Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 released

Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 releasedWe reported a few days ago that the eagerly awaited untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 would be coming soon, and soon has turned out to be now.

It's released, and called Absinthe A5 – don't ask us where Chronic Dev, pod2g and the iPhone Dev-Team, who collaborated on this jailbreak, got that name from.

For those not familiar with iOS jailbreaking, it's like a cat-and-mouse game between Apple and the hackers. With every new iOS version, and every new processor, the Cupertina company implements new fixes for previous exploits, so the hackers have to start all over again. Since the introduction of the new A5 chip found in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, Apple has upped the game considerably, and it has taken a lot longer for them to get jailbroken, compared to previous devices.

In any way, we'll spare you the details, since we know you're too excited to read them anyway. Hit up greenpoison for the download – of course, proceed at your own risk; while everything should go smoothly, it's still advised to do a backup in iTunes, just in case.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 22, 2012 at 21:02

Works like a charm with Absinthe v.0.2 for Mac.
Can't speak for the Windows version.

dcx_badass  Jan. 22, 2012 at 21:13

Friend used Windows one on a 4S last night no problems.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 22, 2012 at 21:37

From what I've seen it's a pretty pain-free jailbreak. When the servers are less overloaded (on a side note that shows Apple just how much demand there is for jailbroken phones), it'll be an even smoother process.

Treab  Jan. 22, 2012 at 22:37

Works like a charm with Absinthe v.0.2 for Mac.
Can't speak for the Windows version.


oho... i always knew you were an apple fanboy janny... an ipad a mac... which iphone do you have hmmm... confess ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 23, 2012 at 09:15

No iPhone! My better half has an iPad, and we have a MacBook at work. Any other questions?

MDrX  Jan. 23, 2012 at 09:47

When the servers are less overloaded (on a side note that shows Apple just how much demand there is for jailbroken phones)

Cydia is pretty much always over-loaded, though. It isn't like they can afford to have huge amounts of redundancy sitting around unused just to cope with the 1 or 2 spikes a year when a jailbreak is released for a new device..

Anyhow, Apple does amazingly well to incorporate features found in jailbreak apps/hacks into iOS.

iPhone apps themselves were first seen on jailbroken iPhones. Notification Centre was a jailbreak app. Multi-tasking, backgrounds, folders,the restrictions setting (turn features on/off), and god knows what else.

I can't even be bothered to Jailbreak any more. Cydia has turned into a bloated piece of crap that takes around 5 decades to load. I'm only missing OpenNotifier and NoNewsIsGoodNews and they're no big deal

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 23, 2012 at 09:59

When the servers are less overloaded (on a side note that shows Apple just how much demand there is for jailbroken phones)

Cydia is pretty much always over-loaded, though. It isn't like they can afford to have huge amounts of redundancy sitting around unused just to cope with the 1 or 2 spikes a year when a jailbreak is released for a new device..

Anyhow, Apple does amazingly well to incorporate features found in jailbreak apps/hacks into iOS.

iPhone apps themselves were first seen on jailbroken iPhones. Notification Centre was a jailbreak app. Multi-tasking, backgrounds, folders,the restrictions setting (turn features on/off), and god knows what else.

I can't even be bothered to Jailbreak any more. Cydia has turned into a bloated piece of crap that takes around 5 decades to load. I'm only missing OpenNotifier and NoNewsIsGoodNews and they're no big deal


Well, yeah - a problem is that CYDIA is not Cydia - it's a portal for dozens of repositories. It's like Ubuntu's update centre in that regard. You can down load 499.99 mb updates of 500mb in 10 minutes. The last 0.01 can take forever... different servers

fullmoon  Jan. 23, 2012 at 23:37

I can't install installaous on freshly jailbroken iPad2.

Could anyone tell me why please.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 23, 2012 at 23:40

Servers overloaded maybe? I don't have an iOS5 device to test the issue on, sorry mate.

MDrX  Jan. 24, 2012 at 09:08

There must be all kinds of legal issues with helping you install that particular app. Try their website. Also.. I'd suggest reading their website rather than posting something like that :3

fullmoon  Jan. 24, 2012 at 09:24

There must be all kinds of legal issues with helping you install that particular app. Try their website. Also.. I'd suggest reading their website rather than posting something like that :3 I am really sorry I don't understand. I am sure there is a legal issue telling people how to jailbreak their apple products. What difference is it gonna make to give me in right direction about Installaous?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 09:31

Full moon,
Sorry, but no - telling people how to jailbreak their device and telling people how to get their hands on pirated software are NOT the same.
I am not judging, but no, we cannot tell you how to get that app. You'll need google (apparently big biz CAN break the laws ;). )

fullmoon  Jan. 24, 2012 at 09:33

Full moon,
Sorry, but no - telling people how to jailbreak their device and telling people how to get their hands on pirated software are NOT the same.
I am not judging, but no, we cannot tell you how to get that app. You'll need google (apparently big biz CAN break the laws ;). )


thanks for explaining

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2012 at 09:37

Full moon,
Sorry, but no - telling people how to jailbreak their device and telling people how to get their hands on pirated software are NOT the same.
I am not judging, but no, we cannot tell you how to get that app. You'll need google (apparently big biz CAN break the laws ;). )


thanks for explaining


You're most welcome :)

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