How To: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered On iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS With Absinthe 2.0.1 [Windows]

For all of you who have been waiting for the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak you will be glad to know that it has finally been released! With Absinthe 2.0.1 you can Jailbreak your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware Untethered. Thus, in this how to guide you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware Untethered with the Windows version of Absinthe 2.0.1.

iPhone 4S/4/3GS iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Perquisites: The first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPhone is backed up. As the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool was just released, there is a good chance that you may experience an error Jailbreaking it. Thus, it is always a good idea to make sure all your content on your iPhone is backed up.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation and Pod2G’s that you restore your iPhone to factory settings on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. This will dramatically reduce the chance you have of experiencing an error while Jailbreaking it

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from one of the direct download links below. It is always recommend that you check the iJailbreak Download Section, however, to ensure that you are downloading the latest version (we do not always update these guides with the up-to-date versions).

Download Absinthe 2.0.1 for Windows

Step 2) – Once you have downloaded Absinthe 2.0.1 you will need to extract it to your desktop.

Absinthe 2.0 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered JailbreakStep 3) – Next you will need to right click on the absinthe-win-2.0.1.exe file and then click the Run in administrator option.

Absinthe 2.0 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered JailbreakUpon doing this a terminal window will appear with lines of code flashing by. This is because Absinthe is now extracting itself properly and will appear in a new folder called absinthe-win-2.0.1 once terminal disappears.

Absinthe 2.0 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Go inside this newly created folder and then right click on the absinthe.exe file and then click the Run in administrator option.

Absinthe 2.0 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Step 4) – With Absinthe 2.0.1 up and running you will need to plug your iPhone into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPhone, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen.

Absinthe 2.0 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered JailbreakWhen you click the Jailbreak button your iPhone will look like it is being officially restored through iTunes; it should say something along the lines of “restore in progress.”

Note: The Jailbreaking process can take anywhere from 5-minutes to 10-minutes so be patient.

Step 5) – Once your iPhone reboots you can slide-to-unlock it and then on your SpringBoard (homescreen) you should notice Cydia. Tap on the Cydia icon and let it prepare its filesystem. You have just Jailbroken your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Untethered running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware with Absinthe 2.0.1.

Hopefully this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS  running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware using Absinthe 2.0.1 on Windows. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial leave them in the comments section.

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  • ha7ak3

    Is iPhone 3GS new bootrom supported??

  • ha7ak3

    Is iPhone 3GS new bootrom supported??

  • Abeeche12

    Does it preserve 3GS baseband??

  • Hothead18

    what happen to iphones running on iso 5.0.1 will this untethered jailbreak work to bypass the Sim Iphone setup?

  • Jabbacks

    Just jailbreak 3gs on 5.1.1 with this tool.  Is unlocking possible?

  • Heineken

    yep .

  • Heineken

    better wait for the redsn0w version
    to bypass setup .

  • Mohammad Hasham

    thanks to the devteam :)

  • Adscofield

    when i plug my iphone 4 (iOS 5.1.1) it says,  “sorry, the attached device is not supported”

  • Adscofield

    i can’t believe it, why it doesn’t work!!!!?????

  • Phong

    is iphone 4 iOS 5.1 supported as well?

  • Derk_so

    thanks!! worked perfectly the second time i did it.

  • Zserno26

    I had the same issue, but than I realized, that before I opened the exe file (started absinthe) I moved the exe to my desktop from the original folder. Than I moved it back opened it from  there, and now works perfectly! :) Hope it helps.

  • xtra

    jailbreak done but i lost sound in my apple iphone 4S. I installed Facetime hactivator after jailbreak. Please HELP!!!!!

  • Moutaned123

    is ther a solution for this error “device already jailbroken! detected stash”?

  • Tommy Grant Jr.


  • T_B

     I have the same errror, any fix?

  • ELAN

    I don’t think this Absinthe could preserve your baseband, therefore it’s not supported for future unlocking yet. BEWARE unlockers!

  • Ratana

    hi. now my iphone4s v5.1   should i update to 5.1.1  from tab Software Update?? please help me :)

  • Centurionau

    Very impressed with the ease of this Jailbreak. Thank you to all concerned – a job very well done.

  • Patrick Joseph

    Jailbreak works great….SAM unlocked was preserved on my iphone 4s, great job guys.

  • Sqadboss Cs

    Okay What Do I Do When It Says ” Device already jailbroken! Detected stash. ” But No Cydia App. && Lost Some Of My Original App. . ! HELP PLEASE !!

  • Stef Wolters

    trying to jailbreak iphone 4 5.1.1 but it said “the attached device is not supported”  FIX!!

