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TUTORIAL - Jailbreak the iPad2 and iPad3 on 5.1.1 With Absinthe 2.0

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    These are instructions on performing an untethered jailbreak of your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0 for Windows.

    This process works on the following iPads:

    iPad1,1 – 2,1 – 2,2 – 2,3 – 3,1 – 3,2 – 3,3

    iPhone2,1 – 3,1 – 3,3 – 4,1

    iPod3,1 – 4,1

    (Support for iPad2,4 will be added at a later date)



    NOTE: This tool also works on Mac and Linux computers - simply download the proper tool for your system.

    ***Warning*** Before you continue make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes as you may lose your Camera Roll during this process.

    ***Warning*** If your iPad2 is already jail broken, it is HIGHLY recommended you restore your iPad2 to stock iOS 5.1.1 using the DFU Mode and iTunes to restore (instructions here: http://www.ipadforums.net/showthread.php?t=52863). Do NOT follow the ReadMe.txt instructions from the Dev Team to "go to Settings - General - Reset - Erase All Content and Settings" as this should never be done on a jail broken iPad.

    Step One
    Download the latest version of Absinthe from here: Absinthe 2.0 has arrived! | greenpois0n.com. As of this writing, the tool is version 2.0.1.

    Step Two
    Extract the downloaded archive

    Step Three
    Double click the absinthe-win-2.0.exe file from the folder that was just extracted. Note: For ease of use, run .exe files as an Administrator, either by default or by right clicking and selecting "run as Administrator"

    This will create a new folder called absinthe-win-2.0. Note that in this photo, I put the .exe file on my desktop, then did step three

    [​IMG]

    Open the newly created folder and launch absinthe.exe.

    [​IMG]

    Step Four
    As prompted, connect your iPad to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set. Click the Jailbreak button to begin

    [​IMG]

    Step Five
    The application will take you through several steps to jailbreak, to include beginning jailbreak … sending initial jailbreak data … sending final jailbreak data … waiting for reboot … and waiting for process to complete. Have patience and hang in there!

    Step Six
    You will be informed that the jailbreak is "Done"

    [​IMG]

    Step Seven
    In a few moments you will notice Cydia appear on your Springboard! Press it and Cydia will load. At this first launch, Cydia has to prepare the file system - and then it will close automatically. This is normal behavior.

    [​IMG]

    Step Eight
    If you restored your iPad to a fresh iOS, connect your iPad to iTunes and right click to select "restore from backup." This will not affect your jail break or your iOS 5.1.1, it is just to put all your "stuff" back on the iPad.

    Step Nine
    Enjoy your new jailbreak!

    Let us know if you have questions or concerns.

    Marilyn
    Last edited: May 30, 2012
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    when i jailbroke my iPod Touch 4G, after cydia prepared the filesystem, it resprung. then, half of my stock apps were gone. do u think it was just an error? i restored and i will try to jb again.
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    Great tutorial, Thank you!!! Just a little missing thing. At the beginning of the tutorial, in the second Warning (if your iPad2 is already jail broken...), you recommend to restore it to stock iOS 5.1.1 and put "(Instructions here: )", you forgot to put the link to the instructions, it would be really good to have that link at hand instead of having to search it all over the forum.

    And one question (sorry, I'm really newbie on Apple world): I didn't know that there was that much iPod 2s (you named 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4), I've heard about 2.4 but what are all the others about? I've bought mine on february (it came with iOS 5.0.1) it's the 16Gb, only WiFi one, so, what version of iPad 2 do I have, where I can find it out?

    Thanks again, congratulations for your GREAT tutorial.

    Cheers

    Sandro S. Eriakian
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    I have a 64GB iPad 3 and only 1.8GB free and have a lot of apps and comics filling this space. A few questions, based on my not wanting to have to restore all of this again, unless no choice.

