Step-By-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Using Absinthe For Windows [iOS 5.0.1 / iOS 5]

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Chronic Dev team has just released greenpois0n Absinthe to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for Windows.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5 using Absinthe for Windows users.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPhone 4S users. iPad 2 users can checkout this step-by-step guide. iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users can checkout this guide, iPod touch users can checkout this guide and iPad 1 users can checkout this guide.
  • This guide is only for Windows users. Mac users can refer to this step-by-step guide.
  • Absinthe performs an untethered jailbreak.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPhone before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPhone.
  • Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version (iTunes 10.5.3).
  • Warning: There have been some complaints of users losing their camera roll, so please ensure you’ve backed up your iPhone before proceeding.

Step 1: Download Absinthe for Windows from this link and save the application in a folder named “Absinthe” on your desktop.

Step 2: Double click the Absinthe zip file and extract the application to the Absinthe folder. Navigate back to the Absinthe folder and launch the Absinthe application.


Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the Absinthe exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 3: After launching Absinthe, you will be prompted to connect your iPhone 4S.


a. Please disable the passcode temporarily to jailbreak your iPhone 4S (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock -> Turn Passcode Off).

b. Please also remove any VPN settings that you may have configured on your iPhone.

Step 4: Absinthe should detect your iPhone and also mention the iOS firmware that is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button.

After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:

“Beginning jailbreak” (note this can really take sometime – in our case this step took more than 10 minutes on our iPad 2, though it was lot quicker on iPhone 4S)

“Sending initial data” at this time you will notice that “Restoring in Progress” message on your iPhone 4S (this can also take a long time – in our case this step took more than 15 mins)

“Waiting for reboot”

“Waiting for device to finish rebooting” as your iPhone 4S is rebooting.

“Preparing jailbreak data”

“Sending payload data” (this can also take a long time – in our case this step took more than 15 mins)

Step 5: In the end you’ll be prompted with the message informing you that the jailbreak is “Almost done – just unlock the screen if necessary, then tap “Jailbreak” icon to finish.

Step 6: Unlock your iPhone. The icon you should look for is the Absinthe icon and not “Jailbreak”, it may not be on the first home screen page so you’re better off just searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 7: Launch the Absinthe app. It should load the greenpois0n site and reboot your iPhone 4S. After it is rebooted, you should see the Cydia icon.

That’s it, your iPhone 4S is successfully jailbroken.

Troubleshooting tips:

Here are some troubleshooting tips if you hit an issue while jailbreaking your iPhone 4S with Absinthe:

1. If you get “Error establishing a database connection” error message while loading the site or are seeing a white screen when they launch the Absinthe app then use the following trick:

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Then tap on General, followed by Network and then tap on VPN, here you will get “A configuration error occurred” message.
  • However after a minute, your iPhone 4S will reboot and you should be able to see Cydia icon your iPhone 4S home screen.
2. If it still doesn’t help, just reboot your iPhone 4S and start the process all over again. Remember to disable your passcode and remove VPN settings when you try again.
3. Ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version (iTunes 10.5.3).
4. If you think it is taking a long time (or get the feeling that Absinthe isn’t doing anything) then be patient, it took more than 45 minutes to jailbreak our iPad 2 using Absinthe. Check out the timings mentioned by us above for some of the steps.
5. Please ensure there are no host file entries.
6. If you’re having problems using Absinthe, you can checkout the command line interface of Redsn0w (CLI) tool for Windows that was released by iPhone Dev team earlier.
7. If troubleshooting tips 1 and 6 don’t help then iPhone Dev team has advised restoring your iPhone 4S if you don’t care about unlocking. Restoring is not ideal so our advise would be to try again after sometime as it could be very well be due to the load on the servers.
8. If you’ve subscribed to iTunes Match, but having problems playing music after jailbreaking using Absinthe then try to disable iTunes Match (via Settings -> Music -> iTunes Match -> On/Off toggle) and enable iTunes Match again. It seems to have resolved the issue for some users.
9. Fix for grey Jailbreak button:
A number of readers have reported that their iPhone 4S isn’t recognised after launching Absinthe and the Jailbreak button stays grey. Reader R Wass has a tip to fix this issue. He writes:
If you are having the problem where you cannot click jailbreak on absinthe with your device plugged in, start your mac in safe mode.  You do this by turning it off and starting it back up while holding the shift key, then launch absinthe after it starts in safe mode. You should now be able to click jailbreak when you plug in your device. it worked for me.
Thanks Wass for the tip!
10. If you think App Store is not working after jailbreaking using Absinthe, please be patient, it has taken a long time for some users, but it eventually loads fine. You can also try to reboot tour iPhone to see if it helps.
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPhone, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPhone using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 so please be cautious while installing them.

