Jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 with Absinthe (Mac)

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How-to Jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 with Absinthe on Mac

Jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 Absinthe Mac

If you wish to jailbreak other device model or iPhone 4S with different iOS version, see our How-to Jailbreak section.

To ensure that you perform iPhone 4S jailbreak correctly, you should verify the following requirements.

REQUIREMENTS of jailbreaking iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Mac:

  1. Verify your iPhone model, ensure it is exactly iPhone 4S model.
  2. Verify your installed iOS version: ensure that the version is 5.0.1 (9A405) or 5.0.1 (9A406).
  3. Download Absinthe for Mac
  4. You should REMOVE passcode lock and clear away VPN settings on iPhone 4S (if any). You can set it up again later.
  5. ALWAYS create backup of the device to prevent any data loss

Step-by-step how-to jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 with Absinthe on Mac

  • Open downloaded absinthe and extract the Absinthe app as well as data folder to Desktop.
    Absinthe Jailbreak on Mac
  • As requested, please plug the iPhone 4S into the computer through USB.

    Apple USB Data Cable

    Absinthe iPhone 4S Jailbreak

  • As soon as iPhone 4S plugged-in, Absinthe will automatically identify your current device and also the installed iOS version. Click Jailbreak button to begin.

    Jailbreak button Absinthe
  • Then, absinthe will be trying to jailbreak your iPhone 4S within several processes: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.
  • At the time Absinthe nearly finished jailbreaking the iPhone 4S, it is going to notify you that Absinthe Almost Done doing its job and you may need to unlock screen (if it was locked).

    Absinthe Mac Almost Done

  • Find Absinthe app on iPhone 4S homescreen and then tap into it in order to complete the iPhone 4S jailbreak process. The Absinthe app could possibly be located on any page on your homescreen.

    Absinthe App on iPhone 4S

    When you tap on it, Absinthe app will load greenpois0n website.

    • If you see Cannot open Absinthe error message right after starting Absinthe app or if you get an error establishing a database connection, tap Settings and then switch on the VPN setting.

      Cannot Open Absinthe

    • You will have an alert saying VPN Connection configuration error occured. Tap OK or simply disregard the warning. Within a few seconds your iPhone 4S shall restart. If the iPhone 4S not automatically restarted, you may forgot remove passcode or any VPN settings.

      Absinthe Jailbreak VPN Configuration Error Occured

  • Once the iPhone 4S back from reboot, Absinthe app will disappear and replaced with Cydia app.

    Cydia app Absinthe

Congratulations, you have successfully jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1 on Mac by using Absinthe!

If you have problem while doing jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.0.1, please read the instruction again. Make sure that you follow the intruction carefully and then repeat the steps again.

For those who still have problem while jailbreaking iPhone 4S, write your problem on the comment form below along with detailed information such as device model, iOS version, Computer Operating System, Absinthe version, any installed antivirus, iTunes version as well as the error message, along with other necessary information.

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