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