Which tool should I use to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1?

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 4, 2012

With iOS 5.1.1, there’s no shortage of tools available to perform an untethered jailbreak. In fact, there’s so much saturation from a tool perspective, that it can be a little difficult to discern which tool to use.

Inside, we’ll briefly cover some of the tools available, and some of the popular scenarios where certain tools fare better than others. Read More

 

Here is video of the Chronic Dev Team announcing Absinthe 2.0

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 2, 2012

If you weren’t able to make it to Amsterdam for the Hack in the Box Security Conference last month, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The conference made headlines in the jailbreak community for being the platform for which the Chronic Dev Team would use to officially announce the release of the Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak tool. Thankfully, our friends over at Redmond Pie were able to snag some awesome footage of the announcement.

If you’ve always wanted to put faces and voices behind some of the most influential folks in the jailbreak community, here is your opportunity to do so. Check inside for the series of videos… Read More

 

Absinthe version 2.0.4 released with iPad 2,4 support in tow

By Jeff Benjamin on May 30, 2012

The Chronic Dev Team, as expected, has released an update to the Absinthe jailbreak tool to enable iPad 2,4 untethered jailbreak support for iOS 5.1.1.

The iPad 2,4 is the updated version of the iPad 2 that features a new chipset yielding improved battery life. Due to the rarity of this version of the iPad 2, support was withheld until further testing could be done. Now it’s obvious that the testing was completed successfully… Read More

 

The Chronic Dev Team is working hard to bring iPad 2,4 support to Absinthe

By Jeff Benjamin on May 28, 2012

If you happen to own a newer WiFi only iPad 2,4, you undoubtedly know what it feels like to be left out of the fun. That’s because the iPad 2,4 is one of the very few iOS 5.1.1 devices that can’t be jailbroken with the new Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool. Outside of the Apple TV 3, you’re among some pretty lonely company.

Fortunately, it looks like all of that is about to change. During the initial release of Absinthe, the team of hackers stated that iPad 2,4 support was coming soon, and it looks like that statement is holding true. Read More

 

Absinthe 2.0 proves jailbreaking is as popular as ever

By Jeff Benjamin on May 28, 2012

If you were wondering whether or not people were still wildly interested in jailbreaking, then wonder no more. The Chronic Dev team, the folks behind the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak tool for iOS 5.1.1, have stated via twitter that its tool has been used to jailbreak over a million devices since it was released on Friday morning.

Unsurprisingly, those numbers look to be a tad higher this time around when compared to the release of the original Absinthe tool back in January.

Obviously the comparisons aren’t exactly scientific, but I think it’s safe to say that jailbreaking has maintained and/or increased its popularity since earlier this year… Read More

 

Absinthe 2.0.2 brings support for iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 build 9B208

By Sébastien Page on May 27, 2012

The a Chronic Dev Team just released an update to Absinthe, bringing the jailbreak utility to version 2.0.2.

There isn’t anything new in Absinthe 2.0.2 besides support for the iPhone 4 GSM iOS 5.1.1 firmware update (build 9B208) that Apple recently releasedRead More

 

How to fix Absinthe Lockdown Error

By Sébastien Page on May 25, 2012

Even though Absinthe appears to be a very simple and stable jailbreak tool, a few people are still getting some errors despite the 2.0.1 update.

The main errors that pop up seem to be “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)” and “Could not connect to lockdown“… Read More

 

Absinthe 2.0.1 now available to address bugs [Updated]

By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012

The Chronic Dev Team just pushed Absinthe 2.0.1 for Mac, Windows, and Linux. This release contains fixes for a small subset of bugs.

According to @pimskeks, version 2.0.1 is for “fixing a hang that could occur in certain situations.”

It’s advisable that you download the latest version of Absinthe from our downloads page if you plan on jailbreaking your iOS 5.1.1 device… Read More

 

How to run Absinthe 2.0 on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012

It has been brought to our attention that Absinthe 2.0 doesn’t work normally on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. When you click on the app icon to open it, nothing happens, and the Absinthe interface doesn’t load. That’s not entirely a surprise considering that Mountain Lion is still in beta, but more than a few of you have expressed troubles with the issue.

Likely, this was just an oversight by the hard working folks behind the Chronic Dev Team, and it will probably be fixed in an updated version of Absinthe. Until then, it’s incredibly easy to work around this problem and run Absinthe 2.0 successfully to untether jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device. We show you how inside… Read More

 

iPhone Dev Team releases CLI tool for Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether

By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012

The iPhone Dev Team has released a command line interface tool (CLI) as an alternative for the Absinthe 2.0 untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. The CLI tool is capable of performing the exact same jailbreak that can be accomplished with Absinthe 2.0, but the difference is that it’s completely command line based.

The CLI tool is for more advanced users who prefer to have more control over the jailbreak process. We recommend that you stick with the Absinthe 2.0 GUI tool, but it’s nice to know that a CLI tool exists if you happen to be a more advanced user.

