Absinthe 2.0.1 Download Now Available to Fix Hanging Issues


Earlier this morning we saw the release of Absinthe 2.0 to jailbreak your iOS devices on iOS 5.1.1. As always, initial releases always reveal bugs and updates get released to squash them.

@pimskeks tweeted out that Absinthe 2.0.1 has been released with to fix a hang in certain situations:

If you have had some difficulty with your jailbreak, try the new download links below (or wait a few hours to try as servers are being crushed, alongside Cydia as well):

Let us know how this updated version works for you.


  • Tito71

    Ipad 3 5.1.1 Wifi after JailB, clicking on Cydia just crashes on startup what to do now ?

  • In anyone’s opinion, is it worth it for me to upgrade to 5.1.1 and rejailbreak?

     is there any large fixes that Id take advantage of?  or am I as good to just stay at 5.0.1?

    Thanks in advance,

  • Try restarting your iPad and if that doesn’t work, re-jailbreak. 

  • Bowes

    works great now

  • roadcarver  – Go to the bottom and it shows the enhancements / fixes for 5.1.1.

  • Networx

    Ok, I did the jailbreak and I lost my camera roll.  No big deal.  The only reason I did the jailbreak was to get that old feature with all the toggles for settings.  I think it was called SBSettings or something like that.  Can someone refresh my memory about that one, please?

  • Sjent

    Yeah, that was SBSettings, or you can use NCSettings

  • Networx

    It won’t find the package to install it.  I’ll look for NCSettings instead.  Thanks.  That was the only reason I even bothered with the jailbreak.

  • Networx

    So jailbreaking my phone was easy but it really served no purpose for me.  SBSettings won’t load, can’t even find the package and that was the only tweak I really wanted.  The rest of the functions I used to jailbreak my iPhone for have been added to the latest version of iOS so I really didn’t need to do this.  It was a fun geeky exercise but otherwise was a total waste of time.  And I lost my Camera Roll.  Ya, don’t see what all the fuss was about.

  • Crmdmlst

    Icons all messed up for my iPad 3 (32GB WiFi)
    Messages icon has the Mail icon
    Safari Icon has the Messages Icon
    Mail Icon has no icon (white)
    Help please?

  • Networx

    Restore from your last backup in iTunes.  Screw this stupid jailbreak.

  • Junior 805

     After installing a theme and winterboard My camera crashes every time i try to take a pic and says i have no pictures and i know i still do since my original picture is still there. wallpaper setttings crashes when i click on that also… uninstalled winterboard and themes and still doesnt work.


      you can just get free itunes gift cards and never wait for a jailbreak again.

    go to the video in the name

    youll need a US itunes account

  • bob

     go to youtube and search ‘(Free app of the Day) how to get a $10 or $15 iTunes Gift Card Credit for free’

  • aztek13

    Absinthe 2.0 didn’t work for me but this afternoon I tried 2.0.1 and worked first time.  I backed up first but chose not to erase everything first.  Worked like a charm.  Cydia is a little busy right now so it’s taking a little longer to update the packages.  I’ll try that later tonight.

  • Gugest

    Absinthe keeps crashing on me 🙁 iphone 4 5.1.1

  • Arcsvibe

    Was able to jailbreak rather quickly and painlessly. Yes Cydia is being hammered at the moment but be patient it will work. I always wait a half day or so before jailbreaking as the Devs usually release updates of the jailbreak (I used 2.01 no problems everything works)

    I tip my hat to the Dream Team once again.

  • Sarajevac

    Iwipecache can fix this just download from cydia and try it out…it work for me when icons are white…

  • Pejman K

    can we upgrade to revised version of iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone 4 and then use this Jailbreak? 

  • GatesMaura44

    my buddy’s sister-in-law made $18108 a month ago. she worrks on the internet and bought a $525400 condo. All she did was get blessed and put into action the instructions given on this website ===>> ??????

