A jailbreak for Apple’s new iPad has finally been released.
After a long wait, pod2g and The Chronic Dev Team have released Absinthe 2.0, an untethered jailbreak that will work for the new iPad and other devices that are running Apple’s latest mobile software, iOS 5.1.1.
The jailbreak is indeed available for Apple’s previous version of the iPad, the iPad 2.
This new jailbreak is untethered which of course means that the device won’t need to be plugged into a computer every single time it shuts down. A tethered jailbreak requires users to plug the device in to jailbreak whenever the device shuts off.
Read: New iPad Review (3rd Gen).
Absinthe 2.0 makes it extremely easy for new iPad owners to jailbreak their tablet. In fact, it’s easier than the previous versions of Absinthe and it will install Cydia without the need for any tapping at the end.
For those interested, the Absinthe 2.0 new iPad jailbreak tool is available on Mac, Windows and Linux versions.
- Absinthe2.0 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)
- Absinthe2.0 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)
- Absinthe2.0 Linux (x86/x86_64)
The download is free, but as we told you, the team has a PayPal account set up for users who want to thank the team for their hard work and provide funds to help with the devices needed for future jailbreaks.
If you run into Absinthe 2.0 errors, the fixes in our iPhone 4S jailbreak post should also apply here.
Once the iPad is jailbroken, new iPad owners will be able to customize the device. Cydia, the unofficial App Store, will provide a host of applications and tweaks that are not found on Apple’s official App Store.