to the internet for the absinthe programme to work?

      • David

        Think i solved it, had to erase ALL data and settings and then tried again and it worked… only took about 4 hours!!!

  • David

    I can’t seem to JB my iphone 4. JB’d it before but then stupidly updated to 5.1.1.
    Any way, 2.0 didn’t work, just kept stopping half way through, trid the wiping memory and backup etc and still no joy.
    Now with 2.1 it starts off good but then after about 5 mins it just stops and i get a windows messgae telling me that absinthe has stopped working? I am running as admin.
    When it first connects on the phone you get the little arrow circle telling me its connected, then once it says on the oc ‘sending intial…’ i loose the arrows on the phone….?

    Any one help please? lost all me apps, soo gutted!

    • Apple

      Hello, my PC is running Windows Vista andkI managed to fix this issue by:
      1. Right click absinthe.exe
      2. Click Properties
      3. Under the ‘Compatibility’ tab, check ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for: (I selected ‘Windows XP (Service Pack 2)), and also check ‘Run this program as an administrator.’ Click OK.
      4. I subsequently ran the program as administrator again.

      Yup, I’ve successfully jailbroken my iPhone 4. Hope this solution works on your PC as well.

  • Trillpolo

    nvm, finally showed up.

  • sattar

    it workzzz for me just fine!! thanxxxxxxx

  • Faysal

    I can’t download the file Absinthe 2.0.1 but I’m always getting this download error saying it’s damaged or it’s in an unknown format.

    • djb

      give me your email I will send you a dl link, no problem

      • KP

        I cant open it. the zip file downloads but when i open it, it says its damaged or unknown format. 🙁

    • KP

      Problem solved buddy.. Try downloading the same file by going through a proxy website. solved the problem for me

  • sattar

    it works for me just fine!!! thanxxx

  • Artem

    Worked perfect on my iPhone 4S and iPad 3. Thank you very much!!!!

    • tolga

      please help me from which website can I download 2.o abstain ?? I can not find it

      • KP

        Can you send it to me too? I cant open the zip file. It says the file is unknown format or damaged

  • sannexus

    Successfully jail broken… however, keyboard now moved up above of the dock.
    What can I do?

  • ipad2users

    Thanks For JB pod2g great job!!

    • Adnan

      Hey there, i need some assistance please. Iv been looking around various websites, how do i upgrade from jailbreakon 5.0.1 to jailbreak 5.1.1 ? what is the exact procedure so i dont lose my current jailbroken data.


  • JVC

    Thee easiest jailbreak ever!

  • nhlchrisman08

    i have a Ipad 2 Wifi 16GB, and i jailbroke it and everything, and installed the xsellize source, and I go to X Books install the book i want and the safari shorcut to add it to Ibooks never shows up, i try to install the X Book fix but it comes up with errors and has a pop up saying its a threat i can ignore it or get rid of the fix, any idea how to get the books safari icon to show up?? (in the install of the book the only error i get is “Error: can’t find icon to use! the next line tells me to please open the installed web clip to finish installation (wich is what never shows up))

    p.s i am a very much noob when it comes to jailbreaking 1st time ever doing it was today i used redsnow, and have no idea what i need installed to make things work,

  • john

    finally it works!!! iphone 4s ios 5.1.1 mac os

  • ong

    i using ipad 2 wifi 16gb, In cydia i unable to locate mobilesubstrate ? anyway to fix the problem

  • JRinEast

    I have ipad 2 and installation went perfectly fine, but as soon after launching Cydia, my App Store icon and Cydia icon has vanished and I’m not able to find them anywhere, even after using search. Any ideas?

  • JackyleHyde

    TQVM for everything- Your team brilliant!!

  • princealbertofpa

    i have the iphone 4s ios 5.1.1. i’ve backed up my iphone & started absinthe 2.0.1, but my iphone is not recognized. the jailbreak button is grey. i’ve had issues before with jb my iphone 4s & ipad 2. i think that there is some setting on file that is messed up on my mac (ios 10.7.4). any advice would be appreciated!!!!

