Jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 with Absinthe (Mac)

How-to Jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 with Absinthe on Mac

Jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Absinthe Mac

If you wish to jailbreak other device model or iPad 2 with different iOS version, see our How-to Jailbreak section.

To ensure that you perform iPad 2 jailbreak correctly, you should verify the following requirements.

iPad 2 Jailbreak

REQUIREMENTS of jailbreaking iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Mac:

  1. Verify your iPad model, ensure it is exactly iPad 2 model.
  2. Verify your installed iOS version: ensure that the version is 5.0.1 (9A405).
  3. Download Absinthe for Mac
  4. You should REMOVE passcode lock and clear away VPN settings on iPad 2 (if any). You can set it up again later.
  5. ALWAYS create backup of the device to prevent any data loss

Step-by-step how-to jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 with Absinthe on Mac

  • Open downloaded absinthe and extract the Absinthe app as well as data folder to Desktop.
    Absinthe Jailbreak on Mac
  • As requested, please plug the iPad 2 into the computer through USB.

    Apple USB Data Cable

    Absinthe iPad 2 Jailbreak

  • As soon as iPad 2 plugged-in, Absinthe will automatically identify your current device and also the installed iOS version. Click Jailbreak button to begin.

    Jailbreak button Absinthe
  • Then, absinthe will be trying to jailbreak your iPad 2 within several processes: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.
  • At the time Absinthe nearly finished jailbreaking the iPad 2, it is going to notify you that Absinthe Almost Done doing its job and you may need to unlock screen (if it was locked).

    Absinthe Mac Almost Done

  • Find Absinthe app on iPad 2 homescreen and then tap into it in order to complete the iPad 2 jailbreak process. The Absinthe app could possibly be located on any page on your homescreen.

    Absinthe App on iPad 2

    When you tap on it, Absinthe app will load greenpois0n website.

    • If you see Cannot open Absinthe error message right after starting Absinthe app or if you get an error establishing a database connection, tap Settings and then switch on the VPN setting.

      Cannot Open Absinthe

    • You will have an alert saying VPN Connection configuration error occured. Tap OK or simply disregard the warning. Within a few seconds your iPad 2 shall restart. If the iPad 2 not automatically restarted, you may forgot remove passcode or any VPN settings.

      Absinthe Jailbreak VPN Configuration Error Occured

  • Once the iPad 2 back from reboot, Absinthe app will disappear and replaced with Cydia app.

    Cydia app Absinthe

Congratulations, you have successfully jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 on Mac by using Absinthe!

If you have problem while doing jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1, please read the instruction again. Make sure that you follow the intruction carefully and then repeat the steps again.

For those who still have problem while jailbreaking iPad 2, write your problem on the comment form below along with detailed information such as device model, iOS version, Computer Operating System, Absinthe version, any installed antivirus, iTunes version as well as the error message, along with other necessary information.

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