Installing Absinthe

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Absinthe is capable of jailbreaking every iOS device on firmware version 5.1.1 and A5 devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2) on firmware versions 5.0 and 5.0.1

Absinthe is an untethered jailbreak meaning that it survives a reboot and can cause a permanent bootloop if something goes wrong. If you encounter a bootloop, restore your device via iTunes, Finder (macOS Catalina and newer) or FutureRestore


  • Computer running macOS 10.12.x or older or Windows XP to Windows 8.1 with iTunes installed. Wine will not work.
  • The latest version of AbsintheOpen in new window

A screenshot of Absinthe (Windows)

Installing the application

  1. Unzip Absinthe
  2. Run Absinthe
    • Right click and click Open on macOS
    • On Windows, Absinthe will extract itself to a folder wherever you ran the executable. Open that folder and run "absinthe.exe".
  3. Connect your iOS Device over to USB to your computer
    • Make sure your computer is trusted and allowed to view the contents of your device
  4. Click Jailbreak on Absinthe
    • Jailbreaking may take a while, please be patient and do not let your computer go to sleep mode.


Be sure to use an MFI-certified 30-pin connector for highest chances of success

You should now be jailbroken with Cydia installed on your home screen. You can use Cydia to install tweaks, themes and more.