The iPhone has just released it’s Command Line Interface (CLI) tool, which enables the jailbreak of devices running iOS 5.1.1. After a tantalizing wait, those anxious to unleash their devices from the clutches of the Cupertino lock and key on the latest firmware now can, and although it’s perhaps not as great as the one-click Absinthe solution we’ve all gratefully become accustomed to, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief in the midst of the eagerly awaited full untether.
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 tool release, the Chronic Dev Team haven’t forgotten about those users who have been benefitting from a tethered jailbreak over the last few weeks.
Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered On iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPod touch And More Using Absinthe 2.0 [Tutorial]
We are once again sitting right in the middle of that beautiful time period when updated jailbreaking tools are available, which allow us to free our from their technical shackles. For those who have been sitting with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 firmware, you will no doubt be aware that after weeks of hard work and research, Pod2g and his team have released an untethered jailbreak for all existing iOS devices, excluding the third-generation Apple TV.
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, we have hit that time once again in the jailbreak cycle when we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief and raise a glass to the jailbreak producers while we overload their servers attempting to download the new and shiny utility that will provide our devices with freedom. Yes, that is right, I am indeed talking about downloading Absinthe 2.0, the latest version of the Chronic Dev Team tool that brings an untethered jailbreak to the majority of our iOS 5.1.1 devices.
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.
Earlier today, Pod2g took to his Twitter timeline to confirm to the world that his upcoming untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1 is in its final stages, and will be released in the coming days, but no exact ETA was given. And now, Xvolks, who is a part of Pod2g’s jailbreak team has shown off the untether in action on video using an updated version of the tool which gained a lot of fame and attraction a few months back, Absinthe.
The news of Pod2g’s progress regarding an untethered iOS 5.1.x untethered jailbreak earlier this week made for exciting reading, and via a blog post, he revealed which devices will be compatible once released. And now, pod2g has confirmed via a tweet on Twitter, that the iPhone 3GS and the third-gen iPod touch have been tested as working along with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, whilst each iPad iteration will also be supported. Although the iPad 2′s jailbreak currently only covers the Wi-Fi model, both the Wi-Fi an CDMA versions of the recently released will see the untethered jailbreak!
The latest Apple TV will not be supported, but the third and fourth-gen will be, while the iPad 2 GSM/CDMA (as well as the R2 of the Wi-Fi model) remain a work in progress. While Pod2g notes the CDMA version of the very latest iPad will be jailbreakable, the global model is still being worked on – along with the second- TV.