Jailbreak 5.1.1 Untethered For iPhone 4S,4,3Gs, iPod Touch 4,3 & iPad,3,2

Today, the Chronic Dev Team released Absinthe v2.0 – the first 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak since iOS 5.0.1! The new utility also includes support for Apple’s latest A5 (iPhone 4S, iPad 2) and A5X (3rd-generation iPad) devices.

First, before we begin, You Will Need the following:

  • An A5X (3rd-gen iPad), A5 (iPhone 4S, iPad 2), A4 (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th-gen, iPad 1) device or older (iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd-gen) running Apple’s iOS 5.1.1
  • Absinthe 2.0 (Available in the download section)


1. Open Absinthe after downloading it and place the app in an easy to access location -preferably the desktop

  • (if you’re on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you’ll need to right click Absinthe, set the compatibility mode to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and run it as an administrator)

2. Plug your device in via USB and click “Jailbreak”

3. Leave your device plugged in and leave it connected until you see “Done, enjoy!”

  • Note 1: The first three processes inside of Absinthe will certainly take a while to complete and vary depending on your iDevice and computer
  • Note 2: MAKE SURE you REMOVE your security passcode before you Jailbreak (you can reset it once your device is Jailbroken)

Congratulations, you now have an Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1!

Untethered: Your device is untethered, which means you don’t have to plug it in to a computer and re-run a certain part of the Absinthe utility upon rebooting it – simply power it off and back on

Convert your Tethered Jailbreak to an Untethered Jailbreak (on an iPhone 4,3Gs, iPod Touch 4,3 or an iPad) by searching for and installing “Rocky Racoon” from Cydia.

Download Absinthe:

Absinthe 2.0.4 for Mac
Absinthe 2.0.4 for Windows

  • Click to be taken to my Untethered 5.1.1 Jailbreak tutorial for the iPhone 4S,4,3Gs, iPod Touch 4,3 and the iPad,3,2

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  • Za

    whre can i download IOS 5.1.1. ?

  • chris

    so this works for 6.0.1 too right?

  • BOB

    works perfectly. ty.


    Sending Initial Jailbreak Data problem?!?!?!?! Crashes every time….. Help….


    Please answer soon Tanner…


    Dear Tanner,

    I have Iphone 4s and i was trying to jailbreak through Absinthe… I did all the things in the video, and i extracted Absinthe correctly, but whenever i get to the Sending Initial Data stage it crashes… How can i prevent this… Also, Do i need to jailbreak on the Computer my Iphone 4s is set to or can I jailbreak through another?

  • nicole

    i dont have cydia after jailbreak ;i tried jailbreak it again but it cannot e done twice:what should i do?tkx

  • BestTechInfo8917

    YOUTUBERS… please make a tutorial about the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 leaked at WWW.UNTETHEREDJAILBREAKDOWNLOAD.COM

  • bernardo

    Does it work for iPad 1?

  • BestTechInfo7994


  • chevelle

    im using windows vista and i cant fucking get this to work for the life of me. ive downloaded absinthe and there is a folder saying i have in my downloads. when i open this folder i get a black screen with a buncha numbers and letters. i let that run and nothing happens. really frusterated. someone please help!!!!

    • chevelle

      nvm, google saved me. <3

  • anna mckenzie

    how do u download absinthe?????

  • logan

    where do u download it?

  • leander

    i jailbroke my ipod touch 4g whit tethred redsn0w. how does i make it untethred. can u send me a link? plzzz

  • Jigdish

    Worked Perfectly!!!! Follow the instructions carefully and it will work for you too! Thanks

  • khate

    if my iphone 4 is 4.2.1 version i cant jailbreak it to this version am i right?

  • bernard wong

    Great video, thanks!
    iPod touch 5G iCu

  • mykle

    I cant downloads absinthe

  • Antoinej475

    its gave me an error What do i do

  • deathapple

    it says my device is not supported even though i have the version 5.1.1 and i also did everything else that was needed

  • http://www.facebook.com/s1eyley Simon Eyley

    will this unlock my 3gs too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/s1eyley Simon Eyley

    will this unlock my 3gs too?

  • shonda

    HELPPP PLEASE!!! I downloaded everything that needed to be downloaded… it got to the part where you plug device in and hit jailbreak, then a thing pops up and says stop working. Is there anything i can do to fix this. Help Me Out.

  • techdumbo

    i used absinthe 2.04 to jailbreak my ipad 2 immediately afterwards my contacts and app icons as well as the cydia icon disappeared. i have tried to reset all the setting reset the ipad to factory settings but nothing works it keeps going back to the same screen with none of the above icons. Is the ipad still jailbroken Please help.

  • matt

    you have to subscribe

  • MagicManAwesome

    i probably sound stupid but im new to this and i was wondering about how it says remove your security passcode is that how you make your 4 digit number to get in to ipod

  • stefano

    when I open the program said error.please what i have to do??

  • http://twitter.com/4EverMartian Martian 4Ever

    HYFR It worked…. (BET)

  • jay

    i followed the instructions perfectly but absinthe keeps telling me to plug in my ipod when it is plugged in can someone help?

  • Asap help please

    i have every thing ready but the “jailbreak” box that i would click after i back up and reset my phone isnt click able what do i need to do?

  • Erick Caisapanta

    how can i download absinthe?

  • shanel

    Hi, i just jailbreak my iphone 4s with absinthe.. But when i open the absinthe app it says ” waiting for absinthe to complete…” after waiting a “jailbreak” icon will pop out but when i click it, it will says error and exit from the app. I tried to switch on my vpn and there write error again but it never crashed..

