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Absinthe 2.0 is finally here to provide your iOS 5.1.1 device with an untethered jailbreak. This release has been a large collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams (Jailbreak Dream Team)

This jailbreak supports firmware 5.1.1 ONLY and is again one of the easiest jailbreaks to use (so easy your grandma could do it ;D)

Note: If you are already running a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 search Cydia for "Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether" to simply untether the jailbreak. It's unnecessary to run this tool.

What's New

Version 2.0.4:
  • Added iPad2,4 (new model) support.
  • Added lockdown error -5 workaround

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Supported Devices (iOS 5.1.1 only):
    • iPad3 (WiFi/CDMA/Global)
    • iPad2 WiFi R2 (new model)
    • iPad2 (WiFi/CDMA/GSM)
    • iPad1
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA)
    • iPhone 3GS
    • iPod 4G
    • iPod 3G
  • Unsupported Devices:
    • AppleTV 2
    • AppleTV 3

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fsogamer Member IconReview+1
fsogamer
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works 100% and easy

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Version 2.0.4
Forn Member IconReview+191
Forn
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Yes it is easy to use. But I lost the WiFi Connection of my iPad after jb. Could not find the Router anymore (a few inches in distance). Did a few restarts, iPad and Router… nothing. I then set the iPad back to non jb – the WiFi Connection is excellent. Any ideas?

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Version 2.0.4
Sascha_77
+2

JB again an reset the Network-Settings after JB. Perhaps it helps.

Kobalt Member IconReview+464
Kobalt
+1

I asked my gran to jalbreak my iPhone (the devs said she could!). She can follow simple instructions and press a mouse button, so what was there to lose, right?

It took her less than 5 minutes and my phone is now so much more accessible!

Thanks gran, but more so thanks to Chronic-Dev Team for making it so damn easy!

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Version 2.0.4
Maulrat
+0

I'm just curious where my grandma found so much pr0n in so little time?

btw, easy is almost understated here

Zo219 Member IconReview+506
Zo219
+1

These guys are amazing. A quick, smooth, entirely trouble-free jailbreak on iPhone 4S. Just like legal software, only in many cases better.

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Version 2.0.2
Tschigg
+1

This is not illegal (if you own a device you should have root access, no?).

Jason_Milles_76 Member IconReview+74
Jason_Milles_76
+1

I never tried any jailbreak stuff but this got so many raving reviews I just had to tried it. And guess what .. ... I now have JB iPhone4. :-) Hooray

If I can do it ..

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Version 2.0.1
Holypoly Member IconComment+314
Holypoly
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Absinthe 2.0.2 has been released, adding support for the revised version of iOS 5.1.1 (9B208)

http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/05/absinthe-2-0-2-supports-revised-ios-5-1-1-build-9b208.html

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Version 2.0.1
Mudflapper Member IconReview+260
Mudflapper
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OK, I retract my last review. In my frustration I jumped the gun and left a bad review of Absinthe. Turns out, I made a mistake and it was totally my fault. Once I did it the right way, it worked perfectly. Sorry Green Poison!

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Version 2.0.1
Misha
+2

I've deleted your previous 1-star review. Glad you got things working!

Mudflapper
+0

Thanks so much Misha! I've been jailbreaking iPhones since the very beginning and this really was the easiest method to date. I feel so dumb for screwing it up. Sometimes I think to much and make things harder than they need to be. So please folks, give Absinthe a try. It really is so easy your grandmother could do it.

Trashie Member IconComment+256
Trashie
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If you guys really hate Apple's approach with iOS you should walk away. Android is more open than iOS by a long shot. You are wasting your time on iOS Apple will never change.

I find my Android devices superior to iOS anyway and have no issues with it talking with my Mac. I have both and prefer Android.

iOS is for people who just want it to work simple and easy out the box and do not mind paying for software since someone had to engineer it.

Apple is not a hobby company anymore they are a consumer company so they patch all this very quickly. Apple have lost that hobby feel now it is all gone in their obsessive control nature. If you want to be a hobby hacker (I refer to the real sense not in being bad) you need to leave Apple alone it is way too much hassle now.

Okay fan boys mark me down but before you do get an Android device and use it for a couple weeks and you will see exactly what I am saying. You can have both you know I do. One for Apples mass consumer methods which I actually like and one for more freedom and hobby use which I also like.

Anyway have fun just saying even MS is more open than Apple now.

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Version 2.0
Pyle129
+11

I'm very proud of you, as I'm sure you're extremely proud of yourself. Your nonsensical trolling is the pinnacle of pointlessness. I suggest you stick to your fandroid forums as you'll get more feel-good there.

