Video of Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak [Updated]

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Hot on the heels of pod2g confirming that the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak is almost ready and the release is just “matter of days” away, iOS hacker – xvolks has published a video of iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak in action.

The video reveals that the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be called Absinthe 2.0.

The jailbreak dream team had first released Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 back in January.

In the video, xvolks demos jailbreaking iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe version 2.0.

The video provides some interesting details about the upcoming untethered jailbreak such as:

  • The user-friendly tool for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will be called Absinthe 2.0.
  • You won’t need to put your iOS device in DFU mode just like the Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1.
  • All you need to do is connect your iOS device to your computer, launch Absinthe 2.0 and click on the jailbreak button to let it do its magic.
  • It could take approximately 5 minutes to jailbreak an iOS device.
  • Absinthe 2.0 also installs Cydia during the jailbreak process, so you don’t need to tap on Jailbreak/Absinthe app to install it like Absinthe 1.x.
  • This means that users won’t have to go through the hassle of using the VPN trick to fix the “Error establishing a database connection” while launching the Absinthe/Jailbreak app.

Basically, Absinthe 2.0 will make it even more easier to jailbreak your iOS device.

As reported earlier, pod2g’s has tested and confirmed that Absinthe 2.0 works on the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 1
  • iPad 2 Wifi
  • iPad 2 GSM
  • iPad 2 CDMA
  • iPad 3 Wifi
  • iPad 3 CDMA
  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G
His iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak currently does not work on Apple TV 3. Here is the list of devices, he still needs to test and confirm if it works on them:
  • iPad 2 Wifi, R2
  • iPad 3 Global
  • AppleTV 2
It remains to be seen if the jailbreak dream will release Absinthe 2.0 for Mac, Windows and Linux simultaneously or the Mac version, which was demoed in the video will be released first.
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has revealed that they will be also be releasing the Redsn0w CLI (command line interface) tool along with the Absinthe jailbreak and a new version of the GUI  based Redsn0w.
It also remains to be seen if the jailbreak dream team will release an update for Corona jailbreak that allows users to convert the iOS 5.1 tethered jailbreak to a full-blown iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.
It looks like xvolks has made the video private. We’ll update the post when it is available.
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