It didn't take a genius to predict that Absinthe 2.0 would be insanely successful with the JB community as soon as it was released by the Chronic Dev Team and their Dream Team colleagues. And thanks to the latest release, the goodness can now be enjoyed by iPad2,4 owners. With the developers pushing the release button on Friday after their presentation at the HITBSecConf, servers were immediately overloaded with freedom seekers attempting to get their hands on it.
With the official Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak tool being released today, users who had been waiting to jailbreak their iOS 5.1.1 devices are free to go ahead and do so and enjoy all the untethered goodness which awaits them. However, amidst all the excitement and chaos of the official jailbreak release, the Chronic Dev Team haven't forgotten about those users who have been benefitting from a tethered jailbreak over the last few weeks.
Keeping with the recent and extremely welcome tradition of keeping jailbreak fans in the loop about the progress of upcoming work, iPhone Dev Team leader MuscleNerd has again taken to his Twitter timeline to let his followers and jailbreak enthusiasts know about the intimate details of the iOS 5.1.1 untether.
Popular jailbreak tool Redsn0w - compiled by the iPhone Dev Team - has just been updated with full support for iOS 5.1.1. You may have caught our tutorial, which detailed how one could jailbreak their device tethered using Redsn0w, although since it was a pre-iOS 5.1.1 release, users needed to "point" the tool to the older firmware.
Apple is clearly cracking the productivity whip in their iOS team offices and have wasted no time at all in producing and pushing out an update to their mobile operating system, taking the latest version to 5.1.1. While the latest release might offer some additional features, standard bug fixes and security patches, it also serves to keep the jailbreak development teams on their toes by forcing them to push an update where appropriate for their tools.