Update1 - 1/26/12 - 9:50 PM CT - Updated links for GreenPois0n to v0.3

  

 

Update 2 - 1/27/12 - 7:30 AM CT - Hi Rob, 

 

  I have heard how everyone is having an easy time doing the new iPhone 4s/iPad 2 jailbreak, well mine wasn't so smooth. 

 
Long story short, if you have any VPN profiles on your device for work or whatever, this will cause the absinthe jailbreak to never complete.  The absinthe jailbreak creates a VPN connection to finally install Cydia.  If you have any other VPN profiles it doesn't make the correct connection for that final step, so at the very least add a line to your tutorial about removing any VPN profiles you have on your iPhone/iPad 2 when prepping for the jailbreak and things should go smoothly.  
 
It took me a whole day of trying to click the absinthe icon before I removed all my VPN profiles and the next attempt to jailbreak was smooth and successful. 
 
Thanks for the great podcast as always! 
 
Steven in Virginia 

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An un-tethered jailbreak is now available for iOS 5.0.1 for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 - that is what this tutorial is for.  Note: For the iPhone 3GS, 4 (GSM) and 4 (CDMA),  iPad 1 and  iPod Touch 3G & 4G - see this Tutorial.  

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There are some very good articles on how to jailbreak but many miss a couple of steps that new jailbreakers need to know especially when it comes to using Cydia - the resource for finding and installing jailbroken apps.  This tutorial tries to help those first time jailbreakers by covering both the jailbreak process step by step and also how to use Cydia to install an app.  

Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken.  Apple "claims" jailbreak voids your warranty if that is an issue stop now.  Note Squaretrade's warranties still cover jailbreaking.    

Step 0 - Before you start make sure you update your iOS device to iOS 5.0.1 if you have not done so already.  If you do not know how to update your iOS device jailbreaking may not be for you.  

If you are already updated to iOS 5.0.1 make sure you do a sync and backup of your iOS device.  If you have any photos or video you shot - transfer those now to your computer from your camera roll.  Also force quit every open App on your iOS device and then go to settings and general and then go to Reset and select "Reset Network Settings".  This will then reboot your iOS device.  Next connect your iOS device via the USB cord directly to your computer - not through a USB hub or keyboard or Monitor - right to the computer.  

 

(To force quit the open apps - From the home screen on your iOS device - double tap the home button - a tray will appear on the bottom of the device with your apps that are open - tap and hold one of the apps.  All the apps in the tray will wiggle and you will see a red circle in the upper left with a "-" in it.  Tap on all of the red circles until all of your apps are closed.) 

 

Step 1 - Close out iTunes on your computer. Make sure your iOS device is still turned on and connected via the USB cable - per Step 0.  

Step 2 - Download GreenPois0n from the links below and unzip the file. 

Download -  Max OS X (10.6+)  v0.2

Download -  Max OS X (10.6+)  v0.3

 

Download - Windows  v0.2

Download - Windows  v0.3

 

Download - Linux v0.2

Download - Linux v0.3

  

 

You can also go to this site for the official download page for GeenPoision

Step 3 -  I recommend closing out all of your open programs and restarting your computer before proceeding.   If you have iTunes set to launch when you connect your iOS device - you will need to quit out of iTunes again.

 

Step 4 - Launch - GreenPois0n Absinthe -  and select "Jailbreak"  

 

Step 5 - Sit and Wait.  After you click Jailbreak above you will see some messages about the status of the jailbreak (see below).   

 

Step 6 - You will eventually (about 5 to 10 minutes - could be more or a little less) see the message below.  

You will need to unlock the screen and then find the icon on your iOS device that looks like the GreenPois0n skull and tap on it.

Step 7 - You can then check your iOS device to find the Cydia App - which should be brown with a white circle and logo in the circle.  If the Cydia app appears all white - this is not unusual.  You likely will not be able to launch the cydia app if it is white.  Simply power down (off) your iOS device and then start it back up (turn on).  When it reboots - the Cydia app should now be brown. 

Step 8 - Launch the Cydia App. The first time you launch it you will see a message "Preparing Filesystem (cydia weill exit when complete)" - and per the message Cydia will quit out / exit when done.  Once it does this - relaunch Cydia.  The second time you launch it you will be asked "Who Are you?"  with the options of "User", "Hacker", "Developer" -  if you are reading this - select "User" and then tap "Done"

Step 9 - Once it is done it will open up and you should see a screen that looks like that below. 

