The long-awaited jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, dubbed Absinthe, has finally been released today. Jailbreak developer Joshua Hill posted the following on his Twitter profile less than an hour ago:
The jailbreak is currently available only for Mac users, though Hill promised that the Windows version is coming very soon:
Windows version of Absinthe is coming as soon as nikias gets home and rolls up the build
Those who wish to download Absinthe can do so at Greenpois0n. The site’s servers are currently under an extremely heavy load, however, so it may take awhile to get through. A direct download link is available here, but since the jailbreak requires contacting Greenpois0n’s servers, would-be jailbreakers are still out of luck until the site comes back online. Absinthe is designed to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, so if you plan to jailbreak and haven’t updated your iPhone or iPad recently, you might want to go ahead and do that while you wait for Greenpois0n to come back up.