HowTo: Jailbreak iOS 5 UnTethered iPad2, iPhone 4S [A5 Absinthe]

Its finally here, Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 for A5 devices is available, thanks to the Chronic-Dev team.

Jailbreak tool is called Absinthe and is one click Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1.

The supported devices and firmware for Absinthe are:

  • iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
  • iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1

A4 devices: iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch can using iOS 5.0.1 guide.

A considerable amount of effort has been put into ensuring Absinthe is of the highest possible quality, but be aware that unforeseen bugs may exist. Do take backups before you process.

Note: For iPhone 4S users seeking Unlock, it’s a safe bet that you do not update to iOS 5.0.1 in any case as the unlock tool in development will not be compatible with iOS 5.0.1 upon release, hence stay on iOS 5 if possible since the original release of iOS 5 which was pushed out in October is not being signed by Apple anymore, therefore you cannot downgrade your iPhone 4S to iOS 5.0.1 along with your sacrificed baseband.

How to Jailbeak iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 Untethered iPad 2, iPhone 4S

Step 1. Download Absinthe for Mac and run it. It should detect your iOS 5 device.

Step 2. Hit jailbreak and your device will be Jailbroken in matter of minutes. Do not touch the device in the meantime.

Step 3. Unlock device, Look for “Jailbreak” absinthe icon on homescreen and click it., your device would be jailbroken in a moment.

Update: Troubleshooting tips:

1. If the Absinthe webclip shows “Error establishing a database connection”, please go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait instead.

2. Just reboot and redo the jailbreak if you have problems.

If you happen to face any problems, let us know @geeknizer.

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  • Thiseas

    question about step 3!! how long until something happens?? i just get a white screen after opening the JB app…

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