The Chronic Dev Team released its Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak this morning for all iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1. This is the first jailbreak available for the newly-released third-gen iPad, and Absinthe 2.0 has already become the Chronic Dev Team’s most successful release to date.
Servers are getting slammed and folks are having a difficult time jailbreaking their devices. Cydia itself seems to be buckling under the weight of all the new jailbreakers today, as repos are failing to load. iDB has also noticed the Cydia errors, so don’t fret if you can’t immediately download jailbreak tweaks and apps.
If you’re having trouble jailbreaking with Absinthe, give it time. Don’t disconnect your iOS device in the middle of the jailbreak process, as Absinthe will fail to recognize it again unless you completely restore to iOS 5.1.1. iPad jailbreaks are taking an upwards of 60-80 minutes, while most iPhones seem to jailbreak in a matter of seconds. We’ll keep you updated on new developments.