Jailbreak iPhone 4s and iPad 2 using Absinthe [Full Step-by-Step How To]

Didn’t you hear the big NEWS? Yes Untethered jailbreak for your iPhone 4s and iPad 2 is here and as promised here is my guide for you to flawlessly jailbreak your device.  Absinthe is the Tool that we will be using to jailbreak, you can download it here for Mac and Windows and Linux versions are just in line waiting to be packed and released for the world. We can expect Windows and Linux versions soon!

Let’s just recap the firmware and devices Absinthe supports:

  • iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
  • iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)
Note: Please mind that though developers put in all there efforts to remove every possible bug but still make a backup in case something goes wrong. I strongly suggest you to make a backup as the method used to untethered jailbreak using Absinthe is totally new and this is the first time developers used iTunes Backup/Restore functionality  to install software. Though this surely brings rejoice to everyone, but according to the iPhone Dev Team; iPhone 4s owners who rely on software based unlock, should stay away from this jailbreak and are advised to stay on iOS 5.0. As Apple is no more signing iOS 5.0 you might not be able to return to iOS 5.0 once upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 and might get locked for a long time.

Enough of warning and advices, let’s get back to work! Follow these simple steps to get your device jailbroken:

1) Unzip absinthe-mac-0.1.2-1.zip.

2) Double click Absinthe.app to launch the application.

3) Connect your iPhone 4s/iPad 2 to your Mac via USB.

4) Absinthe will automatically recognize your device and Jailbreak button will be enabled.

5) Click the Jailbreak button to start the process.

6) You are done now let the tool do it’s job.

Please give atleast 5 to 10 minutes for the tool to do its job as the files are very large.

Please do not unplug the device until tool suggests its safe now to unplug.

Your device will restart automatically and the process will continue, please don’t unplug the device yet!

Once done, Absinthe will let you know, so please keep an eye on the messages that Absinthe is communicating to you.

7) After Absinthe is done completing it’s job, unlock your device and search for Absinthe icon on springboard (it is usually on last page, but can be on any page). Launch it and it will download Cydia! Enjoy, your device is Jailbroken with Cydia installed.

Note: If you receive an “Error Establishing Connection” message after opening Absinthe icon, it might be because their servers are experiencing high load and you should keep trying to launch Absinthe icon.

Developers tried to keep it as simple as possible and I tried to present in same way.. if you still have any doubts or get stuck anywhere, do ask us!

For those who want to untethered jailbreak there A4 powered devices using Redsn0w follow this link.

You can follow me @Raghvendra_me and thegeekdaily @thegeekdaily

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