  • dan

    If you cant figure out how to download absinthe, you don’t deserve jailbreak

  • http://twitter.com/CA_Cloud_Kicker G.C.

    I currently have an iPhone 4 running 5.0.1 and it is jailbroken already…If I upgrade to 5.1.1 then jailbreak it again using absinthe will I lose my jailbreak apps, settings, themes, and layout etc. I don’t really want to have to redownload and reconfigure my setup and layout all over again. I guess I want to know that once I jailbreak it with absinthe will everything be as it was when my iPhone was jailbroken on 5.0.1?

  • Serennnameana

    I plugged my iphone in and it didnt see my idevice

  • Romeo

    Hey, I downloaded everything but when i open it i plug in my iphone 4s and it wont read it. it just says plug in you iDevice to continue, Help

  • pok


  • haydenath88

    downloaded it and jailbreaking it… hope it works…

  • JFU eshaylad

    were the hell is the download button ???

  • Venkat

    I Dont Think This Works In Mountain Lion??!!
    It Doesnt Even Open Absinthe
    I Dont Know Why
    I Said Enable The Anonymus Dowloads In Security Section But I Still Dont Know Why

    • Tanner Marsh

      Use Redsn0w on Mountain Lion.

  • C-alvintan

    i keep have this ERROR : unable to connect to lockdownd

    • Tanner Marsh

      Make sure your device doesn’t have a passcode set

  • Ali Rafie

    Please tell us how to download the Absinthe V 2.0 .. i can’t find the donwload icon !

    • Cole Coplan

      me 2!

      • Cole Coplan

        i can’t find the absinthe download link. plz help ;(

  • Peteney8

    how come i cant download absinthe at all

  • Aaronandeto

    what if it says error lockdown at the end?

    • Dylanmeisenheimer

      Yes I am having the same problem

  • http://www.facebook.com/Danny.Uriarte Danny Uriarte

    Help me plzzz…..I have iphone 4 ( 5.1.1 ) and want to jailbreak. I did download absinthe and when ever i run the application black screen pop up and start abstracting and then nothing happen could not figure out how to jailbreak ! 

    • Coldkillahoe1233

      how do you download absinthe

  • Angusarmstrong

    umm can it break your ipod

  • mike

    jailbreak went great clicked on cydia, then lost multiple apps like safari, cydia,contacts and phone PLEASE help

  • Leahbianco378

    worked like a charm thank 

  • Justin Picklez

    It’s running in Windows Command Prompt for me and I don’t know how to get it to run normally! Help! 

  • B3yaco

    can i jailbreak a verizon iphone 4s then use it with at&t?

  • matrex01

    itunes wont sync my new “free” apps to my phone!!! can anyone help me???? :(

    • Diegobecerra

       get installous 5 i think is the newer one

    • Hky

      Add the hackulous repo and download app sync, it’ll make your apps work

  • gracielou

    Cydia/absinthe 2.0.4 jailbreak appeared successful (installed, visible on iphone, accessible app), but when I inserted my actual sim with gevey, a reactivation message appeared..redid the process, and same thing occurred… I understand there is technically a workaround (emergency call, etc), but is there a way to permanently get around the reactivation screen? 

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  • Rojiblanka09

    ERROR:Could not connect to lockdownd. Aborting. WHY????????????????????

  • Elijah

     how do i fix? says error could not connect to lockdownd

  • Zaneatran1999

    i cant find the link

    • Jack Welbur

      just search this page for “Absinthe 2.0.4 for Mac” or “Absinthe for Windows”.
      If you dont wanna search then the links are right above the “Other articles that might interest you”.

  • Krazyzach

    someone please help, how do i suscribe to get the download?

  • Doniesha Marie Marshall

    I downloaded the link for abssinthe but it didn’t work??????????

  • thaboss8522

    a men you da boss

  • Jacob Ryan Hughes

    it says on my ipad that the verison is 5.1.1 but it didnt restore and its not done jailbreaking.

    • Alecgonzales76


  • Samehmokhtar2002

    the program can’t recognize my device !! my computer is wind. 7 

  • Keezifbaby

    Expandmine says phone 3,3 when i have a 4s .. ive downloaded windows cause thats what i have! what do i do to fix this issue??

  • Malowery27

    okay, second time it has done this to my iphone 4s.” ERROR: Could not connect to Lockdownd. Aborting” and then is does nothing. the first time it delete all the stock apps. i finaly got it restored and my stuff put back on it and tried it agian and the same thing happened. what should i do?

  • Jaybud86

    plz help me ive tried everthing and still absinthe want find my ipad 2 5.1.1 help me plz

  • Denay

    I had just completed jail breaking and all my original icons/apps that came with my ipod are missing…

    • Waveleigh

       I’m having the same problem. what’s going on?

      • Fattemaalmaeli

        you can get them all back 

        • Jack Welbur

          just shutdown your device and start it back up. it should solve the problem :)

  • jay

    keeps bring me to a cmd prompt then does nothing

  • Rex

    Is the jailbreak reversible? My phone is still under warranty. 

    • cybe007

      Yes it is. Just go to iTunes and restore the iPhone. :]

      • Hoop_love_23

        If you restore you phone to take off the jailbreak do you lose all you photos/contacts/music??

        • cybe007

          No. If the computer is the one that syncs with the iPhone then it’ll ask you to backup everything on the device an after the update it’ll ask you if you want to restore all your data or set up as a new iPhone.

