With Absinthe 2.0 for iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak already out, some users are already facing issues in jailbreaking their the new iPad (iPad 3), iPad 2, original iPad. To help you out, we have processed simple step-by-step guide untether jailbreak your iPad easily.
Before proceeding further it should be kept in mind that, if you are having iPad 3, 2 and iPad 1 with running iOS 5.1 firmware, then you must first upgrade it to iOS 5.1.1 firmware as the Absinthe untether jailbreak solution yet does not support A5+ devices on iOS 5.1. You can download Absinthe v2 from here.
- Download Absinthe 2.0 for windows / Mac linux
- Take back up of all the data before jailbreaking your device, in order to avoid any data loss in case something goes wrong.
- iPad 3 users must update to iOS 5.1.1 as the new Absinthe does not support A5/ A5X devices on iOS 5.1.
How to Untether Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 iPad 3, 2 and First Gen iPad with Absinthe 2.0 (Mac/ Windows)
Step 1: Make a backup of your device in iTunes by right clicking on your iPad 3 name under the ‘Devices’ menu and click ‘Back Up’.
Step 2: Once your backup is complete return to your device and go to Settings – General – Reset – Erase all Content and Settings. This will make the jailbreak process much faster. [Note: Please do *not* try to "reset all device and settings" if you're already tethered JB! In which case you should be installing it via Cydia)]
Step 3: Unzip the downloaded absinthe-mac-2.0.dmg / absinthe-win-2.0.zip on desktop.
Step 4: You will find the Absinthe.app in the unzipped folder. To launch the application, click on the application icon, you will see a popup window where the “jailbreak” button will be disabled, if your iPad is not connected to Mac/ Pc.
Step 5: Before proceeding, connect your iPad 2, 3 or the iPad 1 with the Mac / windows PC via USB cable.
Step 6: After connecting you will notice the “Jailbreak” button enabled in the Absinthe window.
Step 7: Now, click on the “Jailbreak” button to start the jailbreak process on your device.
Due to the large file size, it may take some time, be patient and let the Absinthe do its job.
Be careful not to unplug your device.
The iPhone will restart automatically; don’t touch the device as it takes a little long.
Absinthe v2.0 will prepare jailbreak data.
After the process is completed, an cydia icon will be visible on your home screen. Now your iPad 3 is successfully jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe.
Step 8: Once jailbroken return to iTunes and restore your backup from earlier. Right click on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore from Back Up…’ then select the latest backup you created before. (restoring this backup will return all the content previously on your device ie, apps, photos, etc.)