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Thread: Absinthe vs. Redsn0w to Jailbreak iPhone 4S 5.1.1?

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    Default Absinthe vs. Redsn0w to Jailbreak iPhone 4S 5.1.1?
    I don't understand why there's different programs that jailbreak and if there are any functional differences between the finished product. I've used both in the past, and as far as I can tell, both accomplished what I needed them to do.

    With all of that said, why are there different JB programs out there? I will be JB'ing my 4S running 5.1.1 later this week. Does it matter if I use Absinthe or Redsn0w?

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    Theyre generally the same. Comes down to preference. I prefer redsnow, because it gives me less grief than absinthe

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    Absinthe is good for a quick and easy jailbreak. One push of a button, you will be jail broken with in sec. I prefer using redsn0w even tho I have used absinthe before.

    Maybe absinthe is for 1st timers that really doesn't knw about the whole jailbreak method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern128 View Post
    Absinthe is good for a quick and easy jailbreak. One push of a button, you will be jail broken with in sec. I prefer using redsn0w even tho I have used absinthe before.

    Maybe absinthe is for 1st timers that really doesn't knw about the whole jailbreak method.
    Agree with ya there. Redsnow has more features to use

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    Just so I'm correct in my thinking......the current Redsn0w version is 09.15.b3

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    Just so I'm correct in my thinking......the current Redsn0w version is 09.15.b3
    Yes, your correct 👍

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    Redsn0w for me too, lots of options/features.

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    Some people run into issues with absinthe like music not workin on iPod and so forth. I normally go with redsnow if I can. More stable IMO

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    The only issue I had with absinthe was sometimes when I delete a app or respiring the device, I would get white icons on the spring board and apps that were hidden, or being shown on the spring board too. I had to respiring it again to get it back to normal.

    I never had that problem with redsn0w so that's why I think it had to be absinthe.

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    Matter of preference really. RedSn0w offers a little more than just a jailbreak, whenever I am asked to jailbreak people's devices I will opt for RedSnow over Absinthe where available.

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