Earlier this week, we reported that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was expected to release sometime this week. Now we are confirming that it is coming today. At the time of this news report being written, there are few hours remaining for the jailbreak to release.
Organizers of the Hack in the Box Security Conference have announced 1-day passes for 25 May for the HitBSecConf 2012, currently being held at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam. It has been announced that pod2g and the Chronic Dev Team will be releasing Absinthe 2.0, the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 at the event.
This was confirmed with the following tweet by the organizers of the HitBSecConf 2012:
For those of you who were unaware about it, the HitBSecConf series will take place in Amsterdam, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia. It is an important event that is attended by security professionals from all around the world.
Members of the jailbreak “dream team” such as pod2g, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, p0sixninja, and nikias were supposed to be attending the event. The iOS hacker, pod2g, previously said that the release of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV was almost ready and set to release in just “a matter of days.” It seems that he has tested and confirmed that his iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak works with most devices except for the Apple TV 3G.
pod2g may also give a live demonstration of the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak during his presentation, followed by the release. The whole ordeal does not come as much of a surprise overall as the Chronic Dev Team alluded towards some jailbreak goodness during the event previously.
According to the agenda on the HitBSecConf website, the dream team’s jailbreak session is not scheduled to start until 11:30am CET (5:30am EST) in which the team will discuss the Corona jailbreak, followed by the session on the Absinthe jailbreak at 1:30am CET (7:30am EST). As of right now, the agenda has not been updated so it still says jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 rather than iOS 5.1.1.
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