In case you are still on the fence (or a little confused) about the new iPhone 4s/iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1/5.0 on A5 devices this post is for you. I have been running the jailbreak on my iPhone 4s since the day it has been released and I must say it is very stable and that I am very happy with it. The only issue I had the first time on attempting the jailbreak was that I was stuck at “beginning jailbreak, this may take a while” (first step) for 45 minutes. I will address this problem and a few others later in the post, but first lets get to the untethered iOS 5.0.1/5.0 jailbreak for the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 guide!

This should be a very simple jailbreak for you as it doesn’t even require putting your device in DFU mode.

Step 1: Download and extract greenpois0n from the .zip file, then launch greenpois0n.
Download Absinthe v0.3 Mac OS X
Download Absinthe v0.3 Windows
Step 2: Attach your iPhone 4s iPad 2 to your computer, then click “jailbreak”.
Step 3: At this point Greenpois0n will automatically commence its DFU guide.
Step 4: Press “jailbreak” again (if necessary) and let greenpois0n go to work. At this point you should see lines of text scroll on your device’s screen to assure you that something is happening.
Step 5: After a few minutes (usually) greenpois0n will display a “complete” message. At this point, the greenpois0n injection is complete – just wait for your device to reboot automatically.
Step 6: Once your device has finished rebooting, double-check that you have an active internet connection, then locate and press the “loader” icon on your device. This action will download the Cydia app and install it for you.
Step 7: When Cydia has been installed successfully, your device needs to and will automatically reboot one final time.
Step 8: You just did it! Enjoy!

Now I hope at this point everything has went according to plan, if not, have no fear you are at the right place. Keep reading for a list of common problems.

“I have followed your guide and have the “loader icon”, but my phone does not restart when I click on it. And if I restart my phone manually I do not see Cydia”.
This is a common problem I have seen a bunch of people reporting. Going into “network settings” and resetting network/VPN should do the trick.

“All my photos are gone!”
This is happening because you have not successfully completed the jailbreak process, when you do your photos will reappear.

“I can’t get passed: beginning jailbreak, this may take a while”.
This step can take a few minutes or up to an hour depending on how much data you have on your device. If you have a 64gb device all of this is backed up before this step is completed, so just give it some time! If it takes more than an hour you can attempt to restore the device and try it as well.

Well that does it. I hope you are enjoying your untethered iPhone 4s/iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1/5.0 courtesy of GreenPois0n via the Absinthe exploit. If you have any questions feel free to post them here.

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