  • ha7ak3

    Thanks!! It’s working 100% on iPhone 3GS New Bootrom!!
    Jailbreak + Unlocking with UltraSn0w & UltraSn0w Fixer for iOS 5.1.1

  • ha7ak3

    If you use Snowbreeze 2.9.4 it’s posible to preserve the baseband with a custom firmware!!! ;)

  • RD

    same here, jailbrocke it, then cydia disapeared, had to downgrade to 4.1

  • Abdii

    Quick note, this jailbrak work with ios 5.1.1 (9B206) and OLDER. Again that is 9B206 AND ORLDER. This jailbreak will not work with 9B208

  • Klarenz

    its not working a all.. always says absinth stopped working. :(

  • Orisha

    Do I keep all my personal data like WLAN connection points when updating via Absinthe 2.0 to iOS 5.1.1?Currently I am running on iOS 5.0.1 on my IPhone 4S.



  • Ms Fmsdedup


  • Woeser Nyima

    please share your way of updating the cydia and jailbreaking for iphone 4. here i have tried a lot but it is very difficult to get it.

  • Tanda_nayrb

     how’s battery life?

  • AOB

    Wonderful I solved mine too! Million thanks.

  • Jim

    Will not work any which way on my iPhone 4 GSM. Tried everything and all I get is “sorry, the attached device is not supported”

  • Maliya67

    Doesn’t work for me!! It says it stopped working!!

  • Jim

    Will not work on iPhone 4 GSM @ 5.1.1 (9B208). Do I need to download and restore a different IPSW file ??

  • Jim

    Pardon me for asking, but does anyone from admin read or reply to these posts ??

  • Jim

     Problem solved !!!
    DFU’d using iReb and ctrl restore to 5.1.1 ipsw (9B206)
    G Poison Absinthe 2.0.1 then worked for me and now I’m untethered again !!!

  • Simmer

    i upgrade my iphone 3gs new bootrom to 5.1 from 4.1 and when i did it it changes my baseband to 6.15.00 and i encounter with no service error even after installing ultrasnow fixer and ultra snow then i downgraded to 4.1 but still facing same problem .Now can i upgrade to 5.1.1 does it works for me to fix my  ‘no service” error  and is phone 3gs new bootrom baseband 6.15.00 supported ? 
    Plz reply me ”

  • readallaboutit

     Same thing with me. Youtube audio works, but no clicks or game sounds.

  • readallaboutit

     Solution that worked:

    1 – Plug-in your earphones 2 – Open the “ipod/itunes” app on your phone 3 – Play music 4 – Unplug your earphones
    – Repeat these 4 steps about 3 or 4 times on a row. If after doing this
    you don’t hear sound, don’t freak out! It’s normal. Don’t forget that
    your iphone automatically pauses your music when you suddently unplug
    your earphones while the music is still running. Just press the “PLAY”
    button and voila!

  • Dabigbmc

    yes it fucking does i have used it for my iPhone 4 so stop lieing p.s. if it didn’t work you fucked up.

  • Lem Clintonjr

    A lil angry bitch

  • rakista

    maybe you updated it to 5.1.1 (9B208). restore it using itunes (downloAd 5.1.1 (9B206) this one works on ansinthe 2.0)

  • Locone

    Hi Pat, you upgraded iphone 4S to 5.1.1 i wondering that baseband update as well? I worried about baseband update so i can not use with Gevey on iphone 4S on 5.0.1 ? Please let me know. Thanks Pat

  • May

    hi.. i already followed the instructions above and it worked perfectly.. i just want to ask if there is already unlock of iphone 3gs iOS 5.1.1 with BB of 5.16.05?.. i tried the ultrasnow fixer for 5.1.1 but it was not working, it says searching..

  • Nick

    I’m using an overseas phone which very much depend on ultrasnow. I was
    hoping to install ultrasnow through cydia after jailbreak my iphone 3GS
    on ios 5.1.1. My question is is there a lock screen or ‘emergency call’
    screen which i can’t access cydia after jailbreaking with Absinthe 2.0.2?

  • TylerCooke96

    Brilliant Jailbreak, if it didn’t work id say it was down to you not following the instructions lol. 10/10 thanks!

  • Div

    works like a charm on my Iphone 4s. thanks alot

  • Brian Towner

    my regular apps such as messaging and photo and settings apps are gone i cant find them at all!! Help Please!!

  • Manu

    Hi..some one please help me out, that i’m using I phone 4g 4.3.3 (jailbreak). how to upgrade to 5.1.1(jailbreak), proper guideline i need step by step n genuine link, thanQ in advance. 

  • Mikewkdavies

    I have an iphone 4 running 5.1 tethered jailbreak, do i have to update to 5.1.1 before jailbreaking because absinthe 2.0.4 says that my device isnt supported :'(

  • Brinder Grewal51

    will it activate the phone like sn0wbreeze does?

