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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using Absinthe (Windows) [5.0, 5.0.1]

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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4S using Absinthe for Windows.

Warning***: Before you continue make sure to do a backup of your device in iTunes as you may lose your Camera Roll during this process.


Step One
Download the latest version of Absinthe from Here
iClarified - iPhone - Where to Download Absinthe From

Step Two
Double click to extract the downloaded archive and launch the Absinthe application

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Step Three
As prompted, connect your iPhone 4S to the computer via USB. Make sure to remove any passcodes or VPN settings you've previously set.

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Step Four
Click the Jailbreak button to begin

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Step Five
The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.

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Step Six
You will be informed that the jailbreak is 'Almost done'.

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Step Seven
On your device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.

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If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN.

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You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!

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not working for me using a orange iphone 4s then a vodafone sim.i get a message on the iphone screen only compatible sim cards from a supported carrier ect
 

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Okay at this point I don't not know why you woulda ant to jailbreak the phone. I have done it before. But here are a few things on concider when jail breaking the phone. And that is all themes must be download through cydia. Also you can't simply update your phone with out having to jailbreak Again. Coarse when you don't update your phone it runs very very slow. Are themes that important.
With that being said. Does anyone know how to UNLOCK a phone with apple??? I have also heard that Tmobile will offer you a plan if it is UNLOCKED.
 

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Okay at this point I don't not know why you woulda ant to jailbreak the phone. I have done it before. But here are a few things on concider when jail breaking the phone. And that is all themes must be download through cydia. Also you can't simply update your phone with out having to jailbreak Again. Coarse when you don't update your phone it runs very very slow. Are themes that important.
With that being said. Does anyone know how to UNLOCK a phone with apple??? I have also heard that Tmobile will offer you a plan if it is UNLOCKED.
So... you're saying that an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 will run slower that if it's fully updated to iOS 6.0.1? What sort of bench mark test or Dev data do you have to backup this statement?

Jailbreaking is about more than just themes. Yes, it allows you to customize the overall appearance of your iDevice. The possibilities are truly endless... with far too many to explain in one post.

Apple does not unlock iPhones. An iPhone can be unlocked through your wireless provider or through a backdoor or IEMI unlock.
 

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So... you're saying that an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 will run slower that if it's fully updated to iOS 6.0.1? What sort of bench mark test or Dev data do you have to backup this statement?

Jailbreaking is about more than just themes. Yes, it allows you to customize the overall appearance of your iDevice. The possibilities are truly endless... with far too many to explain in one post.

Apple does not unlock iPhones. An iPhone can be unlocked through your wireless provider or through a backdoor or IEMI unlock.

Agreed. And to add on to the fact that themes can only be downloaded through Cydia, no. You can make your own and load them onto your phone assuming you properly incorporate them into aspects of the phone. Or, you can download them online and put them back on your phone. And running fast or slow doesn't entirely reflect off of the OS. Take Windows for example. Windows 7 is the hottest and most highly used OS at about 47%. Windows XP, which was released in 2001. For 11 years, XP is still one of the highest rated and highest performing OS in the world. Just because it's old, it doesn't make XP a bad or slow OS. Performance depends highly on hardware, only a small portion being software related.

As Justin said, if you tweak it properly, your iPhone should perform faster than a stock. Your device will slow if you cloud up the system partition of the iPhone or use a tweak that takes up a lot of your RAM and processor to keep up, like a processor intensive tweak like Dreamboard or a full fledged theme that tweaks everything from putting everything in the notifications center with different appearances and reactions, to keeping a weather or time widget that actually shows real time in the background/wallpaper of the springboard. It's up to how you use your jailbreak that counts.
 
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