NEW Jailbreak 5.0.1 Untethered iPhone 4s & iPad 2 – Absinthe

This post will walk you through the simple steps required to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 For The iPhone 4S And The iPad 2 (UNTETHERED) and the best part is that thanks to the new utilities, you can be Jailbroken in a matter of minutes!


1. Download Absinthe from the download section below and run it

  • If you’re on Windows Vista or Windows 7 then you should right click Absinthe and set compatibility to windows XP (service pack 2) and then run it as Administrator

2. Plug in your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 and click “Jailbreak”

3. Leave your device plugged in and do not touch it until you see the “Almost done” message in Absinthe

4. Open the Absinthe app with your device still plugged in – if you get a Database error, continue to step 5 (otherwise let it finish and you’re done)

5. Open the Settings app, toggle on the new “VPN” option and let it finish (it’s extremely important that your device remains plugged in)

You now have an untethered Jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1!

  • NOTE: MAKE SURE you REMOVE your security passcode before you Jailbreak (you can reset it once your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 is Jailbroken)

IMPORTANT: Do you need to use your iPhone on another carrier? If so, you need to Unlock it! 


Absinthe for Mac
Absinthe for Windows

  • Click to be taken to my 5.0.1 Jailbreak tutorial for the iPhone 4,3Gs, iPod Touch 4,3 and the iPad

Stay tuned for future Jailbreak tutorials!

Devices it works for:
iPhone 4S
iPad 2
Devices it Doesn’t work for:
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPod Touch 3G
iPod Touch 4G
iPad 1
iPod touch 1G/2G (firmware not supported)
iPhone 2G/3G (firmware not supported)

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at with any questions or comments.

  • Thepureheart

    for those who appear to them “sorry, device not supported” 

    just verify the “IOS” it must be 5.0.1 or 5.0 ^^

  • Wymelbeke Michael

     people with the problem : “the device attached is not supported”
    Try restoring your iphone with the firmware 9b206 and you’ll be okay! like this & subscribe on my Facebook Wymelbeke Michael and pm if its works

  • Vladimir Lynmann

     just out of curiosity, what happens when you unlock the screen when it dosnt finish?

  • Devyn02

    It keep saying that ‘the device attached is not supported’ wtf does this mean?

  • Jefrin240

    doesnt work for ipad 2 wen i open absinthe and plug my ipad 2 into my comp it say sorry, the attached devise is not supported

  • A Kumar099

    It’s keep saying “Sorry, the attached device is not supported.”

  • HmadaFaiz

    I do the jailbreak but when i tap on the app for the jailbreak its work and its crash and i got cydia but it is says this-device-is-in-pending-tss-queue

  • Amanidavis98

    where you download it at ?

  • Cailean

    it’s not even detecting my phone on a windows 7 computer. Followed the instruction and everything, unzipped, changed compatibility, run as administrator. The application does launch, not detecting my iphone though.

  • Pwells1125

    Says “sorry device is not supported” I have a 4s suggestions ?

  • Dbezergyanov

    When I run absinthe it comes up and says “Sorry, the attached device is not supported. Help

  • Carlo

    after turning on VPN it says ” a configuration error occurred” what should I do??????????????

  • Kenley Andy290

    For iPad 2,i got stuck at the VPN part. Can someone tell me what’s causing this.?

  • Memz991

    When I run absinthe it comes up and says “Sorry, the attached device is not supported. Help

  • Rasmus Enevoldsen

    Hey, do you know, when there is going to be a jailbreak for iPhone 4S IOS 5.1? 

  • Dezzyizamazing

    this was soooo helpful i had no p roblems what soever good job , easiest video i can ever learn the steps from

  • Fabcarmona

    i am also getting the message sorry the attached device is not supported

  • Da Nae20

    I get this message, “Sorry, the attached device is not supported.” I have an ipad 2. I just got it today. :S Whats happening..

  • Samakerba

    is the download is op manager?????????

  • Corey Rey

    Good job bro!!! My 4s is jailbroken!!! Thumbs up for u and Tin Q!! >^..^<

  • Suhaizahassan

    the best thanx

  • Phoenix Hitsugaya

    Thank you , it worked like a charm. I had the ‘error consistency check failed: could not find required files’ screen for awhile but then i realized I never extracted the files from the folder when I downloaded it. It did take awhile but it ran perfectly. I did mine a 4:16 EST in the USA on march 5,2012 …..

  • Hampstr

    how long is “a while”?  I have been connected for hours with it “Beginning Jailbreak. this maytake awhile”.

