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1.2 Million iOS Devices Were Jailbroken With Absinthe 2.0 This Weekend

iPhone 4 jailbreak featuredLast Friday’s Absinthe 2.0 release was huge for jailbreakers the world over, who had been waiting many months for the Chronic Dev-Team to release a jailbreak for iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Apple TVs running the latest iOS 5.1.1 firmware. The release was so big, in fact, that it was used to hack more than 1.2 million devices this weekend.

The Chronic Dev-Team announced the news on Twitter in a tweet that read:

“Some stats since release of #Absinthe – 211,401 jailbroken iPad3’s and 973,086 devices newly jailbroken! #JBFTW ! ;D”

Absinthe 2.0 was always going to be big. It’s the first untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1 that doesn’t require users to plug their device into a computer every time they need to boot it up.

It also supports the latest iOS devices, such as the iPhone 4S and the new iPad, and it’s incredibly simple to use. Users just need to download the software for their Mac, Windows, or Linux PC, then plug in their iOS device and sit back while the tool performs its magic.

The numbers prove that this simple process is making jailbreaking more mainstream, and more popular than ever before.

Have you jailbroken your iOS device yet?

[via Cult of Mac]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...