How to Jailbreak iPad 2 and iPhone 4S using Greenpois0n Absinthe
If you are still eagerly waiting to Jailbreak your favorite A5 chip based iPhone 4S or iPad 2, this is the post for you. Finally, Greenpois0n has released it’s “Absinthe”, an untethered jailbreaking tool which will let users to enjoy the absolute freedom of using Cydia and cool apps for the very first time.
Initially Greenpois0n has released the Mac OS X version of this Jailbreaking tool. However, by the time when I am writing this post, Greenpois0n already updated the version Absinthe and made it available for all major Computer OS platforms. Yes, it includes Linux as well. Before even we tell you how to jailbreak your device with Absinthe, let me assure you that this is an Untethered jailbreaking tool which means once you use this tool your device would be jailbroken and you can use your device normally. Like tethered jailbreak, you don’t need to use this tool to use over and over again if you mistakenly shut off your device.
Absinthe works with the following devices and firmwares for now. So, check it out before your get started.
- iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
- iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1
Note: We highly recommend you to backup your device before your start working on Jailbreaking. Like always do it at your own risk. We are not responsible for any possible damage or data loss that might occur due to following this procedure.
Enough intro, lets get started now. Follow the links given below to download Absinthe. Once it’s downloaded properly, unzip the folder somewhere on your computer.
Step 1: Plug in your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 with your computer using the USB cable and run Absinthe softer.
Step 2: To begin the jailbreaking process click on “Jailbreak” button from the Absinthe window. It will take your device to the restore mode and will show “‘Restoring in Progress” on your screen. At this point don’t do anything with your device, it might take sometime so have patience.
Step 3: Once the restoring procedure is completed, you will find a new icon called “Absinthe” on your device screen. Tap on it, it will take you to the Greenpois0n website for few seconds and your device will reboot instantly. However, it’s important to note that at this point of time you might get an error message that says “Error establishing connection”. Chances are pretty low that you would but if you get this message for any reason, have patience and try to tap on Absinthe app after couple of minutes later. This error message might show because of huge traffic on Greenpois0n site. Nothing to worry about.
So, if you successfully can visit the Greenpois0n site, your device should reboot & This time you will find the “Cydia” icon instead of the Absinthe icon. Yes, you are pretty much done with the jailbreaking procedure and now you can enjoy all the free cool apps from Cydia. Have fun.