How to run Absinthe 2.0 on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

It has been brought to our attention that Absinthe 2.0 doesn’t work normally on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. When you click on the app icon to open it, nothing happens, and the Absinthe interface doesn’t load. That’s not entirely a surprise considering that Mountain Lion is still in beta, but more than a few of you have expressed troubles with the issue.

Likely, this was just an oversight by the hard working folks behind the Chronic Dev Team, and it will probably be fixed in an updated version of Absinthe. Until then, it’s incredibly easy to work around this problem and run Absinthe 2.0 successfully to untether jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device. We show you how inside…


Step 1: Download Absinthe 2.0 from our downloads page.

Step 2: Right click on the Absinthe icon and select “Show Package Contents”.

Step 3: Navigate to the Contents/MacOS folder and right click on Absinthe 10.6 and select Open With…Terminal.

Step 4: This will invoke the GUI interface of Absinthe, and you can now proceed with the jailbreak outlined in our iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak tutorial.

That’s all there is to it! Special thanks to Idhanta Kakkar for the tip. Were you able to successfully jailbreak using Absinthe on Mountain Lion after following this tip?

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