Over the weekend owners of A5 powered Apple devices were finally provided with an untethered jailbreak solution; both Mac and Windows versions of the Absinthe software are available for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1.
The Absinthe jailbreak has been released by the Chronic-Dev team after being developed over many months by the hacking Dream Team, which also included hacker pod2g and members of the iPhone Dev team.
The method to get the Jailbreak up and running is slightly different to previous ones, though very straight forward.
Just follow these simple steps:
>> Firstly, download here the appropriate file to your PC or Mac.
>> Extract and run the file
>> Attach your iPad 2 or iPad 4S with a USB cable
>> Then simply click on “jailbreak”, it will take a number of minutes (around 15), the message “Restore in Progress” will be displayed on your handset.
>> Wait until the installation is completely finished before clicking on the new Absinthe icon on your homescreen, which will then cause your device to reboot
>> On rebooting you should now be able to access the Cydia 'app store' icon
For those who prefer an audio visual explanation, here are a couple of videos from iDownloadBlog which go through the steps for
….and iPad 2: