Jailbreak Your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 Using Absinthe

iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak on iPad 3,2,1 Using Absinthe

It’s finally here. The moment you’ve all been patiently waiting for. iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has just been released for public after weeks of anticipation, and weeks of hard work by the French hacker Pod2g, Chronic Dev-team, iPhone Dev-team and the rest of the leaders in jailbreak community.

Jailbreak iPad 3, 2, 1 5.1.1 untethered with Absinthe

As usual we have to send huge thanks for Pod2g, MuscleNerd, p0sixninja, Planetbeing, Saurik and everyone work on Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

Note : If you are iPhone users you can head over to our step by step 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak guide posted here. For iPod touch users you can follow our step by step 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak guide posted here.

Required Downloads to Jailbreak 5.1.1 Untethered on iPad 3, 2, 1 using Absinthe 2.0 :

Required Downloads:

  • Download Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for Mac (if you have Mountain Lion OS, you have to follow this tutorial to see how to run Absinthe on Mountain Lion OS)
  • Download Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for Windows
  • Download Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for Linux

How to Jailbreak 5.1.1 iPad 3, 2, 1 Untethered with Absinthe 2.0:

Step 1: After downloading Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool, extract and run the downloaded archive

Jailbreak 5.1.1 iPad 3, 2, 1  untethered with Absinthe

Step 2: Connect your iPad 3, 2, 1 to computer via USB (make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings)

Step 3: Click “Jailbreak” button to start untethered jailbreak for your iPad 3, 2, 1 on 5.1.1
iOS 5.1.1 Untethered JailbreakStep 4: Jailbreak process will take few minutes, and your iPad will look like it’s restoring a backup. This may be pretty lengthy. Don’t worry, it’s working . Don’t touch you device until finishing the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, congratulations.

Now, you have Cydia on your iPad 3, 2, 1, What’s the first jailbreak app or tweak will you download?

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139 Responses to Jailbreak Your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 Using Absinthe

  1. sunge says:
    i like apple very much,but i am not have enough money buy it!
  2. Motti says:
    someone already tried the jail for the new ipad ?
  3. Michael says:
    guys, my iphone4 has been jailbroken successful, but my ipad3 has no luck, any help?
    • Leon says:
      Do a full restore of 5.1.1 (download the 1.05 GB full firmware 5.1.1), Over-The-Air updates don’t work with Absinthe. :)
    • Jason says:
      My ipad has no luck either.
    • Zarster says:
      I have had both my iPhone 4 and iPad 3rd Gen Jailbroken succesfully yesterday, I worked for HOURS to find what made absinthe crash, It turned out to be the fact that I had only 400MB free on my iPhone, so I went to settings, General, Reset, and reset all content and settings, (delete iPhone) and jailbroke after that, NO problem then… my iPad had 20GB free so it worked FIRST time.. yay!. hope this helps someone
  4. rais says:
    No cydia icon after jb? anybody have the same issue?
  5. rainy says:
    I have 2 Ipad 3, and only 1 of them is successfully jailbroken.

    I cleared all settings and contents (like instructed in greenpois0n site) before jailbreaking and resulted in a “opps, something went wrong, recovering your device”. I then restored my backup and perform jailbreak again and the same thing happened.

    The other Ipad worked when I did not perform a reset. Any help?

  6. mark says:
    i did exactly those steps on my ipad 3 5.1.1, but absinthe said “something wrong…” and it recovery my ipad and retry jailbreak again. Please let me know what wrong?
    Sorry my english is pretty bad.
    • SaoVTE says:
      I jailbroken my iPad3 5.1.1 on the first time, but first backup your iPad on itune, then click on Setting, General, Reset (all the way to the bottom) and then click on Erase All Content and Settings, open and try jailbreak it with Absinthe 2.0 or else try 2.1 again. I hope it works for you. GOOD LUCK
  7. Sherif says:
    It doesn’t work for me (iPad3) I got a message says “Something going wrong” :(
  8. mike says:
    massive thanks to the jailbreak team am going to donate to show my appreciation……
    gonna get my free games back :D
  9. Marius says:
    I get error in last step, Restore Completed.If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in. any advice?
  10. vincent says:
    *ipad 2 gsm, 5.1.1(9b206), windows 7 64bit.
    *clicked “jailbreak” and waited for awhile,
    *ipad got a notification from facebook, and i didnt touch just ignored it. absinthe on windoes has stopped.
    *still plugged, i wanted to turn off the wifi from disturbing by fb. but the “setting” closes immediately after open.
    *i try run absinthe again.
    *it says recovery faild, but will fix it now….
    *after awhile
    *it shows recovered, unplug and plug device again to retry jailbreak.
    *unplugged and plugged
    *absinthe detected ipad2
    * click “jailbreak”
    * wait the process bar to complete
    * absinthe shows “recovery completed. if you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in.

