iPhone iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak a Big Hit, but Causing Some Problems
Apple iOS 5.1.1 users who want their device jailbroken have a new option with Absinthe 2.0, released this weekend.Over the weekend, software allowing users to jailbreak version 5.1.1 of the Apple iPhone operating system, Absinthe 2.0, was released into the wild through the Website GreenPois0n by the ChronicDev, with nearly 1 million devices jailbroken since the jailbreak, which supports firmware 5.1.1 only, hit the Web. According to a tweet from Chronic Dev, 211,401 new iPads (the third iteration of the popular tablet) have been jailbroken as of May 27. However, the jailbreak has not been successful for everyone, prompting the team to release updated versions of Absinthe.
Echoing Steve Jobs trademark WWDC encore of ¦ and one more thing, the jailbreak collaboration, which consisted of the Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams, announced the release of Absinthe 2.0 during the closing minutes of their talk at the HITBSecConf2012 conference in Amsterdam. The team noted the jailbreak does not support the third generation Apple TV. The Dream Team consists of @MuscleNerd @pod2g @planetbeing @p0sixninja @pimskeks.
This was certainly one of the most highly anticipated talks weve ever had at one of our HITB conferences, and weve done quite a few of these. The excitement from the Dream Team followers and overall Twitter and online buzz has been terrific, Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, founder and CEO of Hack In The Box, said in a prepared statement. It was truly an honor to host the Dream Team in their first ever real world meet up and we would like to thank them for taking the time and effort to make the trip over to not only join us at our third European outing, but to help kick-start our celebration of '10 years of HITB awesomeness with the release of Absinthe 2.0.