On Monday we brought you news that the long-awaited untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 was "a matter of days" away. Pod2G tweeted that the public jailbreak tool - dubbed Absinthe 2.0 - was nearly ready for release.
Now it looks like "a matter of days" means tomorrow. Pod2g and the rest of the Dev Team are scheduled to give a keynote tomorrow afternoon at the annual Hack In The Box conference. A tweet from the official HITB Twitter account seems to confirm that they'll be unveiling the new jailbreak during the keynote. Check out the tweet below:
Now, the fact that they're (apparently) showing off Absinthe 2.0 doesn't necessarily mean that the jailbreak will be publicly available tomorrow, but there's a pretty good chance it will. So if you (like me) have been eagerly waiting to update your jailbroken device to iOS 5.1.1 - or to jailbreak your new iPad - then tomorrow may be your lucky day.
On a related note, pod2g tweeted yesterday that he had added the iPad 3,3 (the international 3G version) to the list of supported devices for the upcoming jailbreak. The only device that hadn't been tested was the iPad 2,4, which you may remember has a different processor than earlier versions of the iPad 2. Apparently pod2g expects the jailbreak to work on the upgraded device, but hasn't actually tested it, and so put out a call for any HITB conference-goers who had one to allow him to test it.
@flawlessfox. Only remains iPad2,4 now but we need the actual device.
#HITB2012AMS has an iPad2,4? Model number: either MC954 or MC989. Please check in Settings / General / About.
Check back regularly over the next couple of days - especially tomorrow - for more news about the new jailbreak.