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Absinthe 2.0: How to Jailbreak Your iPhone

The steps to breaking free from Apple's iOS 5.1.1

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Absinthe 2.0: How to Jailbreak Your iPhone
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iPhone, iPad, and iPod users who want to use their devices more freely have always been in a race with Apple to keep ahead of updates. Because of that, the release this week of Absinthe 2.0 was exciting news for the Apple hacker community.

Absinthe 2.0 is the jailbreak for Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 5.1.1. It was released during a presentation by a “dream team” of Apple crackers in Amsterdam. The team is already working to crack Apple’s upcoming iOS 6, scheduled to release along with the new iPhone this fall.

Those who have been jail-breaking their Apple devices for a while will know how to use Absinthe to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad,. However, Apple is still seeing increasing sales, and many new users do not have experience freeing-up their new toys. Luckily, Absinthe is one of the easiest tools to use when jail-breaking an Apple device.

First, users should make a back-up of their phone using iTunes, just in case something goes wrong. This can be done by going into the “Devices” menu in iTunes and right-clicking on the device, which reveals the “Back Up” option.

Next, users should navigate to the “Settings” iTunes menu and find the “Reset” option inside the “General” options. There, an option to “Erase all Content and Settings” should be used to wipe the device clean.

After that, start up Absinthe 2.0 (actually 2.0.1 now – the software has already been updated) and click on “Jailbreak.” The process may take a while, but users should be sure not to disconnect the device from its USB connection to their computer.

Once the process has finished, users can restore their settings, apps, and files by right-clicking the device in iTunes and using the “Restore from Back Up” option.

That’s it. It’s a very simple process that gives Apple users extra freedom and functionality on their devices. Users of jail-broken Apple devices can enjoy extra features and customization, while still utilizing essential iOS elements such as the App Store and voice calls. Keep in mind, though, that Apple believes jail-breaking your device will void your warranty.

(via Green Poison)

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  • James Calhoun

    Why would u want to jailbreak ur iPhone? The only great thing about these products is how well IOS works on them. You certainly don’t buy them for their small screens and shabby build quality. Sure they are aesthetically beautiful, but the build quality is horrid. It’s covered on both sides by 2 pieces of breakable glass.
    And the ipad is just as bad. Compared to the most expensive of it’s competition, it’s incredibly overpriced.
    Here’s a message to all the iTards out there. Stop buying something because it’s trendy. Ur buying rubbish products. If u want the simplicity go with Windows 7 mobile. If u want something to hack go with Android.

    • FreeBeer

      You must be right James. I guess that is why Apple is the richest company in the world and I can’t recall seeing you on that list anyplace.

  • Tdas

    @James you are an idiot. Keep sucking MS and Droid d***.

    • Niz

      Tdas… You are a douche bag. You’re iphone 3gs is a the result of a marketing ploy to keep sheep like you buying new hardware.

  • Niz

    ios is by far the most vulnerable operating system.

  • Spark

    You all suck!

  • http://www.krishnacolours.com/ construction chemicals company

    This is are really so useful for modern era. Actually, iPhone, iPad, and iPod users who want to use their devices more freely have always been in a contest with Apple to stay in front of updates.

  • the trolls are out

    Thanks to the Dream Team for their spectacular jailbreak app. It’s been awhile coming, but it appears that they wanted to get it really, really right — and they did.

    Is the iPhone the best phone ever? Could be — at least for some. Personally, I prefer it to carrying around a small tablet in my back pocket (as one has to with most Android models). Just a personal preference, though. Jailbreaking lets me do with it what I need to do — run pay-as-you-go T-Mobile phone service for about $100/year, for one.

    As for James Calhoun … you can’t be serious can you? Just out trolling, right? I used to like to stir up trouble when I was 12 years old too.

  • Ivon

    I’m a lil behind in the jailbreaking world. I have an older iPhone (3g) model that’s already jailbroken. I’m wondering how I can update to work with IOS 4 ? …

  • JUNAID

    ok my name ıs junaıd and ı have an ıpod ı want to jaılbrake but ı dont know where to dowload absınthe 2.0.1

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