Update (1/2/2012):

We’ve updated the download links as jailbreak dream team released an updated version of Absinthe jailbreak (v0.4) for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, which includes some bug fixes and adds support for Mac OS X 10.5.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues and don’t forget to give a donation to the jailbreak dream team for all their hard work.

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  • Thanks for this detailed tutorial. Absinthe v0.2 contains very less bugs.

    • i whants thats now

  • KELi

    thanks!!! i’ll jb my ipad2 and iP4s when i got home…hope it will be a flawless process…of course donation will follow through.

  • Jbertt

    Jailbreak works great!!! Can someone tell me how to get Winterboard to work….My phone still works great without 3 party apps. let me know!!!!

  • Nick

    Hi again iPhone hacks!!!!

    I asked earlier and you said it would be here shortly…sure enough it was!!

    Thank you for your minute to minute coverage and help!!!!!!

  • Yvette

    absinthe stops working right after it says “preparing Jailbreak”. i get a windows error message, it tries to fix the problem but can’t. help?

    • Nutshell

      Yeah! I got the same issue too just now.

    • Renannz

      Try this:
      1 – Download CLi Corona.
      2 – After downloading, extract the contents of cinject folder , I recommend extract to desktop.
      3 – After you extract will appear 4 files, copy and paste the four items into My Computer / Local Disk C:
      4 – Connect your iDevice into the USB port.
      5 – Go to Start> Accessories> Command Prompt> Run as administrator
      6 – Enter the following command -> cd c: /
      7 – Enter the following command ->-i payloads cinject / jailbreak.mobileconfig
      8 – After entering the command (7) you will see in the screen of your iDevice to install an application profile “jailbreak”, click Install.
      9 – After this, run the following command -> j-cinject.exe payloads
      10 – Run the following command -> w-cinject
      11 – After this, go into Settings> Network> VPN> Activate
      12 – If it appears to enter a password leave it blank, if it does not work, try password = cG9kMmc
      12 – You will see an error message, do not worry, it’s normal
      13 – After a few seconds your iDevice will reboot.
      14 – After you have restarted you will see some error messages in the command prompt, more or less like this:
      Jan 21 08:44:46 iPhone cleanup [208]: Removing WebClip
      Jb iPhone Jan 21 08:44:46 [195]: 21/01/2012 08:44:46.473 cleanup [208:707
      ] Removing WebClip
      IPhone jailbreak Jan 21 08:44:46 [195]: Installing FileMover …
      15 – Then you will see the Cydia icon on the screen.


      Hope it help guys….

  • dice

    when i launch the jb after plugging in phone, progress gets to 1/4 way and a window pops up saying the absinthe program stop working. yes i run it as admin. any ideas?

    • dice

      this is the info it is giving for the app stoping..
      Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
      Application Name: absinthe.exe
      Application Version:
      Application Timestamp: 4f1b1980
      Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
      Fault Module Version:
      Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
      Exception Code: c0000005

  • Omran

    Worked like a charm. Stopped first time on preparing for jailbreak. I gave it a good 15 mins with no luck. Killed the app and restarted the process. It worked like a charm second time.
    Thanks to the dream team! 🙂

  • j.hoops

    worked for me in under 15 min great job guys

  • john

    After clicking the absinthe app, it just sits there on the black screen with the logo forever.

    • jason

      same problem on my iphone4s but i had no problem with ipad2

  • kuck

    Great. The jailbreak went through in a breeze. Thank you very much. This must have been a very complex process. I am hoping that apple will fix the battery issues of the iphone 4s in iOS 5.1 and that this jailbreak will still work.

    Donation coming your way.

    Thanks so much! If there had not been a jailbreak, I would have most likely switched to Android.


  • john

    After clicking the absinthe app, it just sits there on the black screen with the logo forever.

    worked great on my other iphone.

    • Looneyhouston

      Same here. With 2 phone 4S all I get is the absinthe app then when I push it the black screen is infinitely on. My iPad 2 worked perfect.

    • Freddieboy

      Same here Guys Apsinthe App launches and stays on logo screen forever any ideas Guys

      • Freddieboy

        Got it to work by downloading Absinthe from a link from Planetbeings twitter noticed it is a slightly larger file than the one from here done the trick for me

        • nick

          link please……..

