It’s only been about a week or so since Absinthe 2.0 first came out allowing iOS 5.1.1 users to jailbreak their devices without the need for tethering. So early into its initial release and we are now already up to version 2.0.4, which might leave you wondering why so many revisions so short after it’s release? Honestly, it is pretty much expected when it comes to something as difficult to do as create an untethered jailbreak solution. The Chronic Dev Team has done a wonderful job with Absinthe and you really can’t fault them if everything wasn’t working immediately, again they do this all for free just to give us a way to get the most out of our iPhones.
The newest update fixes many of the issues that put iPhone 4S jailbreakers in lockdown, such as the error -5 issue. With Absinthe 2.0.4 you can pretty much use this jailbreak solution with any iDevice that makes use of 5.1.1.
You can download the software here:
- Absinthe v2.0.4 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)
- Absinthe v2.0.4 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)
- Absinthe v2.0.4 Linux (x86/x86_64)
Whether you’ve already used a version of Absinthe 2.0 or not, it is recommended you back up your device and either reset your iDevice or use the iTunes Restore option before going ahead with a jailbreak. Absinthe 2.0 requires minimal steps and instructions to get it running, as we already mentioned in a previous post. As Absinthe 2.0 continues to evolve, you can expect other revisions to hit in the weeks to come.[ source ]