One App almost everyone will want and that works on the iPhone's, iPod Touch's and the iPad is the app SBSettings.  This moves important settings / controls to the notification dock where they are always quickly available.  

To install this app Tap on "Search" in the bottom row of Cydia and then in the search box type "SBSettings"
 

 

Next Tap on "SBSettings" the top one - not the one any of the others.  

 
Read the warning.  Then Tap on "Install" in the upper Right corner
 

Then Tap on "Confirm" in the upper Right corner

 

Then Tap on "Restart Springboard"

 

Then in the Settings App under Notifications - Go to SBSettings and turn it to "On".

 
Next launch the SBSettings app - and look at all the options. 

Thats it you are now jailbroken and have your first real jailbroken app running on your device.
Please understand sometimes installs of apps are interrupted - in which case you need to try and re-install.  Things are not as stable when you jailbreak - expect some additional crashes and conflicts between apps. Which is why if you install an app you no longer plan to use - it is best to delete said app - the more jailbroken apps you have installed - the higher the probability you will have a conflict.  
 

 
Note: If you have an iPad - do not - repeat - do not - install Five icon dock - it will really mess up your iPad and you will need to restore it.  However that app works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT
Comments[27]

  • Hi, I'm having issues this this and I think it's because my firmware is 5.1 9B179 Will their be an update for this?

    posted by: Thomas on 2012-05-04 21:56:30

  • i have jailbreak my iphone 4 and its modem firmware is 4.11. how can i unlock this modem firmware can anyone help!

    posted by: john1989 on 2012-04-04 11:18:26

  • Oops.. I have a plain vanilla 32 gig 4s, and attempted to apply the jailbreak using my Win 7 64 pc. It has been flawless in the past (3G, 3GS), but this time, everything looked good, but just stalled during the jailbreak process. I let it go for several hours, but eventually had to unplug my phone. The good news is that the phone is fine. The bad news is that every time I try to complete the jailbreak, a pop up appears that suggests I had an aborted jailbreak attempt on the phone, and that it would fix things for another try. The next pop up claims that repairs have been made, but nothing changes.... Even if I delete the jailbreak software from my PC, and start fresh, the initial pop up appears when I attempt a jailbreak. An endless cycle of "Oh, you have issues. OK, I fixed them, and back again". I don't want to go through an entire evening of restoring my phone unless I really have to. Does anyone know of a workaround to this endless loop?

    posted by: JimK on 2012-02-22 02:07:57

  • I want to do jailbreak on my IPad ,how to do it?

    posted by: Danny on 2012-02-19 05:30:22

  • can we remove jailbreak of ipad??

    posted by: pranav on 2012-02-11 11:43:00

  • Is it still advisable to rename your root password after jail breaking?

    posted by: Jeff on 2012-02-05 21:58:06

  • Korms - That is not why people jailbreak - stealing apps is not condoned - if you want an app pay for it. But Jailbreaking is NOT about stealing apps on iTunes - it is about adding in special tweaks and apps not available on iTunes.

    posted by: rob@wizzard.tv on 2012-02-05 06:25:44

  • so does jailbreaking give me free access in app store and itunes? i still see price tag on apps in the store

    posted by: korms on 2012-02-05 06:37:51

  • does this jailbreak ally me to download things in app store for free? i still see it showing a price after doing it

    posted by: korms on 2012-02-05 06:29:25

  • I'm getting the same error. Absinthe has stopped working. The process never completes. I've tried deleting and reinstalling Absinthe, I've force quit all my iPad 2 apps, and I don't have any VPNs on my Ipad. Help.

    posted by: V on 2012-01-31 19:43:39

  • Al - Have your tried deleting Absinthe from your computer and then redownload the program. Make sure you have the v0.3 versions.......... Daniel Rivera - Are you sure you have iTunes shut down? Have your tried closing every open app on your computer and re-booting the machine. And the same thing for the iPad. Again make sure iTunes is closed down........ Taj Singh - If you have installed any apps from Cydia - try removing them first - if you remove all the Cydia apps - then best to restore your iOS device to the latest version of iOS 5.0.1 - and then rejailbreak - sometimes jailbreaks don't go perfect and retrying may - often times - helps........

