GreenPois0n Absinthe v0.1.2-1 Download to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Now Available!

The Chronic Dev Team has just announced the release of Greenpois0n Absinthe to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1:

To jailbreak your iPhone 4S (running iOS 5.0 or either 4S version of 5.0.1**) and/or your iPad 2 (all Wi-Fi only, GSM & CDMA devices supported; must be running iOS 5.0.1**) – select one of the links below to download your Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak. Simply unzip the file, then install on your iOS A5 mobile device with one click of a button! As always MacOSX version is being released first, and Windows and Linux versions will be released shortly after.

Mac OS X » GreenPois0n Absinthe v0.1.2-1

This is fantastic news. As always, back up your data and proceed with caution. This is an initial release that has been tested but you never know. Let us know how this jailbreak works for your A5 devices.

Update 1: @planetbeing tells us on twitter if you want to fix the “error establishing database connection” after launching the Absinthe web clip, you need to turn on the VPN.


Your device will reboot. Then, try the Absinthe web clip again.

Also, if your Camera Roll will be empty if it’s an incomplete jailbreak he says:

Camera roll will be empty if the jailbreak is incomplete. Rerun the app once to fix, and then another time to complete jb.

Update 2: An updated build of Absinthe has been released.

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  • Mikebeaudin87

    What is shortly? Im a windows user and need it lol its like Crack for me. Need to jailbreak my iphone 4s

  • rod pritchett

    Awesome. Lets give it a try…

  • Dawidols10

    same… i want to jailbreak my ipad 2 NOW :DDDDDD

  • Guest

    Why was there a big push to upgrade to 5.0.1 if this supports 5.0?  I
    think my battery life is worse on 5.0.1 and I want to go back.  Any way
    to do this?

  • Oshawapilot

    Then find a friend with a Mac. The OSX versions of these tools *always* come out first.

  • Flysooke

    Error establishing database connection.  I guess their server(s) are a little overloaded!

  • Kraken

    I think I’ll wait another week until they get all the bugs worked out.  But feel free to be guinea pigs and report back 🙂

  • Weebsurfer

    Reason for the push to upgrade is that once iOS 5.1 is released by apple they’ll stop signing 5.01 installs so this JB will be useless. If you’ve saved your blobs from 5.0 and 5.01 you should be good to downgrade any time. (I believe)

  • Unknown

    just do it 

  • Kraken

    Just wait a day or so. 

  • Screemberry

    Tired both my 4S and iPad2.  Both fail.  The 4S gets all they way to the end and the last thing is says is to unlock the screen and click on the Jailbreak icon.  It says don’t’ give up and that it is there.  I used the search feature, I look at every icon on every page including any folders I had and the only addition was an Absinthe icon and when you press it, all you get is a white screen.  So no go on the 4S.

    As for the iPad, again a fail.  It will detect it and you press the Jailbreak button and it goes to step 1 which says “beginning jailbreak, this may take awhile.  After 20 minutes I figure the term ‘take awhile’ has been exceeded, as the iPhone 4S only took about 30 seconds before moving onto step 2.

  • Vicseadog

    White screen, no connection.

  • Vicseadog

    Same for Iphone 4s, Ipad2 with 5.01 went well to the end? But when starting Absinthe, all I see is white screen.

  • Anonymous

    You’d better hurry. I have a feeling 5.1 will be out very soon after the release of the new iTunes today.  Just a hunch.

  • Screemberry

    Update to my above post.  After doing it again for the 3rd time on my 4S the white screen I got after launching the Absinthe icon it did say I had a database error, and the fix was to turn on the VPN setting in Networking.  I did and it looked liked it failed, but then my 4S rebooted and now I have Cydia 🙂

    iPad2 however is still not getting past step 1 for me…

  • Nick

    How many of you has this worked for vs not? And those of you who it hasn’t worked for, it hasn’t frozen your device right? That is, you can unplug as it still behaves normally? Or has it got it to the point you need to restore?

  • Anonymous

    I think as long as you’ve updated to 5.0 or 5.0.1 you’re safe. If you’re on 4.x when they release 5.1, then you’re out of luck.

    You don’t need to jailbreak before they release 5.1 you just have to update to 5.0.1 before they do.

  • Flysooke

    success,  Used the VPN trick.

  • Screemberry

    4S success, iPad2 still won’t get past step 1 for me.  If it fails, no big deal, just unplug and for me my pad is fine, and when I run the jailbreak again it does a recover and then you can try again.

