1.2 Million iOS 5.1.1 Devices Already Jailbroken Using Absinthe 2.0

Posted in Apple News on 28/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Although the new iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool Absinthe 2.0 was only released last Friday, the Chronic Dev Team reports that it has already been used to jailbreak an impressive 1.2 million devices! That’s a whole lot of jailbreak action!

The following tweet was pushed out yesterday from the team’s official Twitter account (via iMore):


Considering that the tweet was sent yesterday, it’s likely that the actual number of jailbreaks is significantly higher now, suggesting that jailbreaking is becoming more and more mainstream. This is likely due in part to the rise of very simple new jailbreaking tools such as Absinthe.

For those who haven’t yet jailbroken their devices, the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreaking tool can be downloaded from the Chronic Dev Team – and don’t forget to check out our tutorial for instructions on how to jailbreak your device!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.