The Dream Team, consisting of p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, and pod2g, were the key developers among others who worked to release the A5 ‘Absinthe’ jailbreak last month. All of these developers work hard to find exploits in Apple’s devices to give us the necessary goods.
A quick note to let you know that the Absinthe jailbreak for A5 devices has been updated to version 0.4 to bring some minor new features.
This is what’s new in Absinthe 0.4:
Mac: added support for OSX 10.5, PPC and Intel CPU
Added consistency check on startup to make sure required files are in place
Windows: fixed bug in payload generator that might cause a crash
If you’ve already used Absinthe to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, then there is no need to run the jailbreak again. If you haven’t used Absinthe yet and want to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, make sure to refer to our tutorials:
- Jailbreak with Absinthe for Mac
- Jailbreak with Absinthe for Windows
- Jailbreak with Absinthe for Linux
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Alright all of you Windows users, as promised, the Chronic Dev Team has just released a Windows version of its new jailbreak utility, Absinthe. The software works on both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.
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Windows users have had another option to hold them over in the meantime; the iPhone Dev Team released a command line utility that worked well, but could prove to be daunting for some users. Thankfully that is no longer an issue. Check inside for more information and download locations for Absinthe for Windows… Read More
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We have a fix for that… Read More
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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.