We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 via Absinthe A5

If you're looking for an easy way to untether your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, an elite hacker dream team has just released Absinthe A5.

NOTE: Naturally, greenpois0n is getting smashed on traffic right now, but here's a fully working Absinthe A5 mirror link.

Apple's restrictive settings for your A5 iDevices are officially a thing of the past. Hacker team "greenpois0n" has just released a working Mac version of Absinthe A5, an easy tool that will successfully jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2. Of course, it can be used for a number of other iOS gadgets, which means that you'll be able to use some features not normally available on those phones and tablets.

Here's a quick breakdown of how to get Absinthe A5 and install it -- as long as you're ready to forfeit warranty rights and all future trips to Apple's Genius Bars.

  • Make sure your iPhone 4S firmware is set at 5.0 or 5.0.1.
  • For iPad 2, make sure your firmware is set at 5.0.1.
  • Download Absinthe A5 at greenpois0n's main link, mirror link, or this third link.
  • Open the installer and connect your iOS device to your Mac.
  • Click "Jailbreak" in the Chronic-Dev Absinthe installer window.
  • Ignore the "Restore" icon prompt on your device if it appears.
  • Wait until the Absinthe installer bar is full, then tap the "Jailbreak" icon on one of your device's homescreens to finish.
  • If you receive an "Error establishing a database connection" message, end the program and try again until it loads.
  • Once the jailbreak is complete, click the "Cydia" app that appears.
  • After Cydia is done restructuring the file system, select your settings: User, Hacker, or Developer.
  • Click "Done" and you're set.

Also, there's a handy video breakdown on YouTube to show you just how simple the process is, so have at it.

[Engadget, iJailbreak.com; Absinthe A5 link via greenpois0n]

McKinley Noble is a former GamePro staff editor, current technology nerd and eternal mixed martial arts enthusiast. He also likes Japanese sports dramas and soap operas. Follow him on Twitter or just Google his name.

Like this? You might also enjoy...

Get more GeekTech: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off

IDG UK Sites

Acer Aspire R11 review: Hands-on with the 360 laptop and tablet convertible

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release day: Twitter reacts

IDG UK Sites

See how Framestore created a shape-shifting, oil and metal based creature for Shell

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch buying guide, price list & where to buy today: Which Apple Watch model, size, material,?......