    1. Can I jailbreak as is and not clean data? A restore will take a long time. Especially with all the comics.

    2. About how long will the process take if I leave everything on the pad when jailbreaking?

    My logic is if it will not hurt to try and it does not work, I will then clean data and restore.
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    rushmore, no-one can answer that BUT I did the JB on my iPad 3 4G without a clean iOS and left all my stuff on there, it went perfectly and no problems afterward. I would give it a go but make sure you have a recent back up, just in case.
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    Oh, bless your heart! Thanks for noticing that I forgot the link. My bad. I've now put it in. Appreciate the heads up...

    To find out what version of iPad you have, download the free app from the App Store called "Linpack." When you first open it, you'll get something like this:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk X1338049393.804124.jpg

    The part I circled is the identifier for your particular iPad.

    Given that you got yours before March 16th, the odds are pretty good that your iPad is good to go. But, since it costs nothing to check, give it a whirl.

    Good luck on the jail break and thanks again for the edit tip.

    Marilyn
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
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    As scudder pointed out - can't hurt to try. Others have successfully jail broken the iPad without "cleaning" it up first. I have no time estimate, however, because I did mine from a fresh restore...

    All you have to lose is a bit of time should it not work because you'll have to start from the beginning with a clean restore. Again, just make sure you have a good backup before you start any of the process.

    But, hey, if it works - time saved! :)

    Do us a favor, though? If it does work (or not), could you come back and let us know? May help others in making the same decision. Thanks.

    Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    Winterboard themes, graviboard and many other stuff doesnt work in my ipad 3...Is this normal and is gonna be fixed soon? Please someone know?
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    Just know that this jailbreak is a first for iOS 5.1.1. And, it's a first for the iPad3, which we are discovering is a bit different "under the hood" because of the retina display (at least).

    If a tweak doesn't work properly, the odds are because it needs to be updated to run on iOS 5.1.1 or the iPad3. That updating needs to be done by the developer and we never know when (or if) and upgrade will be released. All you can do is wait. This includes tweaks like Winerboard, which aids in the theming of the iPad. The new retina iPad has different files, to include file names because of the retina capabilities. I'd venture to say that it will be quite a while before any theme is available for the iPad3. Heck, the ones for the iPad1 and iPad2 are pretty thin on the ground, let alone the retina iPad!

    Long story a bit longer - we all need to have a bit of patience while the developers work to upgrade their various tweak. Hang in there.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks man
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    Is is correct to say that Absinthe 2.0 is not suitable to jailbreak iOS 1.1 on iPad 1? It is only meant for jail breaking iOS 5.1.1 on iPad 2 and 3. If so , what is the jailbreak tool
    For ios 5.1.1 on iPad 1 or is it still not out yet?

    Thank you.

    chia43a
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    Sorry, iOS on first line should read ios 5.1.1 on iPad 1 and not iOS 1.1 on iPad 1.

    chia43a
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    Great !! It works on my iPad 3.

    However, several applications don't work... maybe due to iOS 5.1


    One of those is MAME4iOS... what a pitty..
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    This tool works on the iPad1 also. It was poor headline writing on my part to not include the iPad1.

    You should be able to follow these instruction and jail break your iPad1 with no problems. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

    Marilyn

    P.S. I've edited the first post to emphasize the fact that Absinthe 2.0 works on the iPad1. Thanks for asking the question and so making me aware ...
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    Hey guys.

    Can some one help me with some instructions how to jailbreak my Ipad 3 5.1(9B176) when i try to jailbreak with absinthe 2.0.2 it says device not supported :-(((
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    That version of iOS (5.1) is not supported by Absinthe. Absinthe only supports jail breaking the iPad3 on iOS 5.1.1. You have to upgrade to that iOS first, then you can jail break it.

    Marilyn
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    Do you need to put it in DFU mode when updating if you are jailbroken? Or can I just update normally?
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    you cant just update a jb device. you must restore in DFU mode. make a backup first so you dont loose data
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    Works awesome!!
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    Been busy and not looking forward to a 55GB restore. My comic collection and apps are all just right......

    Not seeing how it would work, so weary. Might try tomorrow though.

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