By Prarthito Maity | May 22, 2012 06:56 AM EDT
Xvolks, a part of Pod2g’s jailbreak team, has revealed how he can untether an iDevice with the help of Absinthe v2.0, according to latest reports. This is the updated version of the tool which came into prominence a few months back.
The news of Xvolks working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 has only recently arrived after Pod2g confirmed on Twitter that his upcoming untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1 is in its final stages, and will be released in the coming days. Although no real ETA was provided for the release, it is believed that Pod2g’s work will arrive this Thursday or Friday.
Absinthe arrived in January this year and is, apparently, the only tool which can successfully untether an iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. However, it has to be made sure that both the devices are running on iOS 5.0.1 or earlier.
Currently, it is likely that Absinthe 2.0 will be the next tool that will jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 devices untethered. It could also be the only tool which will be able to jailbreak the new iPad (iPad 3).
Xvolks had also posted a video (the video has been made private but follow the link below) that showed a GSM version of the iPhone 4 being successfully pwned on iOS 5.1.1. The video shows how Absinthe 2.0 is more or less a copy of the original Absinthe tool we already know. The only difference here is that the device and firmware support has been significantly widened.
According to Xvolks, this jailbreak works perfectly on the iPhone 4 (the GSM version at least). However, it is important to note that further testing on other devices needs to be carried out before the tool is officially released for all the jailbreak fans out there.
Another word of caution from Xvolks is that this iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will not support all iOS devices as soon as it is available, but the number of supported devices are expected to gradually increase a few weeks after it is released.
Watch the video here.