  • redviper51

    Had no problems jailbreaking all the 3 generations of ipads that i have. Having problems updating my wife’s iphone 4 though. I would get the update failed message when i try to update it 5.1.1, both from the phone settings and through itunes. But I am happy with my ipads…

  • Bob

    I keep getting the message that it is “waiting for the jailbreak to start” after I click the jailbreak button, but the jailbreak never occurs. It just keeps waiting incessantly. How long is the jailbreak supposed to take? I am on Mac OSX 10.7.4

  • wolverinemarky

    is the big boss repo down? cause nothing is showing up in the sources for it?

    • madscientest

      I thought the same thing, however my wifes iphone has it up and running. tried to add it on my iphone but got error.

  • trex

    after jailbreaking my new ipad using absinthe 2.0. the previous games and apps are not working anymore even the apps i installed from cydia. i dont know what to do.. pls help me guyz.

  • madscientest

    iphone 4 on 5.1.1, jailbreak works but cydia wont run bigboss repository. cant add. get error about being the wrong type of repository. cant install sbsettings, or preferenceloader because of it.
    any ideas?

  • R0b

    Works but after I restore, it doesn’t load my photos from the camera roll!! 🙁 anyone know why?!?

  • Daman

    Work like a charm !!! Thanks for amazing work.

  • Sliek

    Apple Released a New Ios 5.1.1 For iphone 4 so dont update it or restore it… Absinthe doesnt work with it..

  • madscientest

    REALLY? i upgrade from 5.0.1 on iPhone 4, jailbreak works great except big boss repo won’t load, so i restore the iPhone to try again and this time absinthe 2.0.1 says “sorry the attached device is not supported”. WTF? I just did it a second ago!!!

    • madscientest

      Apple Released a New Ios 5.1.1 For iphone 4 so dont update it or restore it… Absinthe doesnt work with it..

      WHAT????? SERIOUSLY?

      • Sliek

        Yes i cant Jailbreak my iphone 4 either be cause Big Boss repo wasnt working so did restore to redo the jailbreak.. but Apple recently Released a new iOS 5.1.1 to fix small Bug fixes..This is BULL!!!!! now Absinthe 2.0 or 2.1 doesnt work…This only happened with iphone 4 so far..

      • Sliek

        Yes Apple just updated it i cant Jailbreak my iphone 4 either be cause Big Boss repo wasnt working so did restore to redo the jailbreak.. but Apple recently Released a new iOS 5.1.1 to fix small Bug fixes..This is BULL!!!!! now Absinthe 2.0 or 2.1 doesnt work…This only happened with iphone 4 so far..

      • Tre

        You need to restore with 206 version it will work. For now it’s working still but we all know that can change. good luck.
        still stuck un JB

  • Sliek

    Urgentt Urgentt!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apple Just Released a New Ios 5.1.1 For iphone 4 so dont update it or restore it… Absinthe doesnt work with it..i made the same mistake as Madscientest

  • Sliek

    Yes i cant Jailbreak my iphone 4 either be cause Big Boss repo wasnt working so did restore to redo the jailbreak.. but Apple recently Released a new iOS 5.1.1 to fix small Bug fixes..This is BULL!!!!! now Absinthe 2.0 or 2.1 doesnt work…This only happened with iphone 4 so far..

    • madscientest

      you just did what i did to a T… lame.

    • Tre

      You can still restore but make sure it’s 206 version. No errors so far….

  • R0b

    Anyone experiencing any issues with the camera roll after jailbreaking/ restoring??? 🙁

  • Rocky

    I have just update to 5.1.1 but is 9B208, the jailbreak said device not supported, anyone have the same problem?

    • madscientest

      ya, look a few post up…. : (

    • Tre

      restore with version 9B206 & you are back on correct version to JB.
      stuck un JB but on correct version.

  • ali

    messages has the game center icon and camera has no Icon!!! help me! used v2.0 , respringed 10 times but still…

  • frederick

    does anyone know if this new absinthe 2.0.1 update work with the new iphone 4 gsm update of 5.1.1 that apple rolled out with today? i wasnt on 5.1.1 so today i went to update and jailbreak… and yea fail!!!! help???

