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Anybody jailbroke their iPad 2 with Absinthe?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by mateo012, Feb 12, 2012.

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    can anybody tell how the jailbreaking of their ipad 2 went with absinthe?
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    I followed the instructions and it went flawlessly, first try.
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    I finished it yesterday. It took me no more than 10 minutes. Just follow the instructions. it's so easy.
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    The same easy to do worked flawlessly. But back to standard now as I found Skype wouldn't work once Jailbroken and I use it quite a lot so for me it was a deal breaker.
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    I followed the instructions, no issues, works fine.

    I have no issues with Skype either - works fine, including video.
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    There is a tweak that makes Skype work, I believe.

    Sent from my jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
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    If anyone has ever rooted, or jailbroken an android device...it may discourage you from doing it to your iPad. The iPad unlock is so quick and easy that I was seriously surprised. Took about 15 minutes, then a couple hours afterwards teaching myself everything about the jailbreak.

    Sent from my jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
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    Why? I've rooted several Android devices & all but one used a one click app from the computer just like with the iPad...the days of adb rooting are fading...usually the first time an Android device is rooted they use adb...but then someone develops a one click (MAYBE 2 clicks) and all is easy...problem comes when manufacturers lock the bootloaders & then rooting becomes dangerously close to bricking your device. Unlocked bootloaders are pretty much fool proof.
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    Yes, I should have specified. I have a droid x2. Bootloader locked.

    Sent from my jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
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    However, even now with the Bionic's bootloader locked there is a one click root app....it is of course higher risk...but it took maybe 5min from downloading the app to running it & then rooting. I believe the ipad jailbreak method actually flashes a new image to the drive correct? Forgive me I'm new to ipad & won't get mine until Thurs so I'm not familiar with how everything works yet...
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    well seems like it works fine then... I'll try to jailbreak my iPad 2 tomorrow when i have time :D
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    That was really easy... I am glad I went for it, it's so worth it. It was done in 4 minutes
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    I had to install it a second time, but it went well.
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    So easy I couldn't believe it.
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    Is it working with ipad 2 3g ios 4.3.5?
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    No. Absinthe only works on iPads with iOS 5.0.1 installed. You must first upgrade your iPad2 to that firmware - then you can run the jail break with Absinthe.

    Marilyn
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    Jailbroke in a few minutes and have had no issues except that I can't seem to get the Skype video calling function to work. Haven't been able to find an iOS 5 solution for that yet.
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    hi can you tell me step by step how you done it pls and was your ipad 2 4.3.3 and updated to 5.0.1 cause thats what i like to do
    thanks
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    Hi. We have a wonderful tutorial showing how to jail break an iPad2 on iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe. It's right here: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=61650

    All you have to do is back up your iPad (just in case) and have iOS 5.0.1 installed.

    Good luck and happy jail breaking.

    Marilyn

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