The iPhone Dev Team has released a command line interface tool (CLI) as an alternative for the Absinthe 2.0 untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. The CLI tool is capable of performing the exact same jailbreak that can be accomplished with Absinthe 2.0, but the difference is that it’s completely command line based.

The CLI tool is for more advanced users who prefer to have more control over the jailbreak process. We recommend that you stick with the Absinthe 2.0 GUI tool, but it’s nice to know that a CLI tool exists if you happen to be a more advanced user.

If you can remember, the Dev Team provided a CLI tool as an alternative to the previous version of Absinthe for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak as well. It’s safe to assume that you can expect a similar experience to that of the previous CLI release.

The CLI tool can be downloaded directly from our downloads page, and it works for both Mac and Windows machines. For the record, MuscleNerd states that the CLI tool is best used with a fresh iOS 5.1.1 installation.

We will follow up later on with a tutorial that shows how to wield the CLI tool as an Absinthe 2.0 alternative.

Will you try to use the CLI tool, or will you stick to the GUI interface that Absinthe 2.0 provides?

More iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak coverage can be found here:

  • Eta on CLI tool video? Cinject just closes every time I open it

  • Thé safari download manager dont work with thé new jailbreak

  • I’m done with Absinthe. But wich is better? I’m get a bit cofused. My iPhone 4s has a fresh 5.1.1 install.

  • Yuhuuu!! Finally.. iOS 5.1.1 JailBreak Untether works perfectly in my iPhone after almost 1 year waiting.

    • 5.1.1 has barely been out 2 months let a lone a year

  • when CLI came out for 5.0.1…….. i used it everyday!!!!!! felt like a genius :DDDD but hopefully i can use it on the 5.1.1 :DDDDD even thou im already jailbroken i prefer the CLI

  • Liam Humes

    Well Absinthe 2.0 keeps failing for me. So hopefully this works. Anyone know the procedure?

    • With a end comment like that , do you think you should use CLI ?

  • kenneth vicidomina

    i restored my ipad 3 GSM to 5.1.1 and tried ABsinthe 2.1 and changed the compatibilty mode to windows XP(Service Pack 3) tick the box and ran as administrator but got this reply when i ran ABsinthe 2.1 that your device is unsupported.
    guys whats going on and i heard apple roled out an update for 5.1.1 but that is for iphone 4 and i have that device aswell jailbroken on 5.0.1 but i have not updated my iphone 4 to 5.1.1 as im waiting to see the outcome off the ABsinthe 2.1 failed on my iPad 3