The latest Absinthe untethered jailbreak for iOS has finally been released. After months of waiting, you can download the Chronic DevTeam’s free Absinthe tool to jailbreak your iOS device in a matter of minutes.
We’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 the right way in this guide.
Full list of compatible devices for 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak are as follows:
iPad (3rd gen)
iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G
Apple TV 2G
As a part of that hard work, the Chronic Dev Team have provided the necessary updates to their Absinthe tool, which was originally released back in January, and was the tool behind jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 (on iOS 5.x) for the first time. Absinthe is an extremely simple GUI tool which allows users to inject the necessary files into their device so that they can benefit from the untethered jailbreak. If you happen to be sitting with an iOS 5.1.1 device in your hand, then read on for full details on how to use the Absinthe app to achieve an untether.
Make a complete backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud before jailbreaking your device.
If your iPhone relies on an unlock, do not update to stock iOS 5.1.1 firmware and for the time being stay away from Absinthe.
If you have a passcode set on your device, make sure you disable it before following the instructions below.
How To Use Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak
Step 1: Download Absinthe 2.0 from here.
Step 2: Once the tool has been downloaded, find the compressed file and extract all of the contents like you would with any standard zip file. Place the files on your desktop for easy and quick access.
Step 3: Using a standard 30-pin connector cable, connect the device to be jailbroken with your computer.
Step 4: Launch the Absinthe tool through the executable file which you downloaded in step 1. When launched, the program will show an initial interface that will have some text-based information on it, and a “Jailbreak” button.
Step 5: If the device is connected properly as per step 3 then the Jailbreak button should be available. Press the button to begin the jailbreak process.
The initial Absinthe tool for iOS 5.0.1 accompanied with it a new method for jailbreaking iOS devices, so with that in mind, don’t be alarmed if the device looks like if it is going through a restore process. The progress bar on the Absinthe GUI will provide user feedback, please don’t touch the device at this time.
Step 6: When the payload process is complete and you’re confronted with your device’s lock screen, the ever familiar Cydia icon will be present on the home screen. The device is now successfully jailbroken untethered and you can now install any extensions or packages via Cydia, provided that your device is supported by them.