          • Aly

            I think it wont backup music , only contacts and messages and notes and picture roll

    • Eddiejamesbernal

      if you jailbreak and then it breaks you cant get a new one even with warrantee? what if it breaks and then like put it in water alot will they know if it was jailbroken?

  • Crazyness

    mine says phone 3,3 when i have a 4s

    • wildboy

      if u keep scrolling it will say absinthe for mac and absinthe for windows pic which one u have

  • Noah

    i downloaded it and it put 7-zip on my desktop and i cant seem to find absinthe and the 7-zip i dont know what that is so can u please show a video on how to download absithe!?!?!?

  • Dayna

    easy as.. thanks :)

  • Ralph

    the app doesn’t recognize my iDevice.

  • MePro

    Thank u dude. Work fine here on 3Gs. Jailbreaked in 1-2min.

  • Clea60

    the damn thing stilll int compatible even after i did all this

  • Lauren Mart

    I have Absinthe but whenever I connect my device it doesn’t read it. Like it just says please plus in your device to continue. It’s plugged in but it won’t let me press jailbreak. 

  • Kuldeep 333

    i downloaded absnithe but when i started jailbreaking first of all it did jailbreaked n when i tapped on cydia its started that file restoring something n after that my half of the icons just went off…n my iphone 3gs just become like ipod 2 generation type…….
    then i restored my iphone n again tried to jailbreak but now absnithe is giving errors n cannot jailbreak it stops when its says sending initial data…
    i m on windows 7,,,
    can anyone help me abt this

  • R Gill4200

    my Absinthe is not working on my windows 7 when i click on extract files it shows a blak window and after few seconds this window disappears and nothing is opened so PLEASE tell me what to do

    • Gggg

       yes its supposed to show the black window and after that windows disapears you will see that ther is a new folder where ever you`ve saved it called absinthe-win-2.0.4 open that then run the absinthe theree :)

  • San Antonio Jailbreak

    If you can’t find the download link then their no reason for you to be Jailbreaking anything!!!!!! They showed you a video and told you where to go get the donwload on a link above.  I downloaded it just fine and the software worked great with my IPAD2 os5.1.1 and Iphone 3GS

  • phoenix76

    this is absolutely ridiculous. it should not be this much work to find a link. it makes no sense. why would the link not be as easily attainable as the download manager links that show up on every friggin page. i have been trying to find this link for almost an hour and i am just going to move on to another program that is less complicated.

  • Martinezk1720

    this bullshit! where do you find the download link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • whazzup

      Go to google and download absinthe(from a website) and move it into your my documents folder double click it and it has the readme/intructions for the rest 

  • Zap668

    i just figured it out. follow the instructions of the readme

    • Martinezk1720

      where is the readme

  • Ali_baba_93

    still the same reply. anyone, please help

  • Hotmamabro


  • Ali_baba_93

    mine keeps saying “ERROR: could not connect to lockdownd” . what should i do? please help

  • Hannah9606

    When I click on the app to open it, it just comes up with a small black screen and some white writting and I dont know what any of it means.. I was expecting it to come up with a screen like you had shown on your video. Turns out its not that easy! How do I achieve what you did ?:)

  • Agill

    WTF i downloaded absinthe on my windows when i open it it opens another folder and when i open absinthe it has a black page with shit written in it WTF help

  • Btbarbara1998

    it wont let me download. like it for microscott. and i have the mac.

  • Cj Manaloto

    I found an absinthe download link, bu its 2.0.4, not 2.0, does it matter? Cuz I don’t want to ruin my iDevice.

  • Manuel12morales

    this is complete bull shit can some tell how to do this

  • Nsr_ftb

    where the like dam it

  • Hackenstein

    Where the F@#K is the Download link? This is BS……you guys are playing games!!!!!!

  • Supersmartky

    Works perfect. The black and white prompt is part of the jailbreak. (formerly the DOS prompt)
    I’m actually running it as I type. Now it crashed, shit…

  • lolursalfe

    where is the 
    download link

  • karac

    When I open it, it just opens itunes! PLEASE HELP!!

  • jackmccarland

    where can you download absinthe 2.0?? i cant find the download link…

  • Fred

    Any chance of removing the embedded malware!!!?


    Sounds like a great scam, making sure people register with YOUTube, ar eforce to watch adverts, and then
    download this ‘Malware’, not good!!

  • Iam97

    absimthe aint on my softwear but i downloaded it helpp!!

    • Tanner Marsh

      You might have clicked an advert by mistake. 

  • Rlabor563

    its always saying absimthe has stopped working pls reply i dont know what to do

    • Tanner Marsh

      I prefer Redsn0w over Absithe

    • http://www.facebook.com/sreshu Ezzabel Dangol

      yeahh i tried it thrice and it says the same…plz help

  • Help Mehh!

    Woah I did everything but it says Cannot connect to lockdown. Some one please help message me on my Youtube account for answers please ChelsCA123

  • Simply.Wanna’

    Why can’t I click jailbreak to jailbreak my iPad3????

  • Cameasy

    I cant see the windows download.. all i see is PDF converter

  • Lokesh

    Thank you guys! It did work…

  • Sinagxi

    Thanks a lot!!! it works

  • Boochie

    my windows doesnt have the compatibility. 

  • Fabianmat08

    can i jailbreak my iphone 4s with out been activate it? i don’t have the sim card

  • Nietzsche

    Protip: use the actual authentic download links under “Download Absinthe” in bold. *sigh*

  • Flsf

    How do you download the Absinthe?

