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How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]

Posted May 25, 2012 at 2:16pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 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 mount the downloaded dmg and drag the Absinthe application to your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]

Double click to launch the Absinthe application from your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]

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

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

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1] How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]

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

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

How to Jailbreak Your iPad Using Absinthe 2.0 (Mac) [5.1.1]
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البل - February 13, 2013 at 6:40pm
Moji - January 6, 2013 at 5:03am
can i use this jailbreak 511 for my ipad 3? i have ipad 3 on 6.0.1...any idea which is the best solution (which version or downgrade) for me if i need a Jailbreak iPad??
Naser - November 27, 2012 at 12:11am
Nash - October 13, 2012 at 10:02am
Is this tutorial compatible with the iPad1 ???
Marcos - October 22, 2012 at 3:22am
Yes, works fine for me (iPad1 64Gb 3G). It take about a hour to complete the procedure...
gasbi - September 24, 2012 at 3:44pm
I did it, but cydia isn't working correctly, it crashes when I tap on it. I tried restoring the iPad but I am getting an error: "This device isn't elegibe for the requested build", I tried modifying the hosts list, but still not working… I don't know how to solve… I've read, that I can Re-restore to 5.1.1 on Dev-Team Blog ( but I don't know how. I need help please, thanks!
Andore - May 30, 2012 at 3:06am
Hi, Beside using my Iphone as a HotSpot with MyWi to connect my computer I don't have an Internet conncetion. So when I will be Jailbreaking I won't have internet. Is there any way to JB my Iphone 4 Ios 5.1.1 using Absynthe 2.0.2? Thanks
Babel - May 30, 2012 at 2:15am
Worked for my unlocked 4S 64gb, although some icons have been turning completely white, randomly, maybe changes from one icon to another after installing or updating an app. White icons could be settings button now, later mail or itunes or music or combination of some, and up to 3 icons at once, all in the iphone's first screen. Still, phone is working normally though. Just weird.
tito - May 29, 2012 at 2:28pm
work for me iPad 1, lion, latest iTunes, mac pro 1,1 although i've been waiting for around 30 minutes.
gesher - May 28, 2012 at 12:06am
Not working for me, either on my iPad 3 CDMA. Tried with Absinthe 2.0, 2.01, 2.02 on MacBook Pro. Reset all content and settings. Upgraded Lion and iTunes to the latest versions. Tried from guest account on the computer. Over and over again. Consistently hangs on "waiting to reboot." Pretty frustrating because I've donated to the hackers who make these jailbreaks possible...
gesher - May 30, 2012 at 2:55am
Note: finally got it to work by doing it on a Windows computer. Everything else was the same.
Den - May 27, 2012 at 3:43pm
Finally got My iPad 3 broken! It didnt work on My MacBook PRO, With 10.6.8 And iTunes 10.6.1 But it worked perfectly on My friends MacBook PRO With latest mountain Lion and iTunes 10.6.1
Boombie,jr - May 27, 2012 at 3:37pm
Didnt work on my MacBook air or my MacBook pro. Every time I try to jb through dev team ... Nothing . That's y Geohot was the best, u guys r loosing ur swag.. I been trying to jb my air for a yr now wtf c'mon dudes
???? - May 29, 2012 at 3:39am
JB my AIR...????? WTF
tksbnk - May 27, 2012 at 3:44am
not working on ipad 3 32gb wifi. stock in "sending initial jailbreak data. this may also take a while.." from last night until now. progress bar have not move. any soltion to this?
tksbk - May 27, 2012 at 3:55am
ohh, the rest all settings prove to be the answer.. worked fine..
Chris - May 26, 2012 at 8:35am
Done,working perfectly on both iPhone 4 and iPad 2 Wifi (Romania). Great job Chronic Dev!
helaman - May 26, 2012 at 4:02am
Worked Awesome! iPad 2 16gb wifi
Jaime - May 26, 2012 at 3:50am
After trying more than 10 different ways and reformatting macbook(yes re-installing Lion) I realized there was a sync issue with iTunes 10.6.1. I went back to iTunes 10.5.3 and it worked on the first try. A lot of people are having all sorts of sync issues with iTunes 10.6.1. Just thought you should know. If your iTunes library has been updated to 10.6.1 you can't just downgrade to 10.5.3. That's why I needed to do clean install and obtain everything from backup. Enjoy!
pat - May 25, 2012 at 10:29pm
Done on my IPad 3. No issues whatsoever. Just donated thru paypal "PLEASE DONATE GUYS". This is the only way we can thank them for having our devices jailbroken... :)
Freak - May 25, 2012 at 9:56pm
Did NOT work on iPad 3 on 5.1.1, tried several times on a Mac. It DID work like a charm on a windows 7 PC!
Den - May 25, 2012 at 7:09pm
Ipad 3 GSM europe/sweden Tried both with 2.0 and 2.0.1 still get the same issue It gets stuck on "Waiting for reboot - not done yet, don't unplug your device yet! If i reboot the Ipad i get the error code -5 Same thing with sim inserted (thought this was the issue) Only way go be able to try the jailbreak again I have to reset the ipad
joolsca - May 25, 2012 at 5:22pm
Doesn't work on Canadian iPad 2 with unjailbroken 5.1.1 Tried restore, erase contents, everything...get the "something went wrong thing..then just restores with no cydia
joolsca - May 25, 2012 at 8:38pm
All fixed now with turning off wifi on iPad and using the new 2.0.1 Absinthe :-)
Ali - May 25, 2012 at 5:15pm
Working fine with my iPad 3 gen...Thanks..!!!
Samuel 666
Samuel 666 - May 25, 2012 at 7:09pm
works for my ipad3 and 1pad1 like a charm. big thanks to pod and others .
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