After a long wait it’s finally here, the most awaited Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4s and iPad 2 was released to public by the Chronic Dev Team earlier today. It’s been a long time since iPhone 4s and iPad 2 users were waiting for this.. with all the small and big NEWS coming from the community about A5 jailbreak in past few weeks made everyone enthusiastic. Produced by Chronic Dev Team and co-efforts of Pod2g and iPhone Dev Team, Absinthe came to reality, Kudos to all of them! Absinthe is based on userland exploit and is the first tool to untethered jailbreak A5 based devices.After the jump take a look at the supported devices and firmwares.
- iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
- iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)
Before you get more excited and plugin your A5 device to jailbreak, please beware that though developers put in all there efforts to remove every possible bug but still make a backup in case something goes wrong. I strongly suggest you to make a backup as the method used to untethered jailbreak using Absinthe is totally new and this is the first time developers used iTunes Backup/Restore functionality to install software. Though this surely brings rejoice to everyone, but according to the iPhone Dev Team; iPhone 4s owners who rely on software based unlock, should stay away from this jailbreak and are advised to stay on iOS 5.0. As Apple is no more signing iOS 5.0 you might not be able to return to iOS 5.0 once upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 and might get locked for a long time.
As Chronic Dev’s website suggest this tools is made as simple as possible and like GreenPois0n’s other jailbreak tool this one is also one-click and all done!
Currently only Mac version is available and Windows and Linux versions will be made available soon.
Download Mac version from here
It’s just NEWS, but promise you that I’ll come up with the step-by-step procedure to jailbreak your device later today to make your jailbreak experience flawless.
Those who use iPhone 4 or any other A4 powered device please follow this link to get your devices untethered jailbroken. Stay tuned for a full step-by-step procedure to untethered jailbreak using Absinthe.