  • Gabriel

    when i open absinthe,its a black screen with a lot of words and numbers…….please help
    even if i know that no one will probably answer me………like all of the other questions

    • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.brabants Anthony Brabants

      ok when that screen pops up just let it load and there will b a new folder open it up and run absinthe that comes with the new folder and just plug in ur idevice then click on jailbreak

  • Superman_catch

    which other video?Really i can’t find out

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003218561321 Jocelyn Izzi

    Its right above the other videos ! Really guys ?

  • Fucoffhacker

    wtf… why you make the download page so god dam difficult?????????????? I dont even see where to down load the fucking program.. all i see is stupid ass download manager software that nobdy wants and your site is littered with!!!!

  • Tayah Harper

    i can’t find the download section

  • thomaskiphen

    where is the download section for absinthe 2.0?

  • Haider

    hey there
    i have iphone 4
    IOS 5.1.1(9B206)
    Model firmware: 04.12.01
    but still i can jailbreak it
    it says ” could not connect to lockdownd”

    Now wht should i do please help me

  • Guest

    I can’t get thru the second stage, there’s pop up saying “error occurred absinthe is not working and the windows is fixing it..” I’ve run it as administrator and changed the compatibility to “windows XP service pack 2″ Please advice!!

  • Fiona

    oh crap my iphone wouldn’t turn on now :O

  • john

    i extract to my desktop and launch the .exe folder and all i get are a bunch of codes? why wont it open?

    • Coolerthanunu2

       It creates a folder. And in that folder you can find the actual Absinthe program
      Hope I helped

  • Robotdude12

    me too

  • Maisha Davidson384

    When I download Absinthe it will not let me extract it goes straight to itunes and im unable to even find it to open it what am i doing wrong ??

  • The_Scotsmen

    plug mine in and it says your device is unsupported.. i followed the direction to the letter.

  • loyal907

    it always says: looks like you attempted to apply this Jailbreak and it failed. Will try to fix now. then it says: Recovery completed. if you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in. I unplugged it and click the jailbreak button, and nothing new happen, it says “looks like you attempted…..” any help? oh I can’t add to music or photos anything when I sync it to itunes!! at all, I restored it, but’s the same, nothing changed :(

  • Itgineerdik

    Can i restore it? :(

    • Coolerthanunu2


  • Itgineerdik

    why my photos? Deleted? :(

    • Mikey

       That’s why you make a backup on iTunes before you do your jailbreak. So that when you do jailbreak it and get Cydia, you can go back on iTunes and restore your iPod.

  • Itgineerdik

    Thank you so much! :DD :**

  • Syed Reza

    trying to jailbreak my iPad 2 but the absinthe always crashed by not responding during the jailbreak process. i have been rebooting my iPad many times and download even the Absinthe 2.0.4 but still didn’t work. also i have done iPad restore from iTunes and still face the same problem while jailbreaking it. please help!!!

  • runthe9

    i i have an iPhone 4s still running 5.0.1 jail broken with the original
    Absinthe. i refused the updates from both apple and Verizon. can
    someone tell me to use the new Absinthe do i need to run the update to
    5.1.1 from apple and do the Verizon update first or uninstall anything
    first. can someone walk me threw it i also would hate to loose all i
    have done with the phone tweaks and what nots is there a way not to
    loose them please help thanks

  • Matt

    I am running Absinthe on Windows Vista, and in the directions it says to change the compatibility mode to Windows XP Service Pack 2, and then to run the program as an administrator. I have done both of these and every time i try it the program shuts down, and Windows just tells me that the program has “stopped working.” I am very confused and do not know how to resolve this problem. I am using a iPhone 4s.Thanks.

  • Ccash454

    this dosent make sens you have the download blocked and i did wat it told me to do and it didn’t work what the heck man

  • Elii_l0ve

    how do i download absinthe?!

  • KingSquiggle

    Hey everyone. How’s Absinthe 2.0.4 working? Did it fix those mid-jailbreak crashes? I don’t feel like trying myself since my iPod’s been acting up since my last jailbreak attempt . Always remember to be safe when jailbreaking. Thanks.

    • Mikey

       I couldn’t get Absinthe v2.0 to jailbreak my iPod touch 4g 5.1.1 but I tried Absinthe v2.0.4 and it worked perfectly. Make sure that you make a backup of your device on iTunes because you do the jailbreak

  • TheInfamousKiDd

    for some reason this jailbreak has alot of problems with ipod 5th gen 5.1.1 and says unsupported device because alot of people including me have this problem

  • M7mad

    im doing jailbreak atm and its stuck on 
    waiting for reboot — not done yet, don’t unplug your device yet! and iphone screen is the apple icon with loading bar but not loading.. can anyone help me please?

  • smurfett79

    im having trouble with the jailbreak i plug phone in hit jailbreak it starts then when it says sending initial jailbreak information the computer comes up saying ther was a problem and the program must close. im getting very frustrated can anyone help me please and thank you.

  • Fer De Anda

    It appeared “ERROR could not connect to lockdownd. Aborting.” after it was completing the process but it does anything more help please!

  • xJ_Ox

    I need help every time i click absinthe a window pops up and gives me random codes and closes down the window by itself 

  • xJ_Ox

    I need help every time i click absinthe a window pops up and gives me random codes and closes down the window by itself 

  • jordan

    is there a apple tv 3 JB

  • Ryanx53

    @google-ef35b00b73d0a08ccdbb6fcbad0bafd0:disqus It does the same thing for me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMFVMSWQ33NDXEW5UARLB3XRYY hotdog

      the reason this is happening is because u guys are opening the wrong file, find absthein .exe and open that, ^this happened to me too

  • Conner Moore

    i opened winrar in 7zip and it stiil just gives me random codes can somone tell me what the problem is please help!!!!!!

