How To Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Running iOS 5.0.1 Using Linux Based Absinthe Tool

Here’s the Linux version of Absinthe jailbreak tool now available for download.All the platforms now have access to jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered. We’ve earlier published how to jailbreak on Mac OS X and Windows with complete steps, and we don’t want to leave the open source “Linux” readers out there.

Here’s the way, you can now jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 untethered running iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.0 on Linux using Greenpois0n Absinthe jailbreak tool.

There is no iTunes for Linux released yet, but can be slightly more tricky, and can still a very easy process to apply Absinthe untethered jailbreak on Linux.

We recommand you personally that you have to first backup your iPhone 4S data and simply restore to factory settings on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware ( If you don’t require an unlock).

Step 1 : First you have to install the libimobiledevice pacakage on your Linux distribution. So, that your iPhone 4S can be recognized by the Linux computer when you plug it into the machine. This will allow Linux to talk to your iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and other iOS devices.

If not recognized by the Linux system then you will need to open the terminal and type the following commands:

“sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice”

Step wise : Installing is very easy, if you are an Ubuntu using one:

* In terminal type: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
* accept any warnings and install.
* Next type: sudo apt-get update

Note : important to keep in your mind that these commands are for Ubuntu which is a Linux based source, and which will not work on other forms of Linux. If and if if you are having troubles please click here, or go to the official libimobiledevice by clicking here.

* Visit the Ubuntu software center and search for libimobiledevice, and install libimobiledevice-utils. It might then ask you to reboot. Do so, and upon reboot Linux should recognize your device. For other distributions or more information, visit

Step 2 : Download Absinthe v3.0 for Linux from here, and unpack it on your Ubuntu desktop.

Step 3 : Now choose on which you’re on a x86 machine double click absinthe.x86, if you’re on a 64-bit machine (likely) double click absinthe.x86_64 to run Absinthe.

Step 4 : Once Absinthe is running you will need to plug your iPhone 4S into your computer and ensure that your device is powered on, and that Absinthe detects your device, then click Jailbreak.

Step 5 : Now let the Greenpois0n Absinthe finsih the work, i mean entire process, no user intervention is needed until then end. Once the loading bar is complete, find the Absinthe icon on your iDevice’s Home screen, and launch it to complete the jailbreak.

Step 6 : Once your iPhone 4S reboots you can slide-to-unlock it and then on your SpringBoard (homescreen) you should notice a new Absinthe icon. Tap this Absinthe icon now, the official GreenPois0n website should appear for an instant, and then your iPhone 4S will reboot.

Once your device reboots, you should see the Cydia icon on your desktop. Now you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered on Linux using Greenpois0n Absinthe v3.0.

Jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 on Linux :

Jailbroken iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.x on Linux using Absinthe too l:

Want to jailbreak your A5 device, follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac and launch cydia to get the tweak for a fix.  For 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.