How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.1 - iPhoneHeat

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.1

Jailbreak Dev Team has released Absinthe 2.0.1 to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch. In this guide we’ll show you how to jailbreak iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS running iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.1 untethered jailbreak.


  • Absinthe 2.0.1 supports iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
  • iPad 3 users please follow: How to jailbreak iPad 3 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.1
  • If your iPhone is already tethered jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1, there’s no need to use Absinthe to achieve untethered. Simply follow this guide: install Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether from Cydia.
  • Absinthe 2.0.1 Works with iOS 5.1.1 only. (How to check iPhone iOS version)
  • If you’re running iOS 5.1 or older you need to update your iPhone to iOS 5.1.1. (How to: Update to iOS 5.1.1)
  • Warning: If you depend on UltraSn0w unlock or Gevey SIM to unlock your iPhone, do NOT update to iOS 5.1.1. Wait for the Dev Team to release updated RedSn0w with iOS 5.1.1 untethered support, which will let you create custom iOS 5.1.1 to preserve your iPhone baseband.
  • Please do NOT pirate the app store application after jailbreaking your device.
  • Usual disclaimer applies: Follow these steps at your own risk.
Let’s jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0.1 Jailbreak.

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0


Download iOS 5.1.1
Download Absinthe 2.0.1

Step 1

We assume that you’ve read the IMPORTANT part above and your iPhone is running iOS 5.1.1.

Connect your iPhone to your computer and backup your personal data. to do that; Open iTunes, right click on the device listed on the left pane, and click Backup.

Step 2

  • Now go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Remove any Passcodes or VPN settings.

This helps in making the jailbreak process fast and convenient.

Step 3

Run the Absinthe 2.0.1 jailbreak and Plug your iPhone to your computer;
Absinthe should detect it, now hit the jailbreak button.

jailbreak-iphone-absinthe-2 jailbreak

Step 4

Absinthe jailbreak is completed automated. Just sit back while Absinthe performs various jailbreak steps on your iPhone such as: beginning jailbreak, sending initial jailbreak data, sending final jailbreak data, waiting for reboot, and waiting for process to complete.

jailbreak-iphone-absinthe-2 rebooting

Your iPhone may appear to be restoring from backup, that’s fine. Just be patient and do not disconnect your device.

Absinthe will prompt you as soon as the jailbreak process is completed. The sweet Cydia icon will be resting on your iPhone Springboard.

jailbreak-iphone-absinthe-2 done

Enjoy! You’ve successfully jailbroken your iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS on iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe jailbreak. After jailbreak you can restore your iPhone with the backup. To do that connect your iPhone to iTunes, right click on your device under the ‘Devices’ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore from Back Up…’, select the latest backup.

Don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comments section below…

Don’t forget to hit the +1, Like and/or Tweet button if you like the post. You can follow us on  Google Plus, Twitter (@iphone_heat), Facebook (iPhoneHeatDotCom), and Subscribe to RSS Feed to receive latest updates.

50 comments… add one
Goran051 May 26, 2012, 5:25 am

Sorry but where is my Cidya icon after JB. JB on fresh instaled iOS 5.1.1.

Goran051 May 26, 2012, 5:50 am

It’s still not working for me. After message “Waiting for proces to complete…” i get something like “Hmmm… something went wrong…”. On windows and Mac same.
I have fresh iOS 5.1.1 iPhone4 with data reset folowing instructions here.

iPhoneHeat May 26, 2012, 5:26 pm

Make sure you’ve iOS 5.1.1 Build number 9B206.
Apple has pushed a minor update for iPhone 4 firmware last night which is not jailbreakable for now.

here’s the direct link to the older build:,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw

mckinneycm May 26, 2012, 5:47 am

This is how I did it.

1) Backup to iCloud.
2) Reset all content and settings.
3) Activated iPhone from the phone itself.
4) When you get to the screen that says “New phone” or “Restore from iCloud”, do nothing.
5) Start Absinthe and jailbreak iPhone.
6) Once it is complete, restore from iCloud.
7) Jailbroken and everything is back.

Goran051 May 26, 2012, 6:47 am

Done … tnx … i don’t know if you help me because i had to restore my iPhone one more time to fresh iOS 5.1.1 and then i followed yours instructions. Before that all i get is that error.

erb May 26, 2012, 5:52 am

No Cydia icon 🙁 HELP!!!!

Minn Yu Lwin May 26, 2012, 7:02 am

Thanks a lot

fdvmvsdb May 26, 2012, 9:09 am

Does it affect factory unlocked iphone 4’s?

iPhoneHeat May 26, 2012, 5:27 pm


African Jay September 4, 2012, 5:23 pm


I have the same concern… will the Absinthe JB affect a Factory Unlocked 4S running 5.1.1? I want to do it so bad but I fear it may get locked/disable gsm. Please help!

Hassan May 26, 2012, 9:14 am

what if i dont reset all content and settings, is that going to still work ?

iPhoneHeat May 26, 2012, 5:27 pm

It should.

Mosti May 26, 2012, 3:19 pm


i already installed the cydia on my 4s/5.1.1, all its fine but how can i install the installous ?,,,


Mosti May 29, 2012, 6:33 pm

Done, JB’ed lol,

ahmed fathi May 26, 2012, 5:20 pm

if i already JB my iphone4 and ipad3 with absinthe 2.0.0 wat i should do to JB using absinthe 2.0.1

ahmed fathi May 26, 2012, 5:20 pm

please help
if i already JB my iphone4 and ipad3 with absinthe 2.0.0 wat i should do to JB using absinthe 2.0.1

iPhoneHeat May 26, 2012, 5:28 pm

Care about reading the 2nd last bullet under IMPORTANT part?

boley May 27, 2012, 5:19 am

Followed instructions. Taped Cidya on screen and lost Phone, mail Safari etc. Restored everything and running version5.1.1 (9B206). Any ideas will be appreciated.

kalbag May 27, 2012, 7:21 am

perfect, thank you.