    posted by: rob@wizzard.tv on 2012-01-31 05:30:24

  • i keep geeting this error every time i try to jailbreak my ipad2 with windows (absinthe.exe has stop working) what is going on!!!!

    posted by: Al on 2012-01-30 21:15:38

  • Hi, Hope someone can help. I just jailbreak an 16gb 4s on ios 5.0.1 and the jailbreak worked perfectly. However music no longer works on my phone. I can go into the ipod app and select a track, the play icon comes up but the play progress bar does not move and therefore no sound. I have tried resetting the phone and a non native music app (Groove) but still no luck (same issue on groove). can anyone help or is the gonna need a restore and another jailbreak? Hope you can help. Many thanks.

    posted by: Taj Singh on 2012-01-30 12:23:08

  • i done everything my ipad is plugged in but its not reading i have a ipad 2 i cant click jailbreak help email: dancodered092294@aim.com

    posted by: daniel rivera on 2012-01-30 05:07:23

  • Not working on my 16g 4s. I did have a VPN setting but followed instructions to the letter including the network reset. I do have a pass code lock on phone. When using the gp icon I get "waiting for absinthe to complete" and then a "didn't work? Try this..." w/ jailbreak button. When using the button I get "cannot open absinthe... The URL cannot be shown". I've also tried activating the VPN manually in settings and waiting several minutes as suggested on another site. Also verified 3G and wifi Internet (both at work and at home) and tried with each. Phone is functional but has green icon and no cydia. Any ideas?

    posted by: Bill on 2012-01-28 12:06:50

  • jail break went well on ipad 2 gsm ios 5.0.1 9a405 but can not connect to internet through cydia can not load any cydia apps can not use any sources cydia just does not work

    posted by: daz on 2012-01-27 20:44:37

  • nice

    posted by: houssein on 2012-01-27 17:38:08

  • To Raef - Try rebooting your iOS device and see if that switches them back. That usually works when the Cydia iCon is white. To Al - No you can not update to a future version of iOS without loosing the jailbreak. And the links are to the jailbreak from the iPhone Dev Team - not sure if calling it Genuine is proper. To Vinh Dang - you may need to a restore to factory refresh on your iOS device and then try the jailbreak again - please also make sure you are only doing this jailbreak to an iPhone 4S or iPad 2. This does not work with any other iOS devices.

    posted by: rob@wizzard.tv on 2012-01-27 15:12:41

  • To Bobby Mac - Doing the reset to Network Settings is just one more step I like to do to get the phone prepped. It is a nice way to reboot and clear out any network issues. Just trying to eliminate as many potential conflicts as possible.

    posted by: rob@wizzard.tv on 2012-01-27 15:06:48

  • Why do we need to reset the network settings? Just curious...

    posted by: Bobby Mac on 2012-01-27 14:15:14

  • It worked !! but when the jailbreak has done the photos ,mail and notes icon has turned white !! what should i do ??

    posted by: raef on 2012-01-27 12:50:55

  • Hello Can u help me please? I'm having problem jailbreak Absinthe version when i hit jail break is said " look like u attemp to jail break has fail will try to recover completed. then the process just restart overver im not getting pass this point. I have reset all my network connection to default Just dont know what to do . Please Help... is seem that is not start the process i have tried on driffent computer but the result is the same please help....

    posted by: Vinh Dang on 2012-01-27 11:20:56

  • tq so much for this.. i really appreciate your guys work..tq

    posted by: Paklah on 2012-01-27 11:35:58

  • THANKEW SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!

    posted by: Aliza on 2012-01-27 08:10:32

  • is this a genuine jailbreak? would i be able to update to newer IOS versions?

    posted by: al on 2012-01-27 06:40:29

  • Worked GREAT!!! I got a little worried, an error pop up because my phone had a passcode set. I entered my code and went on, finished up and it worked great... Thanks!!!

    posted by: Billy Buisson on 2012-01-26 20:50:07

  • Thanks you so much for this. I've been waiting for this! I plan on doing this tonight.

    posted by: Ross on 2012-01-26 18:09:04

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