Own an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 and been just dying to jailbreak the thing? Well you finally can, as the untethered jailbreak for the Apple A5-powered devices has been released. The Absinthe installer tool is currently available only to Mac users, though Windows and Linux versions are said to be coming soon. This latest jailbreaking effort works on both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 and is of the untethered variety, meaning that the jailbroken device can boot without being assisted by a computer, which is something that tethered jailbreaks require.
The untethered jailbreak for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has certainly been a long time coming and, as evidence of just how hotly-anticipated the tool is, the greenpois0n site that houses the download is currently out of order for many folks. A separate download is available at the pod2g link below. Before you get to clicking, it's worth mentioning that jailbreaking can void your iDevice's warranty, and we here at PhoneDog aren't responsible if something goes awry during the jailbreaking process. If that's all A-OK with you and you just want to get to tweaking, hit up either the greenpois0n or pod2g links below and get to work. Just remember to let us know how everything's working for you when you're finished. And if you'd like a bit more of an explanation as to what jailbreaking is, you can find an article from Taylor covering the differences between "rooting" on Android and "jailbreaking" on iOS right here.