iPad 2 Jailbreak Instructions (iOS 5 / 5.01 Absinthe Untethered)

UPDATE: Instructions for using Absinthe for Windows are here.

iOS developer pod2g wasn't lying when he promised us an iPad 2 jailbreak was only a few days away. The Chronic Dev Team and a group of dream team iOS hackers have released the Absinthe jailbreak tool for Apple A5 devices running iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 firmware. This is the untethered iPad 2 jailbreak you have been waiting for since its release almost a year ago.

iPad 2 Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1

The long awaited hack is so popular that the greenpois0n servers crashed from the large amount of downloads on Friday. Hopefully most of the iPhone 4S owners have already jailbroken their devices, and things will start getting a lot smoother this weekend. The iPhone Dev-Team is also working on incorporating the A5 jailbreak procedures into redsn0w, and plan to release a command-line interface (CLI) for advanced users in the future. We'll keep you updated.

iPad iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Instructions (Redsn0w)

iPhone Dev-Team has released the latest version of the redsn0w jailbreak tool, which will jailbreak the original iPad untethered in a few easy steps. Redsn0w is available for both Mac OS X and Windows computers, and will jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware.

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Before you follow the instructions below, make sure your iPad is running the latest stock Apple firmware, version 5.0.1. This can be checked by navigating to Settings -> General -> About -> Version. Updating the iPad over-the-air (OTA) requires iOS 5.0 to be installed first. Otherwise an update to 5.0.1 can be performed using iTunes on your computer.

Dev-Team Releases Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

The long-awaited iPad/iPhone untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 has finally been released, with Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 but don't get too too excited just yet. All indications are that the release works as advertised, but it is a beta release and as such comes with some caveats.

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