We’ve been seeing the iPad 2 / iPhone 4S jailbreak demoed here and there for a few weeks now, and here we go — the download is now available. Absinthe, the userland jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is finally released to public. The announcement was made earlier on the Chronic Dev-Team blog. This latest jailbreak works only on Mac OS for download. Windows version will be posted later.
What is untethered Jailbreak?
Untethered means that the user does not need to plug the device into their computer every time they reboot it, as opposed to “tethered”, which requires this.
- iPhone 4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
- iPad 2: 5.0.1 (9A405) – All three models
Chronic Dev team has incorporated the A5 version of the jailbreak into easy-to-use GUI tool Absinthe which will work on both Windows and Mac OS. On the other hand, due to instability, which might arise during A5 jailbreaking process, iPhone Dev Team have independently packaged the exploit into command line interface. This will assist the team to debug the errors easily. Once the errors are ironed out completely, iPhone Dev team plans to package the vulnerability into redsn0w tool for stable and clean jailbreak.
We have posted a note to users who seeks unlock for iPhone 4S. Please care to read here and before you take a plunge, a full backup would be strongly advisable.
Download Absinthe Jailbreak for Mac
You can download Absinthe 0.2 (Mac Version) from our dedicated download page
Note: Due to an overwhelming amount of traffic, you may incur difficulties in downloading the Absinthe