Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Now Available For iOS Devices On iOS 5.1.1, iPad 3 Included [Jailbreak]

Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Now Available For iOS Devices On iOS 5.1.1, iPad 3 Included [Jailbreak]

Like we told you would happen earlier this week, the Chronic Dev Team has released Absinthe 2.0 today, a jailbreak for nearly all iOS devices, including the third-gen iPad, running the newly-released iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t have to re-jailbreak every time you reboot your iOS device.

Chronic Dev Team hacker pod2g told the world last weekend that this latest jailbreak was only a “matter of days” away, and it turns out that he was right.

Update: Absinthe 2.0.1 has been released with minor bug fixes.

Absinthe 2.0 is out and available to download for free from the Chronic Dev Team’s website. To learn how to jailbreak with Absinthe, refer to Cult of Mac’s tutorial.

The new jailbreak tool was announced by pod2g, p0sixninja, planetbeing, pimskeks and iOPK today at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam. JailbreakCon has been tweeting updates on location all day from the convention.

The full list of supported devices on iOS 5.1.1:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA and GSM)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA)
  • iPad 3 (Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA)
  • iPod 4G
  • iPod 3G
  • Apple TV 2

Unfortunately, the newest Apple TV 3G is a difficult nut to crack, and the device is not supported by Absinthe 2.0.

The Chronic Dev Team’s servers will be getting hammered with traffic today, so be patient if Absinthe 2.0 doesn’t start downloading immediately.

Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Now Available For iOS Devices On iOS 5.1.1, iPad 3 Included [Jailbreak]

The Chronic Dev Team assembled in Amsterdam. From left to right: @pimskeks @iOPK @pod2g @p0sixninja @planetbeing

Apple released iOS 5.1.1 on May 7th with several bug fixes and minor improvements. The last jailbreak release of this scale was when the original Absinthe was released on January 20th to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for the first time on iOS 5.0/5.0.1.

Before you update to iOS 5.1.1 and jailbreak, make sure to backup your Cydia apps and tweaks.

We have a tutorial on how to jailbreak with the latest Absinthe tool.

Photo: Aaron Ash

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  • Ed_Kel

    I find it hilarious that a Mac cult site still refers to the new iPad as the iPad 3. Every time I hear that I’m reminded of how ill-informed people are nowadays. Not so much of a surprise anymore coming from CoM. You guys used to be spot on and wrote professionally about the day’s topics – what happened?

  • Mark Ackermann

    Are any writers actually getting their devices jailbroken properly on 5.1.1? All I’ve seen so far are complaints with no blogs addressing the issue thus far.  Servers maybe? Idk.

  • Kyle Charles Ball

    Today is my birthday… What a great present LOL

  • alexheath

    Are any writers actually getting their devices jailbroken properly on 5.1.1? All I’ve seen so far are complaints with no blogs addressing the issue thus far.  Servers maybe? Idk.

    The iPad will take longer than any other device. Make sure you’re on 5.1.1. It helps to jailbreak a clean version of iOS instead of a device with a ton of stuff on it. You will be able to jailbreak eventually, even if it takes an hour for Absinthe. 

    And yes, CoM writers are already jailbroken and jailbreaking right now.
  • Lane Jasper

    Jailbreakers, please follow the instructions ! 

    Copy/Paste from Chronic DevTeam website 

    How To Use Absinthe 2.0: 

    1. Make a backup of your device in iTunes by right clicking on your device name under the ‘Devices’ menu and click ‘Back Up’. 

    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. 

    3. Open Absinthe and be sure you are still connected via USB cable to your computer. 

    4. Click ‘Jailbreak’ and wait…. just be patient and do not disconnect your device. 

    5. 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.) 

    6. Thanks for using Absinthe, enjoy your jailbroken iDevice!

  • Myles Temple

    been trying to jailbreak my att 4s for about 2hrs..tried everything and still no cydia on phone…what should i do? are the servers being overloaded or what..?

  • Gianny Galindo

    It worked on my iPhone 4S, but I’m having trouble with a lot of cydia sources 

  • Gianny Galindo

    Thanks to the dev-team I just donated aproximately 5 euros

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