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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

Posted January 20, 2012 at 5:50pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4S using Absinthe for Mac.

Warning***: Before you continue make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes as you may lose your Camera Roll during this process.

Step One
Download the latest version of Absinthe from here.

Step Two
Double click to extract the downloaded archive and launch the Absinthe application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

Step Three
As prompted, connect your iPhone 4S to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

Step Four
Click the Jailbreak button to begin
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

Step Five
The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

Step Six
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Almost done'.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

Step Seven
On your device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Mac) [5.0, 5.0.1]
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Roberto - March 18, 2012 at 1:48pm
Me too!!! Have the same problem ,, any advice,, When is the version to jailbreak an IPHONE 4S IOS 5.1 Is coming out??
Latif - March 18, 2012 at 2:19am
omar - March 9, 2012 at 10:32am
amm, hi i have iPhone 4s I ALREADY download and setup absinthe and it works , then i upgrade iOS 5.0 to 5.1.0 now i`m getting this message “sorry the attached device is not supported ” when im trying to install the absinthe. any advice please… thanks and regards,
Kay - March 13, 2012 at 4:42am
I'm getting the same problem. ANYONE!?
chris - March 20, 2012 at 9:42pm
Because Absinthe dosent support iphone 4s on 5.1.0 yet, there no jailbreak for the 4s on 5.1.0 keep waiting and hoping??????????????
javcastle - March 6, 2012 at 3:33pm
Is good
MLeinats - March 2, 2012 at 2:35pm
sorry, the attached device is not supported. iPhone 4 Runing 5.0.1 (9a405) Help, please
guest - April 3, 2012 at 5:02am
You're using an iPhone 4 .. this is for 4S only .. use Redsn0w to jailbreak iPhone 4 on 5.0.1
Jinno - February 29, 2012 at 9:43pm
Having a hard time jailbreaking. For some reason Absinthe says it can't load it all the way in the app and refers me to do the VPN setting. I turn it on and nothing happens in the process. Any help?
Cam - February 21, 2012 at 11:09pm
How do you disable the passcode for iPad 2?? On the iPad it doesnt let me turn it off!
Chu - February 5, 2012 at 6:36am
Thank you !! Worked like a charm.
VK - January 30, 2012 at 4:12am
Like a breeze! Thanks!!
Me - January 30, 2012 at 12:39am
worked like a charm, first time.. boom
Spider - January 28, 2012 at 2:11pm
Worked perfectly, like always. Thanks.
Bill - January 26, 2012 at 5:23pm
Doesnt work for me. The app crashes on my mac as soon as I plug in the iphone4s. Not sure why or what to do. Also tried on a windows pc and the jailbreak button never goes active for me to press it.
Philip - January 25, 2012 at 12:08pm
Just want to tell you that when I tried to jailbreak my iPhone 4s on 5.0.1 with Absinthe it failed all the time like for some others. But the solution to my problem was to update to firmware 5.0.1 (iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A406_Restore.ipsw) first. I was on 5.0.1 but on a earlier release (iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw) which apperantly was NOT compatible with Absinthe.
AoS_HJ - January 26, 2012 at 1:22am
Just wanted to thank you for this info. I've been trying for about 2 hours thinking I was doing something obvious wrong but I guess I've just got the wrong firmware :-( Updating now :-)
Philip - January 24, 2012 at 9:52am
First of all, I know this entry shouldn't be here. But I don't know where else to turn. I would love to update my iPhone 3gs to 5.0.1. But I don't know how since my power button is busted and I can't put the phone in DFU. I have googled about putting the phone in DFU without the use of buttons, but I'm afraid it might brick my phone :-( Any help would be much appreciated!!! Has anyone been through this problem?
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Vasilis Odysseos - January 22, 2012 at 1:57pm
My iPhone 4S doesn't get recognised by absinthe. what's the problem?
Rahhb - January 21, 2012 at 10:23pm
Anyone with white screen issues after hitting Absinthe, try closing all apps including Absinthe, then turn VPN on in settings. It will likely give you an error, that's ok. Then hit Absinthe again and it should work.
dmont - January 21, 2012 at 8:10pm
Jailbreak worked great, but safari, you tube and the app store crashes. Hopefully the bugs will get worked out. Thanks for the JB!!!!
Andrew - January 21, 2012 at 6:20pm
Hey I have a question. My iphone 4s settings don´t appear the way showed in this tutorial.. To find vpn switch I must go to Settings / General / Network/ VPN not connected/ VPN switch on and off. (The tutorial VPN settings show VPN switch right after opening settings) When i switch VPN on it asks me for a configuration (Description, server, accounts, etc.) I havent started the jailbreak process but will I have a problem jailbreaking my iphone 4s if VPN is not configured?
