How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 With Absinthe for Windows

By , Jan 21, 2012

Alright all of you Windows users, as promised, the Chronic Dev Team has just released a Windows version of its new jailbreak utility, Absinthe. The software works on both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.

The program is pretty straight-forward. So if you’re a veteran jailbreaker, feel free to grab Absinthe from our Downloads page and get started. But for those looking for help, here’s an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial…

Before we get started, you’ll need to make sure that your iPad 2 is on iOS 5.0.1 (iPhone 4S users can be on 5.0 or 5.0.1). You can find that out by going to Settings > General > About. It should say what firmware your on under Version.

Now onto the jailbreaking!

Step 1. Grab Absinthe for Windows from our Downloads page. Once it’s finished downloading, unzip the file and then open it as an administrator.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to your computer via its USB cable.

Step 3. Once Absinthe has recognized that there is a device connected to your computer, click the Jailbreak button.

Step 4. After the program is done running (and not a second before), go to your device’s home screen and locate the Absinthe icon. Click it. This executes the final stage of the jailbreak.

Step 5. Once that’s finished, your device should restart itself. And you should notice that the Cydia icon has replaced the Absinthe one. Enjoy.

If you get the “Error Establishing Database Connection” error, don’t worry, we have a fix for that. We also have a list of some common jailbreak issues, and how to solve them. Otherwise, you shouldn’t run into any problems.

Once your device is jailbroken, be sure to check our some of our favorite Cydia packages. We have a list of the best ones for both the iPad and the iPhone, and even have some cool Siri tweaks for the iPhone 4S.

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  • Anonymous

    why i cant JB my ipad 4.3.5 to ios5.0.1 ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/wengloon Wayne Loon

    download page is suck. totally difference as above. i downloaded the iPhone 4S: 5.0.1 (build 9A406). it link me to restore part there and automatic open iTunes.

  • http://twitter.com/iTwiggy Twiggy

    My iPhone 4s is jailbroken on 5.0.1 n it suddenly got stuck on the apple logo. I didn’t install or added anything new, the screen became weird n got stuck on apple logo. Please help me fix this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maitrey.bhalodia Maitrey Bhalodia

    Hey is it working on ipad2 wifi+3g model???i m very new in this…shall i so it…plz anyone help me…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arron-Zheng/100003199764047 Arron Zheng

    YOU’RE a BEAST!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=197102075 Ryan Little

    Hey I want to uninstall the jail break, so i restored from backup, but all icons are still on my phone and some of the custom gestures still work. How Do I truly unjailbreak?

  • http://twitter.com/danlaila koala_delaila

    what baseband of 4s can applied to this? or all baseband of newly bought 4s can be jailbroken right away?

  • Moe Kaddas™

    I have a question here, Will jailbreaking make my iPhone unsecured ?and if I jailbreak my iPhone how can I make sure it Secured ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000197359644 Marco Gaspar

    My iPhone 4s are allways saying “wait for absinth to complete…” and “Didn’t work? try this: 1. Tab Jaillbreak………

    Help pleaseeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/cool.kth Cool Kth

    thaank you so much. i just jailbroke my 4s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abed.barghothi Abed Barghothi

    i’m stuck on beginning jailbreak …… on iPhone 4s 5.01 OS
    its not continue … and after that it shows me a msg of windows error u need to restart or check for a solution online …
    how can i get over this problem!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=735081901 Gavin Leonardo Gore

    Can i do this without activating first?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nemanja.krajic Nemanja Krajic

    can i unlock sim on iphone 4s firmware 1.0.14 from cydia??

  • Anonymous

    i have the i phone 4s 5.1 (9b179) can i jailbreak it?

  • Anonymous

    when i download the file it says its an ipsw file and cant open it? what am i doing wrong?