    • Rsfg

      Make sure to run it as administrator should work

  • Ambulansya

    hey after i jailbroke my 4s and ran cydia i lost stock buttons like messages, app store, itunes… where did they go? please help!!!!

  • Phil

    when try and use camera I just have a black screen..

  • Zero2029

    Can anyone tell me if there is anything wrong with iPhone 4s after jailbreaking. Like if any bugs present, Or slow downs, or battery issues…. Just anything out of the ordinary. Can someone please tell? O and why does VPN have to be on? What is it? Is it safe to have VPN on?

    • Yajjie

      TANGA! off nga eh… magbasa ka nga muna… hindi yung atat na atat ka mag-jailbreak!!!

  • Adam Smith

    Yeah, this doesn’t work. It just freezes and crashes the software at like 60% over and over again.

  • Is there any point in running the newer version of it, as i used the CLI version, wondered if there were any bug updates in it?

  • Ryan

    Orsm – everything works – Well done 🙂

    • genXhippie

      It doesn’t unlock the phone.

  • red

    I was wondering if it is also unlock the phone or just could use for jail breaking I mean , could I use another simcard after jail break?


    • genXhippie

      It doesn’t unlock the phone.

  • justin

    just a caution: after i JBed (which was successful!! THANK U GUYS! I DONATED!) all my photos were gone =S so make sure you back up!! prior to JB

  • Will

    Hi all,
    I’d like to ask a question. I have an iPhone 4s bought in USA and I live in South Africa. I managed to activate it using an AT&T sim but whenever I put in a local sim it goes through the activation process again. Interestingly enough I can see I have got network bars so if i could go pass the activation screen I believe I’d be able to use it without issue. So my question is whether I can stop the activation process from starting after I put my local sim in or if there is a way to go pass the activation screen? My iPhone is jailbroken BTW

    • Michael

      Hey there, I’m also living in south africa and would like to jb my 4s, but I’m scared. Could you maybe drop me an email? Much appreciated!

    • Ayo

      I am having similar issue..please i need help.I have an iphone 4s bought from the USA and i live in South Africa.The phone is from Sprint and i still got the Sprint SIM card.Most times when i put my MTN SIM card it shows the network sign but within 2 seconds it brings up the activation prompt again,and so it goes on and on.There was actually a time where i was able to check my MTN account balance.So this shows it actually accessed the MTN Network.I have not jailbroken my phone yet and i dont know what to do now.Please what is the status of your phone now?And what advise can you give please..Thank everyone

  • Guz

    You guys did an amazing job! Donation on the way! EVERYBODY: Please support the guys!

    • Tim

      I will once I get it to work!

  • Zoom007

    Does this unlock your iphone 4S or only jailbreaks it. I have done this and when i put another carrier SIM, I get this message: “only compatible sim cards from a supported carrier”.

    • Brehmes

      It will only jailbreak your phone. There are no unlocks for the iPhone 4S right now. It’s only a matter of time though…

  • Jaap hel

    Doesn’t work for me.
    Beginning jailbreak message shows, but nothing more happens.
    Waited for over an hour, repeated, exactly same thing happened 3 times in a row.
    Guess I’ll wait for a newer version.

  • abilguz

    i just followed all the steps and my 4S is jbed, THANK U guys for this amazing work….you’re the heroes of this age….

  • Peters

    Hi All,
    I have tried using this on several occasions but it gets to the beginning jailbreak and thats it?
    I have left it for over an hour an it just hangs at this point?
    Every time I try the jailbreak again, it informs me that I have tried and failed to install the jailbreak, resets nd then does exactly the same agian.

    Any help would be good


  • Syed

    why is the youtube icon white?

  • nick

    stuck on the absinthe black screen right now “setting things up….”
    how long should i wait, i know it says “45 min” in the tutorial but how long is the average phone taking?

  • nick

    i just disabled the auto lock…….wondering if that will help???

  • Mike

    iPad 2 — easy as could be.

    iPhone 4S — Incredible headaches. I would have preferred to wait longer rather than deal with endless workarounds, updates, etc.

    • nick

      inform me what you did to get it to work? what workaround, because i can’t get past the black absinthe screen when i launch the app. i might just do a backup restore and wait a week.

  • CJ

    Anyone know if iBooks works okay with this jailbreak?

