How To: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G Untethered On iOS 5.1.1 With Absinthe 2.0 [Mac OS X]

The day thousands of people have finally been waiting for is here! Absinthe 2.0 has been released into the wild and this will allow you to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. As such, in this how to guide you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware with the Mac OS X version of Absinthe 2.0.

Absinthe 2.0 iPod Touch 4G/3G Jailbreak Mac

Perquisites: The first thing you need to do before starting this how to is make sure your iPod Touch 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 iPod Touch is backed up.

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation and Pod2G’s that you restore your iPod Touch 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. This is your call however, and is not necessary 90% of the time.

Step 1) – You will need to download the latest version of Absinthe 2.0 from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from the direct download link 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 for Mac OS X (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)

Step 2) – With Absinthe 2.0 downloaded you will need to launch the Absinthe Jailbreaking tool, from the directory you downloaded it to (by clicking the Absinthe app shortcut).

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Mac OS X

Note: If you get a message asking you whether or not you want to open “Absinthe” as it is a downloaded application, click the Open button.

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Mac OS X

Step 3) – Once Absinthe is running you will need to plug your iPod Touch into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPod Touch, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen.

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Mac OS X

When you click the Jailbreak button your iPod Touch 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.

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Mac OS X

Step 4) – Once your iPod Touch 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. Congrats! You have just Jailbroken your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G Untethered running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware with Absinthe 2.0

Hopefully this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your new iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware using Absinthe 2.0 on Mac OS X. If you have any questions or thoughts related to this tutorial leave them in the comments section below.

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  • Zamar Ali

    My iPod Touch 4G doesn’t jailbreak,  I got a message Hmm, something went wrong

  • Lpearl

    I’m on Ipod 4g ios 5.1.1 followed all instructions, reset to factory settings and tried 6 times but always get an error. Tried it on an hp laptop and on a macbook and it still doesn’t work. Any ideas?

  • Mailwuji

    I got the same problem as you,still unsolved,ANYONE CAN HELP?

  • Mailwuji

    I got the same problem as you,still unsolved,ANYONE CAN HELP?

  • ToXiCViRuZ

    I got errors but then i fixed it

  • Lpearl

    got it to work. Had to restore the ipod via itunes i.e. download new firmware update and install. Although I already had 5.1.1. Restoring it all over did the job. It did throw an error right at the end… it worked and I have cydia. So well done Pod2G, another great job from you guys. You da bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Swelson

    works good on  the iPad  original , but many issues with ipad II installing  cydia apps
    IE; MyWy on demand , app sync, apt back up, had to restore several times….still having  safe mode issues.

    Going to try one more time fresh upgrade and install before syncing  with iTunes 
    then install 1 tweak at a time to find the buggy one.
    this has been a frustrating day with this JB.
    however, I could not begin to do what all of you super hackers can.
    thanks for all your efforts.
    please announce, if you are aware of installation of non compatible apps or buggy tweaks 
    thanks guys

  • Juliachiesa

    Is there an untethered jailbreak with redsnow for an ipod touch mc 086bt with 4.2.1? Ive been looking everywhere and downloading many redsnow versions but they dont work. Thanks!

  • Richard Ward

    Do we not have to put it in DFU mode anymore?

  • Marc

    hey guys…
    i have done the jb on 2 devices: ipad2(ios .5.1.1 both) and ipod touch 4g.

    i used absinthe 2.04. (Mac osx version)

    and i have the following issues after jailbreaking:

    on my ipad seems to be fine after jb (no issues, cydia working and all well)

    but my ipod touch is not so fine anymore:
    there are some temp issues with cydia, like connection issues, there
    seems to be a lagg or two when i go back to homescreen BUT the most
    important issues: my battery seems to be fucked up now.
    Bevore jb all was well with the battery even during 3d games…but now the
    device is truly getting warmer during playing of games and stuff. The
    charge wont even hold for a day or less (and i closed all aplications,
    all push data stuff things, all bluetooth,wifi and just every setting
    one could close or minimize to get more out of the battery….but with no
    success. i loaded this battery doctor pro now and will try this full
    recharge circle stuff…but to tell u the truth i dont have any hopes for
    2 repeat the mainfact: all this battery issues just startet after
    jalbreaking with absinth and evebn though i closed all and everything it
    just wont help.

    does anyone of you can help me out with an idea?
    could it be possible that the absinth jailbreak is not the best for the ipod touch? cause my ipad2 is working fine.
    i googled a lot today but i only found others with similare issues but no solution.

    is it possible that this issues are gone after resetting my ipod? and
    if so is there a chance that this error wont arise anew when i try to
    jb again after that?

    and one last question: can i kill my ipod when i use the device with
    this batteryissue? dont wont to destroy it cause of the heat in the

    somany question and so little help…can someone qhelp me out and save my day?

  • Alanemonter

    My iPod Touch 4G doesn’t jailbreak,  I got a message Hmm, something went wrong

  • Nishabad411

    i think so im trying to jailbreak mine

  • Rumal_90

    my iphone doesn’t connect to wifi…why??anybody help me

  • Aj

    I’ve installed Absinthe on my iPhone 4s.
    Now my iPod app doesn’t work properly. Are there any bug fixes or solutions?

  • Anoneymaous

    My iPod Touch 4G doesn’t jailbreak, i got error ” device already jailbroken unthether detected

  • Zach Rupert

    What does jail breaking do

  • Hashim Muhammed

    i was about to jailbreak mine but fuck it i don’t want ruin my ipod4 so fuck it