The folks behind the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team have released the first tool for performing an untethered jailbreak on most devices running iOS 5.1.1 You can download the Absinthe 2.0 utility from the greenpois0n website.
Jailbreaking an iOS device allows you to run apps and adjust settings that would otherwise be unavailable. The difference between a tethered an untethered jailbreak is that with a tethered jailbreak you need to connect your device to a computer and run the jailbreaking utility again any time you reboot iOS. You don’t have to do that with an untethered jailbreak — which is what you get with Absinthe 2.0.
Bear in mind that jailbreaking is not supported by Apple and you may void your warranty if anything goes wrong.
Absinthe 2.0 supports most iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, although support for the iPad 2,4 is still pending. That’s the new $399 version of the iPad which went on sale this year.
For everyone else, here’s how to jailbreak your device with Absinthe:
- Backup your device with iTunes.
- Erase all the content and settings on your device to make the jailbreak process quicker.
- Download Absinthe 2.0 for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
- Connect your mobile device to your computer with a USB cable and open Absinthe.
- Choose the jailbreak option and wait until the process is complete before unplugging your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
- Use iTunes to restore your data and settings from the backup you made in step 1.
You can find more details at greenpois0n.com.