Just in case you haven’t heard yet, the new jailbreak for iPads and iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 has been released today. It’s called Absinthe 2.0, and is the result of collaborative efforts and tons of hard work by the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team.
It’s available to download now at the greenpois0n site – with versions available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This jailbreak is for devices running iOS 5.1.1 only – and the greenpois0n page lists all the supported iOS devices.
I have successfully jailbroken my (test unit) iPad 3 this morning. It took a fair bit longer than with previous jailbreaks, but that was primarily due to just a single issue – which was easy to resolve once I found out how. Hit the break for lots of detail on the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak process on my iPad 3 …
If you’ve been waiting on an untethered jailbreak for your iPad on the latest version of iOS (5.1.1) it looks like your waiting will be over very soon. As iDownload Blog reports, Absinthe 2.0 is expected to be released very soon, possibly this week – and will offer an untethered jailbreak for iPads running iOS 5.1.1.
In fact, Absinthe 2.0 should be able to jailbreak all iOS devices except Apple TV3,1 according to the Dev Team’s Musclenerd. And there will be a new version of RedSn0w that will also be capable of untethered jailbreak for 5.1.1 devices.
According to Jeff Benjamin at iDownload Blog this new jailbreak is shaping up to be just as easy as the original Absinthe. I’ve used it on my iPhone 4S and have found it to be amongst the fastest and most solid jailbreaks I’ve ever done.
I’ve had very little temptation to jailbreak my iPad for a long while now, but this time round I may have a look. I’m planning to get a new iPad as a pure test device soon, mainly for testing iOS 6 betas when they are (hopefully) released during or soon after WWDC in early June. So I may well give the jailbreak, and a few of the latest tweaks, a spin before then.
Are any of you planning to jailbreak your iPad once the new versions of Absinthe and redsn0w are released?