Absinthe Used To Jailbreak 1.2 Million Devices On iOS 5.1.1 Over The Weekend [Jailbreak]


From left to right: @p0sixninja, @pod2g and @planetbeing of the Chronic Dev Team
From left to right: @p0sixninja, @pod2g and @planetbeing of the Chronic Dev Team

On Friday, May 25th hackers from the Chronic Dev Team released Absinthe 2.0, a tool that jailbreaks iOS 5.1.1 on nearly all iOS devices, including the third-gen iPad. The untethered jailbreak can be performed on an iOS device after downloading the free Absinthe app on any Mac, Windows or Linux computer.

Once again proving that jailbreaking is becoming more mainstream, impressive Absinthe download numbers have been announced from over the weekend.

The numbers add up to roughly 1.2 million total devices jailbroken in just under 3 days. We’ve reached out to the Chronic Dev Team for comment.

When the first version of Absinthe was released back in January, the tool was used to jailbreak 953,232 A5-based devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) over a 3-day period.

If you haven’t already jailbroken your iOS device running 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0, you can do so by following our tutorial.

Source: Chronic Dev Team