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

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

Posted January 21, 2012 at 9:20pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4S using Absinthe for Windows.

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 (Windows) [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 (Windows) [5.0, 5.0.1]

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

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

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Windows) [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 (Windows) [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 (Windows) [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 (Windows) [5.0, 5.0.1]How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Windows) [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 (Windows) [5.0, 5.0.1]
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Jerry Henson
Jerry Henson - February 15, 2013 at 4:52pm
Will the Absenthe icon go away from the homescreen automatically or will I have to remove it? Any precautions in doing this?
sal - October 24, 2012 at 6:16pm
i jailbreak my iphone 4s 5.0.1, but i don't see cydia???
inspiresme - May 9, 2012 at 3:53pm
I'm in Beijing, China. The VPN isn't connecting. iPhone 4s, 5.0.1. Needing details. How to get the JailBreak to complete?
Singh - May 3, 2012 at 8:19am
First thanks for the JB. Now Im facing a couple of issues: 1) Reminders icon on the springboard has turned white. 2) Unable to make & recieve calls, phone hangs on calling. How to fix both these issues?
Faith - April 23, 2012 at 6:50am
Hi, just got my hands on iphone 4S version 5.0.1(9A406) and my itunes is currently on my question is do i need to update itunes to latest version to use this Absinthe Jailbreak or just go ahead and follow the above instructions.. please help!!! thank you!
Faith - April 23, 2012 at 6:57am
forgot to mention its from US and AT&T locked :(
wasay - April 15, 2012 at 7:51pm
Its giving me error as Didn't work? try this 1. tap "jailbreak" to open the setting application and turn on the vpn named 'jailbreak' BUT AFTER THIS IT GIVES BELOW MESSAGE. cannot open absinthe error the url can't be shown Please someone help me in this regard....
syam - April 4, 2012 at 1:29am
how to jailbreak iphone 4s version 5.1?
Carlos Barillas
Carlos Barillas - April 1, 2012 at 5:02am
When would be ready the jailbreack for IO 5.1?
AlexP - March 12, 2012 at 2:12pm
Hi, Jailbreak initially failed but I had the absinthe icon installed. After a few atempts of reinstalling or rebooting to get the Cydia icon, because all failed, I deleted the absinthe icon and tried again from the beginning. Unfortunately now it says i've tried jailbreak before and I have to unplug and plug in again. but then the usual loop happens. nothing fixes it as it requests the same thing over and over again without fixing it. If anyone can help.... I dont want to restore my Iphone 4s because iTunes will update to 5.1 right? thanks in advance.
Cassie - February 19, 2012 at 9:50am
I want to jail break my iPhone 4 that is running ios5 can someone let me know how to do this? Thanks :)
Adam - January 27, 2012 at 4:15pm
I plugged in my iPhone 4s, but absinthe can't detect it. What do I do?
Charger - January 27, 2012 at 1:31am
When will there be a hacktivate?
Jeremy - January 26, 2012 at 3:32am
Jailbroke fine. FaceTime freezes when I try to us it. Any suggestions ?
Miki - January 25, 2012 at 6:13pm
I just jailbreak my iPhone 4S with Absinthe on iOS 5.0.1 an everything goes ok. Than I install open ssh because i need to patch some files to fix caller id for my country. I was looking for a file UIMobileCountryCodes.plist but it does not exists on iPhone 4S. Complete folder where file was before is missing (/System/Library/Frameworks/UIKit. framework/PhoneFormats/) Does anyone knows what was changed where are the CountryCodes now moved or what? Thanks!
Ed - January 25, 2012 at 5:19am
I have an iPhone 4S that I want to jailbreak. I am using active sync to access my corporate email. My company profile requires a passcode. Step 3 says to remove the passcode, but I can't. Can I still jailbreak successfully with the passcode not removed.
Jason - January 25, 2012 at 4:50am
I downloaded a book through iTunes and it will not allow me to turn pages forward.
Blondie - January 25, 2012 at 12:43am
Tried Jailbreak (4S) and phone got disconnected upon startup. Now msg about previously tried and will try to fix comes up and when I disconnect phone and plug back in it just says the same thing and on and on in a loop.. Tried to restore and tried to update to 5.0.1 but both fail. I know theres a fix for it but havent figured it out. Please assist ... Thx
Blondie - January 25, 2012 at 12:46am
P.S , phone was already on 3g and vpn setting was off. Abisynthe icon never made it to phone since jailbreak didnt finish ...
damiani marshall
damiani marshall - January 24, 2012 at 7:36pm
Didn't work ! It failed when I launched absinthe from my iPhone. I waited 15 minutes and I stopped it. When I'm trying again it says I need ton unplug and pug it again, but it says it anytime I replug it...
Darren - January 24, 2012 at 8:32pm
Don't press the absinthe icon on the phone, just go straight into settings and turn vpn on. When you get the error message don't press the ok tab and phone should reboot in about a minute. When performing the jailbreak make sure you have turned off any pascodes.
bnm - January 25, 2012 at 3:37am
follow what Darren said, it works as he detailed
Dima - January 24, 2012 at 1:34pm
I clicked on jailbreak and waited but at the last moment the program stopped working ! and gave me 2 options 1- check for online solution 2- close the program . And when I opened my Iphone 4s there was no Absthine icon or iclarified .. pls help me ... i tried rejailbreaking it with the same steps but still didnt work ... pls help me
2Slow - January 26, 2012 at 5:15pm
I had the same problem. Watched the video again. You need to extract the zip file to a folder and run it from there. It worked for me.
qwerty - January 27, 2012 at 12:53pm
@ Dima -Pls check did u extract the data folder together with the .exe file.
Ravi Roy
Ravi Roy - January 24, 2012 at 8:50am
i did jailbreak on my iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 but the thing is it is still locked with provider. No other company sim working with it! Any1 help pls...
kvantium - January 24, 2012 at 12:33pm
Absinthe is only for jailbreak, not for unlock.
Brian R
Brian R - January 25, 2012 at 12:13pm
To use your phone with a different provider, you need to *unlock* your phone, which is different from *jailbreaking*. Jailbreaking = allows you to install apps from providers other than Apple's app store (e.g. Cydia); Unlocking = allows you to change provider. Unfortunately, as far as I'm aware, there is no way to unlock the 4S yet - only jailbreaking. I could be wrong, but I think that only older basebands are unlockable.
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