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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 · 125 comments · Add Comment
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
noName - May 31, 2012 at 5:33am
Just sharing my experience, i have iPhone 3GS 5.1 unlocked using UltraSnow, i updated the firmware to 5.1.1 via itunes first. but then i dont have the original sim to activate the phone whereas absinthe works only on activated phone. What i did was i jailbreak it using RedSnow then after that i used Absinthe to untethered JB, but then Cydia is not working, Camera Roll hangs, safari is crashing down, and lost all my installed apps (glad i have a backup of contacts, etc.).. enough said.. i restore it again via itunes to factory settings, JB using RedSnow, update Cydia, search and install Rocky Racoon 5.1., add repo of Ultrasnow then install then thats it. Complicated yet Simple. Thanks to Chronic Dev Team
Dana - May 31, 2012 at 2:28am
I just have iphone 4 with ios 5.0.1 jailbroken, what should i do to jailbreak my iphone 4 to 5.1.1 using absinthe?? Is my app will deleted during the process?? Please help..
Babel - May 29, 2012 at 9:01pm
Worked for my unlocked 4S 64gb, although some icons have been turning completely white, randomly. Might be settings button now, later mail or itunes or combination of some, up to 3 icons at once, all in the first screen. Working normally though.
Piscinero - May 29, 2012 at 7:15pm
Why this process not works with windows XP?
Dactor Fouad
Dactor Fouad - May 29, 2012 at 3:15pm
Dear Family of Iclarifed !Hello, Thank's a lot for this jailbreak tool, Absinthe. Used it on my four iPhone 4 phones works great ..Keep doing good work !!
Alaa - May 29, 2012 at 11:25am
It work Just fine with my iPad 2 , but iPhone 4 , it stops the process in Sending Jailbreak initial data , is this has any thing with slow internet connection or something ??? cause I made the jailbreak at home , and I have a powerful connection , but in my work site I have to use a usb modem with low speed . can any body help or Suggest any thing ?
Ben - May 29, 2012 at 3:00am
Unsuccessful. 3GS, ATT. v5.1.1 9B206. Never unlocked or JB. First attempt failed with Absinthe 2.0.2 midway through during sending initial data...lost Camera Roll Restored to factory settings and tried again. Same result. Rebooted PC and tried again. Same result. Tried four times with same result. Failed during sending initial data...Absinthe shows message that is stopped working and I close out. Any other ideas? Thanks!
Ben - May 29, 2012 at 3:04am
BTW, to clarify: I restored, did not sync, then JB. Failed.
Ben - May 29, 2012 at 5:04am
I guess I did not do a full restore, because after I did restore, I still had all my apps etc. How do I fully restore/wipe clean my phone? The way I restored was turn off phone. Hold down home button then connect to iTunes via USB. This gave me the prompt to restore, which I did. When it was finished restoring all my apps, contact, etc. were still on my phone.
JollySonX - May 29, 2012 at 8:54am
Im guessing you already have the 5.1.1 ipsw downloaded on to your computer, if not download it from here :- https://www.iclarified.com/750 open up itunes with your phone connected, Hold the Shift key down and click the restore button, then navigate to the ipsw on your computer and restore from there, that will be a clean install on your phone, once its finished and youve been though the setup on your phone you should beable to jailbreak using absinthe
Ben - May 29, 2012 at 3:47pm
Thanks Jolly. I'll give this a try and keep you posted!
Jannek999 - May 28, 2012 at 3:50pm
Hi. Thank's a lot for this jailbreak tool, Absinthe. Used it on my four iPhone 4 phones and also on two iPods (4:th gen). Now I have one question: with Absinthe, the percentage battery meter is gone on my iPods, still there on the iPhone. Is there a way to get percentage display back? Just wondering. /jannek999
TATU - May 29, 2012 at 3:43am
@jannak To enable the battery percentage.. go to settings-> general-> usage-> enable the battery percentage
Jannek999 - May 30, 2012 at 7:26am
Thanks for this advice but this option is not available on my iPod, only on my iPhone. /Jannek999
amorsolo romansa
amorsolo romansa - May 28, 2012 at 2:19pm
i tried to add a repository, but it wont let me.. anybody here that have this kind of problem?
counteru - May 28, 2012 at 12:19pm
for anyone that is having issues please read this ---> http://pastebin.com/LiNJP1tt it fixed the issues where the jailbreak either hangs, no cydia, or says something went wrong ect. ect.. ect....!!!
Gene - May 28, 2012 at 9:32am
I've try to JB on iPhone 4 with absinthe 2.0 through 2.0.2 but it stuck half way. Try to restore and try again to JB but no luck.
counteru - May 28, 2012 at 11:54am
I had this prob, I had to restore my phone and once I restored it I did not sync it with Itunes, I first jailbroke it then I synced it! Try that.
JeffLee - May 28, 2012 at 2:52pm
My window7 ad jailbreak 1 4s,2 iPhone 4,1 3GS and nothing happen!!!
JJOK - May 28, 2012 at 8:02am
great work! worked just fine on my 4 (9B208)
gari - May 28, 2012 at 5:21am
guys you rock!!!!!!! Cydia and everything works fine on my 3gs Iphone!! thank you.
Boldoo - May 28, 2012 at 4:18am
i would like to ask something. I already unlocked my iphone 4 bb04.11.08 and ios 5.0.1 by SAM and saved my activation ticket. I f updated to 5.1.1, is it possible to unlock it by my activated ticket on 5.0.1. Thanks guys for your help....
JeffLee - May 28, 2012 at 2:41pm
5.1.1 will not lock ur phone!!!
sk - May 28, 2012 at 5:06pm
restored my lockdown folder to var root Library and the SAM unlock ticket did work for me on Iphone 4. Hope this helps.
Lito - May 28, 2012 at 3:17am
How come I am not able to add iphonecake source
amorsolo romansa
amorsolo romansa - May 28, 2012 at 2:20pm
same prob here..
JollySonX - May 29, 2012 at 9:04am
I just tried to add it myself and it didnt work first time i tried it again and it just went though fine, all i can say is check spelling mistakes, i tryed to add a repo yesterday and i typed cudia. instead of cydia. i blame only my big sausage fingers, but it defo works on a iphone 4 5.1.1 JB with absinthe
Jeff - May 27, 2012 at 10:38am
To fix ultrasn0w for 5.1.1 add repo.iparelhos.com then install ultrasn0w 5.1.1 fixer them install ultrasn0w from dev team repo. As far as iMessage and FaceTime and mms when u JB ur iPhone don't hacktivate from redsn0w, leave the AT
Sami - May 27, 2012 at 2:37am
Can ultrasn0w do the unlock on 5.1.1??????
Ant - May 27, 2012 at 1:05am
i have iphone 4s from sprint on 5.1 with baseband 2.0.10. is it ok for me to update through itunes and then do the absinthe jb, will my baseband change?
counteru - May 28, 2012 at 11:57am
yes your baseband will update
Mubeen - May 26, 2012 at 9:33pm
I had an iphone 4 on ios 5.0.1 jailbroken downloaded ios 5.1.1 from iclarified did the rest mentioned above everything worked like a charm! Thanku guys u guys rock!!!
Haris - May 26, 2012 at 8:38pm
I Cannot jailbreak my iphone 4s begining jailbreak take long time after that it will stuck and close programme on windows 7. please help me out that.
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