Absinthe Tutorial

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Absinthe is a brand new jailbreak that is a group effort between many of the major jailbreak developers to get a fully untethered jailbreak ready for the A5 powered devices, the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. For the most part this is a very simple jailbreak and should only take ten to fifteen minutes to complete.

As with all jailbreaks it is highly recommended that you connect your device to iTunes and let it sync to back up all of your data or be sure your iCloud backup is up to date. You should not lose any data in the jailbreak but there’s always a chance that something could go wrong so it’s always a good idea to be safe.

To start with, download Absinthe for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Absinthe Passcode Lock and VPN

Absinthe Passcode Lock and VPN

Before beginning the jailbreak you should check to see if your passcode lock is disabled as well as any VPN settings are turned off. To check, open Settings > General > Passcode Lock and disable if you have one set. To check if you have any custom VPN settings installed go to Settings > General > Network > VPN. This is just temporary, feel free to reenable these options after the jailbreak is complete.

Absinthe Splash Screen

Absinthe Splash Screen

Open up Absinthe on your computer. Make sure that your device is plugged in via USB and then click ‘Jailbreak’. Be patient at this point, your device will appear to be restoring and reboot. This is normal.

Absinthe App on iOS

Absinthe App on iOS

Once Absinthe wraps up, grab your device and unlock it. You should see a new Absinthe icon on your SpringBoard. Click on it. It should display a white screen and then proceed to reboot your device.

If it appears to do nothing for a couple minutes and then gives you an error, this is simple to fix. Simply open up Settings and you should see a VPN toggle. Tap it. Your device should appear to do nothing and then give you an error but this is to be expected, just give it a few minutes and it should reboot on it’s own.

Absinthe Jailbreak Complete

Absinthe Jailbreak Complete

Now on your device you should see a normal Cydia icon on your SpringBoard. Congratulations, you are now jailbroken! Remember, State of Jailbreak is always up to date with the latest jailbreaks and tutorials so check back often!

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