Absinthe Downloaded More than 1 Million Times on Launch Day

By , Jan 23, 2012

Those of you who were wondering whether or not the 200+ new features Apple added in iOS 5 would make an impact on the jailbreak community got your answer this weekend.

In conjunction with pod2g and several other hackers, the Chronic Dev Team released the first iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, Absinthe, to staggering numbers…

According to Cult of Mac, over 1 million people downloaded Absinthe when it debuted last Friday. That’s not too shocking when you consider how much downtime the Chronic Dev Team’s servers have seen in the last three days due to traffic.

If you missed out on the weekend’s festivities, we provided complete coverage of all of the software releases and tutorials on how to use them:

Surprisingly, the 1 million downloads estimate doesn’t include Saturday or Sunday, and doesn’t account for Windows users. It also doesn’t include the folks that are holding out for the Dev Team’s RedSn0w release, which should be dropping any day now.

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  • Anonymous

    thats awesome! great job guys!

  • Dan

    I’m wondering why people would wait for a redsnow release, this one works perfectly so far

  • http://twitter.com/r0cket1000 Tony M

    I noticed my battery drain a lot faster now. I think its because I’m using the hell out of my iPhone 4S now. Maybe all these Siri tweaks (especially Hands-free Siri) are what is draining my battery. Or maybe I pay more attention to battery now? haha idk regardless I love my phone now.

    Anyone out there experiencing battery drainage?

    • http://twitter.com/EricArmstrongg Eric Armstrong

      I don’t have the 4S but I think you’re right about the hands free thing. Doesn’t that tweak just sit there and wait for you to say “siri”. Awesome idea but that would be deadly for the battery.

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    And some say ..why still jailbreak …because you get more than just what apple let you do…that’s why
    And this one million would agree with that..or it could be up to 10 million ..

    Thanks Pod2g for all that you did in making this happen…and thanks dream team for all the help that you did in making this happen …
    Thanks..

  • Anonymous

    Thumbs up if you’re 1 on the 10 Millionth who are happy right now and jailbroken!!!