How To: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered On iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G With Absinthe 2.0.1 [Windows]

Windows users looking to Jailbreak their iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware are in luck! Pod2G recently released his Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreaking solution to Jailbreak the iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware Untethered. Thus, 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 Untethered using the Windows version of Absinthe 2.0.1.

iPod Touch 4G/3G iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

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.

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 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 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered JailbreakWhen 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.

Step 5) - 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 2.0.1.

Hopefully this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G 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 please leave them in the comments.

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  • ronnie

    omg. when i opened cydia it said preparing filesystem. then after a few minutes my ipod restarts and some of the stock apps are gone like mail, facetime, calculator, imessage, etc. I restored and the same thing happened again except this time it was different apps. How can i fix this??

  • jA1LBraker

     Try do jailbreaking it again and when done restart it again

  • Parabolicant

    Thank you so much for this. I have a bit of a messy desktop and didn’t notice the new folder. So I thought i had an issue with my phone setup or my PC. This guide helped a bunch.

  • Blueboy416

    Im having trouble with the extracting part and opening it

  • Menghanthegreat

    when i jailbreak ipod touch stuck at SEND IN THE HJAIBREAK FILES

  • Johnson

    while i am jailbreaking my ipod touch 4g it stop halfway and pop up an error message asking to close program. may i know what happen >?

  • Dsad

    Having exactly the same issues mate…not sure what’s causing it!

  • fanckush

    i got the exact same problem with absinthe 2.0.1 i restored from itunes again then i rebooted and used absinthe 2.0 and it worked !!

  • Angelo

    it says the webpage is not found- post a new download link!

  • Madden292

    im having the same problem

  • gova

     iam also having the same problem….!

  • Anam Arif

     having the same problem..most of my apps are gone..cydia too has disappeared..and i can’t ailbreak it again coz it says the device is already jailbroken! :/

  • almightyking

    It worked perfectly for me :D

  • Dagenius97

    Thankyou alot. U dont know how much this means to me. I love u to bits.

  • Ace09127

    it says ERROR: Could not find required files!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003237818303 Anddyy Rosas

    Thank you very much, the jailbreak process took less than expected and already supported you guys :) Thnaks a lot¡¡¡  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GIO7ER4YQ4LGXQNWYCXLAIKXYU Sulav

    i have the same problem too..all my imp apps have dissapeared along with cydia..this shit sucks!! now to restore, i again have to update 5.1.1 which is 750 mb. some plz help me!!!! :(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GIO7ER4YQ4LGXQNWYCXLAIKXYU Sulav

    dont do this shit..believe me..youl loose all your imp apps..

  • ggabbbe

    THANK YOUUUUUUUUU ! :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/AlanLohDC?feature=mhee Alan Loh

    Make sure you download the latest version of Absinthe and do a clean restore.

  • Ivke101

    Thank You

  • Ankur Mazumdar92

    after this jailbreaking process,is it a surity that v’l b able to run paid apps downloaded via torrent or normal download??m asking this because i just tried jailbreaking my ipod touch with redsn0w,everything went fine,even cydia loaded the ‘filesystem’,but i ws still unable to install my favourite apps…….:(:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540531821 Guilherme Suetomi

    I have and Ipod Touch 3g and the Absynthe says that the device isn’t supported ¬¬. What should I do?

  • Kencoy_2002

    try ko reset delete all content and try to jailbreak again :)

  • Lalosantibanez6

    THis Has Happned to me 2!!!   Just Connect it to iTunes and In “devices” choose your iPod and Click “Restore” And Just Wait…. Everything is going back to Normal But Your iPod Would no longer be Jailbroken…. Hope It works :)

  • Jbraker2013

    I m having the same Problem it’s mail AppStore etc are gone the restore takes so much time And i want my iPod jailbroken

  • ipod14444

    If it is an eight gigabyte it won’t be supported.

  • http://www.tech-mania.com/ Siddanth

    Did step by step no errors nothing after restart i do not see cydia app on springboard what to do ?

  • http://www.tech-mania.com/ Siddanth

    used 2.0.4 absyth

  • Xxsarahhgc18xX

    i started jailbreaking my ipod touch 4th gen(fully updated to 5.1.1) with absinthe 2.0.4. and i finally got it to work after resetting my whole ipod and when cydia appeared i went into it and said “preparing fileshares” or something like that, and that cydia will close and reboot when done. After it finished cydia,safari,the app store, notes, camera, photos,mail,facetime,calculator,imessage, calendar,… all the basic needed things that the ipod came with are all gone! and i have no idea what to do now. i already tried to put it bak into factory settings or whatever and they still arent back. also when i pressed erase all content and settings its just a black screen with the little thing in the middle going around and around and ive had to let my ipod die until i can get back onto it.. ive even tried restoring it! and i cant jailbreak it again because it says my ipod is already jailbroken

  • Xxsarahhgc18xX

    i started jailbreaking my ipod touch 4th gen(fully updated to 5.1.1) with absinthe 2.0.4. and i finally got it to work after resetting my whole ipod and when cydia appeared i went into it and said “preparing files system” or something like that, and that cydia will close and reboot when done. After it finished cydia,safari,the app store, notes, camera, photos,mail,facetime,calculator,imessage, calendar,… all the basic needed things that the ipod came with are all gone! and i have no idea what to do now. i already tried to put it bak into factory settings or whatever and they still arent back. also when i pressed erase all content and settings its just a black screen with the little thing in the middle going around and around and ive had to let my ipod die until i can get back onto it.. ive even tried restoring it! and i cant jailbreak it again because it says my ipod is already jailbroken

  • randommanham

    My iPod is a 4G and it says its not supported..

  • grizzlybas

    i dont understand, is this program can make purchase app to free app?

  • mr know it all

    Redsn0w seems to fail too much.
    I trust absinthe far more.

  • Black Sheep

    The stupid program won’t even recognize my iPod! I have Windows XP and a iPod 4g on iOS 5.1.1. Yes I did the back up and restore and yes I took off any passcodes but it’s not working. HELP!!

  • someone

    does this wipe all of my data?

  • lei

    same here

  • http://twitter.com/rafaelbc747 Rafael Bernal Coates

    i’m in the middle of jailbreaking my ipod but if i want to unjailbreak it ow would i do that???

  • FartinSpartan88

    my itunes keeps on saying i need to resore my ipod, but i keep getting error 1666

  • Kyaw Nyi Nyi Latt

    I have an experience with jailbreaking tools for my iPod 3G 5.1.1.

    First thing, I jailbreaked with redsn0w 0.9.15b3. After that, vShare application doesn’t respond normally unlike previously. It said “Download error”. I tried several ways but that error still resist.

    I make a decision to restore my device again and re-jailbreak it. But I could not rely various jailbreak tools. After restoring device, I jailbreaked with Absinthe 2.0/ That tool is more convenient than Redsn0w. (more faster) vShare application did respond normally. But, I realize that Absinthe have no battery percentage appearance unlike redsn0w. I wanted to re-jailbreak with redsn0w after all.

    Finally, I didn’t rely any jailbreaking tools easily. Please make a best suggestion for jailbreaking tools for respective devices. Example: What is the best jailbreaking tool for iPod 3G 5.1.1. Thank you very much.

  • Commedddy C*** HEAD

    nothing happens when i plug it in What am i doing wrong