Dreaming of an untethered solution for your iOS 5.1.1 equipped iPhone or iPad? Many iOS fans have been waiting eagerly for a while now for a non-tethered solution, but the wait is finally over. Absinthe 2.0 is out, from the same team Dream Team that put together the original A5-breaking jailbreak solution. The new version is only for 5.1.1, and obviously the most exciting part is that this solution doesn’t need tethering. Absinthe works for a large variety of iOS devices, and is being touted as one of the easiest versions to install yet.
If you have yet to jailbreak your install, you will need to follow these steps to get the new version of Absinthe 2.0 working:
1) Make a backup of your device in iTunes. You can do this by right clicking on your device name and choosing “Back Up”.
2 )Next, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content And Settings. Clearing the whole thing will make the process a lot less complicated.
3) After this you open up Absinthe while connected to your computer via USB. Click “jailbreak” and wait. This might take a bit.
4) Finally, restore your backup from iTunes. That’s it, you are now jailbroken.
If you are already jailbroken on 5.1.1 and just want to go tetherless? Search for and install “Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether” from Cydia.
You can download Absinthe here:
Absinthe v2.0.1 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)
Absinthe v2.0.1 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)
Absinthe v2.0.1 Linux (x86/x86_64)
For those that want to know more, you can check out the full press release below.
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iOS Jailbreak Dream Team Releases Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak at #HITB2012AMS
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – 25th May 2012 – Today @pod2g and the @ChronicDevTeam announced the highly anticipated release of Absinthe 2.0 at #HITB2012AMS held at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
Known as the “iOS Jailbreak Dream Team”, @p0sixninja, @pod2g, @planetbeing, @pimskeks released the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 on the final day of the week-long conference. Echoing Steve Jobs’ trademark WWDC encore of ‘… and one more thing’, the team announced the release of Absinthe 2.0 during the closing minutes of their 2 hours talk at the conference.
Absinthe 2.0 will affect the majority of Apple devices running iOS 5.1.1 including iPad 1,1 – 2,1 – 2,2 – 2,3 – 3,1 – 3,2 – 3,3, the iPhone 2,1 – 3,1 – 3,3 – 4,1 and iPod 3,1 – 4,1. The jailbreak does not support the third generation Apple TV and support for iPad 2,4 will be added at a later date.
The team announced that the new Absinthe 2.0 will be available immediately for download from the official ChronicDevTeam website: http://greenpois0n.com
The release announcement came after recent rife speculation spreading through online social networks on the actual release date and scope of Absinthe 2.0. The jailbreak community’s interest was first piqued when the team announced they were scheduled to appear at HITBSecConf2012 – Amsterdam to deliver not one but two talks covering both the Corona (A4) and Absinthe (A5) jailbreaks for Apple devices. On the 20th of May, a tweet from team member @pod2g stating the release of Absinthe 2.0 was ‘in a matter of days’ led to further speculation that the final release would be made at HITBSecConf which ran from 21 – 25 May.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank Hack in the Box for giving us the chance to all get together for the first time, especially in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, it has been a great delight for us to announce our next release at this event. Thank you to all our supporters and keep jailbreaking!! ”
“This was certainly one of the most highly anticipated talks we’ve EVER had at one of our HITB conferences, and we’ve done quite a few of these. The excitement from the Dream Team followers and overall Twitter and online buzz has been terrific!”, said Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, Founder and CEO of Hack In The Box.
“It was truly an honor to host the Dream Team in their first ever ‘real world’ meet up and we would like to thank them for taking the time and effort to make the trip over to not only join us at our third European outing, but to help kick-start our celebration of ’10 years of HITB awesomeness’ with the release of Absinthe 2.0!”, he added.
HITBSecConf2012 – Malaysia (#HITB2012KUL) marks our 10th annual event in Asia and runs from October 8th till 11th at the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur featuring 42 of HITB’s best speakers of the decade in one massive event. Registration is already open: http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2012kul/
About iOS Jailbreak Dream Team: The group is made up of members from the Chronic-Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team and consists of @MuscleNerd @pod2g @planetbeing @p0sixninja @pimskeks.
About iOS jailbreaking: iOS jailbreaking, or simply jailbreaking, is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS operating system through use of custom security exploits. Jailbreaking allows users to gain elevated access to the operating system. Consequently it also allows users to download additional applications, extensions and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store.