Absinthe Jailbreak For iPhone 4S and iPad 2 For Windows Released [Updated]

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Chronic Dev team have just released the much eagerly awaited Windows version of greenpois0n Absinthe to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

Chronic Dev team had released greenpois0n Absinthe for Mac yesterday.

greenpois0n Absinthe is the result of the hard work of the jailbreak dream team. Absinthe is the GUI based tool so it is a lot more easier to use than iPhone Dev Team’s Redsn0w CLI tool.

greenpois0n Absinthe for Windows support the following iOS devices and firmwares:

  • iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
  • iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1

You can download greenpois0n Absinthe for Windows from this link. Mac users can checkout this post for more details.

Please remember to take a backup of your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 before proceeding.


If you need help in jailbreaking, then checkout the following step-by-step guides along with troubleshooting tips.

Absinthe Jailbreak for Windows:

Absinthe Jailbreak for Mac:

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.

[via greenpois0n blog]

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  • dim

    Yay!! Finally!!
    Thank you!!! You guys are trully amazing!

  • James

    please make a guide iphonehacks, i am having trouble and i am not sure what im doing wrong, right when it gets to the preparing jailbreak data

  • nart

    Nice’n’easy…works perfectly! Thanks!

  • OGT

    Which’s better? Dev team CLI or Absinthe??? Cause sometimes when I reboot the iPhone Jailbreak doesn’t work..! (Needs to reboot again) And I used CLI Tool…!

  • Red_Death

    Thanks a million dream team! Lived up to your name 🙂 freedom!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike

      The cli is better and faster i did all the process and it only took 2min

  • el

    Charming Charming guys !! Now, expect Cydia to get jammed. lol. Thank you.

  • chamy

    I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4S running 5.0.1 (9A406). Do I lose my factory unlock if I jailbreak my phone?

    • S22m94

      No you don’t. I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4 and after jailbreaking it’s still unlocked.

      • chamy

        Thank you.

    • D-R

      nope, you wont lose anything.

    • el

      that is the reason it is known as FACTORY UNLOCK. you paid a bomb for it so you are good to go. go ahead buddy !!

      • chamy

        Thank you

  • mason

    easy peasy!!
    under 3 minutes to solve what seemed like eternity with the CLI 🙂

  • jeanpaul

    If i am not at 5.0 on my ipad 2 do I need to upgrade first and then run it through the failbreak? What is the process for jailbreaking.

    • jame le

      just update to the IOS 5 then jailbreak it so u will get all the benefits of IOS 5 and also all the benefits of jail breaking. I just did mine that way. After update just download absinthe , plug in your iPad, and run absinthe, follow the instruction. Should be fast

  • Clo004

    Can somebody tell me what is the difference between jailbreaks?

    • Mike

      That’s because the source is being bombarded by everone tryin to add it

    • Rob

      One is made for the average user(Absinthe) which is a simple click and wait and the other for the “advanced” user(CLI) which has other option like installing configuration profiles, afc transfers, backups, etc.

  • Looneyhouston

    I tried on two different 4s phones and I keep getting an encountered a problem error!! And I can’t update my iPad 2 to 5.0.1 due to cant connect with update server!! I’m on the Internet typing this right now so it’s not my connection. Anyone know?

    • Worm

      I had to remove my apple server info from the Host file in windows. All went well after that.

  • Shaun

    I have tried the windows version just now, and i opened the Absinthe icon during the jailbreak like the tool said to and it just stays on the “ABSINTHE is not setting things up, please stand-by…” Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Souskei

    Is this any different than the cli version? I just did the cli version and wasa wondering if it was any different

  • lomlei

    works! This is great! Thank You so much!

  • Joker

    Works Awesome!
    Been Waiting a long time for this!

    Great Work Guys!

  • Larry

    Does this new jailbreak only apply to 4S or will it work on iPhone 4 as well?

  • Erik

    how do you hacktivate an iphone 4s

  • If Absinthe is still quitting out even after a “safe mode” reboot… Switch to a guest user account (in safe mode) and try it then. Worked for me… Hopes this helps 🙂

  • Navar

    What about iPhone 4 users? Is there anyway for us to use Absinth? It doesn’t detect the iPhone 4. (it doesn’t Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor). Any other options? And yes, it’s jailbroken with redsn0w & unfortunately is stuck on baseband 4.11.08. PLEASE HELP!!!!!! I’m just trying to usu my T-Mobile sevrice with my new iPhone. Thanks!

    • Farcorfe

      @Navar – Common sense and reading the title of the article should tell you that Absinthe is for A5 devices onlu! IP4 users have had redsn0w for sometime…

  • fingers21

    Hopefully this works for me, as CLI worked, but my phone wouldn’t pick up my network after.

