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Absinthe jailbreak downloaded 1.1 million times for iOS

updated 07:50 am EDT, Mon May 28, 2012

Chronic Dev Team scores iOS hacking hit

The Chronic-Dev Team has announced that around 1.1 million users have already jailbroken their iOS device using the latest version of the Greenpois0n Absinthe 2.0 hack. The number of users choosing to install the hack is considerable, given that it was launched for iOS 5.1.1 just last Friday with 211,401 new iPad users among them. The remaining users include a mix of devices running Apple's A4 and A5 processors, with the only device yet to receive the exploit being the latest iPad 2 using the 32nm version of the A5 chip.

The untethered jailbreak is available for users running Macs, Linux PCs and Windows machines, and can be installed quite easily. It requires users to back up their device, erase its content and then launching the jailbreak. An untethered jailbreak is preferable to a tethered hack as it does not require a hacked device to be connected to a computer to re-install the jailbreak each time it is rebooted.

Users wanting to hack their iOS device gain access to the Cydia store, which can only be accessed on a device running a recognized jailbreak. Once access to Cydia is obtained, users can download and buy a wide range of apps that use unauthorized Apple APIs to modify their OS. Tweaks include being able to install custom skins, access folders, enhanced multitasking capabilities, potentially-free hotspot functionality and a whole range of other performance enhancements favored by power users.



SB Settings - one of the many popular Cydia utilities





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