  • John

    Worked flawlessly. Did a full restore prior to the jb. No errors nothing. Nice to have my jb back!

  • JF

    I’m stucked on the “Beginning jailbreak” phase.
    I tried it several times and it always happens.
    More than a hour of waiting each time….

    Any help??


  • nick

    ah HA! if your stuck at the black absinthe screen use tip #1, worked and now i have cydia.

    turn the VPN on and the phone will restart and whala!

  • fingers21

    worked a treat! The CLI didn’t work for me and Absinthe is so much easier! Took less than 5 minutes.

  • Tim

    I’ve been on the beginning jailbreak stage for about 30 minutes what is going on?

  • Bassie

    The program stops working with me too. It just stops leving the only option “close” for me. Running W7 tried everything!!

  • Joe

    is anyone else having issues with facetime after jailbreaking?


  • Aimee

    i cant find the jailbreak icon on my phone!!! where is it

  • Helper

    If you have low disk space and have many appplication in the iphone the jailbreak cant continie. Verify your main disk space available.

  • wowza, took about 5 mins from start to finish.
    i updated to 5.0.1 over the air before the update, was expecting something that would take ages

  • Kevin

    When I extract the file I dont see the launch as admin option?

    • Kevin

      any help please?

  • dan

    hi. i have a factory unlocked iphone 4s. just wondering what will happen if i jailbroke it? is it gona be locked or stay unlocked?

    • Kevin

      anyone? anyone?

      • Jhon

        me too?me too i got a factory unlocked Iphone 4S.

  • Portugues

    Muito obrigado caros amigos, brilhante trabalho isso pra demostrar a gigante APPLE que existem genios e cerebros brilhantes a serviço de um povo que não esta disposto a ser manipulado por estas grandes empresas.
    O JB do meu iphone 4S foi menos de 3 minutos, até agora todas as funções trabalhando perfeitamente.
    Obs.Como faço par fazer uma doação?

  • Sean

    Still stuck on beginning jailbreak. Can anyone please help with this problem? Thanks in advance!!

    • Sean

      And also, I have tried uninstall and reinstall and also tried to erase all content on my iphone. Nothing has worked!!

  • laurent

    Succeeded the first time!!Thxs guys Great Job!!

  • Wout

    When i try to run absinthe as administrator (right click-> run as administrator) I still get the error: “you must run this app as an administrator”.
    I’ve already tried running it in compatibility mode (windows xp service pack 2) and putting my pc in safe mode and then trying. Won’t work…
    Any help please…


    • Frustrated

      I’m getting the same error too. I’m already an admin on my PC, but it insists on asking me to run the app as an administrator. I right click and select Run as administrator…properties are set to Win XP SP 3, run as admin etc. Still no dice! Very annoying! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      • MGC

        Press shift and right click absinthe.exe then select run as a different user. Enter user account administrator and your password.

      • lilchina

        Here is the issue. I am work and on a domain.
        if you right click and choose run as administrator you still get the error.
        yes do the shift right click and choose run as a different user
        in the login you must use your computer name\administrator
        then the password for the local administrator.
        you can use any local userID as long as it is a administrator.
        your domainID even if its has admin rights will not work, Has to be a local userID with admin right and then it will run

        • drelbs

          Worked like a champ. Thanks!

  • James

    I am glad you all have received your jailbreak, now how about a little donation to the people that made it happen……. Thanks

  • James

    I am glad you all have received your jailbreak, now how about a little donation to the people that made it happen. Thanks

  • Danish

    Just try to set up a new phone..and then jailbreak….Thanks alot my frnd…..

  • Sean

    I’ve been stuck at beginning jailbreak for a long time. I have also seen many other people having the same problem. I’ve tried erasing all content on phone setting up as new phone already. If anyone could help me, and help these numberless people that have the same problem, we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks very much!!!

  • mancy

    I jail break the phone but once u put anther SIM card it take u to activation process and it will not open … there is any thing we can doooo plz help

    • Need Help!!

      I have an iPhone 4s still to be activated in SriLanka. Got it as a gift & I don’t have an original sim. It stops at the wifi searching point. How do I activate it? Any software for that? Does it need to be activated before the JB? Or does the JB process auto activate it?? Pls help!!

    • Need Help!!

      I have an iPhone 4s still to be activated in SriLanka. Got it as a gift & I don’t have an original sim. It stops at the wifi searching point. How do I activate it? Any software for that? Does it need to be activated before the JB? Or does the JB process auto activate it??

