How To: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered On The New iPad (iPad 3), iPad 2, iPad 1 With Absinthe 2.0.1 [Windows]

The new iPad (iPad 3G) Jailbreak has finally been released to the public in the form of Absinthe 2.0.1. For those wondering Absinthe 2.0.1 is an extremely easy to use Jailbreaking program that will allow you to Jailbreak all models of the iPad Untethered running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. Thus, in this how to guide you will learn how to Jailbreak your new iPad (iPad 3G), iPad 2G and iPad 1G running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware with the Windows version of Absinthe 2.0.1.

iPad 3/2/1 iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

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

Recommendation: It is our personal recommendation and Pod2G’s that you restore your iPad 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 iPad into your computer (if you have not done this already). Upon doing this Absinthe should recognize your iPad, and once this happens, you will need to click the Jailbreak button in the middle-right side of the screen.

When you click the Jailbreak button your iPad 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 iPad 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 new iPad (iPad 3G), iPad 2G or iPad 1G Untethered running the iOS 5.1.1 firmware with Absinthe 2.0.1.

Hopefully this how to guide has helped you Jailbreak your new iPad (iPad 3G), iPad 2G or iPad 1G 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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  • Jaroslav Žembera

    works great, thank you. IPAD2 16GB WIFI 2,1

  • Rsleiti

    Do you have to restore your iPad to jailbreak it???

  • SamsungAppleFan

    works great ipad 3 5.1.1

  • Carusoooo

    Can’t wait to get near a comp to JB my new iPad and update my phone to the latest FW!!! This for all of your guys hard work!

  • Arcaruso_87


  • Be The Change Kh

    I have been backing up my new iPad for over 5 hours, yet it hasn’t finished yet. How come? My New iPad is 32, and all the data and application is just about 10 GBs. If you guys have experienced, please help me out. Thank you in advance.

  • Tiago

    PERFECT!! …. I didnt even notice and its done … LOL … COOOOLLLL ty guys

  • Migueldelatorre95

    the program wont recognize my ipad 3

  • Kevin van Loenen

    I followed the steps correctly and cydia shows up on my homescreen but i cant start it. is this normal?

  • Benjamim Daniel

    Okay.. I have and ipad 2 wifi with ios 5.0.1 jailbroken and with tweaks from cydia.
    What is recommended  for me to do? Update first and then backup… backup first and then update and then jailbroke… remember, I have cydia tweaks intalled :

  • Gtronic2010

    Perfect !!  It worked immediatly on my Ipad 2 3G.

  • Minuteman

    Jailbreak worked flawless. Please come out with an article “Best new apps for your jailbroken iPad 3″ !!! Thanks

  • Yahya_alsalihi

    Not working plz help

  • Sniper

    check your drivers

  • Stephan!

    Try to restore ur ipad using itunes and than try to jb again!dont use to restore from backup before JB!

  • Daniyal Abbas

    never install retinapad on new ipad it broke my safari and settings fuck you ryan petrich you motherfucker all friends stay away from retinapad for ipad 3

  • Aslam_wawa

    My ipad2 wifi, Model MC979C says “the attached device is not supported”. any idea to fix this problem?

  • Jb

    ipad 3, how simple was that. good work

  • Hilzy.Aka.TorrentHacker

    I’m using ios 5.0.1 right now, and now since the jailbreak for ios 5.1.1 untethered is out i am trying to restore to 5.1 and use the 5.1’s baseband and then update to 5.1.1 and use Absinthe 2.0.1 to jailbreak it. But unfortunately when i restore the 5.1’s baseband it says “Extracting” then it says “Verifying” then later it says “Vericifation failed” Please help a brother out guys….

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hilzy.Aka.TorrentHacker

     are u using the ipad2 R2? Aka ipad2 2012…

  • Hilzy.Aka.TorrentHacker

     back up first.

  • Hilzy.Aka.TorrentHacker

    Do I need a wi-fi network to finish the jailbreak process ?


