We reported a few days ago that the eagerly awaited untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 would be coming soon, and soon has turned out to be now.
It's released, and called Absinthe A5 – don't ask us where Chronic Dev, pod2g and the iPhone Dev-Team, who collaborated on this jailbreak, got that name from.
For those not familiar with iOS jailbreaking, it's like a cat-and-mouse game between Apple and the hackers. With every new iOS version, and every new processor, the Cupertina company implements new fixes for previous exploits, so the hackers have to start all over again. Since the introduction of the new A5 chip found in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, Apple has upped the game considerably, and it has taken a lot longer for them to get jailbroken, compared to previous devices.
In any way, we'll spare you the details, since we know you're too excited to read them anyway. Hit up greenpoison for the download – of course, proceed at your own risk; while everything should go smoothly, it's still advised to do a backup in iTunes, just in case.