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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 478 Comments
    1. nderosa's Avatar
      nderosa -
      Can someone please advise. I have been searching threads and have not had any luck. I have a already JB iphone 3GS (with a carrier unlock) I can not wipe my settings as you know as my phone already has Cydia on it. I am hesitiate to restore through I tunes as I require a carrier unlock. Also when I plug into absinthe it get "ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected stash." Please advise.

      "iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) detected. Click the button to begin." this is my iphone info

      never mind found it


      Quote Originally Posted by nderosa View Post
      Can someone please advise. I have been searching threads and have not had any luck. I have a already JB iphone 3GS (with a carrier unlock) I can not wipe my settings as you know as my phone already has Cydia on it. I am hesitiate to restore through I tunes as I require a carrier unlock. Also when I plug into absinthe it get "ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected stash." Please advise.

      "iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) detected. Click the button to begin." this is my iphone info
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nderosa View Post
      Can someone please advise. I have been searching threads and have not had any luck. I have a already JB iphone 3GS (with a carrier unlock) I can not wipe my settings as you know as my phone already has Cydia on it. I am hesitiate to restore through I tunes as I require a carrier unlock. Also when I plug into absinthe it get "ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected stash." Please advise.

      "iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) detected. Click the button to begin." this is my iphone info
      You need to be on 5.1.1 before you use Absinthe. If you rely on the carrier unlock then I don't think you should be using Absinthe as far as I know. I could be wrong though.

      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      You need to be on 5.1.1 before you use Absinthe. If you rely on the carrier unlock then I don't think you should be using Absinthe as far as I know. I could be wrong though.
      DELETE POSTS (he figured it out)
    1. princekingdoms's Avatar
      princekingdoms -
      u need to preserve ur baseband by making a custom firmware for 5.1.1.....which u can di by using redsn0w iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1] and going to extras>custom IPSW and then select the 5.1.1 FW u downloaded....after the process there will be a new custom ipsw starts with the name NO_BB.... and u can restore n update ur idevice using that new one....
    1. princekingdoms's Avatar
      princekingdoms -
      Quote Originally Posted by nderosa View Post
      Can someone please advise. I have been searching threads and have not had any luck. I have a already JB iphone 3GS (with a carrier unlock) I can not wipe my settings as you know as my phone already has Cydia on it. I am hesitiate to restore through I tunes as I require a carrier unlock. Also when I plug into absinthe it get "ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected stash." Please advise.

      "iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) detected. Click the button to begin." this is my iphone info

      never mind found it
      u need to preserve ur baseband by making a custom firmware for 5.1.1.....which u can di by using redsn0w iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1] and going to extras>custom IPSW and then select the 5.1.1 FW u downloaded....after the process there will be a new custom ipsw starts with the name NO_BB.... and u can restore n update ur idevice using that new one....
    1. crow68x's Avatar
      crow68x -
      great guide ;
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Why can I not edit my posts??? I can only reply to them. I want to delete some of my previous post but I can't....what's wrong?



      By the way, we don't talk about that crap on modmyi. We respect the developers who have put time and effort into making Cydia apps available to us, we don't steal them. Totally lame!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      At this point, I think anyone that needs a guide is basically inept. Plug in phone, restore to 5.1.1, run absinthe, profit.
    1. MPS3's Avatar
      MPS3 -
      i did my JB last night on 2.0
      do i have to do it again on 2.0.1 ?
      is there any difference
    1. Sir Allecrop's Avatar
      Sir Allecrop -
      is anyone having trouble donwloading Absinthe 2.0.1 from the download link?
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      I've followed these exact 1-2 steps since yesterday & no jailbreak. I get a message something like (... retry jailbreaking again...) any idea what's causing this?

      iPhone 4, by the way

      Thanks in advance
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by MPS3 View Post
      i did my JB last night on 2.0
      do i have to do it again on 2.0.1 ?
      is there any difference
      No, don't do it again.
    1. JackPipe's Avatar
      JackPipe -
      Anybody know ANYTHING about when iPad 2,4 will be supported by absinthe 2.0?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      No ETA yet, they just said soon.
    1. dhruv300's Avatar
      dhruv300 -
      Am I going to lose my music if I jailbreak? It's been a longggg time since I've jailbroken, I forgot lmao
    1. wsteele74's Avatar
      wsteele74 -
      I am currently trying to Jailbreak my iPhone4 5.1.1 and am getting a "Sorry, the attached device is not supported" message every time I open Absinthe. I have downloaded Absinthe Version 2.0.1. if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhruv300 View Post
      Am I going to lose my music if I jailbreak? It's been a longggg time since I've jailbroken, I forgot lmao
      No you won't
    1. dhruv300's Avatar
      dhruv300 -
      Thanks
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Not. A prob
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Great now if they can just get Absinthe to work on the iphone 4 s factory unlocked and the att locked iphone 4 I'll give this a try.

      waiting for reboot
      can't connect to lockdown aobrting

      These are not my favorite phrases.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      At this point, I think anyone that needs a guide is basically inept. Plug in phone, restore to 5.1.1, run absinthe, profit.
      I found one issue on a Mac. For me, Absinthe had to be run with root privileges. It would hang up otherwise.