This tutorial will tell you how to jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 devices using Absinthe 2.0. The devices you can ‘set free’ include iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (3rd Gen), iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and Apple TV 2G. You just have to make sure that the device you are jailbreaking runs on iOS 5.1.1.
Just in case you didn’t know, jailbreaking your iOS 5.1.1 iPhone, iPad or iPod unlocks limitless possibilities. You can access a plethora of very useful apps and tools that Apple wouldn’t allow on its iTunes Store. These include Winterboard, Bosspaper, SBSettings, BiteSMS , MySMS, Backgrounder and countless Cydia Store apps to name a just few. You’ll have full control over your device and it will look and work better than the ‘run-of-the-mill’ devices that Apple is controlling all the time.
Alright then; get your computer, internet connection and iPhone 4S (or other iOS 5.1.1 device) ready, because you’ll be jailbreaking it in just under 5 minutes.
Before the Jailbreak
Backup your complete data on the iCloud. Disable any passcode that you may have set on your device. Have your 30 pin connector nearby.
A word of caution: if your iPhone relies on an unlock, do not jailbreak it using Absinthe unless you have unlocked it first.
Step 2: Connect your iOS 5.1.1 device to your computer using the standard 30 pin connector.
Step 3: Launch the executable file from your Absinthe folder. The following window will appear with some text and a “Jailbreak” button.
Step 4: Press the Jailbreak button and wait for a few seconds as the jailbreaking tool does its job. Your device will look like it’s undergoing a restore process. Do not touch your device until the progress bar on the Absinthe GUI window shows you that the jailbreak is complete.
Step 5: That’s it. You are done. The familiar Cydia icon on your home screen confirms that the jailbreak has been a success. Take a look below at how jailbroken iPad3 and iPhone 4S (iOS 5.1.1) look .