  • GatesMaura44

    my classmate’s mom made $ 18460 l ast week. s he is ge tting p aid o n the l aptop a nd mo ved in a $ 571 600 house. A ll sh e did w as g et lu cky an d fo llow the t ips ma de cl ear o n th is si te ===>> ??????

  • PTS

    Mine doesn’t show phone, messages, camera, safari icons… other original iphone icons are white!!
    what should I do now? 🙁

  • PTS

    It happened when I run Cydia…

  • Flyer

    Same problem here. Is it because the Cydia server is overloaded, or is it a problem with my iPad/jailbreakage?

  • Tbrain

    hey I have a noob question to ask: will jailbreaking my iphone with Absinthe unlock my iphone? that is essentially what I am aiming at now. I would appreciate a simple Yes or No!

  • None

    Not working for iphone 4 with win 7 64bit.    progress bar goes to approximately 5% then after waiting 10 minutes windows tells absinth has crashed / does not respond and will be closed!

  • Pejman K

    No, Jailbreak is different than SIM Unlock

  • LudaNix

    hey guys couple of questions (forgive me I’m a noob to jail breaking). I’ve jailbroken my iPhone 4 GSM and it went great, no apparent issues at all. However, Cydia appears to continue to give me errors when trying to load up on opening the app, and adding any sources seems to give an error as well. Just wondering (as i’ve read previous comments) if this is a known issue due to the bogged down Cydia servers or if I need to fix it – and how. Second, iMessage doesn’t work so I’m wondering if anyone can help with getting it to work OR if it won’t work with the 5.1.1 jailbreak yet. 

    Appreciate all your help guys. 

  • Ex

    For Cydia, it’s likely just dealing with heavy traffic.

    For iMessage, ensure that it’s on first under Settings > Messages. If yes, test the use of iMessage under 3G and WiFi to see if there’s any change.

  • Absinthe 2.0.1(Win XP) will run for 5 to 10 minutes up to “Sending initial jailbreak data..” and then I constantly get this error whenever I retry, “Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience.” This has never happened with my past jailbreaks and I don’t know how to fix it.. I tried restoring but I didn’t want to set up a new iDevice because I don’t want to lose my old iPhone 4S’s data.. I also tried running it as an Administrator..

  • Cancer

    On Absinthe 2.0.1, After installing CyDelete and Icon Rename tweak, springboard crashes, however it was fine with absinthe 2.0 jailbreak
    Tested on Iphone 4s, ios 5.1.1

  • wodkab

    I have the same proplem on Win7 64, also if running as Admin and WinXP SP3 compatible mode.

  • Followinginstructions

    Follow the instructions given by the team.  Do a back up, then WIPE your phone from the settings menu.  Perform the jailbreak.  Restore your settings and content through iTunes.

  • Baddestbassist

    iPhone 4s is crashing when I get an iMessage. Anybody else having this problem? Thoughts? Fixes?

  • Flyer


    ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected untether?

  • Flyer

    It finally works now. I don’t know what went wrong or how exactly I fixed it, but here’s what I did: 1. Absinthe 2.0.1 Linux. JB seemed to work at first, but Cydia kept crashing. 2. Restore with iTunes 3. Retry with Absinthe 2.0.2 Windows. JB works and Cydia works.

  • Flyer

    To be clear, ‘restore’ meant to restore to factory settings. I have an iPad 3 WiFi, and firmware version is 9B206.

  • Malink

     yep same here keep getting the same error message, anyone find any fixes or suggestions, i tried it 3 times already completely restoring and re jb nothing happens

  • Jaewan95

    i hav 4s and i tried to jailbreak with 5.1.1 through absinthe 2.0.4 and when i connect my device, it says error detecting device (locdown error -2)….. any solution for this?

  • Help

    My iPad 1 was jail broken today. I was looking on YouTube for cool apps, and I got them, and then my battery went out. So I charged it but when I rebooted, all of the apps where small and I couldn’t access settings to disable anything or cydia to delete the apps. My pass code and keyboard are really small. How do I fix this? I don’t have sbsettings and I don’t have anyway of getting into cydia. PLEASE HELP OR ELSE I AM SCREWED!