Untethered Jailbreak iPad 2,4 Running iOS 5.1.1 With Absinthe 2.0.4 On Mac OS X, Windows, Linux [Download Now]

Planetbeing recently promised that the Chronic Dev Team is rigorously working on iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for the iPad 2,4. This particular iPad was released earlier this year with a smaller 32nm processor that reduces power consumption, hence providing users with longer battery life. This was done to save costs since Apple decided to sell the iPad 2 at lower prices after the launch of the new iPad. Those who owned the newer iPad 2 (2,4) weren’t able to untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 as it wasn’t supported. That’s old news now.

Chronic Dev Team have finally released Absinthe 2.0.4 with support for the latest iPad 2,4. Anyone with the iPad 2,4 can now untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 using the latest Absinthe. If you haven’t updated yet, you should probably do it now and take advantage of the new jailbreak.

You can download Absinthe 2.0.4 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from the direct links below:

Download Absinthe v2.0.4 for Windows

Download Absinthe v2.0.4 for Mac

Download Absinthe v2.0.4 for Linux

Let us know, if you encounter any problems during the process, in the comments. Happy jailbreaking!

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  • Garra

    oh wow you guys are AWESOME!!  and thank you ijailbreak for posting this new release!!!

  • Be The Change Kh

    Please help me! Now my new iPad is dead. I have jailbroken it for 3 days. 40 mns ago i have installed an application and then I refresh the springboard and it appeared only the black screen with the message “Restarting springboard” I can’t even turn it off. Please help me.

  • Zjones303

    Have you tried to restore to factory via iTunes?

  • Marc McGee

    Absinthe 2.0.4 doesn’t recognize my iPad 2 wifi.  It just says  “Device detection failed. Please unplug device and plug it back in.”  I have done that a few times, no dice.

  • DW

    the moment I plugged my iphone 4s into the USB hub, Absinthe 2.0.4 quit unexpectedly. Same issue had happened with 2.0.2 but was unfixed, I am with the latest Mac OSX 10.7.4, thanks!!

  • Chewbalka

    “hmm… something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover” over and over and over tried fresh restore, tried factory restore, tried switching USB ports running this on my mac and nothing gets this to install properly.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LGYDN4DQKQOUKJHUS2R77SCMOU Mike Photo

    what a buggy absinthe, from 2.0 to 2.0.4, never ever works correctly on my iPad 3,1. I’ve tried restore ipsw from iTunes, erase god damn garbages from iOS, manually reboot,.,,,,, and etc. Absinthe still staying ‘waiting for reboot’ & ‘lockdown error -5′ wtf

  • Enchantedrose40

    well jailbreak on a 3gs iphone w/5.1.1 firmware restore iphone first then jailbreak iphone still say no service.

  • PaddyIrishMan

     After the jailbreak, I clicked on cydia and it checked the filesystem etc…. It then rebooted and i had no dock icons, no messages, mail, safari or even cydia anymore, doing a restore on itunes now and will try again.

  • Marios20073

    thnx i reall worked lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its cool to jailbreak its easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)))))))))))))))000

  • Jailbrek

    Same happened to me with Absinthe 2.0.2 so I restored it and its works fine. I hopes it works with the new update.

  • Mason_fox8

    Absinthe 2.0.4 recognizes my iphone 4 as a “iPhone 3, 3″, and I have tried everything people have said. Is it safe to click the jailbreak button?

  • Jaspar21

    hard reboot it hold down the power and home buttons

  • Thebestrula

    my ipad2 is ios 5.1.1 itried to jailbreak it on Absinthe 2.0.4 but it failed please i need asolution ?!!!?

  • Ranger0597

    having same problem

  • Face

    Has anyone really succeeded in jailbreaking the iPad2 5.1.1 yet? I am thinking of jailbreaking mine but I read mostly negative comments and regrets even though the dev team claims it’s as simple as ABC. How can I jailbreak my iPad 2, 5.1.1 successfully? I am neither geek nor genius! Please advise. Thanks you guys.

  • Koumparos

    Absinthe 2.0.4 wont load on ubuntu 11.04. I have all the libmobile repos but when i click on it nothing happens. any idea how to go around this problem?

