It’s here! The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was just released after months of anticipation, and months of hard work by pod2g and the rest of the leaders in the jailbreak community.
A huge thanks is owed to the dream team of hackers including pod2g, p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, Saurik, and no-doubt countless others.
Facts: This is the first jailbreak, untethered or otherwise for the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S was released last October, so it took about 3 months for a jailbreak to come to fruition.
This is the second jailbreak for the iPad 2. The first was Comex’s Jailbreakme for iOS 4.3.3. It took a bit over 4 months for the first iPad jailbreak to be released, so the iPhone 4S jailbreak was actually released fairly quick.
The iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak is compatible with the following:
iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1
iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1
As previously noted, there will be three jailbreak tools released that are all capable of jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. They are as follows:
Absinthe – A traditional graphical user interface jailbreak tool.
Dev Team CLI – A command line inteface that’s great for troubleshooting.
RedSn0w – The Dev Team’s traditional graphical user inteferface used for jailbreaking. This will be released sometime later after the CLI.
Download for Mac:
Simply unzip the file to your desktop then connect your device to the computer and double click the absinthe icon on your desktop to start the program. It should detect your device and then you just click the jailbreak button to begin. It will take about 5 minutes to complete during which time you must not touch your device until you are prompted to do so. The last part of the jailbreak takes place on the device itself where you locate the absinth icon and touch it to complete the process.
Windows GUI for the jailbreak
1. open CMD.exe
2. cd to the cinject.exe
3. execute the command: cinject.exe -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig
4. execute the command: cinject.exe -j payloads
5. execute the command: cinject.exe -w
6. toggle the VPN switch in settings
7. Wait for reboot
**NOTE: If you haven’t yet heeded the advice – before you take one step further, upgrade your firmware to iOS 5.0.1 NOW! (Unless you need an iPhone4s Unlock) Also, we don’t mean to beat you over the head with this warning, but please remember: you should not update to iOS 5.0.2 when it’s released, or you will lose your jailbreak! Bookmark the GreenPois0n blog now, and be the first to know the next time we advise jailbreak users to safely update their iOS firmware.