• Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available For Download!

    By Paul Morris of Redmond Pie

    Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, we have hit that time once again in the jailbreak cycle when we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief and raise a glass to the jailbreak producers while we overload their servers attempting to download the new and shiny utility that will provide our devices with freedom. Yes, that is right, I am indeed talking about downloading Absinthe 2.0, the latest version of the Chronic Dev Team tool that brings an untethered jailbreak to the majority of our iOS 5.1.1 devices.

    We have found ourselves in an all too familiar situation over the last couple of months, stuck in limbo between wanting to update to the latest official firmware, but not knowing when or indeed if a functional jailbreak would be released. Keeping history in mind, we should be able to rest easy in the fact that researchers such as Pod2g have always managed to escape the securities put in place by Apple to bring a jailbreak to the masses, but there will always remain a small part within us that has doubts each time Apple pushes a new version of iOS.


    With work on the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak being finished and satisfactorily tested, the team involved have included the files and exploits in a new version of the Chronic Dev Team’s Absinthe tool that was introduced to us as a jailbreak solution for iOS 5.0.1. One of the main benefits of the tool is the extreme simplicity of the interface, with user guidance being provided all the way through and only involving a few clicks to get the job done.

    As confirmed by iPhone Dev Team leader MuscleNerd, the 5.1.1 jailbreak will also be available through the use of the tried and tested Redsn0w tool as well as an updated version of the command line interface cinject binary. We already know that a large number of users prefer the familiar interface that the Redsn0w tool offers, but for those who aren’t stuck on familiarity and want to go down the route of using Absinthe for its rather cool and edgy sounding name as well as the simple and intuitive interface, then it is officially available to download now!


    Compatible devices for iOS 5.1.1 untether:

    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 3GS
    • iPad (3rd Gen)
    • iPad 2
    • iPad 1
    • iPod touch 3G/4G
    • Apple TV (2nd Gen)

    Absinthe 2.0 for Windows
    Download Absinthe 2.0 for Mac
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      And here is the tutorial on how to do the jailbreak.

    1. Delfim's Avatar
      Oh goody, gumdrops... Almost nine months...Pheewww. Difficult labor.
      Thanks Rog.
      Oh, it´s nice to see PS without the warning flags et al... eh, once you publish you still can't go back and edit. Bummer.
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      Still can't edit an article, though.
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      Not sure I wanna go through the hassle of upgrading and re-jailbreaking and re-tweaking, though. lol
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      I know there's a way to backup all your jailbreak tweaks. Where's Cats when you need him? lol
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      Came across this at Cult of Mac. Think I might just invest in that 8.00 back up app.

    1. Delfim's Avatar
      I've just been reading the thing. Ummmm...I'll wait for some forum experts to comment. Yeah where's Cats? Or the Lord of Pinstack, Master of Apple, Clone of Steve Jobs (see his latest avatar)?
    1. RogerG's Avatar
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      ^^^ comes with age? Once bitten twice shy?
      I'll follow your lead this time. Besides, I still need to convince the missus to hand over the I4s which she's reluctant to do. She has it under lock and key in case I sell it...
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      Yeah, I'll report back later this morning. Have already downloaded the app and did my Cydia backup. Synced with iTunes and am downloading Absinthe as I type this.

      I just upgrade to 5.1.1 and that overwrites the JB, correct?
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      Yeah with 5.1.1 is Apple virgin. Now you must go Absinthe...
    1. chokem's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by RogerG View Post
      Not sure I wanna go through the hassle of upgrading and re-jailbreaking and re-tweaking, though. lol
      Im not going to. The changes, IMO, are so insignificant, it's not worth it to me. Bring on iOS 6!!!!!!
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      I'm already wiping my phone. I was bored. What can I say?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      can't download the windows version
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      Well, the reset didn't work. I've tried it a couple of times now, on my daughter's iPod and now my i4S. Just seems to spin for a couple of hours and do nothing. Not sure what's up with that.

      Anyway, updating the OS right now. Will keep everybody posted on my experience with PKGBackup after I re-JB.
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      The missus agrees with the Lord of Pinstack. She told me.
      She doesn't know why, but reckons Chokem's reasoning is the best.
      so long I don't touch her I4S...
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      I have updated the OS and am now restoring my Cydia tweaks with PKGBackup. Stay tuned!
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      Rog is having a ball. It happens.
    1. RogerG's Avatar
      Welp, all is well! A couple of minor glitches with restoring the Cydia tweaks, but I'm pretty much back to where I was with the earlier JB. This PKGBackup is awesome! Well worth the 8 bucks and having to reinstall all your apps, tweaks, etc. Even repositions all your icons and settings to what they were before.
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      Well done Rog. But you'll get bored soon. Again.
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