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

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

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

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

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

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0.1]How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0.1]

*If you are still unable to succeed please be patient as the dev team's servers are being hammered!

itaymis - March 23, 2013 at 4:10pm
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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 - January 22, 2012 at 7:29pm
would this method work with ipad 1?
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