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A5 Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Has Been Released!

A5 Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Has Been Released!

Posted January 20, 2012 at 5:00pm by iClarified
The 'Dream Team' of hackers have just released their untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.

P0sixninja details some of the background in a post on the Greenpoison blog:

The ridiculously complex combination of exploits-within-exploits that make this iOS jailbreak possible have consumed thousands of hours of brain-power & effort from a legion of world-renowned hackers, several of whom have been working diligently on this project since the dual-core A5 processor was unveiled by Apple last March. Ten months ago, I myself was live tweeting from a tediously long line at the nearest Apple retail store, where I anxiously waited to become one of the world's first owners (& hackers) of the newly-released iPad 2.

Despite new tools to help with finding exploits they realized a team effort was necessary.

We finally admitted that the escalated obstacles presented by Apple's new A5 processor would not likely be overcome by one individual or team – but all together, we should be more than able to conquer any challenges encountered. As such, a diverse group of iOS hackers all decided to set aside our personal goals & egos, relax our die-hard team loyalties, and pool our respective skill-sets, talents & exploits to form an iOS Super-Hacking "Dream Team."

The initial release is currently for Mac OS X only but Windows is coming soon! You can download it here.

● iPhone 4S (Windows, Mac)
● iPad 2 (Windows, Mac)

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UPDATE: If the Absinthe webclip shows an error, Go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait.
(via @Planetbeing)

The Windows version has been released!

A5 Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Has Been Released!
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Gianca Carlo
Gianca Carlo - August 8, 2013 at 5:47pm
My ipad 3 is stuck on the apple logo. There is 6.1.3 on it and whenever I try to restore I get -1 error at the baseband upgrade trial. Help pleaseeeee
Tarkan - January 22, 2012 at 7:38pm
Do not install the new jailbreak for 4s it has unforseen bugs an stuffs up the iphone, wait for future updates. And cydia apps an tweaks not all work an further corrupt the iphone again. After jb install iphone screen shows ants an colorful messed up starup screen, safari doesn't work an so on.
Tarkan - January 22, 2012 at 7:40pm
Follow me on tweeter. @styak4
Tarkan - January 22, 2012 at 7:41pm
Follow me on twitter. @styak4
Soufiane - January 22, 2012 at 3:43pm
Can someone tell me why should I jailbreak? Looking for the pros here thank you :) (please don't talk about cool transistion or cool way to unlock...)
x86tech - January 23, 2012 at 1:24pm
You may not really need a jailbreak if you're happy with the way your device work. possible unlock, tweaks probably.
Marwan - January 22, 2012 at 11:58am
does anyone if the jailbreak will bypass the activation of the phone using a valid sim! because when i jb my 3G it did.. will it work on 4S ? anyone tried it ? thanks
x86tech - January 23, 2012 at 1:21pm
It will not bypass the activation. Anyway, you should have already activated, prior to jailbreaking, using the valid SIM.
Jenius - January 22, 2012 at 8:58am
I don`t know if someone else have got this issue, I guess that I`ve got some troubles with downloading speed via wifi. Installous is downloading apps with 13kb/s. Is there any possible ways to solve this issue? Safari and Youtube apps works well.
Temp23 - January 22, 2012 at 7:16am
So I jailbroke using windows clu to jailbreak and it put cydia on my iPhone 4s, so I reset all setting so I could restore from iCloud and now when I press on cydia it launches and closes right away nothing I do works, I tried to restore on my computer but it says that it cannot connect so server or whatever, my hosts on my computer doesnt have the "" or anything, i ran a diognostic on itunes and it said that it doesnt have a secure connection to itunes..I tried a different computer but its dead now so i have to use this one that wont connect to itunes it connects to the internet and firewalls are off any ideas?
Chris J
Chris J - January 22, 2012 at 1:27am
Hey guys. I have been trying to use the jailbreak all day. When I click the jailbreak button, Absinthe recognizes my phone but hangs up at the beginning "beginning jailbreak". I have tried it also with another iPhone 4s and it does the same thing. Does anyone know what might be happening?
Foesany1 know
Foesany1 know - January 21, 2012 at 6:57pm
Do any of you know if apple genius bar gives unlocked 3gs? Because i took my 3gs that was on 6.15 and switched it at the apple store. It wasn't working so they just replaced it when i got home i activated it with an att sim and than put in a tmobile sim and it worked. But when at first i tried to activate with a tmobile sim it said enter a valid sim so i did the att sim and plugged in tmobile sim and it worked. Is that a factory unlocked iphone?
grrnmo - January 21, 2012 at 5:19pm
2 Questions: 1) If I applied the JB while at iOS 5.0, how do I then upgrade to 5.0.1 after it has been jailbroken? 2) Apps running in 1/4 screen....there are certain Cydia apps that, once they are installed, make everything run in 1/4 screen with virtually no way to control them....they have to then be deleted from safe mode - is there a way to get around this?
x86tech - January 23, 2012 at 1:37pm
1) Just restore and upgrade to 5.0.1 normally on iTunes then re-jailbreak. 2) Which "certain Cydia apps" causing it?
damt - January 21, 2012 at 5:17pm
I meant ( I coud not get Cydia )
damt - January 21, 2012 at 5:16pm
I could get cydia of the server!! it has been down since yesterday... I stayed up untill 3 AM still no connections.... Woke up at 7AM ..still no connection... Has any1 had any luck? I did jailbreak my Iphone4s first try..but I can't on my ipad2.. Thx
iNo3L - January 21, 2012 at 2:07pm
Crash on MacBook 10.5.8..Got this Message The application Absinthe quit unexpectedly... Any idea why??? HELP PLEASE.......HELP....HELP...HELP..
dcfla - January 21, 2012 at 4:54pm
I had same problem, must update to snow leopard, wont work with
iNo3L - January 22, 2012 at 12:54pm
any solution for this?
tksbk - January 21, 2012 at 8:02am
forgot to thank everyone for the work. work great, didnt have any problem well the vpn was still a fix. all working now.. now im im installing tweaks on my 4s.. loved it. thanks to all who made this possible.
bencrx2 - January 21, 2012 at 5:29am
How do I unlock an iphone 4s for tmoblie use?
Frank - January 21, 2012 at 7:07am
Unlock hasn't been released yet...
Barcoo - January 21, 2012 at 3:55am
Why not for windows now also ? help me !!!!!!!!!
jimrecht - January 21, 2012 at 3:54am
music app doesn't work after jailbreaking. wahh!
Ryan - January 21, 2012 at 3:15am
Successfully Absinthed my iPad 2 (3G wifi) running 5.0.1 on first attempt. Great job and salute to the devs!
hamster - January 21, 2012 at 1:20am
Brilliant! Thanks to The iOS Super-Hacking "Dream Team"
city - January 21, 2012 at 1:03am
omg... finally thanks so much DREAM TEAM!!!!!!!
dcfla - January 20, 2012 at 11:20pm
program continues to crash, every time I download it, it unzips but every time I double click the Absinthe icon it starts loading and crashes before it even loads.
Gucci - January 20, 2012 at 11:25pm
Im having the same issue. Maybe not compatible with my version of OSX 10.5.8? What version are you running?
dcfla - January 20, 2012 at 11:30pm
Same version 10.5.8
dcfla - January 21, 2012 at 4:09am
help please!!!
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