A Chronic Dev-Team member has just tweeted the news that Absinthe, the tool used for the jailbreak of A5 devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4S) on iOS 5.0.1, has just been updated to version 0.4.
The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners waited patiently, then they waited some more, and finally after a little more waiting welcomed the Absinthe jailbreak software to the community. Produced by the famous Chronic Development Team, and supported by the conjoined efforts of Pod2g and the iPhone Dev Team, Absinthe offers users the ability to jailbreak iOS 5 and 5.0.1 into an untethered state.
The long wait is nearly over folks, and that elusive iOS 5 jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users looks to be only a matter of days away.
JailbreakMe 3.0 has received an "essential upgrade" via Cydia today, allegedly fixing previous issues that caused Apple's Camera Connection Kit accessory, BiteSMS, and sometimes Cydia (disappearing problem) to stop working altogether. Every iOS user who has jailbroken their device with JailbreakMe 3.0 is encouraged to apply this update via Cydia as soon as possible.
A few weeks ago, we reported that Comex, author of JailbreakMe, was working on a fully untethered iPad 2 Jailbreak. After two weeks of radio silence from the developer, what seems to be JailbreakMe 3.0, with support for the iPad 2, was leaked by one of the private beta testers. Here's how to get it.
Joshua Hill of the Chronic Dev Team has confirmed today that since untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 is already out, they are now focusing on finishing the iPad 2 jailbreak which mostly likely will be packaged into an updated version of GreenPois0n.
Some good news for new iPad 2 owners. Vincent, who has a good track record with what's happening around the iPhone jailbreak scene has just tweeted that Chronic Dev Team might have a surprise for all of us.
According to BGR, which has a very good record on iOS releases, Apple is preparing to release iOS 4.3.1 which will contain minor bug fixes and more importantly, will also patch the vulnerability used to jailbreak the newly released iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.