Jailbreaking iPhone 4S 5.0/5.0.1 With Absinthe On Windows
There are two methods of jailbreaking iPhone 4S on 5.0 or 5.0.1 firmware for windows. The first one is the command line method released by the iPhone Dev-Team and the second one is the Absinthe jailbreak tool that was released by Chronic Dev-Team. We will discuss the second, Absinthe method as command line method is not suggestible for users new to jailbreaking.
Please take a back up of your iPhone data as you might lose your photos. So just to be on the safe side, you can restore from the back up in case you lose your photos. You can follow this post to back up your iPhone data. Otherwise proceed with the instructions below to jailbreak your iPhone 4S.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Absinthe
Step 2: Connect your iPhone 4S to the computer and launch Absinthe. Please make sure to remove any password lock if you have along with the vpn settings if you had configured them at all.
Step 3: Click on the jailbreak button in Absinthe and the jailbreak process will begin. Do you interrupt the jailbreak progress and wait for it to complete.
Step 4: After a while Absinthe will inform you that jailbreak is almost done.
Step 5: From the springboard, launch Absinthe to complete the jailbreak process. Once done, your device will reboot and you should now see Cydia on your springboard which means your iPhone 4S jailbreak was successful.
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