How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Windows) [5.0.1]

Posted January 21, 2012 at 9:25pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 200303 views

These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe for Windows.

Warning***: Before you continue make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes as you may lose your Camera Roll during this process.

Step One
Download the latest version of Absinthe from here.

Step Two
Double click to extract the downloaded archive and launch the Absinthe application.

Step Three
As prompted, connect your iPad 2 to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set.

Step Four
Click the Jailbreak button to begin

Step Five
The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.

Step Six
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Almost done'.

Step Seven
On you device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.

If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN.

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot.

Once your device restarts you will be jailbroken with Cydia on the Springboard!

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itayms - March 23, 2013 at 4:02pm
try this one, I have unlocked my phone on very very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99 for phone unlocks
Tham - June 16, 2012 at 12:20pm
I jailbroken my iPad 2 iOS 5 by using absinthe But I remove my cydia icon , have any tutorial to get it back? Anyone help me please !
Hish - March 24, 2012 at 4:43pm
Hi, i've got an iPad2 running 4.3.3 and would like to upgrade to 5.0.1 and jailbreak. unfortunately, apple stopped signing ios 5.0.1, so is there another way to upgrade and jailbreak without updating through itunes holding shift button and browsing for the ipsw?
ChrisBoiSWAG - February 16, 2012 at 4:03pm
hey my ipad 2 didnt restart after 1 minute or reboot what should i do ?
jkjester - January 28, 2012 at 10:52am
I installed Absinthe a few days ago and it was working fine other then a couple of times my respring would not work. last night it stopped working again and when i shut down and restarted the ipad all the cydia ungrades that i had installed stopped working. i tried to rerun absinthe and it says devise is already jailbroken but cydia will not open. any advise???
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