1. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 10:28 AM
  2. krt72012's Avatar
    After running the command "cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig" I get the error:

    send 1: Result too large

    Please help!!
    01-21-2012 10:52 AM
  3. neur0tk's Avatar
    Followed these instructions step by step! looks like we jailbroken sweet!
    01-21-2012 10:56 AM
  4. krt72012's Avatar
    Nevermind. I restarted my device and it fixed the problem.
    01-21-2012 10:56 AM
  5. eprisencc's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 10:56 AM
  6. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    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
    01-21-2012 11:08 AM
  7. poisoned10's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 11:19 AM
  8. poisoned10's Avatar
    Duh, if you're searching for it in the c: then it needs to be in c:.
    01-21-2012 11:21 AM
  9. Ckidwell's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 11:25 AM
  10. LucyBc80's Avatar
    When I click install it gives me the following message:

    Enter your password for the VPN account: "pod2g: proposal {authentication method
    01-21-2012 11:30 AM
  11. hankband's Avatar
    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
    01-21-2012 11:41 AM
  12. TiNuts's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 11:46 AM
  13. LucyBc80's Avatar
    When I click install, it asks me for a password, which one to use?
    01-21-2012 11:54 AM
  14. poisoned10's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 11:57 AM
  15. Realed's Avatar
    Same here.

    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.
    01-21-2012 12:00 PM
  16. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Same here.
    Try toggling VPN on then off, then back ON. Some devices don't seem to "actually" be turning VPN on.
    01-21-2012 12:04 PM
  17. TiNuts's Avatar
    I keep getting vpn configuration error on the phone. click ok and nothing happens.
    01-21-2012 12:06 PM
  18. Ckidwell's Avatar
    After the command "cinject -w" it seems to take forever, is this normal?
    01-21-2012 12:07 PM
  19. matthirst's Avatar
    4th one here with the same as the above (VPN error - OK - nothing happens)...what now??
    01-21-2012 12:07 PM
  20. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    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.
    01-21-2012 12:07 PM
  21. TiNuts's Avatar
    Thanks, trying it now.
    01-21-2012 12:09 PM
  22. watkins19's Avatar
    when i do this it asks me for a vpn password
    01-21-2012 12:10 PM
  23. neur0tk's Avatar
    when i do this it asks me for a vpn password
    I left it blank and clicked next
    01-21-2012 12:13 PM
  24. CRCs Reality's Avatar
    Worked great for me! Posting from my jail broken I-pad2 on iOS 5.01. :-)


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    01-21-2012 12:16 PM
  25. LucyBc80's Avatar
    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?
    01-21-2012 12:17 PM
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