How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 iPad 2 / iPhone 4S with Absinthe [Windows] - iPhoneHeat

How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 iPad 2 / iPhone 4S with Absinthe [Windows]

Absinthe 5.0.1 for Windows to jailbreak iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is now available for download. These are the steps to jailbreak 5.0.1 iPad 2 / iPhone 4S with Absinthe jailbreak on Windows…

IMPORTANT: Backup your iPhone 4S/iPad 2 via iTunes or iCloud before starting the jailbreak peocess because it may delete your Camera Roll.

How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 iPad 2 / iPhone 4S with Absinthe [Windows]

Mac users can follow the same step or the guide linked at the bottom…

Step 1

Download Absinthe;
Extract it;
and launch the Absinthe application.

Step 2

Connect your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to the computer via USB;
Make sure to disable any passcodes or VPN settings you’ve previously set.

Step 3

Click the Jailbreak button to begin jailbreak iPad 2 or iPhone 4S…

It will take a while on the starting portion;
Then your iPad 2 / iPhone 4S will show restoring a backup saying “Restoring in Progress”;
Your iPad 2 / iPhone 4S will reboot. DO NOT UNPLUG IT YET! when it’s turned on, Slide unlock your iDevice if necessary, waiting for device to finish booting;
Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.
It will take time, don’t worry.

Step 4

Absinthe will inform you that the jailbreak is ‘Almost done’;
On your iPhone 4S / iPad 2, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.

If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then go to:
Settings > General > Network > VPN and turn ON VPN;
A configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot.

After reboot, there will be Cydia icon on your iDevice screen. That’s it!

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPad 2

46 comments… add one
maxi January 22, 2012, 5:34 am

abisinte has stop working??? why is that?????

Tito527 January 23, 2012, 7:49 am

I get the same thing on my Iphone 4s..after the rebot, It just stops working and windows closes the program. It’s weird cuz It worked good on my ipad2.

Tito527 January 23, 2012, 8:27 am

After trying like 10x’s it finally worked. =)

Bora January 22, 2012, 6:28 am

It done successfully, buy how can I add the Instllous? My device is iPad 2? Pls help

proman January 22, 2012, 6:52 am

Launch Cydia. Tap manage at bottom. Then Edit and Add. Add when done just search for installous anv voila… Install and be happy 🙂

iBarf January 22, 2012, 8:56 am

Add repository on Cydia app, then search for it.

Bora January 24, 2012, 4:36 am

Thank,now I got it

edison January 22, 2012, 8:44 am

u go to cydia add in the sources then install the installous 4

lusyu January 22, 2012, 10:10 am


gugu January 22, 2012, 10:11 am

Please I,m stuck at Absinthe icon when jailbreak and it dosent show error establishing data plz help to resolve this problem );

kh January 23, 2012, 5:11 am

u need very fresh restore b4 u jailbreak yr device.
that was how i solve my problem…good luck!

noobies January 22, 2012, 12:16 pm


The absinthe application can’t not read my iphone. I tried looking for a solution on other post but couldn’t find anything. Is there any solution for this problem yet? Any help would be appreciated.

iwadday January 22, 2012, 12:37 pm

THANK YOU – installation successful and working perfectly fine. but un-identify icon (Notes, Settings, Itunes) no other error and no other trouble sofa..

thank you once again 🙂

iwadday January 22, 2012, 12:40 pm

The icons are also working fine now.. when I install Installous.. superb .. lovely work guys…

kaitlee January 22, 2012, 3:34 pm

Windows error. Absinthe have to shut down half way. What is the problem?

Netspider January 22, 2012, 3:46 pm

can i jailbreak unactivated Iphone 4s thanks for your help

bajak1985 February 7, 2012, 1:29 pm

I also have same problem. Bought i4s from Canada, brand new in-the-box. Cannot activate here in my country. Tried to jailbreak/unlock using Absinthe but unsuccessful.

rshayto January 22, 2012, 5:58 pm

Here is what happened with me, i followed all the steps perfectly. problems i encountered
1. the reboot AFTER pressing on the absinthe logo will not initiate. For that, i tried the VPN on tip and it worked the 1/10 times
so now it has gone through the reboot.
problem 2:
after the reboot completes, i do not see cydia 🙂 and there isn’t a second page for me to search for. it is simply not there
problem 3:
i reset and erase all data from the ipad (using the ipad’s insetting for that) and run as a new one etc… and try to jailbreak once again starting from scratch using Absinthe softare —> ERROR: Device already jailbroken! Detected untether.

rshayto January 22, 2012, 6:25 pm

I do not know why my previous post hasn’t showed yet, but il give it another go.

