iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: How to Use Absinthe to Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2

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The dream team did not frustrate their fans as the hacker team on Friday released Absinthe - the A5 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, and in the same day they updated Absinthe to version 0.1.2-2 to fix some bugs.

So far, Absinthe is available only for Mac OS X computer, but the hacker community said the Windows and Linux versions are coming soon. The Absinthe, which is a GUI (Graphic User Interface) tool, supports iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406), and iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1.

As the older versions of jailbreak did, Absinthe also has some bugs when users jailbreak their devices. But the hackers have been ready to fight against any bugs which stop users to jailbreak their devices. Actually, they made lots of tests to verify the process on different devices before Absinthe was released.

The first major issue is that the Absinthe webclip Error establishing a database connection. The iPhone Dev-Team blog suggested users to go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait instead.

Toggle VPN only after Absinthe says it's done, or it will not work, the blog added. VPN should error and then reboot soon. If it does not, rerun Absinthe!

The iPhone Dev-Team also said the OS X version of the CLI (command-line interface) is primarily to help us debug specific issues, but tinkerers might like to play around with some of its advanced options!

Meanwhile, the hacker community also offered further help, The French hacker pod2g tweeted.

@P0sixninja said, If you're having issues, we're serving up support in #greenpois0n on irc.chronic-dev.org.

Following is the step-by-step guide for jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2 with Absinthe. It's better to back up your iDevices before starting jailbreak.

 

Step 1: Download and extract the latest version of Absinthe, then run the executable file.

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iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: How to Use Absinthe to Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2

Step 2: Connect you A5 devices - iPhone 4S or iPad 2 - to a Mac OS X computer via USB, then open up the Absinthe tool.

Step 3: After you iPhone 4S or iPad 2 is connect, click Jailbreak. Your device will start restoring a backup with saying Restoring in Progress. It will cost a lot time, but do not touch it until the operation completed.

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Step 4: After the restore finished, if necessary unlock you iPhone, you will see an Absinthe icon on the Home screen.

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iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: How to Use Absinthe to Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2

Step 5: Tap the Absinthe icon. GreenPois0n site will open for a while, then your device will reboot.

After reboot is finished, you will see the Absinthe icon has been replaced by the Cydia icon.

If you see Error establishing a database connection, you should go to Settings and turn on VPN, then wait instead , as this article mentioned above.

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iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: How to Use Absinthe to Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2

As of now, you have got a jailbreak device. You can log on to Cydia, and enjoy your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks.

Tell us your experience of jailbreaking with Absinthe as it may help others jailbreak their devices too.

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