Nymphe
+4

Oh my god! There is another platform on mobile phones except iOS? We didn't know that!

Believe me, nobody is forced to use Apple products here. For that reason your first sentence is not valid, we don't hate Apple's approach.

But that doesn't mean we are completely morons and follow what Apple does. We are free human beings who can like software and complain about it and or decide to use or choose another platform.

For that reason there are people who need jailbreak. And this software is exactly for those people.

In order to close any discussion you used the word "fan boys" so whatever I write here will look like a fan boy text to you.

For everyone else, I am sorry that I fed the troll.

Sherlockbones
+4

LOL! Just because we choose to tweak certain aspects of an OS doesn't mean we hate the overall approach. What a specious premise to begin a troll with :D

Holypoly
+1

Remember - Trashie said "if", not "as". That's conditional, not indicative. No reason to blow our tops ;^ D

Aliendude
+5

ridiculous commentary. i can't remember anyone forcing me to buy an iPhone. my choice. and an excellent one.

Harristype
+1

Trashie, did it ever occur to you that some of us here might be former Android users who happily left that inferior platform?

Jason_Milles_76
+1

I had two Android phones for several months. Although they are highly customizable they never felt right and rigid. So many (small) annoyances brought me back to the iPhone.

Trashie
+1

Now I am NOT referring to the USER sphere here I am referring to how easy it is to hack on the devices out the box legally for hobbyists and engineers. I said "hacking" I did not say "finger plonking".

I am not even insulting Apple which is why it is funny you attack me. You guys are insulting Apple not me - you are the ones breaking Apple rules not me. If I want to play in an open sense I use Android so I do not insult Apple and break my terms I agreed with them on purchase.

Well thank you for the insults you really do shine for the Apple community. Then again since "some" of you are pirates who use these jailbreaks - what should I expect but insults.

I am leaving the site account closed I am not interested in being involved with people who insult people who do not insult them. Do not bother to reply I will not see it.

Caslon Member IconComment+37
Caslon
+2

But does it make the heart grow fonder?

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Version 2.0
Shock-J Member IconReview+259
Shock-J
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Warning!! Apple may have already released a block for this JB.

I was able to successfully JB my iPad3 around midday Friday (release day). I waited until late in the evening to update and re-JB my iPhone 4. During the update process, iTunes re-downloaded the 5.1.1 software. I thought it odd because I had already downloaded 5.1.1 about a week ago, but I didn't pay it any mind. After the update and restore, Absinthe said my device was not supported. Naturally I was shocked as their site clearly states iPhone 4 is supported. So I immediately suspected the newly downloaded 5.1.1 firmware and my suspicions were correct. The NEW firmware is 5.1.1 (9B208). The version I downloaded a week ago, and the version that is JB on my iPad is 5.1.1(9B206).

Luckily I still had 9B206 for my iPhone on my computer. I simply did a restore with that version (it was still signed/approved by Apple) and Absinthe correctly detected my iPhone 4 and JB with ease.

So, it would appear that Apple has immediately released new 5.1.1 firmware the blocks this JB. DO NOT update to 5.1.1 (9B208) if you want to JB your device. You have been warned.

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Version 2.0
Zephyris
+0

It would be strange if they only blocked the iPhone 4, which is an outdated and unlockable model. We will find out today if Absinthe actually supports the new 5.1.1 or not. It was not out when Absinthe came out, hence it rejects it during its startup checks.

Shock-J
+0

I didn't mean to imply that Apple only blocked iPhone 4, simply that a new version of 5.1.1 is out there and it prevented Absinthe from working. It could affect any/every iOS device. But if as you state, Absinthe fails simply because of a version mismatch, then it should be an easy fix, otherwise this may be the shortest JB window ever.

Zephyris
+0

There isn't one out for the 4S...

Sherlockbones
+0

Apparently that flavor of 5.1.1 is for the GSM iPhone only (at this point)

dachkater
+0

Just a quick note that my iPad3 and Toucg 4G continue to report 9B206 as the latest available version. So I doubt 9B208 has anything to do with this jailbreak.

Shock-J
+0

@dachkater - If your iPad 3 is Wifi only like mine and Sherlockbones is correct that the update is only for GSM devices, then you would never see this update, having no cellular devices. But that doesn't alter the fact that the update is still out there (potentially only for specific devices) and that Absinthe in currently incompatible with it. So in theory, an person with a GSM iOS device who does a RESTORE via iTunes could trigger a new download from iTunes and get the 9B208 version.

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Version 2.0.4
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Version 2.0.4
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Version 2.0.4
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Version 2.0.4
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Version 2.0.4
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Version 2.0.1
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Version 2.0
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Downloads 42,137
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Date 01 Jun 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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