How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 with Absinthe

After a wait that seemed endless, here is finally released the first tool to perform the jailbreak of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

With Absinthe is finally possible to unlock iPhone 4S and iPad 2, both with the same processor Dual Core A5.

Now let’s see together how to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 with this program.

Help Jailbreak iPhone and iPad 2 with Absinthe

Absinthe is a tool developed for the jailbreak from Chronic Dev-Team that you can install Cydia on iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

I remember that this is untethered jailbreak, then stay after reboot/shutdown your phone and tablet.

Absinthe is compatible with iPhone 4S and iPad 2. IPhone 4S users can jailbreak their device on both iPhone OS 5.0 and iPhone OS 5.0.1 (one of two versions of the firmware). IPad 2 users, however, can not unlock iPhone OS 5.0, but only the most recent iPhone OS 5.0.1.

Before you begin, however, here are the details about the program, which is able to run the jailbreak firmware on these:

iPad 2: iOS 5.0.1 (9A405)

iPhone: iPhone OS 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other version” of iOS 5.0.1 (9A406)


The jailbreak is currently only available through Mac: DOWNLOAD TOOL

Help Jailbreak iPhone and iPad 4S 2

The steps are few and simple, but as always Do them at your own risk.

That said, let’s start.

1. Download “Absinthe” from the link found just above. After downloading, start the application on your Mac (currently Mac only).

2. Then connect your device to your Mac via cable. Then press the Jailbreak program.


The software will automatically jailbreak and NO operations will need to either put the iPhone/iPad in DFU mode.

Do not worry if you see the screen “Restore in Progress”, is normal.

3. After the restore, the iPhone will reboot automatically.

Absinthe will start the jailbreak process. Please do not use it until the program will not end the process of jailbreak (approximately 5 minutes).

4. Only a dead process can disconnect the phone / tablet computer.

5. IPhone / iPad, start the program you just installed Absinthe. With the device connected to the Internet (preferably wifi), wait for the software you download the necessary files and install Cydia.

After starting Absinthe, it will load a web page. After a few moments the phone will automatically restart and reboot, the Cydia icon will be in place of the Absinthe.


6. The end. The procedure takes about 10 minutes and is almost completely automatic.

The risks are virtually non-existent. Personally performed 16GB White iPhone 4S. Try it and let me know.


Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2



To resolve the “Error Establishing a Database Connection” go to:

Settings -> General -> Network> VPN -> Activate

The VPN connection is very likely that will give you an error and your iPhone or iPad 2 4S should be restarted shortly after. Once rebooted, try to start doing Absinthe tap on the icon you see on your device again. Let us know if it works. It may be a simple problem with the server too busy right now.


The photo gallery has no picture after jailbreak

Do not panic, it can happen, you have not lost all the photos, but probably is not successful jailbreak. In this case there are two steps to start or re-run the jailbreak or try to open the application again, the third should be back to normal.


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