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How to Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1 Using Greenpois0n Absinthe v.1.2.1

We have just reported you about the release of Greenpois0n Absinthe v. tool which provides Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 firmware and iPad 2 (Wi-Fi only, GSM & CDMA) devices running iOS 5.0.1 firmware. GreenPois0n Absinthe jailbreak tool has been released which works on iPad iOS 5.0.1 and iPhone 4S both iOS 5.0.1 and iOS 5. Below is the full guide on how to jailbreak iPhone 4S (5.0.1 – 5.0) or iPad 2 (5.0.1) untethered using Greenpois0n Absinthe v.


This jailbreaking tool only works on Mac. If you want to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Windows then follow the link here to do it using command link utility CLI Version 0.4.3 developed by iPhone Dev-Team.

Whats Needed

  • Download iTunes from here.
  • Download Absinthe for Mac OS X from here whereas for Windows and Linux coming soon. Extract the zip file after download
  • Download iPhone 4S 5.0 here, 5.0.1 from here or 5.0.1 from here.
  • Download iPad 2 5.0.1 from here


1-   Backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and restore it using the above mentioned iOS 5.0.1 or 5.0 firmware file.

2-   Now Launch GreenPois0n Absinthe app downloaded earlier.

3- Connect your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 with computer using USB cable. Make sure that your device is detected then press the jailbreak button as shown in diagram.

4-  Now application will perform several jailbreak steps which includes sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, preparing jailbreak data and Sending payload data.

5-   You are almost done as mentioned on the window

6-   You will find Absinthe icon on springboard and click it to complete your jailbreak.

7-   If you get an Error establishing a database connection message then navigate to Settings.app and turn on VPN.

8-   Your device will give a configuration error but after about a minute your device will reboot and you will find cydia on your device springboard.

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You can also Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0/5.0.1 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch using RedSn0w, Click here Using PwnageTool 5.0.1[Mac Only] or here using Corona 5.0.1 Untether.

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