Jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with Absinthe - iPhoneHeat

Jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with Absinthe

Absinthe is now out to jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 and iPhone 4S. These are the steps to jailbreak iPad 2 untethered with Absinthe. You can jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 with Greenpois0n Absinthe untethered…

  • iPad 2 must be running iOS 5.0.1
  • Supports: All iPad 2 WiFi, WiFi + 3G and CDMA

These are the step-by-step instructions to jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 untethered with Absinthe.

For iPhone 4S users: Jailbreak iPhone 4S with Absinthe

Jailbreak iPad 2 5.0.1 with Absinthe


Step 1

Connect your iPad 2 to your computer and backup with iTunes. Update iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 if you’re running an older firmware. (to do that, download 5.0.1 from the link above, connect ipad to iTunes, hold down the SHIFT/ALT key and click on Restore button on iTunes)

Step 2

Extract and run Absinthe, make sure your iPad 2 is connected to your computer;

Hit the Jailbreak button on Absinthe screen;

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It will take a while on the starting portion;
Then your iPad will show restoring a backup saying “Restoring in Progress”;
Your iPad 2 will reboot. DO NOT UNPLUG IT YET! when it’s turned on, unlock your iPad if necessary, waiting for device to finish booting;
Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.

It will take time, don’t worry.

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Step 3

There will be an Absinthe icon on your iPad 2 screen after reboot. Locate it and Tap on the Absinthe icon and it will load GreenPois0n site, and then after a minute it will reboot your iPad 2 automatically. Once your iPad 2 is back ON, the Cydia icon will  be there on your screen.

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That’s it! have fun with your jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 firmware with Absinthe.

Share your experience with Absinthe in the comments section below…


  • Camera roll will be empty if the jailbreak is incomplete. Rerun the app once to fix, and then another time to complete jb.
  • If the Absinthe webclip shows “Error establishing a database connection”, please go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait instead.
  • The VPN connection will give an error. This is normal. A reboot should happen a few moments after the error.
  • Just reboot and redo the jailbreak if you have problems.
  • When jailbreaking: Do not have a passcode set. Do not have your own VPN setup (Absinthe needs to setup its own).
  • If Absinthe crashes, reboot your DEVICE and try again.
  • Toggle VPN only AFTER Absinthe says it’s done, or it will not work. VPN SHOULD error and then reboot soon. If it does not, rerun Absinthe!

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43 comments… add one
champi888 January 21, 2012, 12:44 am

is anyone having the same problem as me? the absinthe icon is installed but wen i click on it just a white blank page..

Simone January 21, 2012, 6:18 am

I have read that you must activate or desactivate wifi to complete the jailbreak. I hope that this comment helps you.

hartonoxu January 27, 2012, 5:17 pm

how to turn on my ipad2 when the device is off after its jailbroken with ios 5.0.1 greenpois0n

iPhoneHeat January 27, 2012, 6:09 pm

If itz stuck in DFU Mode>> Hold down Power + Home Buttons for 10-12 seconds.. and it should turn ON.

mb January 21, 2012, 1:11 am

Have ipad 2 running 5.0.1 plugged in and backed up..but the jailbreak button in Absinthe is un-clickable?

kaung January 22, 2012, 12:02 pm

If you have the passcode set for unlock your iPad. Then you need to disable passcode locked option from setting. After you done that you should be able to click the jailbreak button

pl January 21, 2012, 1:13 am

not working and crash on mac os x 10.5.8

bbs January 21, 2012, 2:44 am

ok so the green poison site loaded but nothing is happening.. 🙁

dcc January 21, 2012, 2:56 am

Crashes on 10.5.8 any help plz

Same January 21, 2012, 8:19 am

Can somebody explain why Absinthe is not working on mac osx 10.5.8 ???

sillster January 22, 2012, 12:42 pm

Same here. I click on Absinthe and nothing happens. Are we not to set up anything? Because when you unlock the ipad for the first time after one of the reboots, it makes you go thru the screens where you to set up cloud, set up wifi, sign in, etc. Are we supposed to skip all that possibly?

sillster January 23, 2012, 1:51 am

restoring ipad2 back to factory settings and then running the absinthe worked.

san January 22, 2012, 3:48 am

tested on ipad2.
100% super fine, thanks

Jacky February 3, 2012, 9:18 pm

hey, can you help me find the installious?

kaung January 22, 2012, 12:04 pm

I successfully jailbreak my ipad2 but for some reason some of my song won’t play in my iPad. Anyone have the same problem?

emptyz January 22, 2012, 4:36 pm

When I press/click jailbreak in the Absinthe app, nothing happens. Supposedly “Restore in Progress” will appear.. any feedback?

kaung January 22, 2012, 10:10 pm

Did you see error message in the jailbreak window?

emptyz January 23, 2012, 12:12 pm

Nope.. D progress bar is not moving, been waiting for an hour already. Tried the windows version but now its in the error loop of “jailbreak failed will try to fix”. Until now I still havent jailbreak my ipad2.. 🙁 need help

Jeroen January 26, 2012, 2:20 am

i have the same problem!!

virktor February 8, 2012, 4:04 am

I had the same problem, but after I reset my iPad to default factory settings and tried the jailbreak again, it worked.

ch1nuk0 January 26, 2012, 3:56 am

Hi, I just jailbreak my iPad 2 but when i add http://hackulo.us i doesnt work, i mean i cant install any aplication, anyone knows why this happened??

musamz February 1, 2012, 7:22 pm

Absinthe icon appears, but when tapped it, it loads greenpoisen site, but did not automatically reboot. whats the problem?

sanj February 5, 2012, 2:11 pm

Maybe you are having a password lock code on your device.Remove the passcode,delete the absinthe icon from the home screen of your device,then jailbreak again,then click on absinthe icon your device will reboot,mine got fixed..!!

Jacky February 3, 2012, 9:12 pm

Please anyone can help me,, I had Just jailbroken my IPAD 2 but i can’t find instullious,, how do I find it?
please reply me ASAP.. Thank you!! for those who are welling to help, here’s my e-mail [email protected]

tee February 6, 2012, 3:05 am

i connected my ipad 2 5.0 (9A334) but absinthe says connected device not supported.. It was successful with iphone 4s but not ipad. HELP please

taran February 6, 2012, 5:12 pm

Worked like a gem.. thanx 🙂

Tee February 6, 2012, 7:11 pm

Cannot see my mail icon after jail break. It’s just a white icon.

nosipho February 11, 2012, 1:39 pm

I have the absinthe icon loaded and when i click on it I get an error message. I tried to switch vpn on and i got another errpr message but ipad didnt reboot. Please advise!

tcoll10 April 23, 2012, 6:25 pm

When I try to jailbreak my iPhone 4s, I open up absinthe and it says, “Sorry, the attached device is not supported.” I’ve tried many things to try and get this to work. When I plugged my iPad2 in.. It automatically read it and was ready to jailbreak. Can anyone help me?

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