  • Danutz_rbk

    I did the jailbreak, it runs ok, but is still locked on one career, is there any unlock for iphone 4s with ios 5.01?

  • Awesome-Guy

    How to fix error consistency check failed: could not find required files
    1. Download file as RAR (get winRAR) and save it to your desktop
    2. Right click the file and select extract here
    3. Open the folder it created and click on the exe file DO NOT MOVE TO DESKTOP
    4. it should open

  • Hatake_hazlin

    how do i get installous for this cydia 1.1.4??

  • emad

    how to remove my iphone security passcode ???

  • Michael_coppard

    guys you all need to remember to restore your ipad2 or iphone 4s before you proceed with the jail break

  • Souf_voetbal

    error consistency check failed: could not find required files

    • Jamesallenmouton

      Did you ever get an answer to this issue? My iPad 2 does the same!

  • Ljolivera

    When I open absinthe app on iPhone 4s it just takes me to web page …. Please help!

  • Brian Buccellato

    Now that i’m jailbroken, I’m getting an error “the iPhone failed to sync because the sync session failed to start”.  Please help!

  • it’s like gold dust.:)

    error 404. nothing is found…<— the Mac one

  • BN

    Got error , “You must run this app as Administrator” even that i ran it like that and changed the Absinthe and set compatibility to windows XP (service pack 2) HELP PLS ! :-)

    • BN

      no answers ?? any way since i thought it is maybe i have company laptop , I tried it agian on another XP computer it works and the first window started , but when tried to connect the iphone the comp recognize it , but the jailbreak button still was grayed out , i dont have Itunes there is that important ? pls advise what went wrong ,Thx !

  • Dharmenseven


  • AEz

    I have the same:
    ERROR: Consistency check failed: could not find required files I’m getting this message on Absinthe. What do I do?

    • freeflow18

      when you extract the folder to your desktop for example you need to extract all the files not just the program

  • Misfits. ♥

    ERROR: Consistency check failed: could not find required files I’m getting this message on Absinthe. What do I do?

  • Misfits. ♥

    ERROR: Consistency check failed: could not find required files I’m getting this message on Absinthe. What do I do?

  • ajeroz

    When I press at “Download: Absinthe for Mac”  I come to a “error 404 – Not found” page. Someone fix this?

  • Mec_sak

    Very successful, well done my friend… :D

  • Stealth_baumer1

    i cant download for mac

    • it’s like gold dust.:)

      yeah I can’t open it either


    So this jailbreak proves to have some flaws. I have been jailbreaking my devices with success each time except for this one. Followed-steps to the last detail but with no success. I have to settle for my stock Ipad2 5.0.1 for now til the next JB will be available (if ever there will be). There must be some fix to this if some had success doing it and some did not.

  • Glazer_erez

    Worked perfect on my iPad 2 3G wifi with newly updated 5.0.1!
    Didn’t touch anything and it went smothly,
    Thanks a loooooooooooooot!

  • Tedfrazz

    every time I try it it just shows commuter language

  • Tedfrazz

    it keeps on saying error 404 when it tried absinthe for my mac.

  • brian

    how can i hide cydia on the iphone 4s iso 5.0.1 after i jailbreak ?

  • Lemel76

    it keeps on saying fail to jailbreak for some apparent reason ??

  • thanks

    works perfectly. after the 3rd time. you have to leave the link attached. tap 2or 3 times. or home + power and then it will work.


  • Joe

    working perfect with iphone 4s but not working with ipad 2 it does nothing after turning on the VPN from settings menu ( nothing happens ) ….plz help

  • JP

    I’ve downloaded the absinthe V3 for ipad 2, however, when I open the window with the jailbreak button and plug my device, the “jailbreak button” does not function or cannot be pressed. Help!

  • Evelyn91288

    iphone 4s 5.0.1 it says attached device not supported, help!

  • Till

    I really need your help!

    I’ve tried to jailbreak my iPad 2 with Absinthe, everything worked as showed in your video.
    I opened the Absinthe App (don’t got the database error). Cydia was on my iPad as well (worked too).

    But when I opened the Settings App, the “Wi-Fi” switch is grayed out, with saying “no-Wifi”, and when I touch it, there isn’t an reaction. 

    I called the Apple Care hotline and googled for solutions – but didn’t get any answers, 


    Thanks very much :) 

  • Des118

    hi can some one help?
    just at the end of the jailbreak I turn on the VPN
    then i get the connecting then the VPN CONNECTION ERROR  press OK and nothing happens
    I have restore 4 or 5 times and done it again
    it allway stops at this point ?
    cheers des

  • Sdfgsdfgsdfg

    Why my mac can’t open absinth?!

