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

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

Posted January 20, 2012 at 6:02pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe for Mac.

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

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

Step Four
Click the Jailbreak button to begin
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0.1]

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

Step Six
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Almost done'.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
On you device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0.1]

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.
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You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!
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*If you are still unable to succeed please be patient as the dev team's servers are being hammered!
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fook - March 14, 2012 at 11:06pm
Hi, it seems to me it does not work AFTER the iOS 5.1 release:-(. I am not able to restore iPad 2 running on 5.0.1. with iTunes and that is (probably) why the Absinthe does not finish (VPN does not start even after manual switch from Settings). any ideas? THX Tom
artoodeetoo - March 15, 2012 at 11:31pm
I was able to get the Absinthe icon installed until toggling the VPN but does not reboot after a minute so no Cydia installed as of now. :(
Shasudi - March 25, 2012 at 5:26am
Same thing for me also. It is not working.
jane doe
jane doe - January 22, 2012 at 7:29pm
would this method work with ipad 1?
deyoe1 - January 22, 2012 at 12:23am
Is anybody else's seeing this? Very frustrating. Please help anybody.? /Users/johndeyoe/Desktop/Screen Shot 2012-01-21 at 4.16.36 PM.png
Burtonfun156 - January 21, 2012 at 6:40pm
Well done to all guys giving us the valuable and so expected jailbreak, Great Job Special thanks to the whole team Keep up guys the good work
Pedro Al
Pedro Al - January 21, 2012 at 1:31pm
Hi...i am having problems with maps and localization...like "unable to find location"...any idea?
Soum - January 22, 2012 at 3:33am
Same happened to me, but a Home+Power reboot did the trick. Dunno if will help.
Eddy - January 21, 2012 at 11:53am
Jailbreak works on my iPad 2, but the problem is: I cannot open my contacts! Pushing the icon makes the application start for like tenth of a second, then it crashes. Restarting the device did not help. Any idea?
MaKI - January 21, 2012 at 11:45am
I have successfully Jailbreak. VmWare WKS + MacOSX SnowLeopard Absinthe 2 hours of unsuccessful tries ... because of Micosoft Exchange Policy which requires passcode... (has to be turned off to successfully jailbreak). today morning successfully jailbroken. Unfortunately I have my email icon white ...
MaKI - January 21, 2012 at 11:50am
I've tried Rinstalled BigBoss Icon Set from Cydia twice, and all icons are correct now. :-) DON't know if this solved the problem or not, but now it seems fine. ;-)
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - January 21, 2012 at 10:08am
well done obeyed donkey for this release
nut's - January 21, 2012 at 8:15am
After 14 hours trying , still no succes , turning on VPN does not restart my ipad automaticly ...
vdesai - January 21, 2012 at 4:37am
idk if anyone noticed but cydia is super fast.
Soum - January 20, 2012 at 11:31pm
AWSOME! Works :D
dxrock - January 20, 2012 at 9:29pm
My safari logo missing its just white but still works
NICK - January 20, 2012 at 10:05pm
Same happened for my setting icon.
FSOPA - January 20, 2012 at 7:48pm
Cannot open Absinthe. Anyone else? it keeps crashing
gt - January 20, 2012 at 8:06pm
Make sure its OSX 10.6 and up to run the app
dilon - January 20, 2012 at 9:46pm
on mac osx lion same problem
John Deyoe
John Deyoe - January 21, 2012 at 11:40pm
I can't get it to open either. It shows application unexpectedly quit. Its prob cause the data is so busy with other jail breakers. Anybody know why?
John - January 20, 2012 at 7:29pm
Is anyone else having problems playing videos from YouTube after jailbreaking?
nut's - January 20, 2012 at 6:52pm
does not work A.T.M
aTm - January 20, 2012 at 6:45pm
Im trying to JB iPhone 4s and iPad 2. for some reason the process on Mac is getting freezer and not finishing JB. Any thoughts?
vdesai - January 21, 2012 at 4:13am
press home button once in while. that did the trick for me. when it first got frozen around at 20% since ipad was at slide to unlock i did that and progress bar started moving and it went to restoring screen on ipad. and than it got stuck there too so i waited but then just pressed home button once and it rebooted and finished the whole jailbreak.
Daddio - January 21, 2012 at 4:29am
Restore you iPad1/Iphone4S after a clean restore don't initiate any set up and don't restore you iPad or iPhone after it's been completely done..Then try to jailbreak at this point...It worked perfectly for you...After you have jailbroken your devices then restore everything from iTunes Hope this helps
daddio - January 21, 2012 at 4:30am
I meant IPAD2 ...sorry!
famleon - January 20, 2012 at 6:25pm
yep the servers are crazy.... I have dying for 20 minutes and I can... mannnn, this is crazy, the worlds is doing JB, COOL
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