Dream Team releases near-universal Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1


May 27, 2012

Cydia on an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1

Cydia on an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1

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The so-called "Jailbreak Dream Team" - which includes members of both the Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team camps - has released a new iteration of the Absinthe Jailbreak tool that boasts the ability to Jailbreak almost every fully updated iOS device out there without the need for SHSH blobs, tethered booting, or any other complex hacks.

The just released Absinthe 2.0.1 enables iOS 5.1.1 users to Jailbreak most iOS-based devices, the only exceptions being the third-generation Apple TV and iPad 2,4 - though support for the latter device is said to be coming soon. Before jumping down that rabbit hole, be sure to backup first and proceed at your own risk, though we had the opportunity to test Absinthe’s prowess on both an iPad 2 and iPhone 4, each running iOS 5.1.1 and found the process to be painless.

Mac, Windows and Linux users each have a respective version available and it is also likely that the Dev-Team will be updating their popular Redsn0w application to make use of this latest method soon.

Source: Greenpois0n via Redmond Pie

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If people want to be able to do what they want with their phone, buy an Android. It's ridiculous people have to jail break an iphone so they can use it how they want.


Androids don't get updates. Even if you have some top-notch android like nexus or galaxy, the iPhone has the jailbreak for an update faster than the Android has it's regular update. That's why some people chose iPhone over Android.

I want official updates and I want official control of my smartphone. Currently available Smartphones are mostly gadgets, not tools.


For the life of me, I don't see the benefit of jailbreaking an iPhone, why would you want to? I've had iPhones since their first release and I've never found a single thing that I couldn't do with my iPhone that anyone else could do with their Android. Some complain that they want control over what they own but is jailbreaking the answer? A colleague of mine turned his iPhone into a house brick when it picked up a virus that it would never have before it was broken. If you don't like the iPhone as it is, you should go and get an Android.


For the majority, Jail breaking just gives us control over the things we want to control, layouts, themes, settings that apple don't want us playing with.

@Wiseguy.... Erm, an Android needs "Rooting" before it can be used the way people want?!

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