It was developed to succeed Greenpois0n jailbreaking tool. It was developed by a joint team including pod2G, Chronic Dev-Team and iPhone Dev-Team. It came in three versions, a command-line one for advanced users, actual Absinthe tool and integration with RedSn0w. It offers untethered jailbreaks. In iPhone 4s, Absinthe supports iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.1.1.
IPhone 4s, running iOS 5 (iOS 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1.1).
Usb cable connector (30-pin).
Find the downloaded file, which is compressed, and extract its contents somewhere where you can easily access.
Now, connect your iPhone 4s to your PC, and then launch Absinthe tool using the executable file you got after extracting the downloaded software. Do this with keen on both Mac and Windows. On Windows, launch it with administrator privileges, simply by right-clicking it and then choosing “Run as Administrator”. If you are running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, first hold down the control button and then choose the “open” option. This is due to the Gatekeeper software which is new. You will see an interface which is text-based and a button labelled “jailbreak”.
After opening this application, it will automatically identify iPhone 4s. Now, click on the “jailbreak” button located at the middle-right of the screen. The whole process will take 5-20 minutes. The time will be determined by whether your device is restored or not prior to the jailbreak. During the process, you will see some text telling you that restore is in progress. The device will be as if it is being restored officially through iTunes.
If your device is running iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.0, you will see a new Absinthe icon after the process is completed. To reboot the device, tap on this icon, and it will do so. Now, you will not see the Absinthe icon again, but you will see a Cydia icon appearing on the home screen. This shows that the process was successful and that your iPhone 4s is now jailbroken.
Using this tool is very simple, and quick. Note that after the whole process, you do not lose your data. Provided that your device is supported by Cydia, you can now download any Apps from their store. This tool is loved by most people who want to jailbreak their iPhone 4s due to the simplicity of using it.