Devs get Absinthe jailbreak using Windows

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The release of the jailbreak for iDevices using Apple’s A5 chipset, such as the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, was welcomed by Apple users with open arms. Much to the chagrin of Windows fans, their jailbreak has yet to be developed.

But according to iPhonefaq, the jailbreak that is being used by Apple can be used for Windows too. This jailbreak has been unethered and can be installed on any Apple device using its latest iOS – iOS 5.0.1. Those who use their Windows PCs have to back-up their device first and then update their device to the latest OS.

Here is a short list of what you need to do after backing up your device:

  1. Download Absinthe for Windows
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Run the Absinthe.exe file after extracting it
  4. Tether the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to the Windows PC using the sync cable
  5. Click Jailbreak

The iPhone screen will show a message saying Restore in Progress, similar to that of the Mac. This process may take time to finish and after the device restarts, an Absinthe widget will appear on the gadget. Click or tap the widget and let the device do the needful. Once this is done, the device will again reboot with the Cydia Icon appearing on the screen. This suggests a successful jailbroken device.