Gray May 27, 2012, 12:56 pm

Done everything as listed, yet absinthe program couldn’t connect to download? Half way through and now when I try to re-jailbreak is pauses and then crashes. Any advice?

Gray May 27, 2012, 2:14 pm

Ok, I get to where it says waiting for process to complete. The phone goes to finish reloading itself and only goes halfway and resets. I then get the message that something’s happened. Try again.

Gray May 27, 2012, 9:31 pm

Has anyone ever got the message on their phone that says ‘ this accessory is not supported by iphone? ‘

mariowinax May 27, 2012, 11:37 pm

Just did mine, really cool…..#hatsoff

mrshobbs84 May 28, 2012, 5:10 pm

hi the link to download the absinthe jailbreak for iphone 4s isnt working for me has a black line threw it please help !!!!

maevans1969 May 28, 2012, 5:27 pm

Great work and very easy process.

Can someone explain why my push functionality that was working across all of my accounts pre-jailbreak with Absinthe 2.0 is failing now?

Hope that it’s an easy fix otherwise it’s back to stock standard iOS for me!

usman May 31, 2012, 8:49 pm

its really worked gud joib done by iphoneheat

Rimga June 2, 2012, 2:17 am


soelynn June 4, 2012, 10:04 pm

I can’t absinthe-win-2.0.4 jailbreak.Please help me?

Ballerina June 5, 2012, 1:22 pm

I plug in my device and the jailbreak app say “plug in your iDevice to begin” how?

devilx15 June 6, 2012, 8:18 pm

y is it tat my iphone 4s keep springboard keep crashing when a new msg come in?

pouya June 7, 2012, 5:23 pm

absinthe is very bad for jailbreak iphone 4s we can use redsnow 0.9.12b1 for jailbreak (this is very fast and easy)

donald_varghese June 11, 2012, 3:01 pm

ya its working……
thank u master….

swtangel June 12, 2012, 3:09 am

I have a Iphone 4S am on 5.1.1(9B206) firmwre 2.0.12 and Ive never had any problems but Ive been having problems jail breaking it with Absinthe 2.0.4. I did everything and still nothing it gets stuck on sending data and then it shuts down. Can someone please help me out.

SamiLovesJBx3 June 12, 2012, 7:02 am

I have downloaded Absinthe so many times, and I can’t find it on my computer?? It keeps saying download free manager and when i go to search my computer for it, its suddenly not there? I am getting so frustrated.

donaldvarghese June 12, 2012, 10:06 pm

try download from another computer the link for absinthe 2.0.4 is

for windows

iPad User June 16, 2012, 8:08 pm

Absinthe CAN’T DETECT my iPad 3!!!! Please help!
When I connect my iPad and start the program the Jailbreak button is greyed uot, I can’t click it. I tried unplugging and plugging the iPad again with no result. My computer detects the device, I cand browse my photos and use iTunes. I tried with Absinthe version 2.0.1 and 2.0.4. I checked everything, my iPad has IOS 5.1.1, I ran Absinthe as Administrator in windows…all with no result.

lr August 23, 2012, 6:48 pm

I have the same issue, but it is with my iphone 4. The jailbreak is greyed out and I am using Windows 7. I hope that whatever someone suggests for you will work for me.

bobee June 24, 2012, 7:45 pm

cool with my 4S iOS 5.1.1 new absinthe 2.0.4

blossom3333 July 5, 2012, 3:18 am

works like a charm

Tagge July 14, 2012, 3:51 am

I have a Sprint iPhone 4s with 5.1.1 and Gevey using AT&T I can’t use any Internet. The only way I am able to is but using wifi and fixes for this issue?

JB iphone3gs August 3, 2012, 8:44 pm


I have iphone 3gs old bootrom downgraded to BB 5.13.04 from 6.15 & running IOS 4.1. I want to update it to 5.1.1 without loosing my unlock. Can i use latest version of redsn0w to JB it untethered?
please help on this.
While doing Absinthe JB do i need to keep my phone on or in DFU mode?

telefon dinleme October 4, 2012, 1:43 pm

cannot click Jailbreak button.. What can i do?

sunnydayz November 12, 2012, 6:30 am

Thanks a lot. This worked very well for me!

This might be a stupid question but if everything worked as expected, can I now use the phone with any other SIM card?

edqld November 26, 2012, 5:31 pm

I have a iPhone 3GS Jailbroken & unlocked using Redsnow 0.9.14b2 and now with OS: 5.1.1 & BB: 05.13.04

I’m going to sell it and want to know if I can use Absinthe 2.0.1 to Restore & Clear all the user Data while leaving the iPhone Jailbroken & unlocked for the buyer? Thanks

wave1909 January 20, 2013, 8:01 am

i jailbrak only got cydia no installous.. help

survey games November 24, 2015, 6:27 pm

Once, you’ve got put in working variations of AppSync
and iAP Cracker, you are able to go. Reboot as soon as again and
set up any game or app that has in-app purchase and check out iAP Cracker.

Leave a Comment