Few moments ago the Chronic Devs team has released Absinthe jialbreak tool for Windows version for untethered jailbreak on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running on iOS 5.0.1 and iOS 5 firmware respectively. We are going to guide you on how to jailbreak untethered iPad 2 on iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1 firmware. iPhone 4S jailbreak guide will be post soon.Remember that this guide is only meant for Windows users having iPad 2 running on iOS 5.0/5.0.1 firmware. Before proceeding you should check that whether you have upgraded your iPad iOS firmware is according to above mention iOS firmware and also backup your iPad 2.
How To Jailbreak Untethered iPad 2 Using Absinthe For Windows [iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5.0]
Step 1: First of all download Absinthe for Windows from the above mention link and save the application in a folder named “Absinthe” on your desktop.
Step 2: Now extract the application to the Absinthe folder and launch the Absinthe application to connect your iPad
Note : (1) Disable the passcode temporarily to jailbreak your iPad (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock -> Turn Passcode Off). (2) Also remove any VPN settings that you may have configured on your iPad.
Step 3: Absinthe should detect your iPad and also mention the iOS firmware that is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button. After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:
“Beginning jailbreak” (This will take sometime – in our case this step took more than 10 minutes on our iPad 2, though it was lot quicker on iPhone 4S)
“Sending initial data” at this time you will notice that “Restoring in Progress” message on your iPad 2 (this can also take a long time – in our case this step took more than 15 mins)
“Waiting for reboot”
“Waiting for device to finish rebooting” as your iPad 2 is rebooting.
“Preparing jailbreak data”
“Sending payload data” (this can also take a long time – in our case this step took more than 15 mins)
Step 4: In the end you’ll be prompted with the message informing you that the jailbreak is “Almost done – just unlock the screen if necessary, then tap “Jailbreak” icon to finish.
Step 5: Unlock your iPad. The icon you should look for is the Absinthe icon and not “Jailbreak”, it may not be on the first home screen page so you’re better off just searching for it using Spotlight.
Step 6: Launch the Absinthe app. It should load the greenpois0n site and reboot your iPad. After it is rebooted, you should see the Cydia icon.
If you have carefully followed the procedure then your iPad 2 is successfully jailbroken. In case you get ” Error Establishing A Database Connection” error while loading the site then you can fix this error with “How To Fix “Error Establishing A Database Connection” while Jailbreak Using Absinthe Tool” and if you face grey Jailbreak button then this fix will will work for it.
If you are having the problem where you cannot click jailbreak on absinthe with your device plugged in, start your mac in safe mode. You do this by turning it off and starting it back up while holding the shift key, then launch absinthe after it starts in safe mode. You should now be able to click jailbreak when you plug in your device. it worked for me.