Last weekend, late on Friday, finally, the eagerly awaited jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was released. The jailbreak would work on the New iPad (also known as iPad 3) as well.
The new jailbreak tweak released by Chronic Dev Team, it is called Absinthe 2.0. This jailbreak would work on any device that runs the newly-released iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak. That means, you would not have to re-jailbreak every time you reboot your iOS device.
Absinthe 2.0 is out and available to download for free from the Chronic Dev Team’s website, greenpois0n.
The new jailbreak tool was announced by pod2g, p0sixninja, planetbeing, pimskeks and iOPK at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam. JailbreakCon tweeted updates on location all day from the convention.
The supported devices on iOS 5.1.1 are 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 and Apple TV 2.
So at the moment, Apple TV 3 is the only device that is not supported by Absinthe 2.0.
Apple released iOS 5.1.1 on 7 May 2012 with several bug fixes and minor improvements. The last jailbreak release of this scale was when the original Absinthe was released on 20 January 2012 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, you must backup your Cydia apps and tweaks.
Source: Cult Of Mac
Dev Team Photo: Aaron Ash