    the ipad seems still the same, no cydia….

    and tried again, still the same

    any suggestion?

    thank you very much for this work

  11. kou says:
    thank u
  12. Mai Anh Quy says:
  13. slpknot90 says:
    is there a way to update to 5.1.1 with baseband preserve? im on iOS 5.1 and baseband 2.0.10, and yeah i use gevey :)
  14. Liu Pan says:
    why there is no cydia after “complete jailbreak”
  15. Fer Sure says:
    I get no Cydia icon. Have run several rimes on iPad2 (GSM) and it goes to completion but no Cydia icon. What’s up???
  16. David says:
    I have tried to jailbreak my new ipad
    Ipad 3 (gsm) IOS 5.1.1 (9B206)

    Using this new Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak and it seems to keep saying theirs a problem and restores is this a bug in your program?

  17. David says:
    It does not work on my iPad model # MC769LL it runs through like it’s working but once everything is done no Cydia. :(
  18. 03_in_here says:
    I still can’t JB my ipad2.
    Model : MC773LL
    FW : 04.12.01
    Version : 5.1.1 (9B206)
  19. Varun says:
    Not working with ipad2 wifi 64 gb message coming something like this: “hmm.. something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover” and then recovery completed…. and so on
  20. wangtao says:
    I send huge thanks for Pod2g, MuscleNerd, p0sixninja, Planetbeing, Saurik and everyone work on Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.
  21. ibrahim says:
    i’ll download the app of holly coran
  22. amin says:
    hi i have iPad 3 (GSM)5.1.1
    i did everything you said but after restoring and rebooting my device the Absinthe 5.1.1 shows waiting for process to complete… and after a couple of minutes it shows this sentences
    hmm…something seems to have gone wrong,try to recover
    recovery completed,if you .if you want to retry jail breaking,unplug your device and plug it back in.
    i try that a few time but i don’t know why i cant
    can you tell me what is the problem? anything i should do?
    • Bill says:
      I have got the same prob on my iPad 2 I’ve been trying for almost 11hours to do it and every time I get the same message :( any HELP
  23. KkMeister says:
    Doesnt work on brazilian iPad 3. Says something gone wrong and cydia doesnt appear!
  24. Cod3r says:
    I ran all the step-by-step but and its appearing to have jailbreak-it but cydia is no appearing.. ipad 2 32gb 5.1.1
  25. frank says:
    it doesnt work on the ipad 2 :(
  26. Benson says:
    I followed the direction; however, Absinthe 2.0
    gave me the following error:

    ERROR: Could not connect to lockdownd. aborting.

    Is this because the cydia server is too busy?

    I backup first using iTunes. Then I upgraded to 5.1.1. Then I reset the iPad before using Absinthe 2.0.

  27. jassim says:
    I did a successful jailbreak to my iphone4 and ipod touch 4G but cannot get it work on ipad2 64GB 3G !!

    it just takes some longer time and them tells me that there seems to be a problem … recovery completed.If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device plug it back again. I kept doing this for more than 5 times but no use !!

    any tips ?

    • jassim says:
      DONE successfully with absinthe 2.0.1


      • polares says:
        hi, ipad2 64gb 3g here. i have the same problem.. keeps on telling to retry, unplug and plug the device then jailbreak but nothing happened.. can u tell me how did u do it?.. tnx to the jailbreaking team..
  28. Khanh Dao says:
    For ppl with Ipad 3 problem. The most important step is you need to restore 5.1.1 in Itunes first. If you update to 5.1.1 directly from setting, you DO need to do it again thru ITunes.
  29. xb108 says:
    its work for me (ipad2 5.1.1)
  30. Ricardo Pedro says:
    I have instaled on Ipad 3 and i aprove it :D

    100% work .

