Published On: Mon, Jun 4th, 2012

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4s

What is Jailbreak

iPhone 4s might seem to be an all-in-one phone by not only allowing you to stay in contact with your friends and family but by also providing you with all the latest attractions a gadget can possibly offer. But despite this, there are still many restrictions in the latest iPhone and this is where the jailbreak comes in. Whether it is an iPad or an iPhone, if you want to use it to the fullest, you need to get it jail broken. Basically jail break allow you to manage your iPhone’s home screen, customize the menu and icon style, install all those applications which are not free on App store and even those which are not even available at the Apple App store. Moreover, jail break also allows you to install various handy tools, mobile themes and paid application software and games for free. Therefore jailbreak can help iPhone users to get rid of all the limitations and restrictions imposed by the Apple operating system.

All about tethered and untethered version of Jailbreak

The most important thing which needs to be kept in mind at the time of jailbreak is the firmware and the baseband of your iPhone 4s. There are two types of jailbreak, the tethered and the untethered. When a new firmware is released, the jailbreak available is the tethered version. There are a few limitations and drawbacks of the tethered version of jailbreak. The most common complaint about the tethered jailbreak is that the iPhone 4s does not restart or power on if it is not connected to the computer. So if your battery dies out or you accidently switch off your iPhone 4s, you would not be able to switch it back on without connecting it to a computer and then following the specific procedure to switch it back on.   Whereas untethered jailbreak does not have this issue.

Absinthe 2.0 provides perfect jailbreak solutions for your iPhone 4s. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4s using Absinthe version 2.0:

Step 1: Follow our Download Guide for the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak tool.

Step 2: Run Absinthe 2.0.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone 4s and click on the “Jailbreak” button.

Step 4: After clicking the jailbreak button, Absinthe will perform a restore. Be patient, this step might take a while.

Step 5: Once the device is rebooted, Absinthe will send payload data to the phone.

Step 6: Absinthe will show the message that your iPhone 4s has been jailbroken. You would then have to click on the “Absinthe” icon on your iPhone 4s.

Step 7: Your iPhone 4s would restart and will be successfully jailbroken. Open “Cydia” to complete the process.

Once your iPhone 4s is jailbroken, you will find “Cydia” installed on your phone. Cydia is basically an application which allows you to download infinite applications, themes, utilities, packages, tools, wallpapers, backgrounds, icons, games etc. through various sources. Cydia allows you to install “Installous” on your iPhone 4s.  Installous enables you to download all the paid applications, utilities and games of Apple App store for free. One can always search for the most downloaded and rated jailbreak apps on the internet in order to find the best applications.

Therefore it can be concluded that jailbreaking an iPhone 4s can widen your horizon and welcome you to the world of unlimited free applications and games. But one thing which you should take care of is that whenever you upgrade your iPhone 4s firmware, you would have to jailbreak your phone all over again.


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