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iPhone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak now available via Greenpois0n Absinthe

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users have reason to rejoice today - you can finally untethered jailbreak! They stated earlier today the jailbreak was almost complete and ready for release. It didn't take very long as the tool is already available.

As a note - this jailbreak will support iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1. Here are the requirements for each device -

  • iPhone 4S - iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1
  • iPad 2 and all GSM and CDMA wifi only devices - iOS 5.0.1

iPhone 4S users that would like a software unlock should stay on iOS 5.0 for now. You can grab the Mac and Windows versions from our downloads page link below.


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  • woohoooooo yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • YYAAASSSSSS. take that apple!
  • So I have a GSM unlocked iphone 4S I purchased from the Apple store, I'm all good to go and jailbreak without much hassle?
  • ya your fine, as long as yours a factory unlock straight from apple.
  • who's done it? report back!
  • OK, its working great on my 4S, now off to JB my iPad2
  • "Error establishing a database connection" on iPad 2!
  • same with iphone 4s "Error establishing connection" there site is also down must bee everyone trying to do it :(
  • iMore and more don't like the name iMore
    sounds poetic, doesn't it?
  • can not connect to database. Hmmm, and just released, they cant be swamped yet.
  • Now I wish I didn't upgrade to 5.0.1. Can I downgrade so I can do it.
  • Absinthe works on 5.0.1
    You should be fine.
    There is no way to downgrade at this time.
  • its running now...ill let you know how it goes
  • Mine is on the 2nd step. "Sending initial data" and my iphone says "Restore in Progress" and it's been that way for 8 minutes now.
  • when i run absinthe from my phone, i get "Error establishing a database connection."
    @Planetbeing says:
    If the Absinthe webclip shows an error, Go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait.
    I'm doing that now.
  • i can't launch absinthe!! i'm wondering if it has to do with my mac's os being 10.5.8. can anyone help
  • i would guess the first version is for 10.7.x
  • I am on 10.6.8 and I am able to launch it.
  • It might be only Snow leopard or higher only.
  • anyone know where i can download snow leopard now!?!?
  • And what about us window users is there one available.
  • Not yet.
  • Yeeeeeesssssssssss
  • Damn. Works great until you need to load Absinthe. Error establishing connection.
  • Just keep trying it will go through.
  • settings network >> vn(somethiong) switch to on
  • holy hell that was EASY! definitely sending a few bucks to these guys. well done.
    as for the database error, keep trying, i got through finally.
  • Mine is on the "Sending payload data, this may take a while.." part.
  • Smooth as silk! Im jailbroken!
  • 4s done now waiting on connection for iPad 2 so I can finish that !!!!!! Will some of you get off the Internet for 5 mins !!!!!
  • Get it here:
  • Sweet, just in time to go home for my lunch break.
  • WOOHOO!!! You guys are the best!
  • Whew, all done. It took a while. It's great to see Cydia again!
  • Cant launch!! Im on 10.5.8
  • We broke their site. It won't load now. Come on Windows version!!
  • This is a minor issue for me. I have a VPN profile I use that was installed by my work. After Absinthe installed Cydia and rebooted my iPhone, I lost the profile. I just re-installed the VPN profile and I am good to go. Also, my Calculator Icon is blank (white). It lost it's icon. Other than that, things are great.
  • Guys I posted a fix for the database connection error in the how to article on the forums a bit ago. Go there. If you run into other issues the forums are a great place to get help and find answers. Try posting there and you'll get help a lot quicker than the comments sections.
  • I don't have 5.0.1 have the 5.1 beta
  • Awesome news. Sucks for me though since I have to wait for the windows version
  • Jailbroken here..yeeeessss!!! Just go to the VPN settings and turn on.. Youre good to go;)
  • Absinthe jailbreak screen appears where it tells you to plug in device but the jailbreak button isn't working? Any solutions p[lease help
  • App keeps forcing close :-(
  • Ah.... #teamjailbreak again... feels good to be back
  • No problem. Very easy to JB!
  • JB worked great on iPhone 4S and iPad 2. No problems whatsoever. Well done!
  • i am in INDIA an I am using an IPHONE 4G. My question is that should i update my iphone to iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1? I want to update but I am scared if JB doesnt work after update then i will be stuck with an dummy Iphone....plz help