    • Tre

      You need to look for version 206 & manually restore it works for now.
      Still need JB to be fully free.

  • Wiilt

    frickin geniuses

  • abraham

    does any one know if they will fix the unlock for baseband 04.12.01 ???

  • JimDiGriz

    absinthe.exe keeps crashing while trying to jailbreak iPhone4 5.1.1 on win7 64b

    i tried using redsn0w to do a tethered jailbreak and that didn’t work either (SHSH blob error-a blank Cydia icon was installed and Cydia didn’t open). I tried rebooting and that didn’t help.

    I think my options are:
    1.Wait until absinthe is upgraded again as based on posts above me i’m not the only one with this problem
    2.Downgrade back to 5.0.1 and jailbreak there (I upgraded to 5.1.1 from 5.0.1 earlier today as I was having issues with the old baseband and signal indicator-well described on the web and UltraSn0w didn’t fix the problem).

    Anybody else has had Absinthe 2.0.1 crashing issues?

  • Kimberlaya

    I’ve downloaded from several different sites, restored, erased content & settings..i still can not get ANY sources for my iphone 4s. When I try to add it either says, timed out or something about hash or old files. I’ve tried for hrs. What is the correct site to DL the correct Absinthe. I’ve never had problems like this.

    • Tiaira H

      Having same problem but with other sources. Any ideas on what to do?

    • Tre

      In same boat. Want to be JB. Keep checking the internet. That’s what I’m doing.
      Best of luck to all still without JB.

  • pala

    Some of the original Apple icons like App Store and Map became plain. FaceTime icon had the same problem but after rebooted, it has recovered (at least for now).

    Any idea how to resolve this?

  • t3

    Works like a charm , god like , thanks pod2g and dev team . ppl from Malaysia wan to thank you with donation .^^

  • kimmylin

    i jailbreak my iphone 4s 5.1.1 with the absinthe 2.0 and now most my apps are missing like my phone, message & photo & many more and i can’t restore my iphone back using itunes & when i try to jailbreak it again using absinthe 2.1 it say its not support or recognize how do i fix this.. someone help me please..

  • Tiaira H

    Can someone please tell me why the sources won’t finish downloading

    • madscientest

      because a million people are trying to use it…

  • Greg

    i had jailbroke my ipod 4g and it worked prefectly, but when it comes up with my iphone4, absinthe won’t work, it’ll ether freeze up while its jailbreaking or it’ll say “Sorry. the attached device is not supported” what do i do ? and im running 5.1.1

  • HereInChicago

    Anyone have a 64gb 3g ipad 2?
    My iphone 4s worked fine. Tried JB on my ipad 2, so far its been running for about 15 minutes and the progress bar has only gotten to about 5%… How long has it taken y’alls iPad?
    Im running 5.1.1

  • HereInChicago

    Anyone have a 64gb 3g ipad 2?
    My iphone 4s worked fine. Tried JB on my ipad 2, so far its been running for about 15 minutes and the progress bar has only gotten to about 5%… How long has it taken y’alls iPad?
    Im running 5.1.1

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  • karle

    all i get is a black box with stuff going up then that’s it

  • nabariba

    jailbroke ipad 3 fine, weird thing is, when going into apple store, cannot locate previous purchases?

  • KiDD

    could ya’ll stop going on cydia so i can add in my sources, thank you haha

  • kev brown

    hi, absinthe 2.0 and 2.0.1 runs for ages then said absinthe setup.exe has stopped working. ive done a restore too and still no joy. ran as admin tto. its an ipad 2. ive done my 4s first time no issues 🙁
    anyone know how to sort this?

    • Ryan

      Use redsnow to tethered jailbreak, then install Rocky Racoon from cydia, this will untether your iDevices.

