How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Using Absinthe 2.0 [Guide]

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The unthethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 is finally here and this guide will walk you through how to jailbreak your device using Absinthe 2.0.

Supported devices:

  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (except for the $399 iPad 2 with the tweaked A5 chip)
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G

Follow the video and/or text guide below.

Step 1: Download and open Absinthe 2.0

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer via USB & Open Absinthe 2.0

Step 3: Click “Jailbreak” & this process will take your device through multiple stages necessary for jailbreaking the device. Do not touch your device or close Absinthe during this lengthy process.

Step 4: Once the restore is completed, unlock your device and look for the “Absinthe” icon on your Springboard. Tap the icon and it will launch the GreenPois0n website, and then causing your device to reboot. After the reboot is completed, the Absinthe icon will now be replaced by a brown Cydia icon.

You now have an untethered jailbreak on your 5.1.1 device!

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment and we will do our best to reply with help.

 

Update: Some are having issues with the Windows version, so here is a potential fix.

Error – “Recovery completed.If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in” Fix:

1. Backup your device

2. Restore your device and DO NOT unlock your device after the restore

3. Set it up as a new iPhone/iPad/iPod

3. Let it finish syncing/setting up

4. Open Absinthe and jailbreak

5. Now you can also restore from backup

Update 2: Absinthe 2.0.1 was just released to fix bugs, download here.

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  • Jordontck

    There is no cydia icon on my ipod touch 4g.

    • Try rebooting and re-trying the jailbreak, it should work..what error (if any) did you get?

    • Try rebooting and re-trying the jailbreak, it should work..what error (if any) did you get?

  • KILLERWINKS

    When will this jailbreak be available for iPad WiFi R2?

    • Sometime later, but it will be supported.

    • Sometime later, but it will be supported.

  • tone

     to restore an already JB device … just click on restore in iTunes correct … then it will restore ad update .. then u can JB from there? thee backup from itunes wont work on an already JB device , correct?

    PKGbackup i bought but i dont think u can restore selected items .. u only have option to restore the whole backup u made last time . so hard to tell what pref files go with what apps

    • I always just completely restore my device (after being jailbroken) and then recover my backup in iTunes after the restore & then jailbreak again.

      I’m not sure about PKGBackup because I’ve never used it

      • tone

        if u recover your backup from itunes .. what does it put back on your device … all the apps u had installed from app store ….. ? no cydia apps and preferences correct … guessing no pics either

      • tone

         i was always under the understanding that the backup option in itunes did not work on jailbroken phones. Just as the reset all settings option on phone wont work on a jailbroken device.

    • I always just completely restore my device (after being jailbroken) and then recover my backup in iTunes after the restore & then jailbreak again.

      I’m not sure about PKGBackup because I’ve never used it

  • Alanlovecmc

    When the process almost done, it showed me there is something goes wrong! I don’t know why.

  • Alanlovecmc

    When the process almost done, it showed me there is something goes wrong! I don’t know why.

    • What did it say? Are you stuck on the boot screen?

      • Alanlovecmc

        No, it showed we “waiting process to complete” then it said” Hmm…there si something goes wrong….. I don’t see Cydia icon

        • Are you on Windows or Mac? I just posted a fix (on this post) to a common issue on Windows, check that out and if it’s not your problem let me know.

          • Alanlovecmc

            I say you post. Thank you. I use MAC.I stuck in ” Waiting for process to complete” After it said” There is soothing goes wrong.” I have no ideal about this. I can back up and store it again. But I cannot see the icon. I cannot say anything change in my IPAD after “waiting the process to complete.

      • Alanlovecmc

        No, it showed we “waiting process to complete” then it said” Hmm…there si something goes wrong….. I don’t see Cydia icon

    • What did it say? Are you stuck on the boot screen?

  • Angelito6710

    ok i want to jail break my ipod but if i change my mind can i restore it back

    • You can always restore and get rid of a jailbreak.

    • Uhoh158

       yes you can restore it back to normal anytime

  • Alanlovecmc

    I stuck in ” Waiting for process to complete” After it said” There is soothing goes wrong.” I have no ideal about this. I can back up and store it again. But I cannot see the icon.

    • Harithoo

      i got the same problem for my i pad 3
      but my i phone 4 already done !

      i don’t konw whats wrong with my ipad 3

  • P02d_typs

    im sorry guys..but what is ipad2 R2?..how do i know if im using ipad2 R2..coz i bought this ipad2 and i just say i want the wifi only.im confused of this IPAD2 R2..ive never heard it.

    • The only iPad this won’t work on is the $399 iPad 2 with the tweaked A5 chip.

      Did you do a fresh restore of iOS 5.1.1 before the jailbreak? If not, try that.

      • Ajtan06

        I have done a restore, but every time I try to jailbreak it, the exact same thing happens! I have an iPhone 4s with 5.1.1 and a Windows computer. What should I do?

