No need to feel left out Linux users — the long awaited untether jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S has been released and successfully ported over to Linux. While you should know by now that there’s no official iTunes application for Linux, there’s still a work around to jailbreaking your device. What do you have to do? It’s pretty simple, just follow our how to guide below.
- Step download Greenpois0n Absinthe for Linux and unpack it on your desktop.
- Seen as how there’s no iTunes for Linux, make sure you’ve the libimobiledevice package installed.
- Libimobiledevice allows Linux to ‘communicate’ with the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and other iOS devices.
- To install libimobiledevice on Ubuntu, in terminal type: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa.
- Accept any warnings and install, then type: sudo apt-get update.
- Go to the Ubuntu software center and search for libimobiledevice, and install libimobiledevice-utils.
- Reboot if need be.
- Run the absinthe.x86 or for a 64-bit machine run absinthe.x86_64.
- Make sure your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 is on, connected to your computer, and that Greenpois0n Absinthe detects your device.
- Click “Jailbreak”.
- Let Greenpois0n Absinthe do its thing, then once complete find the new Absinthe icon on your device’s homescreen and open it to finish the process.
- After the reboot, you should see a Cydia icon.