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Things You Need to Know About the Newest, Upcoming iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

The jailbreak community has been quite lively as of late due to the fact that everyone is waiting for the much anticipated iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. Famed iOS security researcher Pod2g has been quite earnest when it comes to updating the community with regards to the progress of the upcoming untethered jailbreak. According to Pod2g, it is only a matter of days before the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak is ready for release. Here are some important details that you should know regarding the upcoming jailbreak.


So What's The Name of the Upcoming Untethered Jailbreak?

As you may know already, the jailbreak needs to be packaged into a tool so that the general public can use it with ease. In this case, the usual suspects are tools like GreenPois0n and Redsn0w but it seems that the newest jailbreak will be packaged with the Absinthe label on it. According to a tweet by known iOS hacker @xvolks:
Xvolks Tweet
So it should be pretty reasonable to assume that the next jailbreak will be called Absinthe 2.0. The original Absinthe tool was designed specifically to work only with the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. This is a good thing because the previous Absinthe tool is very easy to use. But of course, there is no guarantee if the procedure this time will be the same as before. Xvolks recently provided a video in which he demonstrated his iPhone 4 GSM running iOS 5.1.1 being jailbroken by the new Absinthe tool but it seems that it was taken down.

But it was confirmed as well that the new jailbreak will take other forms as well. According to a quick sheet info that was posted by MuscleNerd. There will be a CLI "cinject" binary and Redsn0w version for the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. All solutions will provide the same jailbreak solution albeit in different fashions.

* Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI "cinject" binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether. Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions.

Supported Devices of iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak?

New iPad 3 Jailbreak
Over the past week, Pod2g has been testing many devices in order to ensure which works perfectly with the newest jailbreak. The good news is that most of the devices are supported except for the Apple TV 3 which currently has no path for jailbreaking. Just for reference here are the updated list of supported 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

The following devices are yet to be tested but it is highly likely that they are compatible with the latest jailbreak:

  • iPad 2 Wifi, R2
  • iPad 3 Global
  • AppleTV 2

iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPhone 4S users are encouraged to update to iOS 5.1.1 now because the latest jailbreak will only support their devices under the latest iOS version.

So When Is The Release Date?

According to MuscleNerd, they are looking to release the jailbreak by the end of this week but that's not exactly carved in stone since there are many factors that could affect the release. But it is said that the jailbreak is working out great and if things go smoothly, we should be able to get our hands into the newest untethered jailbreak solution.

Warning for Unlockers

Pod2g Tweet
As per usual, you will want to preserve your baseband when updating to iOS 5.1.1 because otherwise you will lose your unlockable baseband.

So there you have it. In preparation for the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, you may now update your device to iOS 5.1.1 in case you haven't yet. Once the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak becomes available you can trust that we will provide a comprehensive guide for you. [via MuscleNerd, Pod2g]

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