  • Martin

    i have the ipad 2 and it doesnt work says the same problem. i need help

  • Devilboyrx78

    i need help my ipad 2 wont work it says ” “the attached device is not supported””

  • Robert Kohut

    worked great on my iphone 4s, updated to ios 5.1.1 a few weeks ago, backed up my iphone in itunes, reset my phone entirely, then extracted Absinthe 2.0.1 on my computer, once that was finished, right clicked on the icon, connected my iphone and hit jailbreak, with backing up your device and reseting your phone, the jailbreak process took under 5 minutes, then i used my back up to get all my apps, movies, music ect with Cydia installed! The only problem I encountered was, I couldn’t search for Winterboard, I searched for it in Sections-All packages-scroll to W and look for winterboard, once you find it, install and confirm it. If you follow this process you should be jailbreaked with Cydia and winterboard, hope this helps!! 

  • Jrn_121473

    when you open up absinthe make sure you right click it and open as administrator if you’re on windows…it should work smoothly.

  • Tucks000

    it fucked up my iPad too. how did you undo the shit that happened?

  • Djsk8ter1995

    was working then gave me a “ERROR: cannot connect to lockdownd” message and now nothing… any help??

  • Singhanianaman7

    it means that ur device is tethered and not untethered!
    u have to install rocky racoon untether 5.1.1 from cydia using redsn0w

  • jailbreak

    I thought the created claim this is untethered? why still need to install this 3rd party workaround stuff for rebooting works?

  • Sina

    i have a 16g 4g new iPad since jailbraking  successfuly i can’t install any app with either iTunes or ifunbox any idea how to fix??????plllllz i need help 

  • Dgaf2387

    FUCK APPLE PRODUCTS i fukin jailboke ipad 2 still cant use flash player FUCK IPRODUCTS!!!!!

  • Mehdi khalili

    does it work on the new iPad 5.1 
    ? :-/

  • Washthatcar

    Just install one of the many other browers ,i.e. Puffin, that have Flash by default. Most are free and. Have really cool features.

  • shuvo

    how do i download absinthe? it keeps sending me to iLivid


    Restore you ipad, rerun the jailbreak and try again.


    use RedSn0w

  • Kokeb

    O my fucken Gosh I lost my Ipad 2 64 Gb in a month after I purchased!!!! Is there anyway to repair it? apple sent it back to me because I jailbreak it and apple is not responsible for that. What the fuck I lost iphone 3 G about a year a go and now my fucken $800 in just one month….please help????where to repair it.

  • Kokeb

    I would say don’t fuck with that shiiiiit unless you wanna lose ur money/trash your ipad.

  • Malek

    i have a iPad 2 since jailbraking successfuly i can’t install
    any app with ifunbox any idea how to fix I restore and jail break couple time but still nothing??????plllllz i
    need help

  • Hiba

    i have iPad 2 (GSM) 5.1.1 when i try to jailbreak it i have this error “Could not connect to lockdown“ and after i open the iPad the Cydia icon didnt work. I do restore from old backup but the cydia icon still there even if i go to setting and Reset All Content and Settings , and when i try to use the Absinthe to jailbreak it again i recieve this error “error:device already jailbroken! Detected untether.“ please help me what can i do ?? and thank you all.

  • Crazyman53

    I’ve jail broken my iPad but installous 5 won’t work I.e when I go to download instead of it bringing up the code screen to bring up the link it is white so can’t put code in so trying to restore to factory but twice now it has just gone to the loading circle until my battery has died any help would be welcome to either fix installous or restore my ipad3 pleeeeeeeease

  • Cornicks

    theres a problem with mine in step 4, and it said in my absinthe ‘Plug in your iDevice to begin’ – but it was already connected. Please help thanks

  • Cornicks

    I’m using iPad1 3g+wifi 64GB

  • David Green

    just followed instructions with ipad 1- backed up, restored as new, ran absinthe, restored backup – lost clydia!
    tried rerunning absinthe and get message that ipad is jailbroken!

    how do i rerun absinthe to get clydia (and confirm jailbreak)