Jailbreaking an iPad 2 takes less than 5 minutes thanks to Absinthe. Follow these simple steps:
Firstly back up the data using iTunes if in case data is lost (which doesn’t usually happen)
Download the latest version of Absinthe from here: Absinthe 2.0 has arrived! | greenpois0n.com. As of this writing, the tool is version 2.0.1.
Extract the downloaded archive
Double click the absinthe-win-2.0.exe file from the folder that was just extracted. Note: For ease of use, run .exe files as an Administrator, either by default or by right clicking and selecting “run as Administrator”
This will create a new folder called absinthe-win-2.0
Double click on that exe and connect your iPad to the computer via USB when prompted. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you’ve previously set. Click the Jailbreak button to begin….
Your iPad will then reboot a couple of times and the whole process will take 2 to 4 minutes. You will then see a ‘Jailbreak Complete” prompt.
The iPad is now jailbroken! To confirm goto your springboard and check if Cydia icon is present. Upon starting Cydia the first time it will load up and run a few updates.