Ever wondered what would happen when you cross breed an apple and a potato? You get a hot potato in the form of the Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, especially with the Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak being released just a few days ago, having already touched nearly a million units being “set free” (it is a matter of perspective, really) in that time period. Jailbreaking a device means gaining user level access to system files, allowing certain apps to work better although there is the double edged sword of installing a malicious software that could potentially wreak havoc on your smartphone. Still, if you are careful with what you install, you should be fine.
Most of the jailbroken devices were iPhones, numbering 491,325 units, while 308,967 were new iPad 2 devices, with the remaining 152,940 being previously jailbroken (at 4.x) iPad 2 tablets. Whatever the case is, just do not update your firmware until a new jailbreak is available – that is the cardinal rule where jailbreaking is concerned.
- 2014-03-26: Video Shows Jailbroken iPad Triple Booting iOS 5, iOS 6, and iOS 7
- 2014-03-23: iOS 7.1 Untethered Jailbreak Shown Off On Video
- 2014-03-17: Asphaleia Jailbreak Tweak Lets You Use Touch ID To Protect Your Apps
- 2014-03-10: Untethered iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Not Possible
- 2014-02-05: iOS 7.1 Beta 5 Closes More Jailbreak Exploits
- 2013-04-18: Chinese App Store Clone 'KuaiYong' Installs Pirated iOS Apps Without Jailbreaking
- 2013-03-29: iOS 7 Jailbreak May Already Be In The Works
- 2013-03-05: Best Buy Accidentally Promotes Jailbreaking In Deal Of The Day Promo
- 2013-03-04: iOS 6 Jailbreak Evasi0n Installed On Over 14 Million Devices