Absinthe 2.0 Brings Untethered Jailbreak To Most iOS 5.1.1 Devices

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We’ve heard reports of some major progress towards the development of an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak over the course of the last several weeks. From the early announcement of a few exploits, to later work on fleshing-out the tool’s compatibility with more and more iOS devices, things have been moving forward at a brisk pace. Back at the start of last week, we heard via pod2g that the Chronic Dev Team just might have something to show us during this week’s Hack In The Box conference. Sure enough, GreenPois0n Absinthe 2.0 has just been released, supporting jailbreak on a wide range of Apple hardware.

While this release does support hardware like the new 2012 iPad, there are still a few holes. Most notable (unless you’re a big Apple TV fan) is probably the latest hardware refresh for the iPad 2, the one we’ve seen use a new version of the A5 that’s manufactured on a 32-nanometer process. That’s unfortunate, but we’re sure that most Apple users will be thankful anyway that the tool is still being released now, rather than waiting for whenever that support can be attained. For now, the team promises that work towards increasing compatibility continues, but there’s no word on an ETA.

Downloads are available now for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. Check the source link below to get started.

Source: Chronic Dev Team
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!