iPad 2, iPhone 4S jailbreaks reach nearly 1 million in 3 days

iPad 2, iPhone 4S jailbreaks reach nearly 1 million in 3 days
The Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak is all the rage these days - there was a combined total of nearly 1 million iPhone 4S’s and iPad 2s that the hack set free in the last three days. The majority of the jailbroken devices were iPhones - 491,325 units to be exact. The Dev Team providing the jailbreak was able to get all the data precise because when launching Cydia a query is made to @saurik’s servers asking for available SHSH blobs.

Here’s the breakdown per device:

  • 491,325 new iPhone4,1 devices
  • 308,967 new iPad2 devices
  • 152,940 previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad2 devices

The grand total stood at 953,232 A5 jailbreaks in slightly more than 3 days.

The Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak was finally released on Friday, months after the launch of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. It took so long because of specifics in the new A5 chip Apple used in both devices. The Absinthe tool was initially available on Mac only, but later it launched on Windows as well.

source: Dev Team via Gizmodo



1. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

They took too long but hey,am enjoying my ipad2 now...

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know what that means? iphone users may be loyal, but they are not satisfied with the options presented.

3. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011


4. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

tbecause some of those options mess up the phone. do you ever have something intelligent to say? Then you have people agreeing with you that dont know any better

5. markusmaximous

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

How is it any different from android users wanting to root their device? Phone OS's are just personal preference.

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I was just about to say the same thing. Can someone remind why Android users are so obsessed with iPhone and its users? I keep forgetting. Even without jail breaking, I prefer iPhone over any of the Android devices in the market today. Jailbreaking just makes it even better.

8. markusmaximous

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Yep! I prefer the consistant smoothness of the iPhone, There are great features on all different devices. It all just comes down to what you like more. Don't buy something just because everyone else has it. Buy it because you like it more than the other products.

6. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

hacking, rooting, jb'ing.. people who want to get the most out of their phones do all of those..

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