The new Absinthe 2.0 iPhone 4S jailbreak tool jailbreaks the iPhone 4S and other Apple devices running iOS 5.1.1, the latest version of Apple software.
The new iPhone 4s Jailbreak tool provides an untethered iPhone 4s jailbreak which means users do not need to plug the iPhone into the computer when they restart to keep the jailbreak.
The iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tool is easier to use than previous Absinth jailbreak tools, and installs Cydia at the end of the process without the need to tap on a jailbreak icon.
To jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1, users need to download the newest Absinthe tool from Greenpois0n, and should follow these steps to prepare for the iPhone 4S jailbreak.
The iPhone 4S jailbreak comes thanks to pod2g, The Chronic Dev Team and many others who worked behind the scenes to find the necessary exploits. The iPhone 4S jailbreak is free, but the team has a PayPal account set up for users who want to thank the team for their hard work and provide funds to help with the devices needed for future jailbreaks.
The Absinthe 2.0 iPhone 4s jailbreak tool is available on Mac, Windows and Linux versions.
- Absinthe2.0 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)
- Absinthe2.0 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)
- Absinthe2.0 Linux (x86/x86_64)
You can download Absinthe iPhone 4S jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 from Greenpoois0n.com roday, but high traffic load means you need to try to download Absinthe a few times before succeeding.
Stay tuned for a guide on how to jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1 with a video walkthrough.
What You Need to Know About the iPhone 4S Jailbreak
Before you jailbreak the iPhone 4S, keep in mind that the iPhone warranty is void as long as the iPhone is jailbroken. Most of the time users can un-jailbreak the iPhone 4S before taking it to Apple for support or repair, but keep this in mind before you jailbreak.
It is also worth reading these reasons not to jailbreak the iPhone 4S. I chose to go back to stock after my iPhone 4S started crashing and showing poor battery life on the last jailbreak. Users who cannot spend the time to troubleshoot issues may not want to perform the iPhone 4S jailbreak.
Watch to see how some users customize the look of the iPhone 4S with Dreamboard, an app that transforms the look and feel of the iPhone. In this case, the iPhone 4S looks like OS X Lion.
That said, there is very little chance you will break your iPhone 4S with this jailbreak. For many users the ability to run any app and customize the look and feel of the iPhone 4S more than worth any risk that comes with the jailbreak.
The SBSettings app shown above provides fast access to common iPhone settings, and is one of the many reasons users choose to jailbreak the iPhone 4S.
After performing the iPhone 4S jailbreak, users can supercharge Siri to open apps and control settings.
An overwhelming majority (87%) of GottaBeMobile readers will jailbreak the iPhone 4S today based on a sample of 629 readers.
Whatever you do, keep in mind that GottaBeMobile and the jailbreak teams are not responsible for any broken iPhones.
Are you already jailbreaking? If you run into problems let us know in the comments.