  • rayz

    Works Great =) ~ for those facing crashing issue on 2nd phrase of Absinthe, just re-run the program with “Run as Administrator”
    *sorry for bad english* Bonne chance et amusez-vous

  • B

    I jailbroke yesterday but it deleted my pictures, so I restored it. Tried the next day to re jailbrake but I got the message “sorry, device not supported”. I even did a full restore . Someone help !!!!

  • Ryan

    If your having problems Jailbreaking with Absinthe, just download the latest version of redsnow and tethered Jailbreak your Iphone. Go into Cydia and install Rocky Racoon, this will untether your phone. I had to do this with my 3Gs.

  • Mark

    If anyone can help I’d greatly appreciate it. I’ve jailbroken quite a few times, but I must be overlooking something. I’m on iOS 5.1.1 on both my iPad2 and iPhone 4s. When I connect them to the computer and open absinthe the “Jailbreak” button isn’t clickable. What am I not doing or doing wrong?

  • Parky

    Since I’ve jb can’t play music and keyboard very slow to catch up 4s ios5.1.1!!!!!

  • ipg

    My icons for app store, itunes, mail, … Keep going off blank icon then they come back… Any ideas? Should i restore from back up and do it with 2.0.1?

  • Pegger

    Never had so much trouble with jailbreaking :/

    iPad WiFi / OK
    iPad WiFi + 3G / OK after a few times
    iPod 4 / OK after a few times
    iPhone 4 (GSM) / OK
    iPad2 GSM / 2 days trying, still alot of problems (random reboots, apps not installing, can’t restore a backup / Keeps hanging on boot in moving circle / etc…, did complete recovery’s etc… installed apps from itunes store instead of thru itunes pc / just putting backup back / Reboot while setting backup back / etc…, going into day 3 soon and still no working jailbroken iPad2

  • memo

    absinthe keeps crashing on me, I’ve tried pretty much every suggestion out there…. it’ll start sending initial jailbreak data and after a while it just crashes, it encounters a problem and needs to close… any suggestions?

  • peter jansen

    I get another error with my iPad3 and win7. Also well known and a windows-to-blame-one apparently. absynthe exe. has stopped working. The perp here, according to the win log is “ntdll.dll”.
    But now comes the weird part. It happened on two different computers both running Win7 (completely up to date) but with a totally different program setup. And of course with administrator accounts on both machine and both “run as administrator”. Basically it’s no big deal that my iPad isn’t jailbroken but I don’t dare to update my 4s to 5.1.1 unless I know the JB works.
    Any ideas?

  • ak

    Does this works with the revision 5.1.1 apple firmware (the newest one)? And what is the best way to backup all my cydia app and package and regular itune apps?

  • when come the jailbreak for ipohne 4 with ios 5.1.1 (9B208) ?????

    • Tre

      What i have read so far you need to go back to (9B206) manually add it. Many users are able to get it JB after this. Me still not working JB but not giving up yet.

  • Delfus

    I can’t jailbreak may iPhone 4.
    I update to 5.1.1 and tried to run Absinthe 2.0.1. In the the middle of the process freezes and stay there forever (last try 30 minutes).
    Now (another try) I made a complete restore and I’m syncing with the iTunes, and then run absinthe 2.0.1.
    Someone have the same problem? Any help, please…..
    I try it with my iPad 2 and all went fine….. running smoothly……

    • Delfus

      Now I’ve the “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)…

      • Delfus

        I tried with the .ipsw “iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore”, and the Absinthe get the “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)”


        • Tre

          You need to start all over. Reloading software 5.1.1 9B206. Follow the steps from start of JB. What i have read others are getting it JB. Me still working on it.
          I will be FREE.

          • Delfus

            Done with success, with the latest version of the Absinthe…. NIce…

            My life never be the same

  • ImadsMoOn

    i’ve jailbroken 4 iphones – 2 iphone 4s and 2 iphone 4 , and guess what ?!!!!

    JUST A note :

    iphone 4s battery SUCKS AFTER THIS RELEASE .