  • Alexander

    HEY, my mac doesn’t open absinth at all?!?!  what to do??

  • Mrluckybuket

    is there eny thing like this for the a4 idevices?

  • Olujay

    Thanks for share.. It went through so easy and now I have cydia but I thought jailbreaking will unlock my phone to use every network.. Please could you help me through unlocking it to use all sim..

  • Till

    It says “no WiFi” at my settings app. :(

  • 新莊房屋,豪宅,買屋,賣屋,租屋

    Thanks for share

  • Cam Halvey

    mine keeps crashing

  • Jerry

    absinthe did not appear on my ipad and VPN does not restart my ipad 2

  • Jerry

    absinthe did not appear on my ipad and VPN does not restart my ipad 2

  • Ny

    Absinthe crashed :(

    • Hay D

      yeah it kept on crashing again & again :|

  • Mal Sauza

    Please put the link for the latest version for windows v0.3…

    Thanks :)

  • Cocoloco

    it totally worked!!!! ipad2 wifi 3g window 7. thanks so so so soooo much!! you’re the best!!! keep it up! :)

    • Cocoloco

      people who are having problems please go through the instructions again and do it step by step. i got it the first try. :) and oh! btw i turned off my firewall. maybe that could help. goodluck and enjoy! thanks again. :)

  • Gasper_polenik

    cydia won’t open… otherwise everything went smoothly. Well hopefully we’ll get a new update soon

  • Phil


    it says the program has stopped working when it says preparing jailbreak data. im on windows 7 and ran in compatability with xp service pack 2 and as administrator. any suggestions??

    • Ayman Aytour

      i have the same problem !! any help plz ???

  • Dima08

    it always fails on me, i had 5.0 and it kept failing and once it failed it also deleted all my pictures but when i plug in to itunes it says that the space the pictures took up is now being taken up by “other” and same thing happens when i updated to 5.0.1

  • Danivigo22

    Is it possible to unlock an Iphone 3gs with version 5.0.1 and with Modem Firmware 05.16.05 I already Jailbroke it and installed Cydia?
    I would like to use the phone in Spain

  • mohammed amraoui

    BB 04.11.08 haw to désimlock !!

  • Jpatelme1989

    hi, can you please help me?
     i dont know my computer give the message “ABSINTHE.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING” so i dont know what to do so can you please help me??

  • Ahteshamkhan01

    Today I buy 4gs now I wana jailbreak my 4gs I watch ur clip now tell me 1st I make restore it?and from where I donload  5.0.1 jalibreak?

  • Watobmx

    Ever sense I did the jailbreak on my ipad2 this message comes up when I try to view my downloaded iTunes videos
    (the requested url was not found on this server)

  • Rrivera35

    i download it now im on the part where i slide it and  click on the app but it wont work help !!!!!!!!

  • Purina100

    works perfectly on iphone 4s 5.0.1

  • Doesnt Work

    I dont get Cydia just This when i type at the Jailbreak on my Iphone.

    “”absinthe is now setting things up, please stand-by””

  • Van

    ummm 25 minutes sitting at “beginning jailbreak….” with no incremental change in the progress bar  - using xp sp3 and iphone 4s 5.0.1 9A405 , passcode turned off  - sync wheel is working on phone status bar though

    more like 30 minutes, getting ready to pull the plug, 

    will pause for response though 

    update : reset my internet connection and irresponsibly clicked the grey-out jailbreak button again and it jumped ahead to “sending initial data……… appear to be restoring back-up….may take a while…”

    point is , patience may be the first order, barring that confirm your internet connection

    • Van

      btw – mine is factory unlock

  • Delak619

    how do ichange compatability mode to windoes xp

    • Delak619

      Nevermid I got it

  • Flo Flopy

    Work’s PERFECTLY !!!! disabled my antivirus, checked the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 2″ and Run as Administrator.
    Thanks !!!!

  • Boozer

    Just JB’en my 4s, worked perfectly! Thanks!


    I am trying to JB my IPAD 2. It will initialize and run halfway. Then after it reboots a pop-up window will show up and say “ABSINTHE.EXE has stopped working” and it will ask to CLOSE PROGRAM. It will then terminate the JB process. When you click back to absinthe to run it again, it will say, that you have attempted to JB the device but failed. It will fix the problem and will instruct to plug out and in the cable. You will then start fresh with the JB. I have done this three times already with the same outcome. My ipad 2 is still not jailbroken. I am using WINDOWS by the way.