    • Samhurley

       extract absinthe to your desktop and voila :)

  • Guest

    It says my device isn’t supported but my iPod touch has the 5.1.1 version.

  • iphone 4S

    Jailbreak worked great except that I cannot delete apps!!! The icons keep wiggling until the phone resprings.

  • Dangs

    Can’t delete apps! After absinthe 2 jailbreak when hold finger on app and press x to delete it phone hangs for minute or two then reboots and app still there

    • iphone4s

       Yep. I am having the same problem with my 4S. BTW I jailbroke from a fresh IOS 5.1.1. copy, I then restored from a backup…. So my jailbreak process went way smoother than the one shown in the video above.

  • ipodguy

    where can i download absinthe ?

    • Gokai

      look a little up ;)

  • Mtt_acosta

    I dont have a sim card in my iphone 3gs. do i need an sd card to jailbreak because absinthe says it doesnt support my device. HELLLP!!!

  • dont have

    i have new ipod 5th gen model md057ll running 5.1.1 – would this work ?   i dont get the jailbreak showing button to try even

  • Ets71

    Upgraded to 5.1.1 today. Have absinthe 2.0.2 running in Win XP compat mode.  Run as Admin.  have rebooted phone and computer.  Machine is Win 7 x64.  Absinthe keeps crashing at stage 2 (sending initial jailbreak…)  


    • Matt

      same thing happened to me, please let me know if you find a solution.

  • Greg Latrell

    Winterboard themes for the new ipad? anyone?

    • A Delacruz525

      New iPad owner here. Just jail broke it and I guess there isn’t much in cydia out for it yet.

  • Gabriel10

    HI Ummm When i downloaded Absithe it Randomly goes to a buch Of Codes I NEED HELP PLZ :(

    • kaponas

       it ‘s extracting the files, open it with winrar on 7zip and you’ll see!

  • guest101

    hi i just jailbroke my iphone 4s and i have lost my messages settings and other icons what do i do? :S

  • Sausage jocky

    Works great on new ipad cheers your amazing

  • Charlesmark66

    yow dude, can you please help me. the cydia says, when i search rocky racoon and installed it. it says ” sorry. your device/OS version is not supported ” please help me :( and when i open my absinthe is says ” your device is not supported ” please please please help me :( thank you

  • Ryanefendy1995

    i have iphone 4 5.1.1 on 04.12.01. I successfully jailbroken using Absinthe. How do i unlock so i can use it for tmobile. Install ultrasn0w or SAM? is still not working…

  • K8m

    I have Windows7, but in Windows XP Service Pack 2 - still doesnt work :( help, please. Thank you.

    • Alonso1990

       ok after you set it to windows xp servise pack 2, you have to go to the folder of absinthe and find the app then run it as admin

      • Matt

        I have done both of these and nothing is working for me. I am using the newest version of Absinthe, have Windows Vista, and am trying to jailbreak a iPhone 4s.

        Thanks for the help.

  • Cooldude

    i got absinthe and set it up, have ipod touch 4g, have iTunes but i cannot download ios 5.1.1

  • jaay

    i jail broke my iphone 3gs and it deleted all the apps that come with the phone like messaging phone book and stuff like that :/

  • iTz_Clarkey_23

    is there a untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000090536222 Kent Aguilar

    Good day. . .
    How will i know if my iPad 2 is wifi r2? it is stated in the txt file that ipad 2 wifi R2 is not supported? help please. . .thanks.

  • Tayler B Frausto

    I have the version 2.0.2 of Absinthe and i have an iPhone 4 and it recognizes it as iPhone 3,3(which is weird cuz its and iPhone 4)  but it doesn’t get past the part where it says waiting for reboot i let it go for 4 hours AND IT STILL DOESNT WORK. HELP ME PLZ!!!

  • Sergebezruk

    do i have to update my ipad to 5.1.1 before jailbreaking it??

  • http://www.facebook.com/azolatundun Azeez Olatundun

    Thanks for the “Rocky Racoon” it really helped, u are the bomb

  • BG22

    Program always shuts down right in the middle of the jailbreak can anyone help me out?

  • KingSquiggle

    Latest Absinthe 2.0.2 still having same problems I described earlier. Had high hopes for this update but all it did was add support for iPhone 4 (GSM) 5.1.1b build 9B208. Guess it has to wait..

  • MW3

    ☆☆☆☆☆hllps://sites. g00gle. c0m/site/greenpois0nabsinthe/a­­bsinthe-win-2.0.2.zip?attredi­r­ects=0&d=1☆☆☆☆☆ FOR NEWEST ABSINTHE DOWNLOAD LINK 2.0.2!!☆☆☆☆☆
    CHANGE 0 TO o for ‘G00GLE’ AND ‘C0M’ , and change hllps to tt instead of ll

  • MW3


  • Ducksbyob

    The download links take me to some “greenp0ison” site to download absinthe, but then the site says “error: page not found”…. Please share with where we’re supposed to download absinthe!!!

  • Ferrell

    Help me pls! when i tried to jailbreak my iphone 4 it says that ”ERROR: could not connect to lockdownd” anyone can help me pls ?

  • Zavonfunderburk

    when i download it for windows it takes me to windows media player why

  • Scootnkart4life

    how do i download it on windows can someone help i am new to this

    • BJ

      Right where it says Download for Windows, a little above this section

  • Paco

    you are awesome…..!!! thanks tweet me sometime (@pacophd) would ya…!! great videos man

  • Badboysgirls

    Help!!! I would love to jailbreak my ipad 2 but for some reason when i plug in my ipad2 it says, ” Sorry, attached device is not supported.” :( why????? so close yet so far please, Help!!