Iv done the stated steps according to plan and i faced a couple of problems
1. the reboot that was supposed to happen after i open the absinthe app on the ipad DIDNOT happen. i tried the VPN ON tip and it caused a reboot to happen ONLY when it was the first thing i did on the ipad after absinthe asked me to click the icon on the ipad

2. after the reboot everything went to plan except, CYDIA ICON IS NOT THERE. there is no second page on the ipad or nothing (i am jb from a reset ipad)

3. when i go back to the absinth software on windonws, and try to jailbreak again, i get an error of a detectable jailbreak!
so im stuck with no cydia and a jailbroken ipad …

please help.

Louis January 22, 2012, 7:25 pm

The “Reminder” app icon is blank after jailbroken…anybody face the same issue?

Louis January 22, 2012, 11:01 pm

After hints from a reply in another forum, i tried install something from Cydia (installous + crackulous) then the white reminders app icon back to normal…hope this help u guys too~ 😀

AD January 23, 2012, 1:55 am

Does it take ages to proceed to 2nd step? Its been more than 20 minutes since i pressed JAILBREAK button but its still at same place .. please let me know how much time it requires??


iPhoneHeat January 23, 2012, 2:09 am

fresh restore eliminates most of the issue.. so back and restore iOS

iPhoneHeat January 23, 2012, 2:09 am

fresh restore eliminates most of the issue.. so backup, restore iOS and retry

Voo January 23, 2012, 8:23 am

Thanks you for all your hard work .

rshayto January 24, 2012, 2:30 am

Anybody found some tips refarding my stated issue above?cwould really appreciate it 🙂

Mo January 24, 2012, 3:00 pm

i always receive an error from windows that absinthe has stopped working!!
any solution guys???

R@MZ January 26, 2012, 10:41 am

change d port or try on another pc…

kalukuola January 24, 2012, 4:38 pm

after installing d absinthe,i do not know how to install cydia pls

Djmike_21 January 25, 2012, 8:03 am

yeah me to,,..i’m always incouter error for the absinthe,, what is the for that error?

Djmike_21 January 25, 2012, 8:04 am

yeah me to,,..i’m always incouter error for the absinthe,, what is the solotion for that error?

John Zach January 25, 2012, 11:44 am

Thanks you for all your hard work .

xaminmo January 26, 2012, 12:28 am

Probably the easiest jailbreak I’ve used yet.
Install iOS 5.0.1 clean and fresh (new iPad2).
Run Absinthe. Click Jailbreak. Walk away.
Come back and it says “Almost done.”
Log in, do the initial setup so I have wifi, etc.
Click the Absinthe/Greenpoison icon on the last home page.
It pulls down Cydia, restarts springboard, and I’m all set.
I’m hesitant to even restore my iPad1 backup. I think I’ll just reinstall everything to ensure it’s all happy and clean.

aitesam January 30, 2012, 9:19 pm

I need help, I got new ipad2 with 5.0.1 and I tried to jailbreak by following above procedure but it stuck on first step and after 20 minutes it showed error and program dies. I also tried to do windows command prompt procedure and it stuck on step number two, where it tried to create backup, it is new ipad2 with no personal data.
Please, help!!!

john March 7, 2012, 8:57 am

will this unlock iphone4s as well. I’d like to use my 4s with another provider. thanks

Roman March 13, 2012, 1:03 am

Hey guys every time I plug in my iPad2 running iOS 5.1 it says “sorry device not supported” what’s going on??

iPhoneHeat March 13, 2012, 7:10 pm

iOS 5.0.1 ONLY.

gcua73 March 14, 2012, 8:51 am

can i downgrade ipad 2 ios 5.1 to 5.0.1?

poelie1981 March 16, 2012, 12:55 am


i have an problem with jailbreak my ipad 2.

It says the next faulth:

Sorry, the attached device is not supported.

Can someone help me out with this??

Thnx Marcel

IPAD 2 5.1 March 29, 2012, 11:47 am

Sorry, the attached device is not supported.

pankaj_me May 29, 2012, 12:04 pm

Brilliant piece of advise worked for me in minutes ….
Earlier i used to pay a mobile repair guys 50$ for it now you have made it free.

Respect ….

Thanx a lot !!

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