These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4S using Absinthe for Mac.
Download the latest version of Absinthe from here.
Double click to extract the downloaded archive and launch the Absinthe application.
As prompted, connect your iPhone 4S to the computer via USB.
Click the Jailbreak button to begin
The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.
You will be informed that the jailbreak is ‘Almost done’.
On your device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.
If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN.
You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!