  • Kingsquiggle

    I’ve been also getting the “”absinthe.exe” has stopped working” window. I tried with the XP Serv. Pack 2 & w/o it & still nothing. It keeps crashing on the “Sending initial jailbreak data” step. Hopefully we get this working soon…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A36UAWZMVTI7ZNKLULRJXK7AOA Rose Pangilinan

      im having the same problem too.. ive tried checking for run as adminstrator but it doesnt have any. i wish they can tell me how to do it. im using windows xp right now

    • Kangrarubicon

       Had the same problem still have not found a solution that any one has posted

  • sathak javid

    i have iphone 4s and ipad3  install jailbreak finish .. thank you … i love you

  • Rockylim

    Thanks for the jailbreak.
    It worked on my ipad 2 :)

  • need help

    its not working for me idk y

  • Eri Xo98

    I have windows 7 and the program stops working and i can never complete my jailbreak. is it just my computer?

  • Johnny

    I just download from everythingapplepro. He doesn’t screw you around…

  • Fawazsaud

    thank you so much..
    it is amazing..

  • Evils200

    I feel as though I have to wait longer to get to the download because I’m already subscribed and have liked your Facebook page. Therefore I can’t bypass certain waits as quickly… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/hady.sarhan Hady Tarek

    “Absnithe Stopped Working” ,,,, Every time :( ,, tried compatibility & Run as administrator

    Win 7 x64 , Iphone 4 (5.1.1)
    Help ! 

  • Gaby C.

    The installation worked really good, my iPad is jailbroken; but now my iPad is giving me lots of issues such as:
    1. I can’t delete any of my apps installed. I press the ‘X’ to delete and then it gets stuck.
    2. Some of my buttons or things are gone. for example i can’t see the wifi signal in the top corner of the screen.
    3. it changed automatically the way settings look, and it doesn’t look right it looks like some elements disappear.
    4. i can’t enter safari, it automatically closes the program and gets me out of there.
    5. it makes my icons look white, or disappear. i even try installing some bug fixes for that and it didn’t work. 

    I’m using the new retina iPad. if anyone here knows any tweak names for this issues, or they’re bugs or anything please let me know. I would love some help here. 

    Thank you very much!

  • kameron

    i keep getting an error saying “the attached device is not supported” when i plug in my 4s! how can i fix this?

  • HELP

    Can someone helpme i dont know wat to download i

  • austfrost98

    wont work. i downloaded the right thing but when i try to open it it wont open (windows 8 costumer preview)

    • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.pham7 Kevin Pham

      try running as administrator, same thing with me, and also right click it —> properties –>compatibility –> run it in windows 7 compatibility and check run as adminstatrator, i can make a video if you need to clearify it..

      • Crzydmbgpg

        can you  please make a video!

        • Guest

          don’t be so lazy

      • Gabriel10

        Hey umm Wat is the name of your video I Need Help

  • Bobjauregui

    the circle thing keeps going away and the error message says could not connect to lockdownd … now i dont have my ipod on lock 

  • Alalawi Vamp

    hi team.

    can i update to ios 5.1.1 while i am using gevey sim card ??

  • redcop54

    i cant find my absinthe files (windows 8 consumer preview)

    • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.pham7 Kevin Pham

      did you extract the folder to where you want it and click on the absinthe 2.0.1.exe, wait for that to be done, refresth folder and there is another folder, the actual absinthe should be in there.

  • Ynigo

    I tried doing this jailbreak with my iPod touch 4, but whenever i reach the step: “Sending initial Jailbreak data” Absinthe always crashes! HELP !!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/FuxkenAsum Anthony Fonseca

      try to reboot it

  • @Rhythmreactor

    Why would any-one try to brick his $800,- laptop with some hack. You would not, keep it safe with Windows 7, right. Now this IOS5 Jailbreak is hilarious. So many things are not validated or simply working. Only a fool would try it a second time and one more after that. Stick to the original OS and be happy with until an update gets available. You only have to wait 4 months before the new iPhone 5 is presented. Believe me, this is the one you will buy without a Jailbreak. 

    • Ollie_kenworthy

      Why post negative comments on this guys website. He is only trying to help people out there trying to do it. Sad that people like you have to go round and put a downer on some peoples work. There are loads of people that enjoy having the privalidge of doing what they want with there devices!

    • Anonymous

      Kill yourself.

  • lemueljedc

    great! worked flawlessly! I’m kinda confused though why the process in your video was long. my total jailbreak time only took me 2 minutes. as long as it works! :D

    using an iPhone 4 (not iPhone 4s), I downloaded a fresh 5.1.1 firmware ( 9B206) and restored my iPhone. next, I downloaded the absinthe 2.0.1 for windows and extracted the files. I highlighted the absinthe application and right-clicked the mouse, setting it to compatibility for windows xp service pack 3, and run the application…viola!! thank you so much for the clear instructions! worth the wait. :D

  • Liss

    Thank you very much!

    My ipod 4th gen is now jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1!

    I didn’t have any trouble, all I did was restore and update it to 5.1.1, opened Absinthe an wait for it to “extract”, then I opened the folder it created, opened the Absinthe.exe, plug-in my iPod and hit jailbreak. People need to be patient while you’re doing this, it will be worth it.

