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

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

Posted January 21, 2012 at 9:25pm by iClarified
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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Windows) [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 (Windows) [5.0.1]

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

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

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

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

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Windows) [5.0.1]

Once your device restarts you will be jailbroken with Cydia on the Springboard!
How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe (Windows) [5.0.1]
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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???
Karim Nagy
Karim Nagy - January 27, 2012 at 12:46pm
When I try to run the application absinthe.exe it errors out stating that this must Run as an Administrator - and the same error appear if I try to Run it as an Administrator from the properties. please advise - I am running Window 7 Ent. Editition
ahmad - January 27, 2012 at 9:21am
niceee i love it thx
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - January 26, 2012 at 8:52am
Warning this jailbreak eventually makes your green call icon vanish look Like it hasn't been test properly I did mine a week ago
incho - January 24, 2012 at 8:02am
How to add Installous After jailbreake??? I can't see MANAGE in Cydia!
T2 - January 27, 2012 at 5:01am
Same here...where to find the source package?
julieb - January 24, 2012 at 5:38am
Love you guys much! Thank you so much!
Rodolfo - January 23, 2012 at 1:42pm
After Done the Jailbreak, i install the cyndia.hackulos repo, and than i install app sync 5,0+ The Ipad Stuck At first Apple Logo Screen, In The Software there is no Option To Booth, What can i Do ?
iPad2 501 JB!
iPad2 501 JB! - January 23, 2012 at 2:32am
iPad2 on 5.0.1 works great with JB and Cydia thanks to Absinthe .2 windows! What I did: 1. Install itunes 10.5.2 and backup my ipad2 4.3.3 JB with Jailbreakme.com, I also copied my photos folder from the ipad2 using windows into a folder on my PC. 2. Download the 5.0.1 iPad2 firmware using win7 on PC (yes, I'm admin!) 3. hold shift and click restore button in itunes 4. find the 5.0.1 file I downloded and click on it. Then click restore. 5. Got hrough all the steps on the ipad2 to set it up 'new', including app store pw, wifi pw, etc. 6. Unplug and turn off ipad2, slide to power off. 7. Disable windows firewall or comodo firewall or whatever. should close antivirus, too. 8. click on the absinthe icon in the windows folder after you download and unzip it. Do not move it away from the data folder it creates. 9. Now, just like the pictures above, plug in the ioad2. 10. From here on it took about 3 minutes. I did not have to mess with the vpn trick. Just tapped the absinthe icon on the ipad after it restarted a couple times. It magically became Cydia in about 10 seconds. 11. Unplug ipad2 and open Cydia , go to packages and tap refresh on the ipad2. All done and good! Install SbSettings and other great software! Thanks to the Dream Team! The donate location in paypal is: A5 Jailbreak Team Reference: 1716
sean - February 16, 2012 at 1:45am
how long did it took to jailbreak?
Mark - January 23, 2012 at 1:45am
Flawless... Followed the text version. Didn't have to do the VPN trick. Thanks guys, now I'm able to fully exploit/enjoy my iPad2
David - January 22, 2012 at 11:24pm
Hey guys I was having the same issue ,what I did was restore my iPad first and use a different USB wired .i also downloaded Absinthe again and extracted onto my desktop,don't know which one of this steps was what finally solve this issue,but I'm jailbroken now:) I honestly think ithe issue was that my iPad was updated to 5.0.1 over wifi,so I restore it to 5.0.1 over iTunes instead,it said I had to update to 5.0.1 even do I was already on 5.0.1
Mike - January 22, 2012 at 9:20pm
I have 3G 64GB iPad2 - tried on two PC ( Win7 and XP) - jailbreak gets stuck at "Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while..." I am not sure how long is "while" - waited 20 minutes. Should I wait longer?
Mike - January 22, 2012 at 10:39pm
Found a fix. I upgraded to 5.0.1 and left ipad overnight connected to iTunes - iPad was restored from backup. I restored iPad to factory defaults and then restarted the process before restoring from a backup. After that everything worked just fine.
curseteen1 - January 22, 2012 at 2:31pm
Works like a charm. Thanks Dream team and iClarified.
neil - January 22, 2012 at 10:17am
can i charge my ipad 2 after jailbreak v 5.0.1.
jives - January 22, 2012 at 10:04am
My case, no Absinthe but Cydia icon is found on the springboard. It crashed when I try to launch it. Just reboot the device and try going into Cydia again. It worked for me. :) Happy Jailbreaking!
Anthony - January 22, 2012 at 9:26am
Hey guys the jailbreak went well but cydia is taking forever to load plus my reminders icon is blank can anyone help please. thanks to the dream team.
yamen - January 22, 2012 at 7:09am
Every thing went smooth, except when I try to do the vpn trick nothing happens! and also I can't use wifi internet connection after I run Absinthe any help please..
yamen - January 22, 2012 at 7:45am
Yes, I made full restore and every thing was resolved (although I lost all of my data) Thank you dream team, thank you clarified!
Bongards - January 22, 2012 at 5:15am
Work like charm...yoohooo! :) This is the reason why Apple sold millions of idevices. They should compensate the i hackers that makes apple product more exciting.
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