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05-25-2012, 08:32 PM #1
[HOW TO] Jailbreak Your iOS 5.1.1 Device With Absinthe 2
The Chronic Dev Team has released Absinthe 2.0.1. Absinthe 2.0.1 works with Mac, Windows and Linux computers. The tool jailbreaks most devices running iOS 5.1.1 including:
- iPad, iPad 2, and The new iPad (newer 32nm iPad 2 not included yet)
- iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S
- iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G
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 2.0.1 application from the Chronic Dev Team’s Web site.
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!
Last edited by Kyle Matthews; 05-26-2012 at 09:16 AM.
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05-26-2012, 09:53 AM #2
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
Last edited by nderosa; 05-26-2012 at 10:07 AM.
05-26-2012, 10:09 AM #3
Last edited by steve-z17; 05-26-2012 at 10:14 AM.
05-26-2012, 10:13 AM #4
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....
05-26-2012, 10:14 AM #5
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....
05-26-2012, 10:17 AM #6
great guide ;
Last edited by blkcadi; 06-10-2012 at 06:02 PM.
05-26-2012, 10:19 AM #7
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!
Last edited by blkcadi; 06-10-2012 at 06:02 PM.
05-26-2012, 10:29 AM #8
At this point, I think anyone that needs a guide is basically inept. Plug in phone, restore to 5.1.1, run absinthe, profit.
05-26-2012, 10:36 AM #9
i did my JB last night on 2.0
do i have to do it again on 2.0.1 ?
is there any difference
05-26-2012, 10:59 AM #10
is anyone having trouble donwloading Absinthe 2.0.1 from the download link?
05-26-2012, 11:02 AM #11
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
05-26-2012, 11:06 AM #12
05-26-2012, 11:25 AM #13
Anybody know ANYTHING about when iPad 2,4 will be supported by absinthe 2.0?
05-26-2012, 11:36 AM #14
No ETA yet, they just said soon.
05-26-2012, 11:50 AM #15
Am I going to lose my music if I jailbreak? It's been a longggg time since I've jailbroken, I forgot lmao
05-26-2012, 11:56 AM #16
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
05-26-2012, 12:02 PM #17
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05-26-2012, 12:03 PM #18
05-26-2012, 12:04 PM #19
Not. A prob
05-26-2012, 12:07 PM #20
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.