  • Roybot20

    Dose rocky racoon work for iOS 5.1

    • L_ali786

      nope its only 5.1.1 sadly i have to restore and rejailbreak and unlock again. but atleast ill have the latest firmware

      • Ibaudan

        How did u unlock 5.1.1?????? Iphone 4?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033214766 Ken Otsuji

    i want to restore/unjailbreak my ipod 4th gen but i always get error message…

  • Ball_in_a_cup

    the stupid pageview limit was exceeded

  • Dead_auz

    i have redsnow jailbrea. 5.1.1, how do i convert to the untethered?

    • Neshadakid

      download rocky racoon in cydia

  • nick

    what  about  ios 5.1.1 iPhone 3gs?

  • Esteban Talero

    Hope this helps everybody! I have a PC with Windows Vista. I did all the process and I finally got to the absinthe app. After that I plugged in my iPod 4G and absinthe said “Sorry, but the attached device is not supported”. Then i tried with a MacBook Air and, as iCu iD shows, on MAC OSX works just fine… I plugged in my ipod and it recognized it and i could Jailbreak it!!!

  • Philip Rodriguez

    if i plug it in with my ipod it will not effect my laptop right?

  • Guzmansteven94

    Hello. I installed Absinthe and I’m trying to jailbreak my 4th gen iPod touch. When I plug it in, it says unsupported device. Help please???? Thank you.

  • Jeremiahpersaud

    when i try to open the absinthe app it shows a black screen with a bunch of words like rocky raccoon  and yes and no and always.. help??

  • Johanna

    so how do we unlock after this? Still with ultrasn0w?

  • Superman_catch

    where is the link for download?????? why always do survey ??????Shit

  • Angel_lugia98

    It says ERROR: could not connect to lockdownd

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Clemente/1554413297 Jon Clemente

    what do you do when you download it when i run as admin it just stays at a black screen saying racoon rocky rename quit HELP!!!!

    • Slash13

       look in the file you downloaded, there is that one then there is an application, i had the same problem

  • Scootnkart4life

    im new to jailbreaking and im on windows it opened in winrar and i dont know how to change compatability mod

  • Dmelwani99

    Hey, I have a 4s on 5.0.1, when I try to restore I get error 3194 or something like that after iTunes verifies with apple, can I not upgrade now?

    • D111

      upgrade to the latest version of itunes

  • Starstremr

    ok i am new to jailbreaking a jailbroken ipod i have the version before this one what will happen when i jailbreak to 5.1.1? and do i have to update first to 5.1.1 ?

  • Germaine

    Try jailbreaking my iphone 4s on 5.1.1 when it says plug in device. I plug my iphone 4s and it says sorry, the attached device not supported please help

    • Xgoldhawkx

      me to iphone 4  5.1.1

  • Ecko121982

    nice,,it work well,,,thanks

  • Jason ocampo

    thank you it worked aaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwsssssssoooooooooommmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/meena.fouad Mina F. Beshay

    Will it work for non activated iOS 5.1.1 ? or I have to tethered jailbreak it before going in this tutorial ?

  • Finalxquest

    hi i have a ipod touch 4G tethered and i’m trying to untethered it, but Absinthe says Device already jailbroken, is there a way for me to take off the tethered jailbrake without having to do a restore on itunes.

    • http://twitter.com/18singhu Husan Singh


    • http://www.facebook.com/meena.fouad Mina F. Beshay

      this means it will work for non- activated iOS 5.1.1 ??

    • Phil

      open cydia and look for rocky racoon .    there is only supposed to be one c in raccoon

  • Finalxquest

    hi i have a ipod touch 4G tethered and i’m trying to untethered it, but Absinthe says Device already jailbroken, is there a way for me to take off the tethered jailbrake without having to do a restore on itunes.

  • Get_rakeshin

    Guys .can some one help..When im downloading the  Absinthe ..its getting down loaded in Adobe format ..? can some onew advise how to rectify this ..??

  • Carsonthomas80

    it says my ipod 4 running ios 5.1.1 is not supported?

  • Coolerthanunu2

    My iPod 4G allready is tethered jailbroken, so when I plug it in to my PC, absinthe is like ”Your device is allready jailbroken”.
    How can I unjailbreak my iPod without loosing all of my apps.. ?

    • http://twitter.com/18singhu Husan Singh

       Backup then Restore

    • Esteban Talero

      Go to Cydia and then search for “Rocky Racoon”

  • matt12ader



  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W7P5IDGUHN7VAWFELCSQKM4YWA Yasser

    my 4S restarts and the process fails  do u know y it happens ?
    and i cant back up the phone to itunes cuz the 4S also restars 
    and the restore dosent work also
    plz help asap

  • EricIkehara

    I successfully have Cydia on my iPhone 4S but it takes forever to update sources and stuff

  • Cuong Bui

    Jailbroken my iphone 4 GSM with no problems.  Cydia installed with no problem.  Thanks

  • James Castro

    I jailbroke it and everything and it works except I can’t listen to music and my phone icon is missing. NEED HELP!

    • Esteban Talero

      Try Rebooting your device

  • Federico Dominguez

    Absinthe does the entire process, but when it finishes it doesn’t appear cydia in my device nor the jailbreak advice “done enjoy”…What can I do?

  • George

    I have unplugged and plugged back in my iPod 4 5.1.1 and keeps telling my to Plug in my iDevice, please help!!!!! jailbreak button is grayed out and un-clickable 

  • Imran7100

    how to convert tethered jailbreak to untethered ios 5.1 on iphone 4

    • http://twitter.com/18singhu Husan Singh

       Its only for 5.1.1

  • Supacrazyy2mlr

    It opens up CMD and puts in a bunch of commands. 

    • rs18

      are you on a mac or pc?

