Same as the Mac version, the Absinthe tool enables untethered jailbreaking for iPhone 4S running on iOS 5.0/5.0.1 and iPad running on iOS 5.0.1. The tool is simple and the jailbreak process is very straightforward. But to cater for those who are new to jailbreaking, we’ll walk you through the whole jailbreak process.
What You Need
- iTunes v10.5 (Download from Apple’s iTunes Page if you haven’t upgraded)
- Download Absinthe 0.2 for Windows
Jailbreak Procedures Using Absinthe
Step 1: Make a backup of your iPhone 4S (or iPad 2) using iTunes. This ensures you can recover the data even jailbreak fails.
Step 2: Attach your iPhone 4S (or iPad 2) you wish to jailbreak to your computer via USB.
Note: Users who are using iPhone 4S and want a carrier unlock (e.g. ultrasn0w) should NOT update to iOS 5.0.1 and stay on iOS 5.0. You can apply the jailbreak staying on that firmware version. Also make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you’ve set.
Step 3: Launch the Absinthe tool and press the jailbreak button after the device is detected.
Please use administrator mode to run Absinthe tool. You can right-click on the Absinthe tool and select “Run as administrator”.
Step 4:The Absinthe tool will go through various steps: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data. Just wait for a while and let the tool jailbreak your device.
Step 5: Once completed, an icon named “Absinthe” will appear on your device.
Tap on the icon and you will be redirected to greenpois0n.com which will install Cydia on your device replacing the Absinthe icon as shown in this image.
Note: In case you receive “error establishing a database connection” message, don’t panic. Just go to Settings > General > Network > VPN > On and retry.
Now your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 should be jailbroken with cydia installed. If you experience any problem, feel free to leave us comment below.
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