iOS 5.0.1

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 2 Jailbroken, Waiting For Public Release (iOS 5.0.1, Untethered)

Jailbreaking specialist pod2g released a picture of a untethered jailbroken iPad 2 via his blog on Wednesday. The iOS developer has been working on a series of untethered jailbreaks moving his way up from an iPod touch to A5 devices. On Monday, Chronic Dev Team member Dustin Howett posted a video showing off their latest untethered iPhone 4S hack.

iPad 2 5.0.1 untethered

Pod2g said that an A5 exploit is only a few days away from a public release. He previously released Corona for A4 devices. You can learn how to jailbreak the original iPad here.

iPad Gestures Added to iOS 5.0.1 Beta Update

iPad owners can look forward to the next Apple iOS firmware update, as iOS 5.0.1 beta has already been seeded to developers. The update should be available for the general public within a few short weeks and will provide bug fixes and new features to iPhone and iPad users alike.

iPad iOS 5.0.1 new gestures

When it comes to the original iPad, multi-finger gestures originally included in the iOS 4.3 beta update that were never deployed have finally made their way into the iOS 5.0.1 update. These gestures include 4 and 5 finger gestures that perform different functions including returning to the home screen without pressing the home button, app switching and multitasking dock access.

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