  • Gabe

    Is it only for 5.1.1 or does 5.1 also work?

  • Nazair4

    why when i press absinthe 2.0 for mac it says scribe for absinthe dowlod and i do it takes me to the same page with 2 advertisements

  • Esteban Talero

    TANNER PLEASE HELP! I have an iPod 4G and i know it’s supported by the new absinthe. But when i connect it, absinthe says “Sorry, but the attached device is not supported” What do i do? PLEASE HALP

  • Dylan rush


    for the jailbreak to work, you need to back up your device, now you will restore the device, set it up as NEW device, now you will jailbreak with absinthe and it will say “enjoy” instead of “retry by unplugging and plugging your device in” now once its finished, you will restore to the backup you just performed. now to FIX cydia, go to manage, select packages, select cydia installer, and reinstall. YOUR 5.1.1 IS NOW JAILBROKEN WITH WORKING CYDIA!

    • Kevinap12

      I backed up my phone Restored it to new tried it again and same comment” Recovery Completed, If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in…” I tried using my friends computer with a successfully jailbroken phone and his computer says error-5

  • Page905

    when i connect my i pad to my comp to jailbreak it it says lockdown error-5 any idea what that means

    • Peressinikevin

      Mine Too!!!!

  • Gabe

    Shows that my iphone 3gs is not supported

    • Carsonthomas80

      its shows my ipod 4g is not supported either

  • Dylan rush

                  INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAC USERS!!!!!

    in order to get absinthe to simply FINISH the jailbreak on mac, you must: back up your phone RESTORE iphone set up as new iphonerestore your phone to its latest back upthe cydia problem still exists for me, i have tried adding sources, updating changes, no success

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504853743 Christopher Tyler Averette

    my ipod touch 4g device is not supported

    • Federico Dominguez

      The same happened to me!

    • Tanner Marsh

      Try downloading the updated version. 

      • Carsonthomas80

        i downloaded absinthe 2.0.1 and its still not supported

    • Innocent_killer123

      em also getting the same problem :( did it works for u now ?

  • Eldringozho

    It works tell the part were its supposed to show to progress bar on the iPod. Sad-face waited so long but it wont work for me oh will.

  • Jindalpushpak

    Should i upgrade to ios 5.1.1 and do an untethered jailbreak if i am using an unlocked iphone 3GS ??
    plz help

  • Sally Angle

    ever thing is working but cydia is not on my phone (its as iphone 4 gsm)!!!!

  • gt_bulldog

    I have successfully jailbroken my iphone 3GS on 5.1.1 using this, but none of the downloads from cydia work it says some files are missing or something like that. I tried restoring it and rejailbreaking it but that didnt work so any advice?

  • Mr Box

    ok, im having problems…I download the file, place absinthe on the desktop that it says, follow all the steps such as change service pack, run as administrator, then a black window comes up, saying rockyracoon, goes awhile extracting all them, then nothing, nothing on my computer, nothing on the device. almost as if it closes itself. help please 

    • Mr Box

      and i feel like an idiot, because right after i posted this, i figured it out..lol…you didnt tell me that it would create a new folder, and thats how to you had to run it, but thanks for the great site, and all the help

  • Dylan rush

    yea it doesnt work, i constantly get “complete, if you want to retry then unplug your device and hit jailbreak again” maybe it wasnt ready to be released yet?

  • Metropolis_dream

    tethered jailbroken devices needs only corona 5.1.1 to be installed. i think..

  • Pgg_10

    What about already thethered jailbroken decices?

    • Pgg_10

      Iphone 4G btw

    • Tanner Marsh

      Open Cydia and search for “Rocky Racoon” :D 

      • Pgg_10

        Perfect, mine is already untethered! Thank you!

  • Jindalpushpak

    Currently I have a tethered jailbreak of ios 5.1 on iphone 3GS with ipad bb 6.15.00(new bootrom).Will this unthered jailbreak work on my idevice ??

  • Jindalpushpak

    Currently I have a tethered jailbreak of ios 5.1 on iphone 3GS (new bootrom).
    Will this untethered jailbreak work on my device ??

  • Andy

    Ok so my iphones already jailbroken from the 5.0.1 if i update it and jailbreak it will all my stuff in cydia be erased if i re jailbreak it?

  • Henry_99

    tanner i have a problem.. it says somethinh had gone wrong…trying to recover…recover completed. if you want to retry jailbreaking unplug your device and plug it back again. i followed all the instructions but i still got an error. pls help. btw ive tried xp compatibility and run it as a admin. but still not working

    • Joseph_93

      Ok, first which iDevice do you have?

      • Abecho818

        probably an iphone 4s? i have the same problem


          Yeah Same…. iphone 4s

    • Atithn

       i have the same problem …. plz tell me the solution if u get it

    • shonda

      im having the same problem, && i have a iphone 4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitsos.peslis Mitsos Peslis

    can it unlock an iphone 4 on ios 5.1 which has firmware 04 .12.01?????

  • Boogie

    Nice news Tanner…I’ve already jailbroken my iPhone 4 GSM today, when i saw that Absinthe 2.0 was released.Keep up the good work man.

    • Tanner Marsh

      Thanks! I appreciate your support! 

  • Crash_nash12

    it is telling me “sorry the attached device is not supported” but i have an iphone 4s and ios 5.1.1 using absinthe version 2 HELP PLEASE !!!!!

  • IAS

    The guide is not complete- You will have to  click on the extracted absinthe icon which will create a subfolder with some files. Click on the absinthe icon inside the sufolder and then follw step 2 in this guide

  • lillen

    downloade it in cydia it much faster