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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. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      4.10.xx via Gevey SIM. 1.59.00 via software unlock.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      4.10.xx via Gevey SIM. 1.59.00 via software unlock.
      ow great now i have to wait until they find a way to unlock phones with 4.12 baseband
      dang it!!!!
    1. iBitPixel's Avatar
      iBitPixel -
      Quote Originally Posted by drgibson View Post
      When I try it using the Admin account I get "Error Detecting device (Lockdown error - 5)
      You need to go to settings.app and scroll down to auto-lock and set to "never" also don't forget to disable passcode
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Nope you can't. You can however, update to 6.15.00 and unlock from there with a Gevey.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by X H4CK3R X View Post
      Nope you can't. You can however, update to 6.15.00 and unlock from there with a Gevey.
      What? That makes no sense.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      What? That makes no sense.
      how do you get one of those banners?

      the one with your username
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      What? That makes no sense.
      How? I just read that it can't be unlocked.
      Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shadow View Post
      how do you get one of those banners?

      the one with your username
      He made it.
    1. Silent Shadow's Avatar
      Silent Shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by X H4CK3R X View Post
      How? I just read that it can't be unlocked.

      He made it.
      what can't be unlocked?

      and how did he or you made it?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by X H4CK3R X View Post
      How? I just read that it can't be unlocked.
      Telling someone to update to 6.15 baseband to use a gevey doesnt make any sense. 6.15 baseband is for use with ultrasnow to unlock on iPhone 3G/3GS. Gevey sims are for iPhone 4/4S. You cannot install 6.15 baseband on a iPhone 4.

      Hence the not making any sense comment.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      MIne was made by a friends friend and most people make theirs with PhotoShop. Please stay on topic.

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Telling someone to update to 6.15 baseband to use a gevey doesnt make any sense. 6.15 baseband is for use with ultrasnow to unlock on iPhone 3G/3GS. Gevey sims are for iPhone 4/4S. You cannot install 6.15 baseband on a iPhone 4.

      Hence the not making any sense comment.
      Oh. I thought he was using a 4S. My bad bro.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by X H4CK3R X View Post


      Oh. I thought he was using a 4S. My bad bro.
      Still doesnt make sense if you thought he was using a 4S.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      6.15 on a 4S...nice
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Don't mess with him he is a hacker
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Obvious there is some confusion going on here lol.

      Bottom line to clear that up, Gevey Ultra S for 4S up to fw 5.1.1, and Gevey Ultra for 4 up to baseband 4.10.01. iPad baseband 6.15.00 for 3GS manufactured prior to week 35 of 2011 and week 28 for 8GB models. Also for any iPhone 3G models.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Only one person is confused from what I see. Hopefully that clears it up for him.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      And for the poor newbies There are so many things out there in the JB/unlock world now, what a headache lol.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      And for the poor newbies There are so many things out there in the JB/unlock world now, what a headache lol.
      I know!

      I'm such a noob myself, I dont know anything about this!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by 6thDAY View Post
      I know!

      I'm such a noob myself, I dont know anything about this!
      I'm bad about unlocks, that's my weakness in this whole thing. I'll have to get to know a bit more lol.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      All ya need to know.

      [How To] Check if you can Unlock
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I've read that before bro. Very useful but I meant like unlocks and stuff in general. I'll have to get on top of it soon lol