Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak Using Absinthe 2.0 (Windows) [iOS 5.1.1]
This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 firmware using Absinthe 2.0 for Windows.
This tutorial works for:
- iPad 3 (WiFi / CDMA / GSM)
- iPad 2 (WiFi / CDMA / GSM)
- iPad 1
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 4G
- iPod Touch 3G
Important: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, if you have other device or firmware and especially if you have questions or troubles.
Please think first, before you do something.
If you have iPhone and need carrier unlock - do not update to Apple iOS 5.1.1 firmware, use RedSn0w to create a custom firmware to preserve modem version!!
Create a folder on your desktop (or any other folder on your computer) called Pwnage
Download the latest version of Absinthe 2.0 from here. Save it in the Pwnage folder.
Extract the zip archive into the same folder.
Connect your device to the computer and launch iTunes.
Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from the list of devices on the left. Create a backup by right-clicking on device name in Devices (iTunes left pane) and choosing Back Up.
If you are already on iOS 5.1.1 you can now skip to step three.
Download official firmware iOS 5.1.1 to Pwnage folder for your device from here. It is better to use Firefox, because some browsers (f.e., Safari) extract ipsw:
Open iTunes. Now hold down Option (Mac) or Shift (Windows) key and click the Restore button.
Navigate to the Pwnage folder and select the iOS 5.1.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
iTunes will ask if you want to setup your device as a new device or restore from the backup. Choose Set up a new iPhone.
Once iTunes has finished updating your device to the desired firmware open the Pwnage/apsinthe-win-2.0 folder and double click the absinthe-win-2.0.exe.
This will extract the utility and resource files
This will create a new folder called absinthe-win-2.0.
Open it and run absinthe.exe. Use Run as administrator.
Absinthe 2.0 will run. As prompted, connect your iDevice to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set.
Click the Jailbreak button to begin
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.
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Done'.
You will see Cydia icon on your device.
Now your device is jailbroken and working.
If you want to restore your settings and data from backup. Run iTunes, right-click on iDevice name in Devices (iTunes left pane) and choose Restore from Back Up.
Run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.
To have access to the root file system of your deice (via file managers like iFunBox or iPhone Explorer) install application called afc2add in Cydia.
Do not forget to change your default password if you've installed openssh.
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