For those of you desperate to break the shackles of your A5 devices - iPhone 4S and iPad 2, there is some great news from the jailbreak community. Thanks to Chronic Dev Team's tool - Absinthe - you could tap the hidden potential of your iPhones and iPads in a jiffy.
The current release supports all three platforms - Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
Here is the 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, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
- iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1
Before you start the process, IBTimes UK recommends you backup your data to prevent potential data loss or damage to data using Absinthe.
Absinthe iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 4S/iPad 2
Step 1: Download the compressed Absinthe package. Extract all files and run the executable file. Download link in the end.
Step 2: Connect your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your Mac or Windows computer using a USB cable and launch the Absinthe tool.
Step 3: Now, click on the "jailbreak" button on the right hand side of the Absinthe program window, once your device is connected. This will begin the restore process and a "Restoring in Progress" status will appear on the screen. Be warned this process could take some time.
Step 4: Once the restore completes, unlock your iPhone / iPad and look for the "Absinthe" icon located on your device's Springboard. Tapping the icon will instantly launch the GreenPois0n Web site, before causing your device to reboot. After the reboot is completed, the aforementioned "Absinthe" icon will now be replaced by a brown "Cydia" one.
Important Points: If you receive an "Error Establishing Connection" message at this stage, exit to your Springboard and be patient. The Web site servers must be 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 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 "Absinthe" again.
Step 5: This ends the procedure. Your device is booted into a jailbroken state. You can now launch Cydia and follow onscreen steps to set up your favorite tweaks and extensions.
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