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  • [HOW TO] Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device With Absinthe 2




    {last updated May 30, 2012}

    This OS X and Windows guide will teach you how to jailbreak various devices using Absinthe 2. The current version of Absinthe is 2.0.4. Note this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning you can reboot your phone just like you normally would.

    This guide should be used with the following device/firmware combinations (if you're not sure, here's how to find your iOS firmware version and how to find your iOS device type):
    • iPhone 4S | 5.1.1
    • iPhone 4 | 5.1.1
    • iPhone 3GS | 5.1.1
    • iPod touch 3G | 5.1.1
    • iPod touch 4G | 5.1.1
    • iPad | 5.1.1
    • iPad2 | 5.1.1
    • The New iPad | 5.1.1

    The Chronic Dev Team has released Absinthe 2. Absinthe 2.0.4 works with Mac, Windows and Linux computers. The tool jailbreaks most devices running iOS 5.1.1.

    Since the jailbreak is intended for the newer software, it is recommend that you do a full DFU mode update from your previous firmware as this will overwrite any previous jailbreak data on your device and allow you to start fresh. After you have updated your firmware to iOS 5.1.1, you can follow the steps of this guide to jailbreak any of the devices listed above, in an untethered fashion.

    1. Begin by downloading the Absinthe 2.0.4 application for your operating system:

    2. Launch the downloaded file to open a virtual disk where you can either open Absinthe immediately, or drag the Absinthe application to your applications folder for future use.



    3. After you have opened Absinthe, plug in your iOS device and take note of how Absinthe auto-detects the device you plug in and the firmware it is running. If it is correct, click on the jailbreak button.



    4. After clicking the jailbreak button, the whole process is mostly automatic. Absinthe will jailbreak the device for you without the need to enter DFU mode. During the process, Absinthe will show many different stages of the jailbreak process as shown below.



    While Absinthe is jailbreaking your iOS device, the screen will appear as if the device is beginning a restore. This is normal – do not panic as nothing is going terribly wrong. Additionally, do not unplug the device or start using it until Absinthe says, “Done, enjoy!” Once it says this, the jailbreak is finally finished!

    After the jailbreak is finished, there is one more step. You must unlock your iOS device and find Cydia on your home screen. Launch it and Cydia will start the process of preparing the filesystem. This process takes a while, so be patient. While Cydia is doing this, your screen should look like the image below:



    When Cydia finishes preparing the filesystem, the device will respring and you can start downloading and enjoying your favorite Cydia tweaks on your newly jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 device. Since the jailbreak is untethered, you can reboot your device freely and your jailbreak will remain. If you are new to the realm of jailbreaking, check out our Staff favorites post to learn about some awesome iOS applications and Cydia tweaks!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [HOW TO] Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device With Absinthe 2.0.1 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 480 Comments
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      hey guys

      i have an iphone 3g with 4.2.1, and 05.15.04 firmware

      i already jailbroke it

      and now i wanted to no if its possible to unlock it?

      if yes, how?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      What are the first five digits of ya serial number?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      hey guys

      i have an iphone 3g with 4.2.1, and 05.15.04 firmware

      i already jailbroke it

      and now i wanted to no if its possible to unlock it?

      if yes, how?
      This doesn't really belong in this thread. But I will answer you anyways.
      Yes, you can unlock if you update to the ipad baseband and install ultrasnow. It will break your GPS but you can always use redsnow 0.9.14b2 to downgrade your baseband back to 5.13.04 after which is still unlockable and wont break your GPS.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      This doesn't really belong in this thread. But I will answer you anyways.
      Yes, you can unlock if you update to the ipad baseband and install ultrasnow. It will break your GPS but you can always use redsnow 0.9.14b2 to downgrade your baseband back to 5.13.04 after which is still unlockable and wont break your GPS.
      ok


      i have an i phone 4 with 5.1.1, and 04.12.01 baseband

      i jailbroke it with abstine 2

      n now i wanted to no if there is a way to unlock it?

      if there is no way for unlocking it,

      can i use gevery sim S then?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      ok


      i have an i phone 4 with 5.1.1, and 04.12.01 baseband

      i jailbroke it with abstine 2

      n now i wanted to no if there is a way to unlock it?

      if there is no way for unlocking it,

      can i use gevery sim S then?
      No, gevey sim won't work on that. Only way to get that unlocked is to get the carrier it is locked to to unlock it or see if an IMEI unlocking site (eg. http://www.officialiphoneunlock.co.uk/) can unlock that carrier iPhone.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      No, gevey sim won't work on that. Only way to get that unlocked is to get the carrier it is locked to to unlock it or see if an IMEI unlocking site (eg. Unlock iPhone, Official iPhone Unlock, Apple iTunes Unlock) can unlock that carrier iPhone.
      what if i down grade it ?
      any ways to unlock it?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      what if i down grade it ?
      any ways to unlock it?
      You cant downgrade your baseband. If you could I would have suggested it.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      You cant downgrade your baseband. If you could I would have suggested it.
      ow man...


      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      This doesn't really belong in this thread. But I will answer you anyways.
      Yes, you can unlock if you update to the ipad baseband and install ultrasnow. It will break your GPS but you can always use redsnow 0.9.14b2 to downgrade your baseband back to 5.13.04 after which is still unlockable and wont break your GPS.
      how do u do that?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post


      how do u do that?
      First update to the ipad baseband using redsnow 0.9.6rc19. You can find a guide with a quick google, there are tons out there, even youtube videos showing how.

      Once you have the iPad baseband use the latest redsnow 0.9.14b2 and use the downgrade baseband option (again tutorials can be found on how to do this step by step with a quick google).

      This will only work on your iPhone 3G. Do not try this on the iPhone 4.
    1. Eyepodh4ck3r's Avatar
      Eyepodh4ck3r -
      Hey I have tried to do this but when I plug in my iPod touch so absinthe can identify it nothing happens. Can anyone help??
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Have ya tried redsnow?
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      OK.I've seen the instructions Now i know HOW to..so i'll wait & See what the DEV team does..since the iPhone6 will be on Show in Sept. I'll just have to stick wit my jailbroke iPhone..but thanks H4CK3R
    1. Eyepodh4ck3r's Avatar
      Eyepodh4ck3r -
      The same exact thing happened with redsnow.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      You are on 5.1.1 correct?
    1. Eyepodh4ck3r's Avatar
      Eyepodh4ck3r -
      Yes I am.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Very weird. This happened to a buddy iPhone and he was using the wrong redsnow or absinthe version make sure all that's right. Other than that don't know what could be conflicting with it.
    1. Eyepodh4ck3r's Avatar
      Eyepodh4ck3r -
      The current absinthe is 2.0.4, correct? That is what I used.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Ya got the one for ya phone correct they have to kinds. One for iPhone 4s and other one for iPhone 4 or later
    1. Eyepodh4ck3r's Avatar
      Eyepodh4ck3r -
      What?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Where did you download absinthe from
      Www.greenpois0n.com ?
      They have a link for the 4s phone and link for the iPhone and iPods also. Just checking to make sure ya got the right link.