Like we told you would happen earlier this week, the Chronic Dev Team has released Absinthe 2.0 today, a jailbreak for nearly all iOS devices, including the third-gen iPad, running the newly-released iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t have to re-jailbreak every time you reboot your iOS device.
Chronic Dev Team hacker pod2g told the world last weekend that this latest jailbreak was only a “matter of days” away, and it turns out that he was right.
Absinthe 2.0 is out and available to download for free from the Chronic Dev Team’s website. To learn how to jailbreak with Absinthe, refer to Cult of Mac’s tutorial.
The new jailbreak tool was announced by pod2g, p0sixninja, planetbeing, pimskeks and iOPK today at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam. JailbreakCon has been tweeting updates on location all day from the convention.
The full list of supported devices on iOS 5.1.1:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (CDMA and GSM)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 1
- iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA)
- iPad 3 (Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA)
- iPod 4G
- iPod 3G
- Apple TV 2
Unfortunately, the newest Apple TV 3G is a difficult nut to crack, and the device is not supported by Absinthe 2.0.
The Chronic Dev Team’s servers will be getting hammered with traffic today, so be patient if Absinthe 2.0 doesn’t start downloading immediately.
Apple released iOS 5.1.1 on May 7th with several bug fixes and minor improvements. The last jailbreak release of this scale was when the original Absinthe was released on January 20th to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for the first time on iOS 5.0/5.0.1.
Before you update to iOS 5.1.1 and jailbreak, make sure to backup your Cydia apps and tweaks.
Photo: Aaron Ash.