Absinthe, the popular tool that allows users to jailbreak their iOS devices, has been updated to version 2.0. New in this release? The ability to jailbreak all iOS 5.1.1 devices with the exception of the revised 16GB iPad 2 (the one with the more efficient processor). Absinthe 2.0 offers devices what’s called an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t need to plug it into the computer and re-jailbreak every time you reboot the device.
Another great thing about Absinthe 2.0 for users who chose to partake in such activities is the wide range of platforms it supports. Absinthe works on OS X Leopard, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and even Linux. The day must be coming near at this point where we’ll be able to jailbreak out iDevices from other iDevices.
Jailbreaking has been around almost as long as iOS itself has, since the release of the original iPhone back in 2007. Back in those days jailbroken devices were among the first to run 3rd party applications, almost a year before Apple announced and launched the App Store.