iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Expected To Go Live Tomorrow Morning

iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Expected To Go Live Tomorrow Morning

You'll want to be online this Friday morning.

We’ve been waiting a long time for Pod2g and his team to release the untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1, but that wait could soon be over. It was already confirmed earlier this week that Absinthe 2.0 was just a matter of days away, sparking speculation that hackers will pull a “one more thing” announcement on the last day of this week’s “Hack in the Box” conference in Amsterdam.

According to the event’s official Twitter feed, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

The Hack in the Box conference is now selling special one-day passes for tomorrow’s event at €699 (approx. $878) each. They’re not cheap, but they will give you the opportunity to witness “JAILBREAK LIVE,” hosted by Pod2g and his team. This is when that long-awaited jailbreak is expected to make its debut.

iDownloadBlog has taken a look at the event’s schedule and estimated that the Absinthe 2.0 software will be released tomorrow morning:

Since Amsterdam is 6 hours ahead of EST, and each day of the conference appears to be between 09:00~ and 18:00~ hours local time, the earliest we would see a release is at 3AM EST on Friday, May 25th. […]

This means the Corona event will start at 5:30AM EST on Friday, May 25th, and the Absinthe event will follow shortly thereafter at 7:00 AM EST. It’s very possible that the jailbreak will be released sometime within that ballpark window. Basically, I’d definitely keep my eyes peeled on Friday morning if I were you.

What’s interesting about the agenda is that it mentions iOS 5.0.1 in both event descriptions — not iOS 5.1.1. We’re hoping that this is simply a typo, and that these events won’t be focused on the last previous jailbreak release.

Excited yet?

  • bmbw2010

    Can’t wait, FoldToUnlock here I come.

  • Fr0sT_RC1

    “Excited yet?”…….

    UM….. YEA?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • Connor Mulcahey

    Does it still break iBooks?

  • iHospital

    Very excited is an understatement. Can’t wait to play around with it. – BA

  • Alexa Lee

    this will be my first time jailbreaking my phone…a little excited. :)

  • Alexa Lee

    this will be my first time jailbreaking my phone…a little excited. :)

  • ApplePr0n

    I think i may jailbreak my phone for this. Not to sure, but it’s a possibilty

  • Wesley Bellah

    @Connor Mulcahey
    That is unknown at the time. I would suggest to wait and see. If it does affect an application such as iBooks, I’m sure a fix will be applied soon after. And yes, I am more excited than a nest of bees. :3

    ~5.1.1 Here I COME

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