  31. cesar says:
    it worked like a charm on my IPad 2.. no hiccups whatsoever
  32. frank says:
    It works well with my new ipad, thx alot…
  33. amin says:
    jailbreal ipad 3 GSM by Absinthe 2.0.1 with no probs
    thank to you All
    You are the best
  34. tudou says:
    cha neng fabiao zhongwen pingl me?
  35. Aber1Kanobee says:
    Not working on iPad 3.
  36. Calsonsiah says:
    Thank ! I have complete jailbreak my new iPad 3. U must step by step very easy
  37. mj says:
    my ipad wifi 2r has no luck.
    when will it be solved?
  38. Nego says:
    My ipad 2,4 (32nm) can’t JB
    when can u upgrade the absin to fix this?
  39. cklnk says:
    32nm ipad2 ?
  40. moviejimmy says:
    Jailbroke iPad 3 wifi with 2.0.1. Took less than 5 minutes. no problem. Thank you!!!
  41. BenY says:
    For people who have trouble with the “something seems to have gone wrong…” what i did is :
    - backup the ipad2
    - restore a new ipad2 from itunes
    - tried absinthe JB
    - didn’t work : something seems to have gone wrong
    - restore my ipad2 from backup
    - put the ipad2 in DFU mode
    - restore it without the backup just a new ipad
    - rejailbreak
    - works fine

    Hope it will help you !

    Thanks a lot pod2g and all the team vous avez tout déchiré !

  42. Shottee says:
    Worked a treat on iPad 2. Just need to test on iPhone 4s. Many thanks guys.
  43. Alex says:
    Thanks you for you Tools.
    Iphone3gs Iphone 4 is OK!
    But ipad 2 is not successfully !
    Any Help???
    ios 5.1.1 9B206 China
  44. cyn says:
    thanks, I’ve done
  45. Helanio says:
    I wonder if this work out for ipad2 jailbreak 5.1? Because I see many complaints in these posts.
  46. Jason says:
    With my Ipad 3 the app says “device not compatible” why??
    need some help
  47. shadow says:
    Ok is all right, I have the ipad 3 with jailbreak unthered ios 5.1.1, now for one question, the installous and appsync
    I have the versions appasync 5.0+ and installous 4
    I can install it debs or wait new versions of it ?
  48. blacks says:
    i download Cydia on my ipad 2 wifi, but when i click on cydia on my ipad it wont open whats wrong
  49. John 13 says:
    I have tried to jb on ipad 1 model MC497B. Have tried 10 times and keep getting error couldn’t connect to lockdown. I have tried restoring from device and re-downloading absinthe, but to no result..
  50. Rob says:
    I have successfully jailbroken my ipad 3 32 gb. Thanks a million for your hard work guys.
  51. dimitar stoykov says:
    I installed it on my Ipad 4G and it is working perfectly
  52. frank says:
    ********** READ THIS ***********

    Everybody having problems on the iPad 2 try restoring your device with iTunes (making it completely empty) and then jailbreak it. That solves a lot of Absinthe problems. Also make sure to use Absinthe 2.0.1 or greater.

    • McFlurry says:
      I’ve done this 5 times already on my iPad2 and the furthest I got was opening Cydia and get the “Unable To Load” (The Request Timed Out.)
    • amanda says:
      I have just the Ipad. Cydia shows after doing the jailbreak, but it is still not working. After doing the jail break, was there any further instructions?
  53. Andij says:
    Worked for me. High five great success!
  54. Hibn says:
    I did a successful jailbreak to Ipad 2 wifi. Massive thanks to the jailbreak team.
  55. yebeans says:
    ipad2,4(32nm) is not supported,is there any solution?
  56. hcw says:
    I can’t jailbreak my ipad2,4 wifi .please release absinthe2.0.3 to jailbreak ipad2,4 wifi.
  57. willie says:
    My ipad2 wifi is 32(nm),and what time i can jailbreak?
  58. kasra says:
    hi my ipad 2 (5.1.1) model:mc796ll
    when i connect to absinthe says:sorry,the attached device is not supported
    pls help me tnx
  59. Albert says:
    I got my new iPad and it worked phantastic.!!
    Cydia works also great
  60. joy says:
    for people having issues on ipad2 here is what you need to do.

