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.
iOS developer and discoverer of exploits pod2g has updated jailbreaking enthusiasts on the latest status of his untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S. Details after the jump!
Unless their chipset has already been exploited and jailbroken on a previous device, it takes a lot of time for the iOS jailbreaking community to come with a jailbreak for a new iOS device. The iPhone 4S and iPad 2, both of which are based on a still (bootrom) unexploited dual-core A5 chip, haven’t received a jailbreak for iOS 5 yet, but it appears that they’ll be getting one soon as a certain eminent iPhone hacker has let us know that the iPhone 4S has already been jailbroken with a jailbreak for iPad 2 in the works.
By now you’re probably aware of the fact that Apple has announced the successor to the all-time famous iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S. If you're an iPhone enthusiast, you might likely already be asking yourself how long it might take for users to get their hands on an untethered jailbreak for the new device. If recent indicators are to be believed, that might happen much sooner than you originally think.