  • Guest

    hello
    how can I upgrade my iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 from 4.3.3 ?
    iTunes wants to upgrade to 5.1

  • Anonymous

    hello
    how can I upgrade my iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 from 4.3.3 ?
    iTunes wants to upgrade to 5.1

  • Anonymous

    hello
    how can I upgrade my iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 from 4.3.3 ?
    iTunes wants to upgrade to 5.1

  • http://twitter.com/brozdo Brozdo

    hello
    how can I upgrade my iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 from 4.3.3 ?
    iTunes wants to upgrade to 5.1

  • http://twitter.com/RajaJailbreak Raja Jailbreak

    Done on my iphone 4s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002720742503 Samy Ghytk

    my ipad 2 is version 5.0 (9A334) can i use this jailbreak?

  • glendel04

    can i jailbreak iphone 4s 5.1 with this tool? please reply asap. thanks a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/גל-יהודה/100000565010376 גל יהודה

    Do you no how to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 5.1?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TKHVFCYXTUDZQ7ERRQH3NZQDAQ Osokhbayar

    Hi absinthe doesnt recognise my iphone 4s
    it just says plug in your idevice

  • Anonymous

    Can I do this with Iphone 4S 5.1 (9B179)?? Also do I need a zip file like winrar or something?

  • http://www.facebook.com/reon.lai Reon Lai

    AFTER I OPENED THE CYDIA, IT TAKE TIME TO SENDING DATA… THEN BECOME BLACK SCREEN AND JUST A LITTLE CIRCLE SHOWING THE PROCESS… BUT IT CANNOT RETURN TO HOME SCREEN AND KEEPING IN BLACK SCREEN…

    CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?
    and i cannot restart my IPAD2 too..

  • http://www.facebook.com/yousif.aljubran Yousif Aljubran

    my cydia says (this device is in the pending TSS queue) why?
    is that a problem?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OLXKW2AQBHEIGXMZLO2UXWS7U Chishjr

    Does Absinthe upgrade baseband for ipad 2 3G or iphone 4s running 5.0.1???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQN4GLNVIZCWZHHZ3PCI7QUAZY HeatherC

    my phone wont conect to it,,, everything works then the message comes up and it says that “sorry, the attached device is not supported.” please help i have been trying to do this for 2 days now!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647872259 Michelle Merz

    where do we get the download for Absinthe for Windows

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647872259 Michelle Merz

    where do we get the free jailbreak download for iphone4s? please help!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647872259 Michelle Merz

    I need the link to download absinthe for iphone4s operating on 5.0.1 using windows 7?

  • Anonymous

    can i do this for my iphone 4s ver 5.1 ?

  • Anonymous

    can i do this for my iphone 4s 5.1 ? please answer

  • Alain Vasquez

    this will work for Iphone 4s 5.1(9b179)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1625835605 Keisha Durham

    When the box comes up with the “jailbreak” button. Instead of saying my phone is ‘detected’, it says the device isn’t supported. ??? Please HELP!! It’s the iPhone 4s 5.1, so why wouldn’t it be supported?? Please advise. thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Sangster/854280245 William Sangster

    im not getting the absinthe icon in my folders at all. im downloading and opening with winrar and when i unzip it doesnt show the icon anywhere or even the data folder. help plz (windows)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrspacman7 Mary Vasquez

    Absinthe is not recognizing i have my iphone plugged in any help is appreciated

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003607156867 Alison Bentley

    Is 5.0.1 same as 5.1? I feel a bit dimwitted at the moment…

  • David Pavenko

    is this
    tethered

  • http://twitter.com/gsandys Sandijs

    I am confused I have Iphone 4S iOS 5.1Model MD235B, Firmware 2.0.10 which is for download to jailbreak?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1219147617 Daniel Lee Jin Jie

    it says that my device is not supported

  • Anonymous

    what about 4s 5.1 :-(?

  • fahad

    how i upgrade 4.3.5 to 5.1.1 (ipad 2) i try many time mannual restore bt thre showing 1394 error how to fix this plz help me

  • Silvana Rivera

    What version of the Absinthe should I download for the iPhone 4S iOS 5 ?