Jailbreak any iOS 5.1.1 iPhone, iPad now with Absinthe 2.0

Now that was an exciting morning. After patiently waiting for the geniuses at the HITB conference to announce Absinthe 2.0, it’s finally happened. Absinthe 2.0 is an incredible piece of jailbreaking software. There’s nothing to it, and according to Greenposi0n.com it’s “so-easy-your-grandma-could-do-it”. Follow the steps below and enjoy an unlocked iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, whatever. iOS 5.1.1, eat your goddamn heart out. Best of all, it’s untethered so if you reboot your device, you won’t need to re-jailbreak it. Perfection.

A word of warning. Even though Absinthe is practically foolproof, Gearburn takes no responsibility for any damaged iDevice.

Thanks to Greenpois0n.com, we know that Absinthe will work on these devices:

iPad1,1 – 2,1 – 2,2 – 2,3 – 3,1 – 3,2 – 3,3

iPhone2,1 – 3,1 – 3,3 – 4,1

iPod3,1 – 4,1

(Support for iPad2,4 will be added at a later date)

Onto the jailbreak. And of course, backup your device before you jailbreak.

  • Please note that only iDevices with iOS 5.1.1 will work with Absinthe 2.0
  • Download Absinthe 2.0 for Windows, Mac or Linux
  • Open the Absinthe 2.0 file. Loads of crap is going to install into a folder on your desktop (or wherever the Absinthe app is)
  • Open Absinthe
  • Plug your iDevice in
  • When Absinthe detects your iDevice, click “Jailbreak”

Boom, it’s over. Best jailbreak ever. After two to three minutes and one reset, Cydia should be sitting happily on your desktop.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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