  • ANC

    my iphone works fine about jailbreak except there is no Text Icon present. And one thing can we use Instanteous & cydia over here after jailbreaking with Absinthe.

  • Tswrdale

    Funny How I’ve just done mine isn’t it?

  • mike yazzer

    maybe you don’t know how to jailbreak any version..e =LOL

  • Hadeer Al Masoudi

    same with me !!! 

  • Hadeer Al Masoudi

    What does This mean : ERROR: could not connect to lockdownd ????!?!?!?!? Help !

  • Rab-c

    It works on 5.1.1 as ive jailbroke my ipad2 using this software

  • Forfriends1

    Hi Every one,
    I have a problem can some one please tell me what to do?
    I have iphone 3gs with ios 4.0, can i upgrade it to ios 5.1.1 and jailbreak it? one more thing which is really disturbing is that i dont have the sim card and i dont know with which operator its locked. 
    So the problem is can i upgrade it to ios 5.1.1, and then jailbreak it without original operator sim card? PLEASE HELP :(

  • Ghorifaraz

    cannot download Absinthe 2.0.1 it says Page not found

  • Greg Richards

    iPhone 3GS 5.1.1. Worked with no problems, apart from no Cydia icon on screen but was there when searched!. Thanks guys

  • Devindoss21

    I have an iPhone 3GS Running Firmware 5.1.1 (9B206) Modem Firmware 05.16.05 will this work?

  • Devindoss21

    This worked great on my iPhone 3GS, Installed Cydia and Jailbroke it within 5 minutes! – Rebooted and Carrier and Wifi worked! Didnt even have to take out my SIM! – Highly Recommend – Running iSO 5.1.1 (9B206) Modem Firmware 05.16.05 (Baseband did not change!) Runs the same as when it wasn’t Jailbroken, Verifed Jailbrake with BattryDoctor App – Under Device Info it says Jailbreak: Yes – Thanks!!

  • Mynn

    I’m having the same problem!! Please help!!

  • Cherylene

    I can’t seem to jailbreak it ! The downloading and everything went well but when it came to pressing the jailbreak button they said something went wrong ! Help ): 

  • Eldwincyc

    how to check the JB was untethered?
    I am first timer to use iPhone.
    Do the Cydia had any lack behind compare with app store

  • Devindoss21

    ATTENTION IF YOU ARE JAILBREAKING ISO 5.1.1!!! on iPhone 3Gs beware!! mine ran sluggish and sometimes even crashed after the first week :( ran fine until i started using Apps like Facebook. But the good news is if you do decide to jailbreak the 3Gs you can restore back to factory 5.1.1 from apple, also my battery was drained after 2 hours of Crackle use. Thankfully im restored back to the original firmware :) Be sure to back up!!!!!!! before you restore! Good Luck!

  • Devindoss21

     go to Cydia – Manage – Packages – Find Rocky Racoon – If he’s there turn off device then turn back on, if it boots up you’ll know your device is untetherd :)

  • Amunoir

    It says my device is not activated :(

  • Cornebok12

    It works perfect! Make sure before u jailbreak your phone,your software is updated to iso 5.1.1 I just installed siri! so cool….

  • Meekthegreek

    Gosh there are so many noobs here.

  • Bilalkinali

    I downloaded Absinth 2.0.4 but it cannot detect my iPhone 4s 5.1.1 ?

  • Paintballover98

    After jailbreaking went to cydia now it is in que and i have no sources to use what should i do now ?

  • Sydneyhebert97

    I really want to jailbreak mine but I’m not sure what it does.. Someone explain

  • Jpwindmiller

    will jailbreaking void my waranty?

  • Chappers

    Jailbreaking an iphone or ipad does make the warranty void but it opens the doorway to the real use of the iphone or ipad without having to pay apples crazy prices for apps and games.

  • Kenny

    add the sources you want

  • pm169

    does this work with any baseband

  • tara

    for somw reason it says my iphone4s is not supported?? any help x

  • tara

    me too noone will help

  • miyah

    can someone tell me if i can restore to factory settings my 3gs 5.1.1 after jailbreak?

  • rebel44

    Dont have a home computer to hook my iPhone to. Is that a problem.?

  • ass44

    Don’t have a home computer. Will that still work.?O

  • alex duong

    hi im new to jailbreaking. i know theres a lot of jailbreak software out there but dont know which one to use. i have a iphone 4s on 5.1.1 (9B206) model MD234C i’m just wondering if my iphone 4s will work. can anyone go throw the steps of jailbreaking for me please. lots of thanks

  • Texasasshole44

    I don’t own a home cp. so what’s up

  • kim victoriano

    it really works for my iphone! :) thanks!

  • judy G

    this helped me a lot thank you

  • judy