Monday, May 28, 2012

Download for Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 Now Available

During the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam, the Jailbreak Dream Team has officially announced that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 is now available for download.

The jailbreak app, Absinthe 2.0, can now be used to gain root access to the OS and enable devices to download applications not authorized by Apple.

The best news about Absinthe 2.0 is that it is untethered, which means it allows users to reboot their devices without the need to plug them into an external computer.

"We actually managed to finish the untethered jailbreak for the 5.1.1 OS version," said jailbreaker Nikias Bassen, who announced it using the "one more thing" style which former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is best known for.

Absinthe 2.0 is now the first untethered jailbreak for the iPad 3, also known as the "new iPad", but it can also be used for the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS, the iPad 2 and 1 and the iPod Touch. It is available for download here, at the team's website. However, Absinthe 2.0 only works with devices that run iOS 5.1.1.