    1. upgrade to 5.1.1
    2. do a restore via itunes after upgrade. this will give you a clean system.
    3. run the absinthe 2.0.2 jailbreak tool. cydia will appear once the process completed.

  61. oger says:
    iPad 2 Wifi, R2..help
  62. nicholas siew says:
    my jailbreack failed after I update my ipad to ios 5.1.1, previous running ios5.0.1 and upgrade direct without remove cydia, now i run absinthe 2.0.1 but wait for hours still not finish. ipad is wifi with 3g. Do I need to remove all apps download during jailbreak previous?
  63. Sam says:
    Yeah I plug in my device and it won’t let me click jailbreak…..
  64. Mayoo says:
    Hey the link didnt work? Can you pleas upload the jailbreak agian?
  65. Mayoo says:
    I have the new Ipad 3 – 4G, I hope you guys in soon releas the jailbreak.
  66. phil says:
    Ipad 3 jail broken! Awsome that’s its free now. Thank you guys so much for developing this stuff so we can gain acess to our iproducts.
  67. Sonic says:
    I did successfull jailbroken ipad2 16 gb(gsm), but iPAd3 gsm 32 gb has no luck. :((((
  68. kevin5441 says:
    How to fix the problems with ?Error detecting device (lockdown error -2)
  69. Gabe says:
    Absinthe 2.0.4(Win Vista) will run for 5 to 10 minutes up to “Sending initial jailbreak data..” and then I constantly get this error whenever I retry, “Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience.” This has never happened with my past jailbreaks and I don’t know how to fix it..
  70. Ekong says:
    +++++++ READ THIS 2 ++++++++++

    Everybody having problems on the iPad 2 ios 5.1.1(9B206)64GB wifi only model, first try going into DFU mode, then restore your device with iTunes (making it completely empty) and then jailbreak it. That solves a lot of Absinthe problems. Also make sure to use Absinthe 2.0.4, i guarantee u a success….. Enjoy

  71. charlie says:
    will doing this delete all the stuff on my ipad or will it just add cydia? :)
  72. steve805 says:
    JB works fine on ipad 2,4(16gb wifi) on 5.1.1(9b206) Great job guys!
  73. kesit says:
    working great on ipad 1 ! thanx a lot!
  74. J-U-L says:
    Tried to Jailbreak my Ipad 2 WIFI – but no success!!!
    Tried 5 times – no sucess!!!
    Have OS 5.1.1(9B206) (Enought Freespace (over 20GB) VPN is off!! Made it STep by Step!!

    something went wrong… try again…

    and the the jailbreak stops!!!

    Can anybody help me???


  75. J-U-L says:
    Absinthe works normally until … sending initial jailbreak data…
    Then I get a message:
    Absinthe funktioniert nicht mehr und wird aufgrund eines Fehlers geschlossen.
    und das wars mit dem jailbreak.
    alle angaben sind in der oberen message

    Bitte um Hilfe!!!!!


  76. Paul K says:
    anyone working on a jailbreak for Ipad2 model MC769LL version5.1.1(9B206)?
    will be gratefull for any info
  77. piffington12 says:
    i have verizon iphone 4 on 5.1.1 with absinthe 2.0.4 and i have tried to jailbreak multiple times but everytime i try i get ERROR: could not conect to lockdownd. i have ipad 2 on 5.1.1 and it worked fine first try no glitches or anything. anyone have any suggestions?
  78. aznboi85 says:
    just jailbroke my new ipad
    but unable to download or see any app. anyone have this problem or is it just me
  79. Johnson says:
    I have an iPhone 4s and I decided to jailbreak it today.
    First, I restored everything using icloud (not itunes!!)
    then i reset all settings and when my phone rebooted, I continued using it as a “new phone”
    Then, i connected it to my laptop and jailbroke it.
    After it was jailbroken, and the cydia app appeared in the home screen, I resetted all settings again, and this time, when my phone rebooted I chose ” Restore using iCloud” instead of “Start as new phone”
    After waiting almost 5 hours for iCloud to download all my apps and pictures, I tried to start up Cydia.
    But Cydia keeps dimming and the screen temporarily goes black for one second before returning to homescreen.
    Can anyone help me by explaining how I can fix this problem?