  • Popoy

    Dev team, between the jbs which do you suggest we use?or is there any difference between the two?

  • Diego

    Should I stay on 5.0 or update to 5.0.1. I know it works on both, but I would like the bug fixes that came along with 5.0.1. Are there any benefits to staying on 5.0?

  • nic

    would it also unlock an ip4s 5.0.1 if jailbreaking is done? thanks

  • Popoy

    Will this jb work on “lock” 4s?

  • Ted

    Worked great for both my iPad 2 and iPhone 4s! Only issue I’m encountering is that when I go to update AppStore apps it says “cannot connect to iTunes store.” That’s even right after I download and app so I know the connection is there. Hopefully it’s a glitch with my phone or carrier and not one those little dummy spits that Apple has with jailbroken devices. 🙂

    • Lost

      Did u manage to fix this? I can’t update my free apps… Lol.
      I can’t sync to my iTunes on my desktop as well! Dammit! 😀

  • Azri

    i have a problem with notification center, it can’t be fully pulled down. so i can only upper part of it. not sure because of the jailbreak or due to any bug from any tweaks. can somebody help me?

  • John

    So is it easy to/can I definately enable wifi hotspot on At&t once jail broken? That is my only reason for jail breaking.

  • Mike P

    I used cinject (the DOS command version) and broke my 4S with no problems. I tried my iPad 2 and get a build error. I wiped out the memory and tried absinthe and it gets to about 75% complete and gets a Windows no response error. Wiped my iPad again and tried a different computer using absinthe and still get the same error. Any suggestions?
    I was running 4.3.3 jailbroken and upgraded to 5.0.1 prior to starting.

    • Tony 3.3

      you should have stayed with 3.3

  • serge1000

    how can I unlock the iphone 4s for other simcard ?

  • sia

    can i use absinthe to jailbreak my iphone 4 runing on 5.0.1 ?

  • Sergio

    Please please! Help me I can’t jailbreak my iphone 4S 5.0.1 (9A406). I open the application and it won’t find my iphone please help me 🙁

  • gb

    when i try to jailbreak my ipad 2 for the first time, i thought it wasnt working so i canceled the process. i try to do it all again but this time it said that i had already try to do it but it failed and they will try to fix it, when its finished it says to unplug my device and plug it back in, in order to retry the jailbreak process, i do that and when i click on jailbreak it says that i have already try do it and this happens over and over agian..how can i fix this?

  • Bernie

    I have a Iphone 4s on firmware 5.0.1(9A405), I keep getting an error msg stating windows stopped responding, and to remove phone and start again. I did this several times but got the same error and can’t get past this point. What should I do?

    • Morgan

      mine too. anyone know?

  • daddy

    works! This is great! Thank You so much!

  • head8612

    WORKS PERFECTLY!!!! THANKS! – Was skeptical but worked flawlessly.

  • james

    ill this work if ive got an ipod 4th gen with ios5 on it please reply

  • tilian

    Hi guys I just got my iPhone 4s with IOS 5.0 and i can not Jailbreak the phone, BTW i just won the phone from here if I remember correctly, getappleproductsforfree(.)com please help me with a tutorial.

    • Kerppa


    • Kerppa

      Troll trololol

  • vhin

    do you have a jailbreak in itouch 4th gen in ios 5… pls help me tnx…

  • Lost

    Anyone have problem connecting to the iTunes store on your iPad after using absinthe? I can’t seems to be able to sync to my desktop too.

    Any solution? Please help 🙂

    • bluesky9394

      i have same problem here, Please help

      • Lost

        Oh no…

  • Andy

    I got a problem with my ipad 2. when i tried to turn on my vpn it says “confiuration error”…help pls 🙁

  • Tim

    when i try to jailbreak my iphone4s for the first time, i thought it wasnt working so i canceled the process. i try to do it all again but this time it said that i had already try to do it but it failed and they will try to fix it, when its finished it says to unplug my device and plug it back in, in order to retry the jailbreak process, i do that and when i click on jailbreak it says that i have already try do it and this happens over and over agian..how can i fix this? Pls help me! Very much appreciated! Thanks


  • hkm

    I tried to jailbreak my iphone 4s at 5,01 (9A406) but it doesn,t work, I tried every thing but it just starts and then nothing happens.
    Is the new version 9A406 a problem ?

    Please help

  • Mk

    I have a iPhone 4s 5.0.1 locked to AT&T and I’m currently using a gevey/r-sim to use the phone on tmobile. If I jailbreak my phone, will i still be able to use it on tmobile?

    • Yes. You can even keep using the Gevey Card. 🙂

  • booman

    does this work for the iphone4

  • cojo

    when i try to jailbreak my 4s it asks me to activate it. and it doesent work. please help