  • Danish

    After jailbreaking my rs 5 is deducting in every…any help guysss…plzz fast….

    • kj

      mines doing the samething did u figure it out

  • McSpace

    Im constanly recieving “you must run this app as an administrator” no matter what i do,
    running Absinthe.exe in a Windows 7 64 bit system
    Tried Run as Administrator, compability mode, but no luck, any hints??

  • KanB

    Great! but after jailbreaking, i can’t install any app in cydia, it said cannot comply, help please!

    • KanB

      and youtube icon is white,

  • PJ

    When I click the absinthe icon on my iphone, it says absinthe is now setting things up, please stand by… and then nothing happens. What do I have to do?

    • KanB

      do nothing, it’ll work itself, make sure your iphone or ipad is connected to internet

  • dan

    thanks for the instructions!
    took approx 20 minutes
    got a bit nervous when the progress bar stopped at 10%, but then jumped to 50% after 5 minutes, then 70% then 90%

  • Jack

    Was on the road all weekend. Saw the great news this morning. Grabbed an unlocked phone from local Apple store. JB was super easy. Nice job.

  • Bermuda brains

    This is by far the fastest and easy to use JB yet. Did my 4S in under 5min. WOOOW. WIth no issues after the JB.

  • mark

    Is procedure also unlock the iphone to be able to used on other network? I think i missed step 6, what should I do?

  • Well just now i jail break my iphone4s and now installing games. i didnt face any problem but still its a test mode. i will post if i face any problem.
    Thanks Guys for jail break till now every thing is fine.
    thanks a lot

  • jb done without problem now can any one tellhow to install cracked apps throw i fun box

  • youdi3

    Jailbreak successful but there are seems to be a problem with the icon. Settings and Calculator icon turns white, tried turning off and on the phone but doesnt seem to help. Any comments/recommendations?

  • hashim

    it took my iphone4s like 5 minutes ? is it normal ?

    • laura

      mine wont even do it!! :@

  • laura

    it jailbrake then on the absynthe app on phone it didnt do anything tried to do it again b ut wont let me click the jailbreak icon! :/

  • yerra


    app store and safari not working after jailbreak please help.

  • mini

    could you please help me !!??? I could not install any app on my jail-broken iphone 4s
    It says “itune sync …. fail to install”
    I have tried to jailbreak again but an error appear that is said device has already jail-broken.

  • I n Botnick

    Found 2 bugs in the 4s jailbreak. Can not turn off mirror when using AirPlay to a apple tv.

    2) some music apps like pandora no longer run in the background

    For any additional info contact me

  • Ahmed

    I successfully jailbreak using this Absinthe for my ip4s but I cant installed my cracked apps.
    Please help anyone.

  • Lucian_1

    Since the Jailbreak, all went fine EXCEPT, now I keep crashing every time I am in a call and plugged in. The phone will just randomly restoring into safe mode and you loose ability to communicate for a while. Anyone know a fix???

  • Lucian_1

    Anyone know how to get custom boot icon to work. I have a few installed, but keep seeing only the standard apple boot when I restart.

  • Lucian_1

    Anyone know how to get custom boot icon to work. I have a few installed, but keep seeing only the standard apple boot when I restart. Again, any advice to fix the crashing?

  • Tom

    JailBreak went smooth but I can’t get music to play, I did a restore and Jail break again and that didn’t help, it upgraded my phone from 9a405 to 9a406 doing the restore.
    Any 0ne got any ideas on a fix I don’t have imatch installed and that is only thing I could find on this subject.

  • Beautiful. Thanks!

  • Vipul Mehta

    Can any one please confirm about the carrier unlock…..??
    JB is out…what about carrier unlock ?? As they had already mentioned that ultrasnow is very imminent for 4s to be carrier unlocked… so it is out or still time left…?

    I have through several sites and still no info..please inform…..!!

  • NickO

    To all of those having problems with absinthe.exe not responding half way through jailbreak. Make sure you extract the data folder inside the zip file as well as the absinthe program and make sure they are in the same location i.e desktop. And don’t forget to run as administrator

    Good Luck

  • Trexel

    don’t know about you guys but for me on absinthe 0.2 it took about 1 min to do the job with flawless victory. easiest jb I’ve ever done!
    many thanks to the team!

