Jailbreak 5.1.1 Untethered For iPad 3, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch Using Absinthe 2.0 [Guide]

The unthethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 is finally here and this guide will walk you through how to jailbreak your device using Absinthe 2.0.

Supported devices:

  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (except for the $399 iPad 2 with the tweaked A5 chip)
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G

Follow the text guide below.

Step 1: Download and open Absinthe 2.0

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer via USB & Open Absinthe 2.0

Step 3: Click “Jailbreak” & this process will take your device through multiple stages necessary for jailbreaking the device. Do not touch your device or close Absinthe during this lengthy process.

Step 4: Once the restore is completed, unlock your device and look for the “Absinthe” icon on your Springboard. Tap the icon and it will launch the GreenPois0n website, and then causing your device to reboot. After the reboot is completed, the Absinthe icon will now be replaced by a brown Cydia icon.

You now have an untethered jailbreak on your 5.1.1 device!

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment and we will do our best to reply with help.

Update: Some are having issues with the Windows version, so here is a potential fix.

Error – “Recovery completed.If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in” Fix:

1. Backup your device

2. Restore your device and DO NOT unlock your device after the restore

3. Set it up as a new iPhone/iPad/iPod

3. Let it finish syncing/setting up

4. Open Absinthe and jailbreak

5. Now you can also restore from backup

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Semi Untethered iOS 5 Jailbreak Now Available Through Cydia

Repo owner BigBoss has just released a package into Cydia which allows the user to have a semi tethered jailbreak, removing some of the dangers of a tethered jailbreak. This means that if you run out of power, or if the device shuts down for any other reason, your device will be able to reboot with limited functionality. When you reboot semi-tethered, both Safari and Mail will be disabled, along with any other jailbreak apps or tweaks you have installed. Below is a tutorial on how to semi untether your iOS 5 device.

1. Jailbreak your iOS 5 device using Redsn0w’s tethered jailbreak and boot tethered.

2. Navigate to the Sources menu in Cydia, and add the source: “http://thebigboss.org/semitether”.

3. Open the source, and there should be one package titled “SemiTethered”.

4. Install the package and reboot your device.

5. Your device is now in a semi tethered state, and you will have to boot tethered using Redsn0w so use the disabled features.

How To Install FULLY Working Siri On ALL iDevices

This is how to install a fully working Siri on your iDevice in a few easy steps. If you need help check out my walk through video. Enjoy!

Step 1: Add the Source iHacksRepo.com to Cydia

Step 2: Download Spire

Step 3: Download AssistantServer Installer

Step 4: Make sure your Device is rebooted and go into your Spire settings. Settings>Spire

Step 5: Add the proxy https://localhost:4443

Step 6: Head into your AssistantServer settings (Settings>SiriServer) and click install certificate.

Step 7: Once installed your Siri should be ready to go! **Note** Make sure your siri language settings are set to English (US)

Unlock Your Jailbroken iPhone With SAM

A new unlock method for jailbroken iPhones has just been announced and released, for those of you still in contract that can’t yet take advantage of AT&T’s unlock offer. This method uses Sam Binger’s Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) package in Cydia. By following the steps below, you can unlock your phone (as confirmed by Musclenerd).

1. Download and install Sam Bingner’s SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module). You should add the repo “repo.bingner.com”.

2. Locate the SAMPrefs icon on your Springboard and open it.

3. Enter utilities ad choose to “De-Activate iPhone”.

4. Go to the “Method” section, select “By Country and Carrier”, and choose your carrier.

5. Tap “More Information”, and taking note of your IMSI in the “SAM Details” section, continue to “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”.

6. Go back to the main screen and change the “Method” to manual. Then enter the IMSI from step 5.

7. Plug your phone into iTunes and double click on “Phone Number” to make sure that the ICCID matches that of your SIM card, then unplug your iPhone.

8. Disable SAM.

9. Plug your iPhone back in, and restart iTunes if it says your phone cannot be activated.

10. Thats it! If you have issues with push notifications just use the “Clear Push” utility in SAM and reconnect to iTunes.

Following those steps above, you should be able to unlock your phone to work on any GSM network. Leave a comment if it worked for you!

Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.1 news about Pod2g for all iDevices

very short article for you all… good news about the iOS 5.1 jailbreak!

We already know that RedSn0w and Sn0wbreeze have released tethered jailbreaks for the A4 and older devices.  It is still impossible for the owners of iPhones 4S and iPad 2 to jailbreak their devices.
Do not be discouraged! Less than a week after the release of  iOS 5.1  hackers were already trying to identify gaps in the iOS in order to reach the untethered jailbreak! Pod2g, the famous French developer who is behind the untethered jailbreak for all iDevices, announced in a tweet that he is actively working to find flaws in iOS 5.1:


tweet is always reassuring to the jailbreak community, signifying progress.  Follow this site, to keep up-to-date about all the upcoming jailbreaks.

Siri Dictation ported to iPhone 4 (iOS 5/5.0.1 Jailbreak Necessary)

After much anticipation… Siri’s Dictation Feature has FINALLY been ported over to all devices supported by Apple to run it’s newest OS (iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1).  In order to get the new feature up and running, you must have a jailbreak.  Thus far, there are no public untethered jailbreaks.  The best jailbreak available up until today is the “semi-tethered” jailbreak.  I will be writing a post on how to do a “semi-tethered jailbreak” shortly.  For those of you who already have a jailbroken device running 5.0 or 5.0.1 follow the following steps:

1. Head over to Cydia

2. Go to manage tab at bottom of screen

3. Click on the sources option

4. Tap edit at the top right

5. Tap add at the top left

6. Type the following Repo: http://apt.if0rce.com

7. Tap add source

8. Scroll to Siri0us and install

9. Let the phone go through the steps

10. Reboot tethered and you should have a working phone with Siri’s dictation feature!

**UPDATE: I have been notified that some users are having issues because of a server overload.  If you are unable to install Siri0us, add this source instead:

siriforyou.bplaced.net/repo/

(Video courtesy of iDownloadBlog)


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