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iOS 5.01 Jailbreak Absinthe 0.4 Update Adds Support for Mac OS X 10.5

A new version of the untethered jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S has been released which allows users of older Mac OS versions to install the tool, and brings some other fixes.

Greenpois0n Absinthe 0.4 was announced by Nikias Bassen, aka @Pimskeks, and primarily delivers support for Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard, Intel CPU and PPC. Up til now, users who were running older Mac OSX versions and didn't have a Windows PC were unable to install the Absinthe jailbreak due to an error.

In addition, the update offers a consistency check on start-up to make sure required files are in place, and, as expected the update also offers some bug fixes, including addressing an issue in payload generator that has been causing crashes.

The Dev Team, as part of the so-called hacker "dream team", worked on the jailbreak solution for months, and announced very impressive download figures for the first few days.

Shortly after release, the Dev Team let us know that almost one million users had adopted Absinthe, more than a half of them being iPhone 4S owners. A recent poll run by iMore reveals that among Apple fans who haven't jailbroken their devices yet, iPad owners are the most enthusiastic users who will in future hack their devices using Absinthe and the like.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.