    For those getting the white screen, go into setting, networking and turn on VPN.  That worked for me with my 4S.

    well well, as I type this, my iPad got past the 1st step.  I’ll update again in a few minutes.

  • jailbreak icon is grey?  is the server down?

  • Screemberry

    Update #2.  Success!! iPad2 is now jailbroken.  Took an hour to do…

    4S took 5 minutes, the iPad2 took 1 hour. 

    I’m not complaining as long as it worked 🙂

  • Screemberry

    It took an hour but my iPad2 is now Jailbroken.  🙂

  • Nick

    Cool, what part of the iPad jailbreaking took an hour? You just let it run for an hour while it appeared to be frozen?

  • Ed

    Quick Q.  After jailbreaking the device, can it be unlocked? Or this is just a jailbreak for the specified device? Anyone? Thanks in advance

  • Ed

    Hi, After jailbreal, can you unlock your device? Or this is just plain jailbreak?
    Thanks in advance.

  • There is no unlock for the iPhone 4S yet.

  • Screemberry

    Every time it said that ‘it may take awhile’ they were not kidding, I had to wait it out.  There is the initial prep part, then a downloading part, a reboot part, then a prep for jailbreak part, then a loading code part. Then finally it is finished and says to unlock the screen and click on the ‘jailbreak icon’ which is really the Absinthe icon. When the white screen comes up and says something about a database error, go into settings — Network — and turn on the VPN settings.  For me it looked like it failed, but then a few moments later my iPad rebooted and Cydia was there.

  • Nick

    Great, thanks for posting your progress!   I’m working on my 4S right now.. if I can get that working I’ll do my iPad 2.  Once it’s all done I’ll post back and say how it went.

  • Ed

    thanks for the quick reply.

  • Nick

    Ok it worked for my 4S.  I made it as far as getting stuck on the white screen.  I gave it a few minutes then pressed the home button, then went to the multitasking bar and closed Absinthe, then I went to settings and saw ‘VPN’ there where it wasn’t before just on the main page of settings, and I just turned it on.  A moment later the phone restarted on it’s own and now has Cydia.  Working on the iPad now…  The only thing I noticed is that the Camera app icon is just white now.. But the Camera still works.  

  • Screemberry

    You mentioned your camera icon is white, for me it is my game center icon that is white and I’m referring to my iPad.  My 4S has no white icons.

  • Nick

    Nevermind, after installing a few cydia apps, and running the camera and photos apps, the camera app is back to normal.

  • Screemberry

    lol, same, my game center icon is back to normal.

  • New iTunes came out for iBooks, not for an update to the iOS firmware.

  • Anonymous

    Guys after a while of trying to get absinthe to work I finally managed to do it on my 4S. I deleted the absinthe icon and jailbroke again, try this is if doesn’t work. On the 2nd try the absinthe app finally rebooted my phone and it replaced the absinthe app with cydia. 

    Good luck!!

    Great thanks to the greenpois0n team!! Very very appreciated!!

  • Nick

    Anyone else lose apps after jail breaking?  my iPhone is fine but my iPad 2 lost a bunch of apps…. Not all my paid apps, but most of them.  I plugged it in to iTunes and it installed them again though…

  • Frankie

    Yup, a lot of Windows users are waiting. Considering Mac has less than 10% of the computer market share, a huge number of Windows users are waiting 🙂

  • fanckush

    or use a virtual machine as i did on mt win 7

  • fanckush

    when usningthe vpn trick..
    i turn on (jailbreak) vpn but i get this error: “A configuration error occured”
    is it ok OR it should turnon ?????????/

  • man2love

    Can’t get it done on my iPhone 4s every time the absinthe is quitting unexpectedly !! don’t know why ?? any ideas?? but managed to jailbreak my ipad2 

  • Jp Scrap

    Does this jailbreak works with ibooks 2?

  • Anonymous

    Keep getting the white screen when I select the Absinthe icon, the wait icon spins around (to the left of the clock) and then get the following “Cannot Open Absinthe – server stopped responding”.  When I try the VPN trick it does not work, I get “A configuration error occurred”.  I select retry and either get the same error or nothing… just a white screen.
    Are these two connected?  Re-jailbreak with 0.1.2-2 ?

  • Yes use the updated version of Absinthe.

  • Anonymous

    Yuuuup…. that was the version I used.  Used the same version on my iPad 2 and it worked great…  I have tried, now on my 5th try, with no luck.