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Absinthe 2.0 brings untethered jailbreak to iOS 5.1.1, new iPad

We told you that a untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 would be coming very soon and now the respective Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team have delivered. Absinthe 2.0 is now available to download and according to the makers, it’s one of the easiest jailbreaks to install yet.

Apple are obviously not going to be happy about this, especially given the fact that their latest version of iOS has been blown wide open with apparent ease. Furthermore, the people behind Absinthe have even goaded Apple by saying that the jailbreak is so easy to install, ‘even your grandma could do it’.

Consumers who jailbreak their device are well aware of the risks though, so this untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 will be greeted with open arms we feel. Just to remind those that haven’t attempted to jailbreak before – an untethered jailbreak means that you can install this and won’t have to keep installing the jailbreak when the iOS device is turned off. A tethered jailbreak on the other hand would require this, so this is a big victory if you like for those concerned.

The untethered jailbreak seems to have come at a time when Apple are poised to unveil the next major version of iOS at their WWDC conference next month. All eyes are on what iOS 6 has to offer, but Apple’s security team now seemingly has their work cut out in insuring that their next version of iOS is jailbreak proof – if that’s even possible.

If you want to jump straight into the download, you’ll find links and instructions over at the GreenPois0n website here. This untethered jailbreak will only work on iOS devices running 5.1.1, although it will not work with certain iPad 2 devices so be aware of that before you attempt. For those wondering, it will even jailbreak the new iPad as well.

For those that have already installed this, did it go as smoothly as promised, or did you run into any trouble? The ball is now in your court Apple, we can’t wait to see what iOS 6 has to offer.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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