The iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak is now a reality with the release of Absinthe 2.0, and we’ve got the full tutorial that shows you how to jailbreak your device.

This jailbreak is compatible with most iOS devices capable of running iOS 5.1.1.

Check inside for our full step-by-step walkthrough that shows you how to use Absinthe 2.0 to perform an untethered jailbreak on your device…

Note: If you are currently on iOS 5.1.1 with a tethered jailbreak, simply install Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether instead.

Step 1: Download Absinthe 2.0 from our downloads page.

Step 2: Run Absinthe 2.0.

Step 3: Connect your device to your computer running Absinthe, and ensure that Absinthe detects the exact device that you connect. Make sure your device is turned on and at the Home screen. You do not have to use DFU mode at all.

Step 4: Click Jailbreak, and let the process complete. You will see your iPhone act as if it’s performing a restore, this is normal, be patient.

Step 5: Once complete, you should receive an alert on Absinthe telling you that the jailbreak is complete, and you should see the Cydia app icon on your Home screen. It is now safe to unplug your device.

Step 6: Open Cydia, and it will prepare for first use. Congratulations, your iOS 5.1.1 installed device is now jailbroken with an untethered jailbreak!

That’s all there is to it folks. You can now jailbreak your iPad 3, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2, and more, with the new Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak.

For a full list of all of the devices that are compatible with this jailbreak, be sure to check out our initial post on the Absinthe 2.0 release.

How does it feel to finally have an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1?! What about your iPad 3 owners? A retina iPad that’s jailbroken. It doesn’t get any better than this.

More iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak coverage can be found here:

  • whizz

    this jb sucks. always stuck on “waiting for reboot”, it takes forever actually. iphone 4s neverlock, mac os lion 10.7.4.

  • this jb sucks. always stuck on “waiting for reboot”, it takes forever actually. iphone 4s neverlock, mac os lion 10.7.4.

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  • Anonymous

    Tried on Windows 7 x64 system 1) Absinthe crashed early.
    Tried on Windows 7 x86 system 2) Error device not detected Lockdown -5
    Reset all settings. Tried again System 2) Same error
    Back on System 1) Detected, starts jailbreak. Tells me it detected an earlier failed jailbreak. Tells me it’s fixing this and to unplug, replug and try again. This time it works flawlessly.

  • how do we reboot the device

  • for latest 5.1.1 (9b208) u need Absinthe 2.0.2

  • do we need to jailbreak in order to unlock iphone 4 with ios 5.1.1
    i have a brand bew iphone 4 with at&t locked

  • Rafiq Ahmed

    somebody pls. help me i am on 5.1 thethered with Iphone 4 waiting for 5.1 unthehered,what do i do
    should, how do i update my JB phone to 5.11, if i take backup doin itunes will i retain my JB apps

  • i use it for jailbreak my iPad 2 (wifi). when jailbreak, my pc was slow down because my C: free space just left about 2.5GB, Absinthe create a lot temporary files, till my free space left about 200MB, 1st time jailbreak fail, lockdown error.
    Then I turn off the passcode in iPad, remove all the temporary files and try jailbreak again, 2nd time my C: free space left 300MB, wait few minutes….. jailbreak successfully! after that Absinthe will delete those temporary files it was created. Thanks~

  • Can I jailbreak my iphone 4s using absinthe even though I rely on an unlock using gevey sim?

  • Very easy with 2.0.2!!! Very pleased yet again:)

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t work on my iPad2. When I unpack and run I get a black screen for 1 minute and that’s it. Please help.

  • Thanks a lot for your work…just wanted to know if one can ‘copy and paste’, that is, bypass iTunes on a jail broken iPad 3(pardon me if this sounds dumb).

  • Michael Villavicencio

    I don’t know why, but after this jailbreak, my camera roll pictures in the camera app don’t and can’t move to my pictures app.
    Don’t know why 🙁 any ideas without rejailbreaking?

  • This jailbreak woefully slowed my device. Will be restoring to stock.

  • fa6em al.hela

    Thanks Jeff,
    But may you help me?
    I have iPhone 4S, IOS 5.1.1
    I downloaded everything, when I run it and click on “Jailbreak” button in Absinthe.
    It take too much & I feel it like stucked
    It’sloading now, amd I dunno if it’s working or stucked
    So does it really take much time?

  • Nouman Zia

    i am unable to update my device ( I phone 4) running IOS 5.0.1 to IOS 5.1.1. it got stuck at some initial position at while restoring, Any suggestions.

  • oursmartweb

    This is great. Done and done! That simple!

  • timothy

    I lost all my factory icons including setting after opening Cydia. I tried to restore with custom ROM to preserve Barnabe but iTunes keep giving me error 1600. Please help me my iPhone is totally useless now.

    My email is please help me. Thank you

  • timothy

    I lost all my factory icons including setting after opening Cydia. I tried to restore with custom ROM to preserve Barnabe but iTunes keep giving me error 1600. Please help me my iPhone is totally useless now.

  • … After using this to jailbreak iphone 4, 4S, 3GS, and a new iPad, I am not able to move around icons on the 2nd screen… anyone having his issue and how can i fix it?

  • i buy a ipad 3 , its ios version is 5.1.1 am i need use any program to jailbreak except for absinthe ?????

  • Hi, I downloaded but I can’t use their product why? It showed “Note: Cannot Locate Package”

  • i still cant figure out how to jail break my IPOD TOUCH 3G 5.1.1

  • not working on Mac 10.8.

  • Brad Hein

    What do I do if Absinthe is not detecting my exact device? It’s detecting iPhone 3,3 with iOS 5.1.1 I have 5.1.1 but I have an iPhone 4….

  • Mau_

    It works good on windows xp and w7 starter, just gota install itunes first.


  • jake

    my iphone 4 seems to be in some sort of error state, after tethering it, it loads up but once i unlock the phone it has a black screen and shows only the the top strip where the wifi and time and batery ect ect. i can still get into notifications but its like as if all the icons are gone. if i click on the top left the calendar pops up but everywhere else is nothing…. can i fix it withou restoring to def?

  • bandal

    why i can’t download Absinthe 2.0 when i start download We’re sorry, but we were unable to locate the page you requested. where is the problem ?/????

  • it wont let me play the music i bought from itunes

  • Anil

    I had jailbroke my iphone 4s running ios 5.1.1 with absinthe but my cydia doesn’t open smoothly instead it close immediately after i open it how to solve it plz help

  • Anil

    I jailbreak my iphone running ios 5.1.1 with absinthe and after that try to add debs file and reboot my iphone but after my cydia doesn’t open and close itself as i open cydia

  • daljeet

    yesterday i jailbreak my ipad 3 Absinthe 2.0 running on ios 5.1.1 but now there is update of ios 6 ,should i install it.

  • ECB24

    I just downloaded the Absinthe 2.0.4 for my iPad 3, I just want to know if theres no prob in order to start the jailbreak procces? or someone recommend the 2.0 im just a little confussed

  • it crashed becouse of XHD themes,safari doest workkkk, cydia doest oppen and if i jailbreak it sagez that it already jailbreak but i can not use them?