Earlier today, Chronic Dev Team released Absinthe that jailbreaks all A5 powered iOS devices. Released by the hackers at Chronic Dev Team, it’s as simple as plugging in your iPhone, running the app and clicking the appropriate button. Boom! The following instructions will help you jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
There are some pros and cons attached with jailbreaking. The Cons of it is your iPhone factory and/or service provider warranty will be void, that’s the only cons. The pros of jailbreaking it are you will be able to install cydia apps like IntelliScreenX, 3G Unrestrictor 5, etc. You can also install Custom theme, run Siri on your iPhone 4 and more.
Note for Unlockers:
A5 Jailbreak – Absinthe - isn’t recommended for people who are itching to unlock iPhone 4S since long. It is highly recommended not to update your 4S to latest iOS 5.0.1, since it will upgrade your baseband and you will have to endlessly wait to unlock it. They SHOULD be staying at 5.0. If you’re an iPhone 4S owner who already updated to 5.0.1, it’s too late to go back down to 5.0, but if you’re on 9A406 it is possible to downgrade the BB by going to the 9A405 version of 5.0.1 while the window is still open. More can be read here.
Now that you know the Pros and Cons you are now ready to jailbreak your phone. Just follow the simple Steps below. It couldn’t be any simpler than this method right here.
Step 1) Download and extract Absinthe from the .zip and start Absinthe.
Step 2) Connect your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to your computer and click ‘Jailbreak’.
Step 3) Press ‘Jailbreak’ button. Immediately you will see a sign that request you to wait for a few minutes as the first process requires a little time. Let Absinthe do its thing, you will notice scrolling text on your screen to assure you that something is happening in background.
During this process, many files are transferred from the computer to iOS installed on the iPhone 4S. In fact, the size of the application Absinthe on the desktop increases. Please do not interrupt the process. It may take time which is perfectly normal with Absinthe jailbreak.
We are posting a series of photos in sequence while jailbreaking our iPhone 4S. This will help you in following up with the method.
This screen will remain active for a long time. At the end of this your iPhone will reboot. During the reboot process please do not touch your Mac or iPhone 4S. Sit tight and wait for a while.
As soon as the Absinthe injection is complete your device will reboot automatically.
Absinthe will now send payload data.
Step 4) Now on iPhone, you will notice an icon that says jailbreak on your Homescreen. But I found ‘Absinthe’ instead.
Just tap on that, after after which your device will reboot again.
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.
You will get a configuration error but after about a minute or two your iPhone 4S will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard.
Finally, you can enjoy a jailbroken iPhone 4S or iPad on 5.0.1 (untethered), and all of the fun and excitement that offers! Did you give any of the jailbreak apps a try? How was your experience? Share your A5 jailbreak adventures in the comments section below or bug @JAlLBREAKS on twitter.