Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
iPhone 4s & iPad 2 Jailbreak Can Be Expected Within Hours –
This could just be the day many of you have waited for (myself included). From what we have seen we are hours away from seeing the Jailbreak for iPhone 4s and iPad 2 released to the public. The new jailbreak tool which is going to be released via Chronic Dev Team will be named Absinthe. Stay tuned to us as we will have a video up on how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4s soon after release.
From pod2g’s official blog,
Hello dear readers,
I know the wait was long, too much long, but it’s about to end! You’d be able to free your iPhone in some hours.
A tool named Absinthe and developped by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.
This is a little scary I know, but the chance you break something is really small, since we made lots of tests to verify the process on different devices. But it is the first time we use the backup / restore functions of iTunes to install software, and there are maybe things we are not aware of.
As you already know, different security researchers put a lot of energy to work out the different issues we had to install the untether on new devices.
Thus, a unified PayPal account was opened so that everyone who worked on the A5 exploits will receive a fair split of your contributions. Here is the link : contribute
As usual, contributions are not needed but are appreciated by developpers. By the way, thank you very much again for everyone who already participated. This is real nice.
Here is the complete list of Absinthe supported devices :
iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 (9A405 and 9A406)
iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1
Also, here is MuscleNerd’s which explains the whole story in a really precise way: iPhone Dev Team blog post