As Apple recently (though silently) released an update for the iOS, a jailbreak update had also been released, though any connection between the timely release of the two remains to be labeled as a matter of coincidence.
Dubbed as Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1, the hack is said to be geared for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, developed to allow the installation of non-sanction apple apps, themes and other software add-ons and bits.
It is said to be “one of the quickest jailbreaks to-date”, which involves the physical plugging of a device to a computer via USB cable, then followed by the click of a button, and nothing more. The jailbreak update is reported to have been developed by iPhone Dev Teams and Chronic-Dev Team.
As a practice, jailbreaking Apple mobiles is NOT illegal, but since jailbreaking Apple mobiles allows for the use of pirated software, the act is understandably branded as an illegal activity.
As a means of voiding Apple warranties though, jailbreaks are one surefire method of deeming warranty conditions as dead, leaving users to contend with problems as non-warranty-covered users, should their mobiles bug down on them after a jailbreak.
As a jailbreaking suite, Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 comes with support for different iPad versions with newer models left unsupported, but with an update for them to come in the days ahead.
As already mentioned, jailbreaking your iDevice is not illegal, but doing so comes with a number of risks, which, at their worst, could “brick” your mobile. As such, careful thought should be done in thinking about jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad mobile.