  • Jose

    I have iphone 4 At&t with 5.1.1 9B206 previously there was 9B208 ,Absinthe 2.0.1 say Sorry, the attached device is not supported . jail broken tow others iphone in the same computer 3GS and 4G last yesterday . please help

  • Sean

    Getting stuck at beginning jailbreak. On absinthe 2.0.1 and iOS 5.1.1. Tried about everything, anyone have any ideas?

  • Sean

    Getting stuck at beginning jailbreak. Absinthe 2.0.1 and iOS 5.1.1. Tries several times. Anyone have any ideas?

    • Sean

      Ive not used any backup I’ve started from a new phone

  • Dr_cav

    Worked great. First of all, do a recover. before you use your backup, use de absinthe. just it

  • Adnan Memon

    I have already jailbreaked my iphone 4s 5.1.1 with absinthe 2.0 …. can i again jailbreak it with absinthe 2.0.1 ??

  • Dikushi

    Yes U can, i have updated my iphone 4 from firmware 5.0.1 baseband 04.10.01 To firmware 5.1.1 baseband 04.12.01 and work great Just update your Iphone activate with original sim card if you have , its better for you because Face time don’t work if you Hacktivate with redsnow or SAM , than Jailbreak your iphone 4 activated with Absinth 2.0 , Use ifunbox got to /var/root/library/ delete folder named Lockdown , and copy your Lockdown folder of your sim activation ticket , power off your iphone , insert your sim card that you have unlocked with sam , and power on your iphone , thats it

  • mark

    Hi everyone, a quickie please: does the warning “stay away if you rely on an unlock” also refers to a network unlock? (not a “factory” unlock tho as my 4s was unlocked by my network)…
    in other words, if I jailbreak now, will I mantain my unlock?

  • akz

    Will Absinthe works with the newer updated 5.1.1 firmware?

  • ragnaroc

    took me 24 hours, losing a years worth a pictres due to a improper back up and a hell of a lot of frustration but i finally got the jailbreak to work.

    I reset the phone completely and got it to work.

  • Vetduarte

    I am having the same problems I had after jailbreaking my 5.0.1 4S last time with Absynthe:

    1. Safari crashes soon after started
    2. Mail crashes soon after started or as soon as I try to read one
    3. Activator crashes as soon as I try to open it
    4. Can’t open Mail, messages and contacts setup in Settings

    Last time, I had to restore to 5.1, thus loosing JB.
    I’m restoring again now. But I am really confused: why is this happening? I had a iPhone 4 for 8 months or so, jailbroken and still running 4.2.1, and it never showed any problems.
    This one turns into a mess everytime I try and JB it!

  • time2innov8

    Ipad 2 (WiFi) with 5.1.1 (9B206) unable to successfully jailbreak with absinthe 2.0.2.
    Displays error while sending initial jailbreak data, have tried multiple times, also tried the ‘reset all settings’ option, still the same result. Is there any error logs that can identify the reason for the failure. I previously had the ipad jailbroken when running 5.0.1 software.

  • ziggy

    Hi All,does anyone know if there going to fix the unlock for baseband 04.12.01,I updated with the new absinthe and lost my gevey unlock,or does anyone know how to get over this with a down grade or something, i have an iphone 4,Thanks guys.ps, i love the new jailbreak,

  • Bruno

    Hi everyone, ever since jailbroken my new iPad, I’ve been getting the white icon issue every once in awhile on apple apps, like safari, app store.. Any solution ?


  • john

    i jailbroke my iphone 4s, cydia appeared in home screen, but now when i want to install an application from app store this error occurs: “your request cannot be processed, error code: 1009″. what should i do now? can’t i install any application from app store any more?!!!! please help me …

  • Carli

    Done my ipad running on 5.1.1 first i update to 5.1.1 then download the tool absinb 2.0 greenpois0n.com and now i have my ipad jailbroken its really cool and if u buy your ipad 2 wifi recently like one month ago thats mean your ipad 2 its the version “”R2″” and there is no way to jailbreak your ipad 2 only you can jailbreak your ipad 2 wifi the older models


    Apple loves to take away the normal factory apps everytime you jailbreak wirelessly. Never fails! It aint the same as it use to be. I miss the good ole days