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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Posted May 28, 2012 at 1:54am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 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
Extract the downloaded archive.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Three
Double click the absinthe-win-2.0.exe file from the folder that was just extracted.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

This will create a new folder called absinthe-win-2.0.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Open the newly created folder and launch absinthe.exe.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Three
As prompted, connect your iPhone to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Four
Click the Jailbreak button to begin
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Five
The application will take you through several steps to jailbreak including: beginning jailbreak, sending initial jailbreak data, sending final jailbreak data, waiting for reboot, and waiting for process to complete.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Six
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Done'.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Seven
In a few moments you will notice Cydia appear on your Springboard!
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [5.1.1]

***If you have any problems please retry the procedure on a device cleanly restored to iOS 5.1.1 (Remember to backup before restoring)***
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arun dey
arun dey - October 18, 2013 at 4:16am
how to make a backup of my iphone4 before using the tools absinthe
A08 - October 18, 2013 at 7:54am
Simple http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
nigtherig - October 16, 2013 at 8:59pm
it wont reconise my ipad 1 gen HELP
Faisal - June 26, 2013 at 9:55am
Sorry this device is not supported, I have iPhone 4 firmware 02.10.04
A08 - July 1, 2013 at 7:40am
This tool is for iOS 5.1.1, as Captioned.
tariq - February 3, 2013 at 11:35pm
i tried this but after jailbreak click it says device already jailbreak.i am using 5.0 and want to jailbreak it to 5.1.1
taxaduq - January 6, 2013 at 10:53pm
I have to all this after I have installed the custom ipsw I created?? I have iphone 3gs new bootrom(I guess) running 4.1.x with ultra snow?
Santiago - December 10, 2012 at 5:59am
I have an iPhone 4 factory unlocked (can work with any sim card or phone company that I want). I think it originally came with iOS 4.3.3 and I already updated the iOS and jailbreak many times. Nowadays I have it with iOS 5.0.1 already jailbroken.. I'd really like to update to iOS 5.1.1 and jailbreak it. My question: If this iOS update and unthetered jailbreak to 5.1.1 still possible at the moment? or I will end up with a "blocked" iphone, because of the erros in the process, with no other choice that updating to iOS 6.0.1 (current official) with no jailbreak at all. Hope it understands what I'm asking.. Please, someone answer.. Thanks!
A08 - December 10, 2012 at 3:15pm
If you have SHSH saved for iOS 5.1.1, you can update. Use 'Restore' function of newest Redsn0w 15b3. Tutorial on iClarified.com.
Aditya - December 3, 2012 at 6:04pm
I have a 4S with 5.1.1, but the latest IOS available is 6.0.1. I did not update the IOS version, and followed the steps mentioned. I get an error "Unable to connect to lockdownd. aborting." But the Cydia icon appears on the iphone. did it install correctly? To remove Cydia, I tried to restore from backup, but it still had the Cydia installed. Anything Im doing wrong? I dont want to restore to 6.0.1 Thanks
NAVEEN - December 5, 2012 at 7:31am
I am not able to understand where u r exactly getting this error, I assume u have installed the jailbroken ios 5.1.1 then what happend did u iphone is in working state or not...? please elaborate the issue properly...
D.J. - October 18, 2012 at 9:59pm
its not detecting my iphone 2g at step 3/4 any suggestions??
A08 - October 22, 2012 at 3:47pm
It is for iOS 5.1.1. 2G max is 3.1.3
whitefank89 - October 18, 2012 at 4:47am
"Sorry, the attached is not supported" how to solve it ?
whitefank89 - October 18, 2012 at 4:20am
how can I download Absinthe ? who can help me,please ? Do you have Absinthe in mediafire ?
paul - November 19, 2012 at 3:17am
all download links are here on iclarified just pick the jailbreak for you (Absynthe) which is the best and go to turorial for your device look for absynthe jailbreak, click on it and it will run you through how to do it with a link to absynthe aswell, one will be for ios and one will be for windows remeber to pick the right one
Miks - October 10, 2012 at 11:11am
What shuld I do, my Wifi dosn't work after update to 5.1.1..........OMG...........
andrew - September 22, 2012 at 2:27am
so im trying to unlock my 4s and ive down loaded and extracted them but when im supposed to plug my phone in it doesnt even see thats its there how do i fix this. my desktop knows my phone is plugged in but absinthe does not wtf
Chris - September 17, 2012 at 5:23am
Thanks! Easy to install. From a nervous newbie
Pratik - August 2, 2012 at 5:33pm
Thanks a lot
nickyboy - August 2, 2012 at 8:59am
I jailbroke my device and now I could not restore all appps. I tried all back ups point :( What to do now?
paul - November 19, 2012 at 3:24am
youve just jail broken it errr just download all your apps again from instal0us.
Murod_aka - August 2, 2012 at 8:44am
worked as a charm for me (; thanks dev_team! love you guys!
Dan - July 2, 2012 at 7:44am
Any1 experience data network is slower?
Georg - June 5, 2012 at 9:25am
Hi Folks, My visually impaired friend from Venezuela bought an old iPhone 3GS believing that it is not locked and tried to upgrade to 5.1.1 (without asking me, and yes, I am in Europe, so can only do remote support). She upgraded to 5.1.1 in iTunes and of course the SIM is not recognized. Yesterday I guided her installing the latest version of Absinthe on her PC. The app starts, and when she plugged the USB cable it recognized the iPhone and its hardware version, but the "Jailbreak" button stays disabled. What should she do? Although I am an iPhone dev, I never before considered jailbreaking any device, so please do not give me a hard time :) I really will appreciate your help, because for my friend the iPhone (and the VoiceOver) opened a new world of possibilities. Thanks again!
MY HAVE Q - June 4, 2012 at 4:12pm
My phone is working fine, then i wanted to remove the jailbreak, when i restored it, it didn't work.. Error (9) iPhone 3Gs 32GB factory unlocked
Lord Sirius
Lord Sirius - May 31, 2012 at 7:16pm
Iphone 3GS 16GB JB finally !! S.O Windows 7 Ultimate + Last Version Itunes 1) First Backup Iphone 2) Itunes -> Shift+Restore -> iPhone2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw 3) Itunes -> Load Backup 4) Absinthe 2.0.2 5) RESULT: NOT WORK !!! (Absinthe error o Absinthe Hang Up. I try Absinthe 2.0.0 , 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 with same result) Read http://pastebin.com/LiNJP1tt 1) Itunes -> Shift+Restore -> iPhone2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw 2) Cancel Load Backup 4) Absinthe 2.0.2 5) RESULT: WORK JB DONE !!! 6) Itunes -> Load Backup
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