How To: Jailbreak A5 And A4 iOS Devices With (CLI) Cinject 0.5.3 [Windows]

Yesterday the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak was released in the form of Absinthe 2.0 and for most people this is the only tool they will need to Jailbreak their A5 or A4 iOS device. If you are experiencing errors with Absinthe 2.0 however, then you may want to try the CLI (Command Line Interface) version of Pod2G’s iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak was released in the form of cinject 0.5.3.

With cinject you have much more control over the Jailbreaking process, and it can also be useful for debugging errors you might be experiencing while trying to Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with Absinthe 2.0. If you have been having troubles Jailbreaking with Absinthe then I highly recommend you give cinject a try. As such, in this how to guide you will learn how to Jailbreak your A5 or A4 iOS device with cinject 0.5.3 on Windows.

Note: For a Mac OS X version of this guide please click here.

A5 iOS devices include: 

  • The New iPad (iPad 3)
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone 4S

A4 iOS devices include:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPad 1
  • Apple TV 2G

Windows Cinject 0.5.3 How To Guide

Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download cinject 0.5.3 from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or from the direct download link below.

Download CLI (cinject 0.5.3)

Step 2) – Next move to your desktop and extract it by right clicking on the zip file and clicking the extract option.

cinject 0.5.3 Windows HowToStep 3) - With cinject 0.5.3 now sitting extracted on your desktop you will need launch command prompt. To do this simply hold down the Windows icon key and the “R” key together and a Run window will appear. If this shortcut does not work for you go into the start menu and search for Run.

 cinject 0.5.3 Windows HowTo

With the Run window open type in the following and then press the OK button.


cinject 0.5.3 Windows How To

Step 4) – Now that command prompt is up and running you will need to type in the command shown below.

cd Desktop/cinject-0.5.3

cinject 0.5.3 Windows How To

After typing in the command you have entered the directory where cinject resides. You now need to activate cinject by typing the next command:

cinject -Y payloads_rocky

cinject 0.5.3 Windows How To

Step 5) – After you enter the command above you will start seeing output on your Terminal window and your iOS device should look like it is being restored. This is normal and you should not touch your iOS device or computer until the Jailbreaking process is complete.

Once your iOS device reboots into a usable state you will simply need to slide-to-unlock and then tap the new Cydia icon that should be on your SpringBoard (homescreen). Upon doing this Cydia will organize its filesystem and you can start enjoying the benefits of owning a Jailbroken iOS device.

Your A4 or A5 iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad should now be Jailbroken on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware untethered thanks to cinject 0.5.3 Windows. If you have any further questions or thoughts please leave them in the comments section below.

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  • Beast1

    Cydia wont open after Jailbreak. IPod4 5.1.1

  • Karjalainen85

    Will this work with version 9b208?

  • zdran

    not working with ipad 2

  • charlie

    there is no cydia on ipad 2.4-5.1.1 i dont think it works

  • Nuttaputt Arunchaochai

    didn’t find cydia after done that is it working??

  • Jecky_78

    There’s no cydia on new Ipad and on iPhone 3GS!

  • Zee

    doesn’t work…. no cydia icon after doing above process…

  • Lab

    does not work with iphone 4 5.1.1(9b208)
    please help

  • Millin7

    no cydia icon  on i pad 2.4-5.1.1 after successful ,cli cinject 0. 5.3 method .

  • Nadinemaquino

    I’m stuck at “getting backup…”
    I’m using ipad 3 gsm running 5.1.1 (9B206)

  • Chris-sk8r-boi

    doesnt work as it says ‘assertion failed’ then something about restore option none

  • Er-mia

    Yes it will work they updated it a week ago but use abisthe because it really easy you just have to press jailbreak and wait and your device should work.

  • MonsterVIP

    i got an error saying ‘cinject’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file. Help?

  • caes

    this is a great walkthrough! i had it done in ten minutes!!!! thanks guy!