How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Your iPhone, iPad Or iPod Touch Using Absinthe [Tutorial]

 Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered:

Good times in the jailbreaking world as now a plethora of jailbreaking utilities are at your disposal that you can use to jailbreak your iPhone ipad or iPod touch. We told you about the launch of Absinthe 2.0 which has since been updated to Absinthe 2.5 and Redsn0w has already been updated to its latest version. If you are on iOS 51.1 and want to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 then there are multiple jalbreaking utilities that you can now use to jailbreak your iPhone or iPAD running on iOS 5.1.1

Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered

This tutorial will take you through all the steps to jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0. Follow through all these simple steps to jailbreak your iDevice. If you are new to Absinthe jailbreaking tool, then that is nothing to worry about as it is a very simple GUI based utility similar to Redsn0w. So let the jailbreaking begin!


First of all let’s make sure that your particular iDevice is actually able to be jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0. Below is the complete list of iDevices that you can successfully achieve an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe.

  • iPhone: iPhone 3GS till iPhone 4S
  • iPad: iPad 1 till iPad 3
  • IPod: iPod 3rd Gen and iPod 4th Gen
  • Apple TV: 2nd gen

absinthe 2.0.2

  • Also make sure that you backup your data as you will lose it during the jailbreaking process. Just restore it via iTunes or iCloud once you are done jailbreaking iOS 5.1.1.
  • Also if you have a carrier unlock on your iPhone then it’s best to wait for some time before jailbreaking iPhone iOS 5.1 as you will lose the carrier unlock by doing so.
  • Removing the passcode before jailbreaking is also a good idea as it is known to cause troubles during the jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 process.


Step 1: Download the latest version of Absinthe and extract it on your computer and launch the program. The download links for absinthe are at the bottom of this post. This will be used to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1

Step 2: Connect your iDevice via the USB cable or a Dock and Absinthe should detect it. When it does, “jailbreak” button on absinthe should become available. Simply click this button and let absinthe 2.0 run through its processes.

Step 3: Now that the hard part is done, simply sit back and relax while absinthe runs through its paces to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe keep you informed on what it’s doing as it chews through the code so keep an eye on the monitor if you wish.

Step 4: Once it’s done, absinthe will let you know that the jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 process has been completed. Now you can head over to the lock screen and look for the Cydia icon. If you can see the icon, then the process has been successful and you have achieved untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.

And that’s it! This has been a complete tutorial on how to untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you follow all the steps correctly then you should have no trouble jailbreaking your phone. And if you need any help, then just leave a comment below.


Update: Links updated with the latest versions of Absinthe:

Download Absinthe 2.0.4  Mac
Download Absinthe 2.0.4  Windows

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