      • Ajtan06

        I have done a restore, but every time I try to jailbreak it, the exact same thing happens! I have an iPhone 4s with 5.1.1 and a Windows computer. What should I do?

  • Moorelester

    how do i unlocke my 4s after jailbreak with 2.0

  • Ali_kutub

    Please please my cydia progrmas is working but the icon of cydia dosent appear help me

  • :)

    i jailbroke my ipod but i didn’t realize it was a tethered jailbreak. how do i make it into a untethered jailbreak? please help ;/

    • Esteban Talero

      Go to Cydia then search for “Rocky Racoon”

  • help

    i just jailbroke my ipog 4g and cydia doesn’t have themes or anything like that. i had my ipod jailbroken before and it had a whole bunch of things.. but now it’s not.

  • Saucybmx351

    it goes all the way throught the jaibreak and at the end it ask me to retry jailbreak as if nothing happened. im followung all of the steps. can someone help?!

    • Try the new updated version of Absinthe, version 2.0.1 – it is available on the downloads page.

  • P02d_typs

    i have a question guys..coz im currently using untethered ios 5.0.1 on my ipad 2..if im gonna update it to 5.1 IOS and jailbreak it again, is it all my apps and games gonna be deleted or not?coz almost all my games are heavy games with atlist 1GB size..it’s hard to download it again..THANKS

  • jo

    I want to UNDO the jailbreak in my ipad 5.1.1 but i don’t know how. Can you please help me?

    • Mmmmsd

      Well ….. U can’t

  • Mj

    I have new iphone 3gs which is currently on ios 5.1 and has never been jailbroken and/or unlock. I would like to jailbreak it and unlock it so I can use it with another service provider than what it is currently with.

    I am completely new to all this.  Can you please provide me steps on how to untethered jailbreak it and then unlock it?

    Thanks you very much for all your help.

  • Kayla

    Absinthe does not recognize my iPhone 4s

    • Mohammed_1997

      You maybe didn’t follow the steps properly

      • Paledogjosh

        i followed step by step and it keeps giving me the same message

  • Korroy

    The part where it has the jailbreak button to start the download wont come pop up

  • billy

    just remember to backup ur ipod and then delete all content and data so the jailbreaking process is faster. restore it later and mine works like a charm and the whole process toke me less than 5 minute… a big thx to the dev team.. =)

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  • Alexrehman

    it says page not found!!!!!!

  • Alexrehman

    i want to jail break my ipod 4g 5.1.1 but when i click on download page it says page not found i use window 7 help meee tnx

  • Infinitigirl2

    When I click on Absinthe it says sorry page not found?  What is up with that?

  • Rashid

    i have done jailbreak but there is problem in cydia……i can’t see the app i want there like “tomtom” can you explian and how do i get new installers

  • Guest

    I have a iPod 4g and Windows. Is it required that you restore your device?

  • Maria

    it says page not found :((

  • Oneheartred

    hello please why i choose Absinthe 2.0.2 on windows to download it is not work and give me this page http://www.mefeedia.com/menaerr

  • Jg_morethanconqueror

    hi guys please help i am having problem with adding sources it is giving me verification error i tried it hundred times

  • Abduh Kaltim

    Absinthe 2.0.1 === Page Not Found ….

  • Tbushjr

    it will not let me download Absinthe on my Mac and says paige not found

  • Tbushjr

    it will not let me download Absinthe on my Mac and says paige not found

  • Daak123

    Is it totally necessary or a must to restore the Ipad3 before attempting the Jailbreak?iv not so many but …….. 

  • akamai24

    says page not found

  • Paledogjosh

    absinthe keeps telling me the device is not supported

  • Fred abdelmassih

    page not found ! 
    what to do ? help please 

  • OpTic_GeTuP

    How come when I click Absinthe 2.0 for Windows, it says “Page not found”. It it a dead link? Please help!

  • Second2no1

    The issue im having is that i dont have cydia icon on my iphone4s and now when i try and jail break it says this device is jailbroken but i dont have the icon but still have my cydia apps 

  • Ninja

    why does it say page not found?
     

  • kookoo

    says sorry page not found when i click absinthe

  • Jettpav

    hey um well i did everything but it said plug in to begin after i was already plugged in

  • Apex

    Your links are broken – specially the ones for the JB program.

  • Skymark95

    HEY IT SAYS PAGE NOT FOUND. IF I WERE YOU I SHOULD DELETE EVERYTHING AND THEN START OR BUILD A NEW ONE. BECAUSE ITS NOT WORKING AT ALLLL……… AT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL THIS IS BULSHIT AGREE ON ME IF YOU LIKE MY COMMENT

  • Tigherlion10

     I click on Absinthe it says sorry page not found?  what do i do now?

  • allen

    i cant download absithe