    • Trexel

      version 0.3, sorry

  • byteboy

    If you are having troubles running this on a computer that is part of a domain, see if you have the ability to create a Local Administrator on the system (Right Click on Computer – the icon under the start menu, and Add Local User – ensure the user is in the Administrators group) and then run the application with the Local Admin credentials via Command Prompt:

    Run> cmd.exe
    C:\absinthe-win-0.3>runas /user:SYSTEMNAME\localadminname absinthe.exe

  • Naveed

    Hi there,

    Many thanks for this, i just want to ask, once i installed jail break in iphone 4s v 5.01, than what? i can see cydia icon on my screen.. but not able to use other sim or network. how can i unlock this?
    i have Uk vodafone, i want to unlock on all network

    Please any one have any idea how can i unlock this on all other networks?


  • Steve

    Done! Took less than 5 minutes, painless.

  • hasan

    when i click on cydia and chose user my cydia quit at the same time when i click done what should i do pleeees help me???

  • totie

    very easy tutorial.thanks to you people.just took me 8 mins to do this. 🙂

  • totie

    very easy tutorial.thanks to you people.just took me 8 mins to do this.

  • George

    when it asked me to connet my iPhone it says consistency failure: didn’t found the requiered files what should i do

  • Endrit

    Hello there !

    DOES this work on a unactivated iphone 4S ?

    Please REPLY

  • cheesey

    When launching the absinthe program i get “ERROR: Consistency check failed: could not find required files”

    Think i did everything right so far…. Ideas?

  • cheesey

    Nevermind. got it to start, to the other guy with this problem

    >Extract the whole thing together, not copy the app like the step-by step discribes.

    Took about 5mins gonna have a play on this cydia now

  • mr.Pope

    When I run absinthe in windows it says plug in the iphone 4s then an ERROR message comes up saying ERROR: CONSISTENCY CHECK FAIL: COULD NOT FIND REQUIRED FILES… WTF?!?!?

    PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sven

    I have a problem, I download Absinthe and clicked the Jailbreak button. I have now absinthe on my springboard but when I open it, it takes 2-3 to load and then I have a green Jailbreak Button. When I click on the button it says thats it is impossible to open Absinthe. Even when I activate VPN (I get en error message) and retry with the green button, it still doesn’t work. My iPhone doesn’t reboot.
    I’ve 5.0.1.

    Thanks for Help !

  • kj

    evertyime i try to jailbreak it it says, looks like u attempted to apply a jailbreak and it failed, will try again. then it says recovery complete if u want to retry jailbreaking unplug your device and plug it back in… Ive done that and nothing

  • Mary

    hi i like to know if this is an untethered jailkbreak? or tethered?

  • Mary

    thanks you guys are awesommeeeeeeeeeee!! it worked under 5 mins

  • James C.

    WoW, that only took about 15 minutes total with a new 4S. The phone is not even 24 hours old yet and already jailbroken. Love this stuff. Kept up the super work, you are the best and a few bucks are already on the way.


  • ivan

    iTunes Sync – Apps failed to installed on my iphone4s after jailbreak. help pls!?

  • Slick

    Iphone 4s 5.0.1 ran absinthe-win-0.4
    and when finished, phone restarted twice
    then it was 5.1 🙁
    I feel so bad
    never once did i press update or open itunes

  • Noobie

    Hi, I have a jailbroken iphone 4s, but its giving me problems and i want to restore to factory settings and do the jailbreak again. any tips? just wondering if i restore and i connect the phone to itunes would it auto update to 5.1? thanks!

  • Braden

    Does this work with iTunes 10.6?

  • Johan

    Just jailbroken my new iPhone 4S. It took about 15mins to complete the entire process. Thanks guys !!

  • Stephanie

    Whenever i try to jailbreak my phone and launch absinthe, it says device not supported. what does that mean and how do i fix that?

  • Michael

    Could you please drop me a mail. I also live in south africa and want to jb my 4s. Much appreciated!

  • Vikram Shetty

    Need to jailbreak the new iPhone 4s version 5.1(9B179)

  • Abthul Wahid

    Hi there,
    I have done according to the instruction of the absinthe-win-04 and, went through smoothly, how ever, since i have change the sim, requesting to Activate the new sim, “THE SIME CARD INSERTED IN THIS…. Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to actrive IPHONE. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iphone or visit a supported carriers store to receive a replacement sim card.
    Since i am out of the country (T-Mobile UK), impossible to activate my T-Mobile sim to activate, also weird, why should i need to activate my original carriers sim.

    Please, million tks for any support from you guys.