(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Shortly following the release of iOS 5.1.1 earlier this month, Apple users have increasingly looked for a simple solution to jailbreak their devices. They’ve often turned to software known as Absinthe 2.0, released just last week by from Chronic-Dev, LLC.
This past Sunday, downloads of the solution accounted for 973,086 iOS devices, according to the jailbreak creator’s Twitter feed. By Wednesday, itworld.com reported that statistics for Absinthe had reached the one million mark and were growing.
Despite the software’s popularity, it initially faced some problems. According to valuewalkcom, using Absinthe prompted a small number of users with a command reading “(Error detecting device (Error -5).” Another popup stated “Could not connect to lockdown.”
However, such errors have since been fixed and the Chronic-Dev Team has kept busy pushing out updates for its latest jailbreak solution.
Yesterday, the company announced via its Twitter feed that the latest release of Absinthe version 2 was available. Absinthe 2.0.4 expands availability for the iPad 2,4. The iPad 2,4 refers to a version of the second generation iPad release that features WiFi connectivity and 32nm LP, according to a device review published earlier this month by AnandTech.
The Chronic-Dev team has emphasized Absinthe 2.0’s ease of use, stating the software is “so easy your grandma could do it ;D,” via greenpois0n.com.
Jailbreaking Apple devices has been popular since the introduction of the iPhone nearly five years ago. Doing so allows users to install and run applications that aren’t currently supported in iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. Jailbreaking is legal under U.S. law but does violate a device’s policy agreement, an issue that could put an Apple device owner at odds with a company warranty.