How To: Prepare For Pod2G’s Upcoming iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak (Absinthe v2.0)

With the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak just around the corner it is finally time to start preparing your iOS device(s). Like the previous Jailbreak developed by Pod2G, in the form of Absinthe v1.0, only one firmware will be widely supported – iOS 5.1.1. We can confirm this thanks to MuscleNerd’s quick run-down on the Absinthe v2.0 Jailbreak which states A5 iOS devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, the new iPad) will only be able to be Jailbroken on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. We also assume that A4 iOS devices will require the iOS 5.1.1 firmware to be Jailbroken.

The question that I am sure resides in your mind right now then is should I update my iOS device to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware?

If you currently have an iOS device that is not Jailbroken (like the new iPad) then by all means I would update to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware right now. There is nothing holding you back from updating and doing so will not result in any loss of data.

As for users who are already Jailbroken on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware Untethered I personally would not update until the Jailbreak is actually released. Doing so will cause you to lose your Jailbreak temporarily, and even though we know the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak is right around the corner I would rather play it safe than sorry.

Even if you are not planning on updating your iOS device to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware at this time however, I would still download the corresponding iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file from the iJailbreak Downloads Section. This will avoid you doing it at the last minute when you are in a rush to Jailbreak your device.

Another thing that is essential to prepare yourself for the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak is to backup your iOS device(s). As with all new Jailbreaks it is sometimes hard to foresee all possible pitfalls and if you are one of the unlucky ones who need to restore their device you will not be happy if you end up losing precious data.

The only last thing I would like to bring up is the importance of saving your SHSH blobs. If you have not already done so, make sure you save your current firmwares SHSH blobs with a tool like TinyUmbrella or iFaith. This will allow you to downgrade back to your current firmware if anything goes wrong. Without saving your SHSH blobs you have no plan b in case you run into problems and could be stuck without a Jailbreak.

Hopefully you will now feel a little bit more prepared for the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak. Have we missed anything? Please share anything else you will be doing to prepare for Absinthe v2.0 in the comments section.

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  • memon01

    should we be downloading the ios 5.1.1 images from the apple server for this or, as posted, we wont be needing it.

  • Benjamim Daniel

    Hum… we should backup also the cydia tweaks, right?
    I have an iPad 2 WIFI. How can I save the  SHSH blob ?

  • Jacekm

    What about Apple TV 3? Is this new jailbreak will jailbreak this device ? Thanks

  • Kyle

    When I backup my iPod 4,1 it says the saved blob is 4.3.5, and my ipad 2 says 5.0b5, but both are on 5.1.1. The ipad one wont save because it says the requested
    build cant be saved

  • Kyle

    Sorry, I wasnt looking at the tiny umbrella window when I said “the requested build cant be saved

  • JavierMaldonado™

    what about an unlock for 5.1.1 iphone 4s?

  • T-MobileGuy

    You can use the Gevey ULTRA S for the 5.1.1 on iphone 4s

  • Jimwelle14

    will this jailbreak will hacktivate my device ?

  • pro3r1c

    download tinyumbrella

  • pro3r1c

    just prepare the ipsw for your device for ios 5.1.1 so that you can use it anytime u want

  • Matt McKenzie

    Go to advanced and untick ‘Request SHSH from Cydia’, it then should save your current firmware blobs.

  • Kris

    I have an iPad2 with 5.0.1 jailbreak with about 80 different Cydia tweaks all running and precisely configured. I use ‘PKGBackup’ to backup and restore all the jailbreak app, sources, blobs, and more. I’ve had to use it to restore and it works well. If you’re going to upgrade a previously jailbroken device you should check out ‘PKGBackup’.

  • Heineken

    will absinthe work if I have a tethered 5.1.1 3GS ?

  • morpheusFW

    I’m definitely gonna check this out! But now I’m wondering: what happens to all the applications and tweaks installed via Cydia? Will they be wiped out with the update or will still be physically present but not working? ‘Cause if that’s the case, maybe a complete restore through iTunes instead of a simple update could prevent any problem……

  • ArJul FbSy

    how about iphone 4 unlock 04.12.01 how

  • MR

    No.. Unitl an entry found to deliver the payload, ATV3 is out of this JB. Unfortunate as this device is _the_ ultimate JB candidate. 

  • JavierMaldonado™

    Yes i am aware but i was looking for a free way to do this, any suggestions?

  • Rick

    should i update my new ipad Wifi 32gb to the 5.1.1 via itunes?

  • Hallak Joseph

    i have the iphone 4s 5.1 and i’m going to upgrade to 5.1.1
    i have upgraded mine to 5.1 by mistake more than two months ago
    when will pod2g release the jailbreak because i can’t wait anymore
    pod2g better release it fast because it’s a matter of weeks till apple releases a new firmware

  • Benjaminimanuel

    please tell me that its not going to be a delay?

  • Mario Podrecca

    can’t you just update it through settings – software update?

  • Guy Vago


    You should definitely remind people on how to backup and restore their Cydia apps and repositories.

  • Guest

     i have ipod 2G how can i update it stop 4.1.1 no else :S

  • Poep

     How do you upgrade an already jailbroken divice on ios 5.01 to ios 5.1.1 without losing cydia apps

  • Roro

     How do you upgrade an already jailbroken divice on ios 5.01 to ios 5.1.1 without losing cydia apps