Chronic Dev team has released a new version of Absinthe (2.0.2), which adds support for the revised version of iOS 5.1.1 (Build 9B208).

Apple had quietly released the revised iOS 5.1.1 yesterday for GSM iPhone 4. While Apple hasn’t provided any details, it is being speculated that the iOS software update has something to do with AT&T and 4G networks.

GSM iPhone 4 users who had restored their iPhones with the latest version of iOS 5.1.1 had problems jailbreaking their iPhone with Absinthe as they were greeted with “This device is not supported” error message. Absinthe 2.0.2 address the issue.

If you had problems jailbreaking your iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1.1 then you can try again using Absinthe 2.0.2.

If you’ve successfully jailbroken your iOS device with Absinthe 2.0 or 2.0.1 then you don’t need to use the new version. Absinthe 2.0.2 adds support for the revised iOS 5.1.1 build.

$399 iPad 2 users will have to wait as Absinthe still doesn’t support their iOS device. Absinthe 2.0.2 supports the following iOS devices running on iOS 5.1.1:
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (except for the $399 iPad 2 with the tweaked A5 chip as pod2g hasn’t been able to get hold of it to test and confirm it)
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G

Absinthe 2.0.x 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 iOS device to iOS 5.1.1 either using iTunes or using the OTA software update.

If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then you use Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 (Windows only) or should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w that adds support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, which allows you to update to iOS 5.1.1 while preserving the baseband.

Please also don’t forget to first take a backup of your iOS device to iTunes before jailbreaking.

You can download Absinthe 2.0.2 here.

If you need help, check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak your iOS device using Absinthe 2.0.2

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