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01-20-2012, 10:29 PM #201Got it, first try!
Using 4S/5.01/OSX Lion 10.7.2/iTunes 10.5
Very few small problems/warnings (a> thru d>)
Backed up phone
Did NOT erase phone
a>got "Your Backup is encrypted" message
Unencrypted phone via iTunes (auto-backup again)
Waited as progress bar moved, until prompt said ~"Find the jailbreak icon on your phone" (would have been clearer if it said "Absinthe" icon)
Tapped Absinthe icon
b>Waited at white safari screen, watching activity indicator (circle turning, ie data downloading)
c>got ~"Server not responding" message
repeated b> and c> bout 5 times, closing Absinthe mobile app and trying again
Got scared, felt helpless
Logged onto modmyi and saw the "VPN" messages
Opened settings, toggled VPN on
d> got "VPN connection failed" message
tried toggle again a few times
mid-try, the device just restarted itself (maybe was supposed to wait a few seconds after first VPN try?)
After device reboot, "Absinthe" icon was replaced by Cydia
Already donated. Thanks for you hard work. To those having trouble, be patient and keep trying.
01-20-2012, 10:32 PM #202
Got the jailbreak done and cydia app is installed but when I try to open it, it starts to open then closes. Did a reboot and still the same thing. anybody have any suggestions?
01-20-2012, 10:36 PM #203
01-20-2012, 10:38 PM #204
For anyone having problems with absinthe not recognizing your device...I had the same problem! Tried multiple restarts of the computer (osx 10.6.8) and multiple device reboots (4s iOS 5.0.1 9a405). Finally booted my MacBook in safe mode and it worked smooth as silk!
01-20-2012, 11:04 PM #205
Guys I need some help. I dl absinthe zip, double click on it and it asks if I want to open application, I click open but I get ''application quit unexpectedly''. It gives me options to ignore, report to apple, or relaunch. Relaunch just pops the same window back up. I tried deleting and re downloading several times, same thing.
01-20-2012, 11:17 PM #206
01-20-2012, 11:29 PM #207
Worked!!!! Question though, I backed up and wiped the phone before jb, now if I click restore from backup will I lose the jb?
01-20-2012, 11:38 PM #208
its not working for me i downloaded the firmware off this site
01-20-2012, 11:43 PM #209
paypal link gave a fatal error, I would like to donate...
01-20-2012, 11:56 PM #210
I'm on a Verizon 4s on 5.0.1 and I was playing with SBSettings after jailbreaking and now I lost service! Please help. The phone worked fine all day but tonight when I got home I was messing with SBSettings and it resprung and lost service. Please help.
01-21-2012, 12:00 AM #211
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01-21-2012, 12:12 AM #213
I have ipad2 and Iphone 4s and neither when I plugged in would allow me to click on the jailbreak button, using my macbook. Went into office have 2 imacs it detected right away and allowed me to click on jailbreak but then stayed on this may take awhile for 30 min and didnt move? I did a compete wipe out and reset network settings? I am not one that usually ask for help but I have been working at this for awhile and running from machine to machine any help appreciated thanks
01-21-2012, 01:22 AM #214
Same problem, absinthe closed unexpectedly. tried rebooting many times, but no use.
My version is 5.0.1(9a405) then after restoring and trying again changed to (9a406). I have tried in both versions but same problem. plz can anyone tell me should i downgrade? if yes. Why? i had the same issue before. "closed unexpectedly"
01-21-2012, 01:30 AM #215
i have been trying to get this to work for a couple of hours and it still wont. I am running sow leopard 10.5.8 iphone 4s 5.0.1.
Everytime I try and start absinthe it just quits instantly. I tried the other method with terminal and it didnt work. Please can someone help me I want to jb my phone so bad.
01-21-2012, 02:19 AM #216
Please help, After iphone 42 Jaibreak i can't connect to any cellular data or send texts,, any solutions?
01-21-2012, 03:04 AM #217
Quite surprised I cannot figure this out on my own. I thought my itunes backed up my iphone (which it didn't). Here I sit with a freshly jailbroken stock 4S on 5.0.1 (since my backup failed to restore my previous settings); however, Cydia will not open for me. It will open up for 2 seconds and close. Next attempt it will open 1 second and close. After that, it'll just literally close automatically. I'm doing another Clear All Settings and Data and reattempting another Absinthe JB. Will update soon.
Last edited by back2thebeatof84; 01-21-2012 at 03:37 AM.
01-21-2012, 03:57 AM #218
Anyone else experiencing a Longer then usual jailbreak? I've been stuck on Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while...it's been stuck on this for almost 40mins? is there something else i need done?It is Not by our Hands that things Change, BUT rather our Interventions that change ourselves.
Chris iPhone5 16GB(Evasion Jailbreak
iPad Mini 16GB, Apple TV 3rd Gen)
Mac Mini (2012 Model) Running Mavericks
Cydia Account #895872
01-21-2012, 04:00 AM #219
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