Absinthe: Untethered Jailbreak Tool for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is Now Available on Windows

January 23, 2012 — by Simon Ng6



Absinthe: Untethered Jailbreak Tool for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is Now Available on Windows

January 23, 2012 — by Simon Ng6

absinthe jailbreak logoIt’s a great news for Windows user! The Chronic Dev-Team has released the Windows version of its Absinthe tool to untether jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

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.

Warning: This guide is for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 ONLY. If you’re looking for iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 jailbreak guide, check out here. For jailbreak guide of the original iPad, you can check out here.

What You Need

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”.

absinthe main screen

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.

absinthe greenpois0n install cydiaabsinthe cydia installed

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.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of simonblog.com


    Hi there
    I tried the Absinthe on my iPhone 4S and got stack after 2-3 seconds. I tried the procedure on my friends computer where he did his 4S the day before.
    The only difference I noticed is that his is 5.0.1(9A405) and mine 5.0.1 is (9A406)

    Please advice

  • It worked perfect for my 4s, simple process.

  • Michael

    I’ve tried to jail break My iPad 2 but it said device not supported what’s that all about!!??

  • Pingback: How to unlock and jailbreak iPhone | How to jailbreak iPhone 4()

  • The excellent message))

    P.S. Please review icons

  • Adam

    Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.1 on any iPhone, any iPad, any iPod is already out. Check jailbreakhome.com for more information on how to jailbreak your idevice. Here’s the link: http://jailbreakhome.com