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How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1



Absinthe 2.0The iPhone 4S jailbreak is finally available for the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1.

The iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak is a straightforward process thanks to the easy to follow Absinthe 2.0 tool, but it’s worth following this guide to make sure you don’t miss a step.

Download the Absinthe 2.0 tool for your computer to get started. Absinthe 2.0 is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Update: How to Solve iPhone 4S Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Errors in Absinthe 2.0

Update 2: Absinthe 2.0.1 released to fix Absinthe 2.o errors.

How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1

1 .Backup your iPhone 4S in iTunes – To do this, connect to iTunes, right-click on the device name and click backup.

How to jailbreak iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1

2. Erase and Reset The iPhone – Many users can not jailbreak when doing this step on the phone. We recommend plugging in and Restoring the iPhone to factory settings in iTunes.

3. Go through  the initial setup to Activate your iPhone. You cannot jailbreak until the phone is activated.

4. Keep your iPhone 4S connected to the computer.

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5. When the Reset has completed, open Absinthe 2.0.

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6. Click Jailbreak.

7. Wait for the jailbreak to finish, this can take some time, but leave the iPhone connected.

Errors: Getting an error here? You’re not alone. check out our coverage for help from readers.

8. When the iPhone 4S jailbreak completes, open iTunes and right-click on the Device name and choose Restore from Backup.

9. Start installing jailbreak apps.

What to Know About the iPhone 4S Jailbreak

Keep in mind the iPhone 4S warranty is void while the iPhone is jailbroken. It is relatively easy to un-jailbreak the iPhone 4S, which you should do before you take the iPhone 4S in for service.

Installing too many jailbreak apps can lead to device crashes and instability, so go slow and install a few apps to get started.

Read: Reasons Not to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S

If you use your iPhone for work and cannot deal with any stability issues, or don’t have the time to read help guides in forums, you may not want to jailbreak the iPhone 4S.

For users who are ready to jailbreak the iPhone 4S, we recommend starting with a small number of iPhone 4S jailbreak apps and adding slowly.

I plan to start with my essential iPhone 4S jailbreak apps, which include 5 of my favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks.

Once you are certain that your jailbroken iPhone 4S is stable, check out the Best iPhone 4S jailbreak apps and tweaks and 18 reasons to jailbreak the iPhone 4S for many more jailbreak apps.




  1. jason

    05/25/2012 at 9:25 am

    it is say that my iphone 4s is not supprted why is it saying that and im runing on ios 5.1.1

  2. cody gibson

    05/25/2012 at 10:55 am

    i tried to just jailbreak my SPRINT iphone 4s and when i tried it turned my sprint service off? and did not jailbreak, SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

  3. ken

    05/25/2012 at 5:52 pm

    I just tried to jailbreak my sprint 4s I was on 5.1.1 and it said my device was not supported even though I had the new vision 2.0 to jailbreak someone hit me up to help me.

  4. Ryan

    05/26/2012 at 9:57 am

    I attempted to jailbreak my Verizon iPhone 4s a few times and I continued to get the “Hmm…something went wrong” message about 6 times. So, I did a iTunes restore (about 3 times now) and now Absinthe, both 2.0 and 2.1, says my device is not supported? It was supported just before the iTunes restore so I don’t get it!

  5. nveen

    05/28/2012 at 7:21 am

    my iphone is ubdated to 5.1.1 an still im gettin the deivece is not supported ?

  6. tajuddin khan

    05/29/2012 at 5:20 am

    its my iphone 4s iMEI 012418002662393 plz send me the unlock code

  7. Jack Hollanger

    05/29/2012 at 9:43 am

    Those pesky error code on iTunes. found a way to solve it. check the step 2 here:

    hope it helped

  8. Kristian

    07/11/2012 at 2:22 pm

    Can i jailbreak my new factory unlocked iphone 4s using this steps ?

  9. David

    08/27/2012 at 4:49 pm

    Does anyone know how to or if it is possible jailbreak without activation 4s on 5.1.1?


  10. brian

    09/05/2012 at 8:56 am

    I have an Iphone 4s one O2, i used it to activate the iphone.
    This then allowed me to use absinthe 2.0.4. The jailbreak was successfull i found cydia worked.
    I wanted to use another sim card, once a different sim card is inserted, the phone reboots and requires activation again?
    I thought once it was jailbroken i could use any sim?

    Is there any more steps i require?

    Many thanks

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