Christina - January 21, 2012 at 5:58pm
i have tried to unlock 10 times and every time its getting stuck about 1/8 of the way through and says "beginning jailbreak, this may take a while". I have treied rebooting my phone back to factory settings and turning my computer on and off. and it still sits in the same spot. i let it run all night and no progress. please help.
popnick - January 21, 2012 at 7:03pm
I'm having the same problem! I'm scouring the internet looking for somebody with an explanation. This is definitely happening to some people out there. We're not the only ones.
Mats - January 21, 2012 at 7:15pm
The instructions on this link solved my problem that was the same as yours: http://mytechnicalwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/jailbreaking-ipad-2-ios-501.html Try it.
Fabian - January 22, 2012 at 8:02am
That's my Problem, too... iuse the Win Version of Absinthe... -.-
popnick - January 22, 2012 at 3:49pm
After visiting that link above, it became clear to me that I would have to restore my phone to its factory state to have a chance at a successful jailbreak. Here is a guaranteed no-fail method: 1. Backup your phone to your COMPUTER (not iCloud). You can restore your content and settings after jailbreaking and your phone will be identical to how it was, plus the jailbreak, because restoring your phone from a computer backup does not overwrite the firmware. 2. Restore your iPhone (erase all content in settings in the settings/general menu. 3. Once restored it will guide you through the new phone setup. It will ask if you want to restore from an iCloud or computer backup - or if you want to setup a new phone. Pick "setup new phone." 4. Once the phone is functioning like new again and you're at the home screen, go ahead and jailbreak according to the instructions (remember: don't set a passcode!). Everything should go relatively quickly and it should not hang at "beginning jailbreak, this may take a while," because the Absinthe makes a copy of the content on your phone in the process of jail breaking and because the phone is new again, this will whiz by. 5. Finish the jailbreak according to the iClarified's instructions (hit the absinthe button, phone reboots, cydia should be on your screen now). 6. Open cydia, let it load the sources and packages. It may not load all sources right away. Don't panic. It took cydia about 45 minutes to function as I remembered it. DO NOT start installing apps until you restore your content. 7. Now, Attach your phone to iTunes. It will think the phone is new, but will ask if you want to restore from a recent backup of your old phone. Choose the one you just made. Let the phone restore - it might take 15 minutes and your phone will be inaccessible. 8. Once restored, everything should be as you left it - contacts, mail, calendars, texts. Your media and apps will be downloading in the background. Don't worry, Angry Birds will remember your high score. 9. As your content slowly trickles back into your device, find the Cydia app, which should be workiIng ok by now (if not, keep hitting "refresh" in the changes tab). It WILL eventually work so don't worry. Their servers are having a hard time keeping up with the recent influx of jailbreakers, I imagine. Start downloading jailbroken apps (I recommend starting with sbsettings and intelliscreenx) and enjoy! REMEMBER: Immediately backup your SHSH blobs using tiny umbrella! I honestly don't even know exactly what that means, but it basically allows you to restore your phone back to a certain version of firmware if you need to (Apple doesn't allow downgrades). I've done this method on 3 phones now and I think it's the cleanest and most hassle free way to do it. Total time it takes is around 45 minutes. For those of you having Safari crashes - I found that the app Safari Download Manager was causing mine. Pay attention to what you download and if things start screwing up, remove them one by one in reverse til the problem goes away.
Mats - January 21, 2012 at 5:38pm
Fails for me. Absinthe app starts with "Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while... Then nothing happends and it craches after 15 minutes. log file says something about device not ready... My iPhone 4S is bought unlooked from Apple. Firmware 5.01 Anyone succeded with such a device?
Ma - January 21, 2012 at 5:41pm
"unlocked" sorry for my bad spelling...
Mats - January 21, 2012 at 6:26pm
keeps repeating this message in the log: 2012-01-21 19:25:25,339 [0x0-0xee0ee].com.chronic-dev.greenpois0n.absinthe: Entity: line 1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found
Mats - January 21, 2012 at 7:17pm
Solved! thanks to the instructions on this link: http://mytechnicalwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/jailbreaking-ipad-2-ios-501.html
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