      5th try. Still ABSINTHE will crash. HELP! I have followed all instructions but will still get the same result. Not that I am doubting, but has this really been tested with an IPAD 2? Or it was just assumed that it will work because the devices have A5 processors? Please help me… :(

      • LANCELLL

        I have tried all the other service packs for which  another guy was successful jailbreaking his who had the same problem as mine. Now I have an IPAD 2 5.0.1 that is not jailbroken. I miss my other APPS! Help!

    • Dela2767

      same thing keeps happening to me

    • Or Daniel

      i got the same problam just with my iphone 4S i set it as win XP sp2 but still it crash will preparing the jb data  =[

      • Or Daniel

        never mind just set it as XP sp 3 worked for me =]

  • Andreww5001

    Hey quick question. I download Absinthe but I go to launch it and a message pops up failure to launch. I select launch again and it crashes. I can’t even open the program to start the process

  • Anonymous

    iI hate your stupid “subscribe to download” law/button. I’m already subscribed, why should I keep re-subscribing all the time.

    • Tanner Marsh

      If you’re already subscribed, just wait and it will auto download :D 

      • Anonymous

        I’m too impatient to do that… But thanks!

  • EmoboyFML

    i cant open cydia ! any help ?

  • Mike m

    absinthe crashes halfway thru jb process help plz

  • Hatemhossameldin

    why it stops working on windows ver ? while JBing my ipad2
    pllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaassse answear

  • wes

    Thanks You iCrackUriDevice!
    Now is anyone else having troubles loading sources in cydia. I’v tried a few different one’s. They load up normal but at the end there is no “return to cydia”, so i cancel. When i go into the source there’s nothing there?
    Things all in the bigboss repo are working fine.

    • Captainoneil

      Same prob here

  • Dfg

    It’s been on the “ABSINTHE is now setting things up, please stand by…” screen for a long time now,what to do,ipad 2 gsm 

  • Qwe

    Many thanks!!!!!! i was waiting for it since long time

  • Random Guy

    Just Jailbroke my iPad 2 using Windows 7, WMWare & an OSX Lion image ;P

  • Mohabok

    2 notes:
    - turn passcode off
    - do not touch the device once u click jailbreak

    donate people to dream team

  • Zaminali

    When Absinthe will release on windows ?

  • Skyhawk5656

    fucking seriously? windows come the fuck on

  • Or Daniel

    what with windows version??

  • Og

    When is windows realease 

  • gjarnling

    make sure to switch passcode off… I didn’t and it didn’t work. now (backup from) restore and try again… zzz

    ps. I’m just sulking ‘cus I’m tired. great work guys and thanks for sharing, much appreciated! ds.

  • Tayler B Frausto

    So does that mean spire will not need a proxy server anymore for the iPhone 4?

  • Michiganstate65

    says that my ipad 2 is not supported and i just updated to 5.0.1! please respond!! 

  • Xgoldhawkx

    Can we get a ETA when the Jail Break will be out for Windows. ?? I need to borrow someones MAC..

  • Cam

    so fucking stupid      not a lot of people use macs compared to windows   so nice job picking the first operating system guys :)

  • alex hornchak

    why are my app store and cydia icons white? ):

  • Huntercreel

    i need u to reply asap! i kno this may be a stupid question but will it delete my apps bc on this jb it looks like it will. will it?

    • Tanner Marsh

      No, it won’t 

      • Anonymous

        so if i jailbreak it with this software will it keep all of my data, settings etc. like the other 5.0.1 jailbreak for the iphone 4? PLEASE ANSWER!

  • Abdulovic


  • Donovanxxx

    WTF no windows ????

  • RandomGuy

    Where the hell is the Windows version?

    I know it’s an Apple device but either release it at the same time or cater for the higher market share imo.

    Oh well, may aswell backup & restore. Been wanting to do it for some time now but couldn’t due to forced update.

  • Gokudera

    when will Absinthe for Windows available??? and in windows jaibreak just like it???

  • kilo3151


  • acidburn

    Hello do you require to have internet connection when jaibreaking?

  • Anonymous

    I’m interested in a tutorial for those of us still on IOS4 with a jailbroken iPAD 2. Would love to update to 5, but don’t want to lose settings/apps. Is there a way to save them before upgrading?

    • fatguy27

      back it up using iTunes 

  • erickldron

    how long till I can download it for my pc?