  • TheBattman

    iPhone 4S – stuck in “Waiting for reboot – not done yet, don’t unplug your device yet!”.  This is the second time through this.  First time I had the same issue.  Followed advice on another page to unplug and manually reboot the phone…  BAD idea.  Absinthe then returns the lockdown Error -5…

    Had to completely restore my phone.  

    Now – 2nd Attempt – again stuck at “Waiting for reboot”…  has been 45 minutes so far.  No further progress.

  • Aadam Khan

    Is it worth me trying to jailbreak my iPod 4. There are no reviews about it.

  • Surveys

     upgrade to ubuntu 12.04 if you want it to work correctly.

  • Surveys

     Thats just the software code. It is safe to jailbreak.

  • rontego

    u hv wich device?

  • Nicola Rose2010

    I have an ipad 2,2 and Absinthe is saying it isn’t supported! I am a major newbie!

  • Jonny

    I just jail broke my iPad2 Wifi on 5.1.1 and everything worked fine. When I went to open Cydia, it opened, loaded for a while, then closed the app by itself. When I looked for it, Cydia was gone, I tried restarting my iPad but Cydia hasn’t shown

  • D4xdragon

    hi, i am really new to ipad and jail breaking, i have download the absinthe 2.0.4, 
    absinthe detects my device and i have downloaded relevant firmware, now i am wondering where to put the firmware, 

    Please advise 


  • Nahuel-cellini

    when is finishing the process on ipad 2 ios 5.1.1  is says something seems gone brong and then another msg that says .. recovery completed. if you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in..
    i don’t know what is the problem.. my ios is 5.1.1 on ipad 2 (WI-FI). Help me please..
    Sorry for my bad english.

  • Jesus Mendieta

    hey does it work on the ipod touch4g ios 5.1.1

  • Crazyalone1126

     I’m pretty sure it’s okay

  • Sherafgenkahut

    Did you try to rejailbreak your device?

  • Manogyaacharya

    Yes i did it

  • Rick Parker678

     I try to download the file but when i extract it no program pop up can someone please help me

  • Mpilyugin

    Have a new iPad 5.1.1, factory settings. iTunes sees it, but Jailbreak button of Absinthe stays gray, no reaction. Any suggestions?

  • Emen1302

    I cant get the right download, absinthe 2.0 instead i get this download manager how do I download the real absinthe the real thing>>

  • Lengeh_boy

    will this jailbreak work on 5.1, i cant be bothered to download the 5.1.1 cause where i come from we have shit internet

  • Danny Huster

    some times it happens  my 1g toled me it was a iphone in itunes and it was fine lol the figered it out 

  • Daveabir99

    Worked perfectly on my iPhone 4S without any problem..
    follow the instructions in “readme” file included in the download and you wont have any problems hopefully..
    Well done DEV team.. keep it up :)
    thank you

  • Carlieclearwater

    I used your Absinth 2.0.4 video to jailbreak my phone. It seemed to work great.
    When I clicked on Cydia however, the screen said something about “processings files” for a long time and when it was done. Cydia was GONE.  I searched in the search box and its def gone.  So I tried to start over but Absinth app says phone is already jail broken

  • FrAndreas

    My attempts to jailbreak my iphone4 repeatedly ended in a “hmm something seems to have gone wrong … Trying to recover”. What may have gone wrong and what could be done about it? Could it have sth to do with my 10.5 PowerPC!

  • Brokenappleihack

     I just bricked my phone :-D I was coding a app and installed it twice ! :-)  My mistake! Ive i make mistakes :-D After i reinstall it will take all of 3 mins to rejailbreak. I’m telling you people it’s that easy!

  • Eagle

     it could not “lockdownd” to my ipad 2 with ios 5.1.1

  • Guest

    Just finished, works fine

  • Christiaandalhuisen

    i have downloaded absinthe 2.0.4 on windows 7.
    now it wont recognize my ipad 2.4 
    it keeps saying: plug in your Idevice.
    i followed all the constructions, i plugged it in when the file opened..
    what to do??

  • asian123

    when i opened it it said “could not find aquired files.make sure you extracted the whole package” and i double checked that if i extracted everything and still didnt work what should i do?

  • SNA

    I have the same problem. Did you succeeded in solving it?

