Could the tension get any higher than that? A few hours after iOS hackers working on the jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 announced that the release was imminent, we know have more details coming directly from pod2g.

In a blog post, the French hacker responsible for the upcoming jailbreak for A5 devices revealed the name of the tool that will be released by the Chronic Dev Team: Absinthe

A tool named Absinthe and developped by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.

For those of you who don’t know, absinthe is a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug originating from Europe. Absinthe which is usually consumed as a beverage, was the drug of choice of poets and writers back in the day. It is believe to drive people crazy. Literally. It is so harmful that it was banned from most countries in the early 1900’s. I have had absinthe myself before (not the kind of fake absinthe you can now buy in select locations), and it is indeed a gnarly beverage. I’ll spare you the details of the craziness that followed my consumption of absinthe because this is not the place and time.

Now back on our topic.

We already knew that the Dev Team would release a CLI tool first, as reported earlier today. This way the team will be able to track down bugs and errors more easily in order to fix them before incorporating the jailbreak into the RedSn0w GUI.

The fact that the Dev Team is releasing a CLI tool first makes me wonder how confident they are about the stability of the jailbreak. The Dev Team has always gone the extra mile to release tools that have proven stable but they don’t seem really sure about this jailbreak.

I’m thinking out loud here, but I think someone really wants to get this jailbreak out the door as soon as possible, be it pod2g or the Chronic Dev Team. Because the Chronic Dev Team is just about to release Absinthe, the Dev Team probably feels obliged to release its own jailbreak too, but wants to do it the right way, allowing users to log and report bugs. Again, that’s me thinking out loud here, but it does makes lots of sense to me.

In his blog post, pod2g confirmed what we already knew, that the upcoming Absinthe jailbreak will be an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 (build 9A405 and 9A406) and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1.

According to pod2g, Absinthe is supposed to drop any time now. Of course we’ll be covering this to the minute as things happen.

As a reminder, a Paypal account was set up so everyone can donate to the teams that have been working on this jailbreak. If you really care about the jailbreak community and want it to thrive, it might be a good idea to hit that donation button and show your support to the people who make jailbreaking possible.

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    • Anonymous

      Let’s get #FridayisA5day trending on twitter!

      • Kok Hean

        It’s already Saturday here :p

  • YAY !

  • Anonymous

    Me: Siri, where can i buy Absinthe, the best drug, in the world?
    Siri: In a few hours, handsome master.


    • Anonymous

      lol thanks guys

    • ahahahhahaha i just want the beverage

      • Anonymous

        doesn’t matter, had drugged.

  • Anxiously Waiting 😀

  • Sweet I thought I was the only one crazy enough to drink this stuff I had it in Australia when I was wearing the white gloves that was a wonderful night to say the least this jailbreak will be epic!!

  • sweet!! i don’t even have an A5 device and I’m pretty exited.

    • Anonymous

      i can see why you are exited LOL

      • this makes me exited too!

  • Shafuan Razak

    wow!!!! great work by dream team!!! I’m waitin!!!

  • I’m……..about……………EXPLODE!

  • World order will be restored !

  • Absinthe… haha perfect.

  • Lee

    so, dream team themselves are not too confident about this jailbreak huh.
    well it’s best for them (actually FOR US) to release it quickly so that anything goes wrong, we all can still restore to 5.0.1

    • It’d be better if we didn’t have to restore because of some impatient people.

  • From pod2g’s blog: “I know the wait was long, too much long, but it’s about to end! You’d be able to free your iPhone in some hours.”

  • dun understd those hackers…if it out, its out…if its not, keep waiting…..why keep releasing “coming soon” news ?…..judging from length of time taken, i dun think it is wise to be among the first to jailbreak 4s, ipad 2….

    • Because its usually to keep people like yourself happy, because if they didn’t keep informing you and telling you about their progress they’re making, then you would acting impatient and making rude comments about how they don’t what they’re doing or that they’re lying about working on a jailbreak because trust me, they read the comments on here that are written about them

  • Anonymous

    It says the jailbreak works on iOS 5.0. Why then was there such a push to get people to upgrade to 5.0.1?

    • 5.0 is only supported on the iPhone 4S. iPad 2 owners need to update to 5.0.1

  • mordechai eliyahu

    The supported firmware versions will be:

    ■iPhone 4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
    ■iPad 2: 5.0.1 (9A405)

    First it’s the motherfukka A5 exploit!!!
    Second Absinthe is a alcohol, which makes u high and guess what? I’m high right now!
    And third, it’s orginally made in Switzerland and guess what? I’m from Switzerland! 🙂
    BEST NAME EVER!!! Am I excited? Yes i’m fucking excited can’t wait to jailbreak my iPhone 4S

  • Anonymous

    Me: Siri, where can I buy a jailbroken Steve Jobs doll?

    Siri: You are too old to play with dolls.

  • For sure donating on this one

  • I can’t stop refreshing the page

  • I was thinking that they were going to put numbers into the name of the tool…

    Like, Ab5inthe, or something like that.

    But in my mind I used to think in “4Sn0w”. However that would be unfair to iPad 2.

    Anyway, those are great news!
    Can’t wait to Jailbreak my 4S.

  • After JB my iPad 2 5.0.1 it says : “Almost done – just unlock the screen if necessary, then tap the Jailbreak icon to finish”

    Then I Clicked at Absinthe Icon and shows up the Error : “Error establishing a database connection”

    Someone Please Help me out XD

    • Pete Mannino

      i have the same prob as you? clueless! any info/help is well appreciated all!

      • After Google a bit I found a site Where they say something about Active VPN at Settings, got a error then a Forced Reboot after this then Icon of Absinthe is Gone and at it’s Place there is the Cydia, JailBreak Done !!!

        Good Luck Guys 😉

  • MAC ONLY ?

  • Anonymous

    i cant wait for WIN version come on guys dont torture me like that lol

  • Anonymous

    updated and didnt have to dam

  • Anonymous

    I have drank Absinthe before………….My friend’s mom was in France and smuggled it back………IT IS NOT addictive exactly……………………..It’s really really pure alcohol……………………But the buzz is far far from your typical liqueur.

    EVERYTHING is ……………………………………………….well……”Brighter”…………………Yeah……………..that’s my description of it…………….

    Pretty crazy shit man………………….If ya ever manage to get some……FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO DRINK IT PROPERLY

    DO NOT just take a shot like it’s a shot of whiskey……………You will regret it I promise…………Unless your like a hard core drunk…lol……………………Then you could proly handle a shot of pure sugar free

    I recommend 1 ounce of Absinthe to 6 ounces of water poured over the sugar cube into the glass that has 1oz. of Absinthe for light wights…………………………………If your use to partying…………………have some fun and go with the 2:6 ratio…………
    (that’s 2oz. of Absinthe to 6oz of water poured over the sugar cube)

    Now party like it’s 1899!!!!!!!!!! 😉