How To Jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 With Absinthe

All of you stop doing your work and go grab a new A5 Apple tablet or smartphone and ready to receive the gift of freedom. For the last 3 months we were waiting for this amazing moment keeping all our eyes on the dream team, legendary iPhone hackers, Chronic Dev Team, Cydia creator “Saurik”, Planetbeing, Pod2g, P0sixninja and many other individual bogs and Twitter accounts of the teams involved waiting patiently for day when the good news will appear.

Today the day came along, as we are seeing the rollout of a new Chronic Dev Team tool, Absinthe. Released for the Mac OS X computers with the Windows and Linux version just waiting to be packaged before it can be given the world. Follow the full step by step guide on jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using Absinthe.

Absinthe is a GUI tool which is intended to provide an untethered jailbreak for the following devices and firmwares:

* iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
* iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1 (9A405)

Absinthe iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For 4S iPhone/iPad 2

Note: Please make sure you take a full back up of your device before beginning. The Absinthe program uses a new jailbreak technique, and although no problems are expected, the development teams waive any responsibility if anything does go wrong.

Step 1 : Download the latest version of the compressed Absinthe package from here. Extraxt all files and run the .exe file. Download link given below.

Step 2 : Connect your iPad  2 or iPhone 4S to your Mac or Windows computer using a USB cable and launch the Absinthe tool and you will be presented with a GUI as shown below:

“Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you’ve previously set.”

Step 3 : You will notice a button on the right hand side of the Absinthe program which says ‘Jailbreak’. Once your device is connected, click that button to begin the process. A restore process starts on your device with the words “Restoring in Progress” being present.

Note: Do not touch the device, the process can be quite time consuming.

Step 4 : Once the restore is completed, unlock your iPhone / iPad and look for the ‘Absinthe’ icon which will now be located on your device’s Springboard. Tapping the icon will momentarily launch the GreenPois0n website, before causing your device to reboot. After the reboot is completed, the aforementioned Absinthe icon will now be replaced by a beautiful brown Cydia one. The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.

Note: If you are receiving an ‘Error establishing connection’ message at this stage, exit to your Springboard and be patient. The website servers are experiencing a tremendous increase in traffic so just keep trying to launch the Absinthe ‘app’. Alternatively, as a quick fix you can head over to the SETTINGS > GENERAL > NETWORK > VPN entry and then toggle VPN to ‘on’. This will cause an error message to be generated, which will reboot your device when dismissed. You can then launch the Absinthe icon again.

You will be informed that the jailbreak is ‘Almost done’.

On your device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.


If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN:

Step 5: After completeting steps. Your device reboots into a jailbroken state. You can now launch Cydia and follow through the process of setting up your favorite jailbreak tweaks and extensions.

Redsn0w iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPad 1/iPod touch

Those of you who are sporting A4 devices, you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touch 3G/4G using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze.

Download Absinthe for Mac

Absinthe 0.1.2-2 (Mac): absinthe-mac-0.1.2-2.zip
Absinthe 0.1.2-1 (Mac): absinthe-mac-0.1.2-1.zip