Absinthe 2.0 performs an untethered jailbreak
Absinthe 2.0 supports iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G
Please do not forget to backup your iPod touch to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed.
Please ensure you've updated iTunes to the latest version
Absinthe 2.0 is compatible with only iOS 5.1.1, so if you're on iOS 5.1 or lower (Settings -> General -> About - Version), then you should update your iPod touch to iOS 5.1.1 either using iTunes or using the OTA software update before proceeding further.
Please note that jailbreaking your iPod touch may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk
Step 1: Download Absinthe for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 from this link
and Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista from this link
and save the application in a folder named "Absinthe" on your desktop.
Step 2: Double click the Absinthe zip file and extract the application to the Absinthe folder (Windows users). Navigate back to the Absinthe folder and launch the Absinthe application.
Windows users: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the Absinthe exe and select the "Run as Administrator" option.
Step 3: After launching Absinthe, you will be prompted to connect your iPod touch
Step 4: Please disable the passcode as the jailbreak may fail, if the passcode is enabled (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock On -> Turn Passcode Off).
Step 5: Absinthe should detect your iPod touch 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 may take a while …"
"Sending initial jailbreak data. This may also take a while…"
"Sending initial jailbreak data.Your device will appear to be restoring a backup, this may take a while…"
"Waiting for reboot … not done yet, don't unplug your device yet!"
"Waiting for process to complete… "
Step 6: In the end you'll be prompted with the message informing you "
". You can close Absinthe application. The entire process will take 5 to 10 minutes.
That's it, your iPod touch should be successfully jailbroken and you should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).