  80. Troy says:
    does it work on ipad2(16GB/WIFI) r2? any help?
  81. Tried with E. says:
    I tried savarally on my iPad 2 , 5.1.1but to no avail. The massage has always been “safary fail to download “. Any help ?
  82. Daniela says:
    Hi. Im trying to jailbroke my iPad 1, using absinthe 2.0.4. I did everything it says, and when I click on the jailbreak button it just ‘quit unexpectedly’. I did then the same steps I did at the beggining. But nothing, help please
  83. saad says:
    thanks it’s work in ipad2 perfectly
  84. momani says:
    i cont do the jalibrak i dont know why
  85. Juan says:
    If I have unsuccessful jailbreak, Will I ever restore original factory setting?
  86. tecnonerd says:
    guys, i have some problem was, but now all fix, first of all, i cant even see progress bar move while i use absinthe 2.0.4 on win 7, some times absinthe says fix some trouble, unplug then plug the cable again, ok thats working, but on prosses after that it stuck, the progress bar dont even move, absinthe running fine but dont work, until like 5 min absinthe crash, ok then i try to use my clean win 7, fress new win 7 ( like after u installing new os ), installing itunes with new version and i try again, viola thats work like a charm
    i thing 1 problem on here maybe our os setting or antivirus ( i use bitdefender 2010 ) blocked or whatever is that cant do the prosses
    i thing just try with new fress OS for jail break, thats work for me, thax
  87. Demonster says:
    Will Absinthe work with dell towers?
  88. adam says:
    i get recovery completed replug ur device ipad 3 i tried it sooo many times and it still dont work i am using a powerbook g4 i think thats the problem
  89. sam says:
    I have ipad 2 wifi ios 5.1.1 tried to jailbreak it with Absinthe last version on 8-19-2012 but its not working its said the jailbreak is Failed many times
    then i tries redsn0w last one its not working too its shows an error number 3985
    so any help please
  90. zach says:
    my ipod 4th generation will not jailbreak no matter what i do. i have tried everything i can think of and nothing will work. someone anywhere please help!!!!
  91. Anish says:
    I jail broke my iPad 2 few weeks ago . it worked perfectly .
    I installed many games through installous but today none of my jail broken apps and software are running .
    i clicked on cydia and installous the screen just blinked but neither opened.
  92. Miguel says:
    Thanks a lot, now we have a real ipad….
  93. Fluxc0re says:
    Works well , Thank You .
    16Gig IPad 1, 3G
  94. Tom says:
    hello great software. but whay I couldn’t jailbreak my iPad 2 (GSM+wifi) MC773LL ???

    I got message: “Sorry, the attached devices is not supported” ???

  95. PHIL says:
    I cannot open my cydia application.
  96. rednose says:
    I alredy download the absinthe-win-2.0.4 ofcouse i did extract, but when i conect the ipad 2 to the computer i don’t see the jailbreak button to click. How can i see it help me please.
  97. Minn says:
    my i pad 1 64gb 3g ios 5.1.1 jailbreak with GP 2.0.4 both cydia and dock screen disappeared…… no more safari and photo….. i can’t recover and restore…. help plz
  98. Pete/miApples interActive says:
    Latest Mountain Lion update ’10.8.1′ is blocking this jailbreak from activating on iPad New (3) ..
    Hopefully the team will realize this soon & update Absinthe .. Fingers crossed.
    Meantime we shall keep attempting to break.
    ya boy pete/miApples
  99. chris says:
    Alot of issues, but not seeing any fixes.
  100. Rod says:
    Do I have to do anything special when I link the USB cable?…. the program does not recognise my iPad is there…. even though I can see it in my Win 7 computer as being connected
  101. Jsherwood says:
    tried to JB Iphone 3GS went all the way through but no Cydia. restored and updated… tried again said already jailbroke still no cydia?!?!? what to do?
  102. mohamed says:
    same issue idk what to do
  103. Wetsynd says:
    i’ve tried to JB my Ipad 1 with 5.1.1 but have no cydia icon.. I’ve tried for almost 10 times and still no luck..
    But later I disconnect all of internet connection and wifi.. JB again and… Suddenly my cydia icon appear.. THANK YOU…
  104. Wetsynd says:
    Ipad 1 JB no cydia icon..
    Turn off all internet and wifi..
    mine works…

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