A quick note to let you know that the Absinthe jailbreak for A5 devices has been updated to version 0.4 to bring some minor new features.

This is what’s new in Absinthe 0.4:

  • Mac: added support for OSX 10.5, PPC and Intel CPU
  • Added consistency check on startup to make sure required files are in place
  • Windows: fixed bug in payload generator that might cause a crash

If you’ve already used Absinthe to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, then there is no need to run the jailbreak again. If you haven’t used Absinthe yet and want to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, make sure to refer to our tutorials:

  • Cloudi Windi

    So if I already jailbreak my iPhone 4s with 0.2, I can’t get this new feature, right?
    That no fair. Or can I restore the device and rejailbreak?

    • These features don’t come to your iPhone. These features are added to the jailbreak tool. Once your device is jailbroken, it doesn’t matter what version you used. The result is exactly the same.

    • If you feel cheated then restore it and re-jailbreak. Honestly you will be waisting a whole chunk of time. These are only improvements to the tools used to jailbreak, they won’t magically give you any new stuff on your phone.

  • Anonymous

    I have a question about jb an iPhone 4 with redsnow on 5.0.1.

    It is my gf’s iphone and her computer kind of sucks for some reason its never been able to upgrade to SP 2 of windows vista (I’ve tried every troubleshooting guide and forum I could find online) so programs like iTunes don’t always run right. Restore always fails on her computer so I had to hook her iphone up to my computer to get it to iOS 5. I’ve only jb using greenpoision jailbreakme and now absinthe on my 4S which are all very simple tools.

    I notice redsnow has to make custom firmware or something to do jb. If her computer always fails at doing restore will I be able to jailbreak her phone using her computer. And if not could I do it on mine even though she syncs w the iTunes on hers. Her back up does go to iCloud btw. Thanks for any help.

    • You can run the jailbreak on any computer that has iTunes installed. The jailbreak only requires iTunes as it contains the relevant drivers to connect an idevice.

      • Anonymous


  • Jimmy Wade

    I have a question. Will my 4s automatically update to the next iOS and if so what can I do to prevent that from happening ? I want to be able to manually update only.

  • What about the white box’s that come up when you download a tweak? Did they address that in a previous update? If so, do I just rerun the jailbreak or would I have to restore the phone and do it over again?

    • Rob

      Download “iwipe cache” from cydia . That should fix it.

  • I fail Consistency Check, This means what??

  • Need help! any advice on how to fix siri crashing after launching it? Cnt fix it even after reboot. My latest cydia apps b4 the problems were corona and an update on rainbow siri mic colors. Help jeff!!! I have ip4s jailbroke it with absinthe. Thanks

  • Tareq Hasayen

    i can’t jailbreak my ipad2 after i open absinthe it’s give me this msg “absinthe could not be opened
    The error was: The URL can’t be shown”

  • Muhammad Azhar Ibrahim

    hi ppl
    i have jaibreak my iphone 4s with absinthe ver 1, how i can update my iphone with the updated version of absinthe v4. and how the bugs can be fixed on my iphone with the updated version.
    reply pls

  • I jailbroke my gf’s iPhone 4S with Absinthe, and after downloading a game from the Installous, the calendar turned invisible. Then after restarting the phone a few times, I tried to re-order the icons and saw that the calendar icon turned back to normal. But then, another app went missing. So I re-installed the app, then the Phone icon went white. I tried to do what I did with the calendar but nothing happened. Can someone help me here?
    Thank you in advance 🙂
    *can’t upload the photos though.