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Absinthe 2.0 is the newest version of the very popular Absinthe jailbreak for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Made by members of both the Chronic and iPhone Dev Teams this is one of the most technically ambitious jailbreaks to date for all devices on iOS 5.1.1. Even so, it should still only take a few minutes to get your device fully jailbroken.
To start, download Absinthe 2.0 for Windows, Mac or Linux.
Before jailbreaking it’s recommended that you back up your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad in iTunes. This is optional however by doing this it will cut down on the time it takes to jailbreak significantly. Plug your device in via USB to your Mac or PC with iTunes installed and then right click your device name and select Back Up. Depending on how much data is on your device this could take quite a while.
Now we need to wipe your device. Since all of your data is now backed up (having an iCloud backup wouldn’t hurt either) we can delete everything to speed the jailbreak up. Open up Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Give your device a few minutes to wipe itself and reboot.
With your device plugged into your computer open Absinthe 2.0. If you are using Windows when you go to open Absinthe you will see lines of code and then nothing. Don’t worry, simply check back and you will see a new Absinthe folder with another .exe. Open that one and you should be good to go. With Absinthe open, it should be able to detect your device and firmware. Now just click Jailbreak and be patient.
Once Absinthe is done and your device reboots open up iTunes. Just like how you backed up earlier now we need to restore so right click on the device name and select Restore from Backup. Depending on how large your backup is this may take a while.
Once the restore is done everything should be just as it was before but with the addition of Cydia. Open it up and allow it to set up for the first time. Your device will reboot and then Cydia will be good to go. Congratulations, you are now jailbroken! Remember, State of Jailbreak is always up to date with the latest jailbreaks and tutorials so check back when you need a jailbreak!