Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to Jailbreak Your iPad 2 Using Absinthe Windows 5.0.1

These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe for Windows.

Warning***: Before you continue make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes as you may lose your Camera Roll during this process.

Step One
Download the latest version of Absinthe from here.

Step Two
Double click to extract the downloaded archive and launch the Absinthe application.

Step Three
As prompted, connect your iPad 2 to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set.

Step Four
Click the Jailbreak button to begin

Step Five
The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.

Step Six
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Almost done'. 

Step Seven
On you device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.

If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot.

Once your device restarts you will be jailbroken with Cydia on the Springboard!

*thanks iclarified*

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  1. I lost a considerable number of apps after starting up Cydia.
    Plus all standard iPhone apps (settings, mail, Safari) were gone.
    I'm now recovering my iPhone and will try to JB again after that

  2. all you had to do in most cases such as this is completely turn off the idevice and turn it back on..  

  3. I did turn it on and off a couple of times, but to no avail.
    I had to put backmy saved baseband with tinyumbrella,restore my iPhone with Itunes, and tried jailbreaking once more.
    This time it worked well!

    So anyone who reads this:
    - save your baseband withtiny umbrella;
    - back up your iphone with itunes.

  4. happy to hear that all is well and it worked... thanks for posting the steps that helped you.

  5. hi, done jailbreaking (i guess).. i already have cydia on my home page, do i have to do anything after? coz i tried installing .ipa files.. but all failed installing.. help!

  6. thanks worked graeat,bt when i conect it to itunes i lost everything and ask for update ios ...