  • Shirrzad

    Please help? Im normally a jailbraiker my self, and i have no trouble jailbrainking, but i tried absinthe 2.0.2 and it took ages to load and it never did finish loading, then i got 2.0.4 a d the same thing.., it loads like one tenth of the loading bar then it just stops and says, ” this jailbreak may take a while”. Please email me a solution anyone! Shirrzad@hotmail.com

  • mili

    it getting now responding to my pc when i jail until sending info to jailbreak

  • Ric

    Was this verified ” Thats just the software code. It is safe to jailbreak”, did you attempt to jailbreak?

  • yuppies

     im actually having the same exact problem as you

  • yuppies

    Hello I have tried to Jailbreak my Ipad2 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.4 however it will not continue past “sending initial data” then when I try to restore and Jailbreak again it recovers my Ipad then ask’s that I replug in the device after unplugging it, I do so and it does it again and just stops working, if Absinthe is supposed to be so “New and Improved” why are there so many Failures and why does it have yet to bypass my system to jailbreak? I’ve been trying to jailbreak since yesterday evening , I lost half my app’s and my original jailbreak, why does absinthe not work on Acer laptop using windows? Please Help :-(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRENBJURKWBXZZSNEXYO3QDWJY Jus Gumbo

    what link did you use.  I can’t seem to find a workable link for jailbreaking my ipad. Please help

  • Deston42

    i had the same problem but even though cydia was gone it said that my device was already jailbroken

  • SkitCon

    The server for the download website is down…
    Anywhere else i can download abisinthe?


    i cant get to the website it says google dissabled the site. can anyone help?

  • Charizard

    403 forbidden download link

  • The_fug_fug

    Does this work with iPod 4th gen 5.1.1?

  • Kuchs

    man, after I jailbreak it. I can’t restore my old date files, Can anyone helps me please

  • Lusi Peake


    i normally used to jailbreak with redsnOw. now for the first time i did that with the absinthe 2.0.4. everything went ok. but i don’t have a Cydia. it didn’t appear on the iphone screen. how can i get it?

  • Pepeinoo

    My iPad 2 won’t recanized

  • Yayajahhhahan

    Same here

  • Pepeinoo

    Same here !!

  • Mike

    I did the jailbreak and it was successfully done however I am unable to put jailbreaked apps. I checked the website they say press something in cydia anyone can help please?

  • Shawn Brogan

    I installed absinthe 2.0.4 and then had to restore my iphone without first opening the cydia app after the installation. The cydia app now isn’t there, do i have to re-jailbrake my phone again?

  • Julianz

    hey i cant download absinthe 2.04.. i pressd on click here so many times and noting happen

  • Thomas

    Same here , i can’t wait that much to finish the whole jailbreaking

  • Guest

    did u solve the problem. im facing the exactly problem as u did

  • zuwai hng

    did u solve the problem. im facing the exact problem as u did

  • MrGreenEyed

    Please help… my computer isnt allowing me to download absinthe 2.0 4. what am i doing wrong?

  • rdc

    I have updated my ipad2 to os 5.1.1 and then downloaded absinthe v 2.0.4- as it tries to jailbreak it manages to restart and during the final step where it says “waiting for the process to complete” … after a while it says “seems something has gone wrong, trying to recover” and then asks me to reconnect and try again. but i keep getting the same results… any ideas?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/unkillsam Mohammad Issa Tawalbeh

    i tried this absinthe thing, and had a problem that all app were crashing add on that when im in a middle of a phone call the mobile retsart, and the mobile became very slow .. iphone 4 ios 5.1.1

  • gentleshian

    same here, i didnt encounter any problem

  • gentleshian

    check your anti virus settings

  • http://www.facebook.com/filipi.c.morais Filipi Camargo Morais

    Where is the JaillBreak for the Ipad 2,4?????

  • Vigan

    thats only for 5.1.1 i made it in iphone 4S and 2 times i didnt seen cydia icon on the phone after 3 times it gone be right and its working perfect…

  • Jacko_22

    i jailbreaked my iPad 2 6.0 and i restored it and (backed it up) plug it in for jailbreak and it say its not supported for the iPad? 0_0

  • Jacko_22

    what do i do?

  • jacko_22

    same here

  • jacko_22

    same comment as u JUS what did u use?