How to untethered jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0 & 5.0.1

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We finally have a jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2! Untethered nonetheless. 

In order to jailbreak your A5 device (iPhone 4S or iPad 2) you'll need the following:

- iPhone 4S running either iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1
- iPad 2 running iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 (note: wifi only devices HAVE to be on iOS 5.0.1)
- Greenpois0n Absinthe - iMore downloads page

First back up your device before ever performing a jailbreak or modification.

Next, connect your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to your computer and launch GreenPois0n and click "Jailbreak"

This process takes quite a while longer than previous jailbreaks. Your device may look like it is restoring from a backup at one point - that's normal. 

After GreenPois0n injects the files it needs to, your device will reboot.

From there, slide to unlock your device when GreenPois0n tells you to and find the Greenpois0n app icon on your home screen. Launch the Absinthe icon and it should do the rest. When your device reboots Cydia should take the place of the Greenpois0n icon. 

You're done!

As a side note, the GreenPois0n servers are getting slammed at the moment so if you're getting connection errors when trying to launch and install Cydia in the last step, don't fret. Just try again later.

Update: To fix the database connection error just go to settings and turn VPN connection ON - it will give you an error, your device will reboot, and then you should be able to either load the Absinthe icon or Cydia will already be in its place.
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