If you’re an iPhone 4S or iPad 2–and Windows–user, you can now jailbreak your device! Chronic Dev Team just released a highly anticipated update to Absinthe which brings A5 jailbreaking support to the Windows 7/XP/Vista platform. You can now do an untethered jailbreak on these devices assuming you are running either 5.0 or 5.0.1.
A day before, the Chronic Dev Team rolled out the Mac version of the Absinthe tool. Like the Mac version, the Absinthe for Windows tool is capable of jailbreaking all A5 devices which includes iPhone 4S on 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406) and all three models of iPad2 running build 5.0.1 (9A405).
People looking to jailbreak their A5 devices are advised to make back-ups of their data before jailbreaking the device. However, iPhone 4S unlockers must stay away from updating their firmware. You will lose your unlock if you update or restore your iPhone through iTunes and then jailbreak. We have already posted details for iPhone unlockers as to why they should not use this corona A5 jailbreak via Absinthe.
If you rely on your unlock or want the safest possible way to upgrade without losing your unlock, wait for PwnageTool. If you have got factory unlocked iPhone 4S in hand, just update through iTunes and jailbreak with Absinthe, since your unlock is not dependant on firmware.
Mac users can follow guide (posted here) to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using Absinthe. Windows users can download Corona Injector CLI and follow the guide to jailbreak A5 on windows. In case you are looking to jailbreak A4 device on 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1, you can use redsn0w 0.9.10b4 and then follow our tutorial guide.
Download Absinthe Tool Windows OS
Steps to Jailbreak iPhone 4S or iPad2 on Windows are exactly same as on Mac. We will be posting a separate tutorial for your ease in few minutes. Meanwhile, you can use the mac version of the jailbreak guide.