If you’ve recently purchased an iPhone 4S or other Apple device running the most recent version of iOS 6 and you want the ability to download and install third party apps from unapproved vendors to use your phone more freely, you’re in luck. The Chronic Dev Team, well known for their iOS jailbreaks and exploits, has released the jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1. It is speculated iOS 5.1.1 will be the last security update before the official release of iOS 6, which the Chronic Dev Team is currently already working on exploits for, just to stay ahead of the game.
iOs 5.1.1 fixes five different security bugs, including the one that prevented the iPad from effectively switching back and forth between 2G and 3G networks as they became available. This release came six months after the Chronic Dev Team released their previous untethered jailbreak for both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S.
Absinthe 2.0 is the name dubbed to this most recent jailbreak software patch. It took many man hours of work and two teams—it was a collaborative effort between both the Chronic Dev Team and the Jailbreak Dream Team.
Why Would You Want to Jailbreak Your Device?
Apple is highly particular about the apps they allow to run on their devices. There are many high quality apps available out there not approved for sale or listing in the iTunes store, and many users not only want access to these apps, but they want the freedom to download and use whatever they want, whenever they want it. Many users prefer to jailbreak their devices on the sheer basis that they do not like any limitation on their services.
Jailbreaking works on iPads, iPod Touch, and iPhone devices. This particular jailbreak works for all devices with the exception of the iPad 2s that feature the 32nm A5 Processor. The development teams insist that is an easy jailbreak, and it’s so easy those with little to no experience with technology could do it within a matter of minutes.
That said, however, it is important to recognize the fact that jailbreaking your device will likely void any warranty or other protection you have on the device. Apple claims no responsibility for the third party apps, and says that the use of unauthorized programs could render your device useless. If you want to keep your warranty in tact, you should not jailbreak your device. It may be possible to restore your device back to factory default settings and hide the fact that it was ever jailbroken in the first place, but there are some who’d rather not take that chance. Undoing the jailbreak obviously won’t be a possibility if you drop your phone or tablet and shatter the screen!
The Absinthe software is available for download, and can jailbreak your phone in just a few simple steps that will only take a few minutes to execute. If you want true freedom over your Apple device, give it a try.