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Imminent iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak release excites

If you are on the latest version of iOS and are seeking a jailbreak, it looks like good news is definitely on the way this week. Infamous ‘security researcher’ Pod2g has revealed that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 is now nearing completion and a download could become available in a matter of days.

While all eyes are obviously on WWDC 2012 and how Apple will take their iOS software to the next level, Pod2g and the rest of the jailbreak team have been working hard on cracking open the current version of the software, which doesn’t require the jailbreak to be installed each time the device is restarted.

A Tweet by Pod2g confirmed the news, while an additional Tweet by Xvolks who is part of the same jailbreak team reveals that the untethered jailbreak is likely to be called Absinthe 2.0. If you are familiar to the jailbreak scene, you’ll know that the original Absinthe jailbreak was released by the Chronic Dev Team and was used to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad2 devices.

If you are looking to install this at the first opportunity, it’s a good idea to keep checking the Twitter page of Pod2g to find out when the download will become available. Since he said days in his last message, we’re guessing that it should be available this week.

Will this prompt Apple to release iOS 5.1.2 before their WWDC event begins, or could we be seeing iOS 6 unveiled for the first time at the event? We haven’t heard too many rumors regarding the next major version of iOS, which is somewhat unusual in previous years – but an element of surprise is always good of course.

Are you on iOS 5.1.1 at the moment? How important are untethered jailbreaks to you – do you not see it as a ‘bad’ thing any more?

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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