Absinthe 2.0 is out for download. For those of you who have not jailbroken their iPod touch yet and are planning to do so, we have the steps for you. Continue reading the rest of the guide to learn how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 firmware untethered on iPod touch 4G and 3G.
Note: If you have already jailbroken your iPod touch media player using redsn0w, there is no need to do it again. You can simply install Rocky Racoon Untether 5.1.1 Package from Cydia to convert tethered jailbreak into Un-tethered. New users, however, can follow the guide posted below. The following easy-to-follow instructions will help you jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 (Build 9B206) on A4 based iPod touch 4G and third generation iPod touch. It couldn’t be any simpler than this method right here.
Again, if you ever get cold feet and want to revert to your iPod touch’s original state, just restore the iPod touch in iTunes. If iTunes doesn’t recognize your device, put it in DFU mode first.
- iPod touch 4G or iPod touch 3G running 5.1.1 IPSW.
- Computer running on Mac OS X or Windows OS or Linux.
- USB cable to connect iPod touch to computer
Instructions: iOS 5.1.1 iPod touch 4G Jailbreak
Step 1) Download and extract Absinthe from the .zip and start Absinthe.
Step 2) Connect your iOS device to your computer. The tool will automatically detect your iOS device and firmware running on it.
Step 3) Click the ‘Jailbreak’ button to begin the process. After clicking, you will see a message that requests you to wait for a while as the first process requires a little time.
Let Absinthe 2.0 do its thing, you will notice scrolling text on your screen to assure you that something is happening in background.
During this process, initial jailbreak data files are transferred from the computer to iOS installed on your device followed by final jailbreak data. Please do not interrupt the process. It may take time which is perfectly normal with Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak.
Your iPod touch will reboot automatically. During the reboot process, do not touch your Mac or iPod touch. Sit tight and wait for a while.
As soon as the Absinthe injection is complete your iPod touch device will reboot automatically. The message window of the tool will read – “Waiting for process to complete…”
Once you get the message – “Done Enjoy”, you will notice Cydia on your iPod touch’s Springboard
Congratulations, you have successfully jailbroken your iPod touch on 5.1.1 9B206 (untethered). You can now try installing jailbreak applications and tweaks on your iPhone.
Feel free to post errors you’re getting during the jailbreak process. We will try to troubleshoot them to achieve clean and stable jailbreak. iPhone and iPad users can follow guides listed below on how to jailbreak 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0.
- How to Jailbreak iPad 3/2/1G on iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe v2.0
- How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S/4/3GS on iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe v2.0
[UPDATE 1]: Here’s How to Run Absinthe 2.0 on Mac OS 10.8
[UPDATE 2]: Absinthe 2.0.1 Download Brings Fix to Hang issue
[UPDATE 3]: Some of the users are getting lockdown errors which states – “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)” and “Could not connect to lockdown”…We’ve contacted developer @pod2g and @pimskeks, and they have suggested an easy fix. Just go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Content and Settings. Download Absinthe 2.0.1 and run it again. Let us know if this fixes the annoying lockdown error?