Many users after Jailbreaking their Â iOS 5Â devices with Absinthe stopped themselves from upgrading their iOS to 5.1 and subsequently to iOS 5.1.1 due to the simple reason of not losing the jailbreak. The upgrade to iOS 5.1 was not advisable asÂ â€œiOS Jailbreak Dream Team” was still working with the jailbreak details for iOS 5.1. Most of us waited for it and finally its arrived.Â Today @pod2g and the @ChronicDevTeam announced this highly anticipated release of Absinthe 2.0 at #HITB2012AMS in Amsterdam thanks toÂ collaborative effort between Chronic-Dev Team & iPhone Dev Teams (Jailbreak Dream Team).
One of the most popular Antivirus security vendor Symantec (Norton) has just launchedÂ iAntivirusÂ for Macs. This release is significant in view of the fact that Apple’s popular Mac OS has slowly started to emerge as a new target for virus creators and Mac OS have been hit with many trojans and malwares in recent month despite being the general perception of its userbase that Mac OS is not prone to virus or malware.
If you are an iPad2, iPad3 or iPhone4S owner and have upgraded your device firmware to iOS 5.1 and want to downgrade back to iOS 5.0.1, then thanks to the latest Redsn0w, you can do that. Before this release of Redsnow, it was not possible to downgrade firmware versions of A5 devices like iPad3, iPad2 or iPhone4S. This is made possible by implementing a hack by the team that allows A5 downgrades without a bootrom-level exploit. It was announced by the Dev Team in a blog post.
Starting with redsn0w version 0.9.11b1, those with newer devices (iPad2, iPad3, and iPhone4S) can join the downgrade fun too! Â In a radical departure from previous versions of redsn0w, it now directly supports restoring IPSWs to your device.
Most of iOS 5.0.1 users must have jail broken on their iPad or Â their other devices with the recent jailbreak release and are running iOS 5.0.1 only as JB users cant upgrade to iOS 5.1 as it will remove the jailbreak. With the release of iOS 5.1 and iPhoto last week by Apple, many users have bought iPhoto App. Many users are facing a crash issue if they are running a jailbrokenÂ iPad or any other device with iOS 5.1 installed on it. As I said before, these users cant even upgrade to iOS 5.1 as it will remove the jailbreak and at the moment, there is no Â untethered jailbreak available for iOS 5.1.
Most Apple iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owners were waiting for the release of untethered Jailbreak for their devices and finally it got released yesterday by “Dream team” consisting of @planetbeing, the legendary hacker behind iPhone Linux and lot of jailbreaks (see the iPhone wiki),Â (@MuscleNerd), the leader of the iPhone Dev Team and (@tp0sixninja), the leader of the Chronic Dev Team,Â apart from @pod2g. They are finally able to release a unthered Jailbreak for the A5 devices i.e iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Most Apple users must be aware that untethered Jailbreak for A4 devices are already out and only A5 devices were left out to be jailbroken.