If you can remember, the Dev Team provided a CLI tool as an alternative to the previous version of Absinthe for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak as well. It’s safe to assume that you can expect a similar experience to that of the previous CLI release. Read More

 

Seas0nPass iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak released for Apple TV

By Sébastien Page on May 25, 2012

Hot on the heels of the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak release earlier today, Seas0nPass has been updated to bring support for the second generation Apple TV iOS 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1).

This release brings the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak to the Apple TV 2, which up until now could only support a tethered jailbreak. Thanks to the hard work of pod2g and others, we now have a true untethered jailbreak available for the Apple TV’s latest firmware… Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe 2.0 on Windows

By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012

Fret not Windows users, you can now download Absinthe 2.0 in order to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iOS device running iOS 5.1.1. The procedure is pretty much exactly the same as it was for Mac users, beside a few minor details like running Absinthe as an administrator, and the self extracting zip file. Outside of that, if you can follow the steps from our Mac tutorial, you should be fine to use our Windows tutorial as well.

Check inside for the full dedicated tutorial for jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device on Windows, because hey, we love our Windows readers and viewers! Read More

 

How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0

By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012

The iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak is now a reality with the release of Absinthe 2.0, and we’ve got the full tutorial that shows you how to jailbreak your device.

This jailbreak is compatible with most iOS devices capable of running iOS 5.1.1.

Check inside for our full step-by-step walkthrough that shows you how to use Absinthe 2.0 to perform an untethered jailbreak on your device… Read More

 

Absinthe 2.0 released for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over. Absinthe version 2.0 has been released to the public, meaning you can now jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered.

Absinthe is compatible with most recent iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1, including the new iPad (iPad 3), the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, etc.

A Mac, Windows, and Linux version are now available. Check inside for the full download! Read More

 

Pod2g adds iPad 3,3 support to Absinthe, as 5.1.1 jailbreak release nears

By Cody Lee on May 23, 2012

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the latest jailbreak news, let me get you up to speed. Earlier this week, we learned that we could see the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak drop as early as this week. We even saw a video of it in action.

And now that pod2g, MuscleNerd, and several other iOS hackers are in Amsterdam at the Hack In The Box conference, expect to see news regarding the 5.1.1 jailbreak to ramp up. In fact, pod2g just gave as another quick update on his progress… Read More

 

How to prepare for the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on May 21, 2012

The upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak release is imminent. It’s so close we can almost smell it.

For that reason, it would be wise to go ahead and analyse your current situation, and prepare for the jailbreak.

It has been confirmed that the A5 portion of the jailbreak — the jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the iPad 3 — will only support iOS 5.1.1.

While nothing has been said about A4 devices, it’s a good chance that iOS 5.1.1 will be required to jailbreak any device with the new Absinthe tool across the board.

So what should you do? Should you update your device now, or wait until the jailbreak has been officially released? Read More

 

MuscleNerd reveals more iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak info

By Jeff Benjamin on May 21, 2012

MuscleNerd just tweeted out a whole host of interesting info about the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak.

Inside, he confirms that it’s very likely that we will see the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 by the end of this week.

He also details some of the behind the scenes work that has taken place in order to make this a well supported jailbreak. iPod 3rd generation owners, and iPhone 3GS owners should take particular note… Read More

 

What we learn from the Absinthe 2.0 video [updated]

By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012

Now that a video showcasing the Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has finally surfaced, we can glean additional details about what to expect when the tool is released to the public.

If you haven’t already seen our posts outing the name of the highly anticipated tool, or our post with the video of Absinthe in action, then be sure to take a look at those respective posts.

The nice thing about seeing the tool in action for the first time, is that we can have a clearer idea as to what to expect once the tool is released.

Here is what we’ve found so far… Read More

 

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak in action [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012

Shortly after confirming the name of the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tool, iOS hacker, xvolks, uploaded a video showcasing Absinthe 2.0 in action.

xvolks warns that the video is poor quality, but given that he and the rest of the team have been working very hard on getting this release out as soon as possible, we can surely cut him some slack.

The video is of an iPhone 4 GSM running iOS 5.1.1. The iPhone 4 is jailbroken with the new Absinthe tool, which incorporates pod2g’s exploits.

Check inside for a sneak peak at the new Absinthe 2.0 in action… Read More

 

The new iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool will likely be called Absinthe 2.0

By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012

With the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak right around the corner, work has apparently started on packaging the exploits into a tool that your average iOS device owner can utilize.

Tools like GreenPois0n and RedSn0w take 99% of the guess work out of the jailbreaks, making it so that almost anyone can take advantage of the benefits that jailbreaking brings to the table.

With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the highly anticipated 5.1.1 jailbreak will follow the same pattern. Judging from a conversation I had with an iOS hacker close to pod2g, it appears that the latest jailbreak tool in the pipeline will retain the Absinthe name.

In other words, I’d say it’s totally reasonable to expect an Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak sometime within the next few days… Read More

 
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