Untethered Jailbreaking Iphone 3GS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0

Posted: June 16, 2012 in Hacks, Mobile Phones
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Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 devices ONLY. I just finished jailbreaking my Iphone 3GS and thought of sharing it. Its a pretty simple process and it just took me less than 5-10 minutes to complete.

Absinthe 2.0 supports only the following devices on 5.1.1 : iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (iPad2,4 is now supported as of Absinthe 2.0.4), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation.

If you haven’t jailbreaked your device till now and want to jailbreak it now, then just follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Check Your Device Software Version:

Make sure your device’s Software version is 5.1.1 . You can check it by clicking the “Menu” button in your device, then open “Settings“, then Click on “General“, then Press “About” . Check for the field named “Software Version” and check if it is 5.1.1 .

Step 2: Connect and Back Up Your device:

Now, Open up “iTunes” in your computer and connect your device using the USB cable to your laptop or computer.

iPhone Backup

Now, in your iTunes, in the left side menu, look for your device under the “Devices” tab. Now, “Right Click ” on your device and click “Backup“. (If you want the jailbreaking process to be faster, after you backed up your device, format your device and after jailbreaking you can restore from the backup created).

Step 3: Download Absinthe 2.0 and Jailbreak :

You can download  “Absinthe 2.0.4” from the links below according to your operating system:

Absinthe v2.0.4 for Windows (XP, Vista,7 )

Absinthe v2.0.4 for MacOSX(10.5, 10.6, 10.7)

Absinthe v2.0.4 for Linux(x86, x86_64)

Open the downloaded file, and read the instructions given in the “readme” file.For Windows users, just extract the downloaded file to the “Desktop” (or any location you like). Then open the “absinthe-win-2.0.4.exe” and it will extract all the files to another folder in the desktop itself. Now, open the created folder and open the program “absinthe“.

When you open the program, it will look something like this:

Now, make sure your device has atleast 60%  battery charge (just be on the safe side 😀 ). Now, click “Jailbreak” , wait for a while and it do the rest! Just make sure you dont disconnect your device until the process is over.   So, that’s it folks, Yes! its that simple!

After you have succesfully jailbreak’d your device you can restore your backup. To restore, right click on your device name under the ‘Devices‘ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore From Backup‘ and then  select the latest backup you created before.

Happy Jailbreaking! 😀


  1. Incredibly good information and facts concerning this subject.
    Thanks so much for posting about it.

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