iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Jailbreak Tool For Mac Updated With Multiple Bug Fixes

iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Jailbreak Tool For Mac Updated With Multiple Bug Fixes

The Absinthe for Mac jailbreak tool has been updated with several bug fixes for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners looking to jailbreak on iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1. We’ve covered Absinthe in detail since it was released to the world yesterday, and this second update addresses key issues that users have been experiencing.

Version 0.2 of Absinthe for Mac “tries to fix no reboot after activating VPN/tapping Absinthe icon,” according to Chronic Dev hacker planetbeing. After installing yesterday’s jailbreak, many also noted that stock apps on the iOS SpringBoard were randomly turning white. That issue has also been addressed in version 0.2 of Absinthe for the Mac.

The VPN issue that planetbeing notes refers to this trick for getting around unresponsive Greenpois0n servers when trying to install Cydia with Absinthe. A Windows version of Absinthe was also just released that should address that problem as well.

You can download version 0.2 of Absinthe for Mac from this direct link. This latest tool is recommended for jailbreaking your A5-based iOS devices. We have handy tutorials for jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 with Absinthe.

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  • freedotz

    I JB with Absinthe v1 and am having no issues with white icons, so far… Does anyone know if there is anything to gain by re-JBing with version 2?  I figure that if there is, now would be the time to do it before apple closes the signing window with 5.0.1 — but I don’t want to do a full restore if there is nothing to gain.

  • truth863

    Ipad 2 / iphone 4s Absinthe Jailbreak for Windows in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • Josh Nelson

    Still won’t let me click the Jailbreak button. Is it not recognizing my iPad? I don’t get it! Help!

  • Eddy Suwito
  • freighttrain2126

    Wait, so if I jailbroke with the old one does this mean I have to jailbreak again? Does that mean I have to restore to stock, load up my back-up and re-jailbreak, or do just just hook up my currently jailbroken iphone to the new greenpoison?

  • brentonnathan

    Great! I was looking for this tools. Hope this new version jailbreak can solve the problem I faced with my iPHONE 4s. :) Thanks!

  • RichR67

    Good question. Only issue I have is the white icons

  • Mario Maciel

    ReInstall Mobile Substrate on cydia and it will fix it.

  • Mario Maciel

    Reinstall mobile Substrate on cydia.

  • djgrahamj

    That worked for me, thanks for the tip!

  • Ratnasingam Yookarajah

    NOTE to those planning to re-jailbreak to v0.2, read this note by planetbeing….Its dissapointting that cult of mac didn’t inform us that there’s no need to re-jailbreak to those who already jailbreaked their device using the first version of absinthe….
    http://www.ijailbreak.com/jail

  • Jag31

    I JB my iPad 2 with the first version and couldn’t add hackulo as a source, so I added sinfuliphone and from there installed Installous but I keep getting API error.  So I downloaded the new version but cannot jailbreak my iPad because it says ERROR: Device already Jailbroken Detected stash.  Please anyone that can give any advice on what to do

  • JamesVickers

     Yes it technically is, Apple just didn’t name it the iPhone 5 because it
    looks exactly the same as the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4S is a minor
    upgrade from the iPhone 4.

  • 5aga

    If I had no issues should I still redo the jailbreak with this updated version? if so do I just run the updated app or do I have to restore the phone again?

  • lowtolerance

    Restore in iTunes, re-jailbreak and quit trying to pirate apps.

  • Jessica Lynn

    Not to sound like a complete idiot, but I’m having issues when I go to turn on the VPN and it wants me to put in a Configuration.. ( Which I have no idea what to put in)

    I’m having the same problems with the white Icons, and I also cant connect to wifi.. Where do i find the “reinstall Mobile Substrate?)  Thank you so much

  • Jessica Lynn

    Not to sound like a complete idiot, but I’m having issues when I go to turn on the VPN and it wants me to put in a Configuration.. ( Which I have no idea what to put in)
    I’m having the same problems with the white Icons, and I also cant connect to wifi.. Where do i find the “reinstall Mobile Substrate?)  Thank you so much

  • Jessica Lynn

    anyone know why I cant connect to my wifi?

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