How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0 [updated]
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over. Absinthe version 2.0 has been released to the public, meaning you can now jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered.
A Mac, Windows, and Linux version are now available. Check inside for the full download links and steps.
Here is the final compatibility list for Absinthe 2.0:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 4S
- iPad 1
- iPad 2 Wifi
- iPad 2 GSM
- iPad 2 CDMA
- iPad 2,4
- iPad 3 Wifi
- iPad 3 CDMA
- iPad 3 Global
- iPod 3G
- iPod 4G
- Apple TV 2
- Apple TV 3
Update: The Chronic Dev Team just pushed Absinthe 2.0.4 for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This release contains fixes for a small subset of bugs.
Update: Absinthe 2.0.4 is released and supports iPad 2,4
Download Absinthe 2.0.4
How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0.4 on Windows
Step 1: Download Absinthe 2.0.4 for Windows from this link.
Step 2: Extract, and right click on the absinthe-win-2.0.4.exe icon and select Run as Administrator. This first file is a self extracting zip file. Once you do this, a new folder will be created on your desktop called absinthe-win-2.0.4 with the necessary files.
Step 3: Open the absinthe-win-2.0.4 and right click on the absinthe.exe icon and select Run as Administrator.
Step 4: Connect your eligible iOS 5.1.1 device, and verify that Absinthe recognizes the correct name of your device.
Step 5: Click the jailbreak button on Absinthe, and let it run. You should see a progress bar.
Step 6: Eventually your device will appear as if it’s performing a restore, this is normal.
Step 7: Once the device has completed the “restore”, you should notice the Cydia icon on your Home screen.
Step 8: Once Absinthe reports that the process is complete, you can close Absinthe and disconnect your device.
Step 9: Open Cydia and let it configure itself for the first time. Congratulations, your iOS 5.1.1 device is now jailbroken untethered!
How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0.4 on Mac
Step 1: Download Absinthe 2.0.4 from this link.
Step 2: Run Absinthe 2.0.4
Step 3: Connect your device to your computer running Absinthe, and ensure that Absinthe detects the exact device that you connect. Make sure your device is turned on and at the Home screen. You do not have to use DFU mode at all.
Step 4: Click Jailbreak, and let the process complete. You will see your iPhone act as if it’s performing a restore, this is normal, be patient.
Step 5: Once complete, you should receive an alert on Absinthe telling you that the jailbreak is complete, and you should see the Cydia app icon on your Home screen. It is now safe to unplug your device.
Step 6: Open Cydia, and it will prepare for first use. Congratulations, your iOS 5.1.1 installed device is now jailbroken with an untethered jailbreak!
Feel free to ask us in the comments section if you encountered any problems with the jailbreaking process.
How To Untether jailbreak 5.1.1 if you’re already using a tethered jailbreak
If you are currently on iOS 5.1.1 with a tethered jailbreak, simply install Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether instead.
Just search for and install “Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether” from Cydia.
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