How To Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered with Absinthe [Video Tutorial]

Earlier today Pod2G along with members from both the Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev Team released Absinthe. Absinthe is a jailbreak tool that provides an untethered jailbreak for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

Below is a step by step video guide and the download you will need for jailbreaking your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using Absinthe.

Absinthe 0.4 - WIN
Absinthe 0.4 - OSX
Absinthe 0.4 - Linux

The Absinthe jailbreak tool works 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
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  • Toly Vinitsky

    I lost my camera roll. Im not sure what “Rerun the app” means. There is no more Absinthe app on my phone just cydia, and when i try to rerun the App on the computer, it says that my phone has been jail broken already. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes, this is a known problem. Have you tried restarting your iPhone? This can often solve the problem. Let us know how you get on.

  • Alifantasy

    Everytime i try this it just sits at the first step. Ive restored it and everything.. idk what to do

  • Black534

    I go through all the correct steps of the jailbreak and done so multiple times, once the jailbreak is close to being done it gives you the message (almost done- just unlock the screen if necessary, then tap the “jailbreak” app. i then do so, in the top left hand corner you see the loading sign then it does nothing after but stays on a completely white screen. i’ve restored, restart, and done everything to try to fix this issue, can someone PLEASE help me, please!

  • Ale172

    You should underline the fact that at the moment it only works on MAC….!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The Windows version will be available shortly.

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  • Marc

    Can any body tell how to unlock the iphone 4s after using Absinthe? I tried to use Ultrasn0w 1.2.5, but the installing process gives error and it seams to be not willing to complete the instillation.. Can someone help me with this problem??
    Millions of thanks for all those efforts and for you to give us such a great tools


    • Anonymous

      There is no way to unlock an iPhone4S

  • SumZz Warrican

    it loads for a while and when it finally the bar finally reaches 3/4 windows says absinthe has a problem and closes the progress — someone plz help

  • Jamallo27

    i am using windows 7. i downloaded the absinthe 4.0 win. I open the program and it does not recognize the phone. Is there any help you can give me thanks Version iphone 4s 5.0.1 (9A405)

  • Ra One

    I am trying to use the Absinthe on my iphone 4S (US AT&T locked)..but the Absinthe doesn’t recognize my phone and the Jailbreak button remains greyed (un-clickable). How to resolve this ?.

  • bon

    does anyone having the problem with vpn error after jailbreak your ipad2 3g? i have two ipads 2 ( 1 wifi and 1 3g) the one with wifi work like a charm. but for the 3g i keep having vpn error even though i acknowledge the error (which work with the wifi)… please advise.

    thank you!

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  • Ravi

    Using Absinthe, I was able to unlock my iphone 4S (9A406, firmware 1.0.14), however when I use the local Sim Card, it goes to the activation process and says that the sim card is not valid.
    On the iPhone it shows range (antennas) and 3G and also the Carrier has been updated from US AT&T to the local carrier. Do you think I need to do any additional setting?. I have already done 2-3 restarts to check if the problem gets solved..but did not.

    • JaeM1llz

      You will need to buy a Gevey Ultra S SIM card if you wish to unlock the phone and use an unofficial carrier.

    • Suren

      I too got struck in same place.. but mine is 9a405 and firmware 1.0.13.. let me also know if anything worked out ;)

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  • Mathew Diekhake

    I read from this site that jailbreaking is on its way down mainly because there is no iPhone 5 jailbreak or even iPhone 4S jailbreak. (untethered I’m assuming theyre talking about) Then i went on and there is a post saying the same thing. It even had Cydia founder Jay Freeman in the comments saying this is the problem at the moment also.

    Then I see articles like this that clearly show there is a iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak. I don’t understand? is there something wrong with this jailbreak? Is it not complete or something like that? Why are sites saying there is no iPhone 4S jailbreak yet

    • JaeM1llz

      There has been a jailbreak for the 4S for a long time now, just not on iOS6.

      • Mathew Diekhake

        ohhhh they mean there is no Jailbreak iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 on the latest firmwares! Makes sense. Thanks

        • Nathan van Dalen

          well actually there is. iOS6 has been jailbroken since day 1 but the developers of the jailbreak have not released it yet because that would make future jailbreaks a lot difficultier.

          • JaeM1llz

            No, that was a bootrom exploit they were using to jailbreak on iOS6, it was not a software jailbreak. The new Evasi0n jailbreak will be the first iOS6 jailbreak.

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