TUTORIAL - Jailbreak the iPad2 on 5.0.1 with Absinthe

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  1. coolkirsten

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    Thanks so. Inch for this help! But on the last stage where it says click on the absinthe icon, I done that but nothing happens, it doesn't work ;( it just comes up and then says wait for absinthe to complete?? Help please
     
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    I've tried doing this again now! But my VPN isn't turned on and if I press to turn it on, it says a configuration error occurred please help me :S
     
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    Ran the jailbreak on OSX...worked without a hitch! Thanks!
     
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    Finally done it!! Thank you so much!! Now I can play Pokemon :)
     
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    Hello,

    I have a dumb question, sorry for pouring out ...

    I do understand that the best way should be back up my iPad2 to pc via iTunes, the restore it to factory setting, being "virgin" the jail brake process should be faster and smoother, then re-load all app and data from pc back to jail broken iPad ... Is that right?

    I have seen on pc iTunes the button to "restore iPad" ... After the hopefully successful jail brake, how we re-load everything was backed up in the pc?

    I am conscious about this backing up restore things, if I fail jail brake at least I hope not to loose my files ...

    Thanks
     
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    When you are all done with the jail break - you then just plug the iPad in to iTunes. After the iPad is recognized, right click on its line and select "restore from backup" and pick your most recent backup (if you get a choice). This will not "ruin" your jailbreak, it will just put everything back the way it was before the jailbreak. In fact, if you never get anything from Cydia, the only way you'd know you have a jail break is the presence of that Cydia icon. So, no worries...

    Oh, by "finish jail break," I mean that you've been to Cydia the first time, its loaded all the default repos/tweaks and you've gone back to Cydia to register as a User. Then, you're fully done with the jail break.

    Hope this clarifies.

    Marilyn
     
  7. vdonatiello

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    Right not (I never jail break before and I never reset to default) I see the option, under my device, "restore to factory setting" ...
    After I do restore, I suppose I will presented with the new option to "restore to back up", is that right?
    Thanks

    (I haven't done before and I am little nervous ... By the way, I take advantages, is there any specific rules regarding if need to first open iTunes in the pc and connect or viceversa?)
     
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    Here's a step-by-step for reassurance:

    1) Do a backup in iTunes of your iPad (this is very important - make SURE you have a good backup before going any further!). After iTunes and the back-up is done, shut down iTunes, but leave the iPad plugged in

    2) Go to Settings on stock/non-jailbroken iPad. You'll be at the General tab. Scroll down until you see the Reset line. Press it and then select the option to "Erase All Content and Settings."

    3) At some point in the process, you'll see the white Apple logo as the iPad reboots (this will take a while and I am not sure when it happens). Or - it may very well tell you to plug it into iTunes. I am sorry I can't be more explicit on how you know when to open iTunes, I did this a while ago and I've forgotten. I know that you'll know when...

    4) When you get the notice, open iTunes. You should get a pop-up that tells you that you need to restore the iPad. Follow iTunes' instructions to restore the iPad as a new device; do NOT restore from backup! Your goal is to get the iPad up and running with NONE of your stuff on it - will make Absinthe run better.

    5) Once the iPad is like new, just as if you got it from the Apple Store, close iTunes and then open/run Absinthe.

    From there, just follow the instructions I mention in post #86 above to start and finish the jailbreak. Then, you can put that backup you made in step one (in this post) back on the iPad, as I mentioned in the post above.

    Hope this reassures. It sounds complicated, but it truly works well. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

    Marilyn
     
  9. vdonatiello

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    Thanks for your time Marilyn

    ipad_backup.jpg

    as you said i am trying to make sure i have a GOOD back up first ... is the click in this screenshot right? do i need to sync also contacts and emails (i dont use a mail client, only yahoo and gmail within email ipad client?

    many thanks indeed

    Vito
     
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    Yep, that's good. By the way - by good back-up, I only mean that it gets done with iTunes with no errors. As long as iTunes gives no errors - you're fine.

    The backup will also save your contact info, so there's no worries there. And, I believe iTunes will also back up your emails, too. I know for sure it will back up your settings. But, if the actual e-mails are on the server, it won't matter if it doesn't...

    I have been restoring from back-ups for more than a year, now. So far, knock on wood, all the data has been as I expected.

    Marilyn
     

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