Absinthe 2.0 and troubleshooting the Jailbreak

If you’ve been awake since the past few hours, you would have found out that french hacker pod2G and his dream team have released the latest jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 on most devices. Those who have tried to jailbreak have also faced a couple of problems.


Simple steps to solve your issues for the jailbreak are –

1. Do a full restore of your iOS device from iTunes and do not put the data back into the device from your iTunes backup.

2. Try jailbreaking using Absinthe. If you’re on a Mac and you get stuck on the “Waiting for reboot…” screen, dump Mac and download absinthe for Windows and jailbreak on the windows device.

3. Be very patient. If your device has data on it, it can even take up to 40 minutes for the jailbreak to work.


I managed to jailbreak my iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1 today. All the best to you too!




The new iPad is out. It’s not enough!

I followed the launch of the new iPad and I’m not satisfied with it. Apparently others aren’t too.

The iPad update has come through. And it wasn’t a great big awesome update. No it’s not. Here are some clips from the internet about it…


Update March 2019: I was using the Storify plugin to create visual links to all the URLs above, but I am no longer using Storify. So please click the links above to check them out.

OnLive Desktop

I was one of the first to check out the OnLive Desktop app for the iPad that techies all over USA are just discovering.

I am not truly impressed. I’ve been using TeamViewer’s excellent free apps to remote desktop into my home computer since a long time and it provides a host of services to the free user. OnLive, on the other hand, has a good amount of expertise in the remote desktop/Virtual Machine sector, but not in the features section. Continue reading