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    Default How to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0 & 5.0.1 (Windows - CLI Method)

    If you don't want to wait for a Windows version of Greenpois0n Absinthe to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2, you can do so now with the CLI tool released by the Dev-Team.

    The tool has been updated to support the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. This process is a bit trickier than using a one click solution like Absinthe.

    Before you start this tutorial - back up your device. ALWAYS back up before performing any kind of jailbreak or modification to your file system. And also, remove any passcodes you have on your device. It can cause the jailbreak to error out or not work.


    1. Download the redsn0w CLI tool (version 0.4.3) from our downloads page and save it to your computer. Once you're done, connect your device to your computer.

    2. Open your command prompt and make sure you are running as an administrator. (Right click on command prompt and choose "Run as administrator"

    3. Navigate to the cinject_0.4.3 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in command prompt (each line is a separate command) -


    cd /

    cd cinject_0.4.3
    4. Now type the following command in command prompt -

    cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig
    5. Look at your device, it should prompt you to install a profile. Click "Install".

    6. Now type the following commands into command prompt (again two separate commands) -


    cinject -j payloads

    cinject -w
    7. Now go on your device and navigate to Settings, General, Network, and turn ON your VPN. (Sometimes VPN access shows up right on the main settings page under Wifi. You can turn it on from there too if you'd like.)

    8. Your device should give you an error. Hit "OK" and it will reboot on its own.

    9. You will see a bunch of errors in command prompt. KEEP your device connected. Once you see something in command prompt that says "Installing Filemover", slide to unlock your device. Cydia should now be on your home screen.


    If you run into any issues, let us know below. I recommend waiting for a 1 click tool but if you just can't wait to get your jailbreak on, the above should get you going if you're a windows user.
    Last edited by Allyson Kazmucha; 01-21-2012 at 10:32 AM.
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    After running the command "cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig" I get the error:

    send 1: Result too large

    Please help!!
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    Followed these instructions step by step! looks like we jailbroken sweet!
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    Nevermind. I restarted my device and it fixed the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krt72012 View Post
    After running the command "cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig" I get the error:

    send 1: Result too large

    Please help!!
    Try a different usb port.
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    If you're getting a result too large error, try rebooting your device or a different USB port.

    Or if all else fails, get a Mac Only kidding. :P
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    Command Prompt can't find the the folder and I am running as Admin. When I download the file, where do I extract it to? Or does it matter? I just sent it to my desktop.
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    Duh, if you're searching for it in the c: then it needs to be in c:.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poisoned10 View Post
    Command Prompt can't find the the folder and I am running as Admin. When I download the file, where do I extract it to? Or does it matter? I just sent it to my desktop.
    Open the folder that you extracted, hold shift and right click, you can open a command prompt from that folder this way, then you don't need to find the folder.
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    When I click install it gives me the following message:

    Enter your password for the VPN account: "pod2g: proposal {authentication method
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    After typing in cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig

    I get no prompt on my device to install....

    PLEASE HELPPPP. been waiting forever to jailbreak, and now waiting for WINDOWS install...

    i have tried switching usb ports and restarting device & computer
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    I've navigated to the folder, but when I type cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig i get "cinject is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

    what am i doing wrong here?

    EDIT: Nvm, it created another cinject folder and I only had to go one step further.
    Last edited by TiNuts; 01-21-2012 at 11:49 AM.
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    When I click install, it asks me for a password, which one to use?
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    Either I am doing something wrong or I'm being impatient, or both.

    After turning on my VPN, it doesn't automatically reboot, so I reboot myself. But I never get the errors in command prompt, nothing else ever happens.
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    Same here.

    Quote Originally Posted by poisoned10 View Post
    Either I am doing something wrong or I'm being impatient, or both.

    After turning on my VPN, it doesn't automatically reboot, so I reboot myself. But I never get the errors in command prompt, nothing else ever happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realed View Post
    Same here.
    Try toggling VPN on then off, then back ON. Some devices don't seem to "actually" be turning VPN on.
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    I keep getting vpn configuration error on the phone. click ok and nothing happens.
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    After the command "cinject -w" it seems to take forever, is this normal?
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    4th one here with the same as the above (VPN error - OK - nothing happens)...what now??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiNuts View Post
    I keep getting vpn configuration error on the phone. click ok and nothing happens.
    If toggling VPN on and off a few times doesn't work, just an educated guess here as I haven't tried it - but try this..

    go to Settings, General, Reset --> reset all network settings. Then try again with the VPN settings. Network settings controls that so my thinking is that it may boot out anything that's causing issues.
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    Thanks, trying it now.
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    when i do this it asks me for a vpn password
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    Quote Originally Posted by watkins19 View Post
    when i do this it asks me for a vpn password
    I left it blank and clicked next
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    Worked great for me! Posting from my jail broken I-pad2 on iOS 5.01. :-)


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    Still waiting for help here! When I click installs, it asks me for the VPN password. Is there a specific one or I can choose my own?
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