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How To Fix Absinthe Errors in Jailbreak 5.1.1?

May 27, 2012 | Leave a comment(2) Go to comments

How To Fix Absinthe Errors

There are many visitors asking on how to fix Absinthe errors, after seeing the number of comments reported to my blog I may think that 50% people are having problems and bugs while doing jailbreak 5.1.1 using Absinthe v 2.0 and Absinthe 2.0.1. Here I am giving most common of them and how to fix Absinthe errors on different devices i.e. iPhone 4S/4/3GS, iPad 3/2/1 and iPod Touch 3G/4G. The solutions may be applicable for Absinthe Jailbreak 2.0, 2.0.1 and the (Absinthe 2.0.2 once released)

How To Fix Absinthe Errors  in Jailbreak 5.1.1 and other issues ?

How to Fix Absinthe Errors # 1 “HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error” 

This error of “HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error” is mostly faced due to the load on Cydia server when many users are trying to  download Cydia packages at the same time in order to complete their untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1

How To Fix this error: I suggest to keep trying again and again and you will get the connection or you can try the download in off peak hours i.e. mid night or noon time.

How to Fix Absinthe Errors # 2 Waiting for Reboot

This is also one of the most common Absinthe errors but is easy to resolve just unplug your device from your computer and reboot by pressing and holding both power and home button until you see activity on screen.

How to Fix Absinthe Errors # 3 “Lock Down error-5″

As instructed in my how to jailbreak 5.1.1 Absinthe Untethered it was mentioned to first backup your device and then restore it to the latest firmware i.e 5.1.1 so that it becomes at factory default settings. If you do the same before iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak you will not get the Lock Down Error-5. Many people are trying to just jailbreak in hurry and get mess up with this jailbreak error.

How to Fix Absinthe Errors # 4 “iDevice is Not Detected”

You may receive Absinthe error that your device is not detected. To resolve this issue is very simple just check the list of supported devices in the jailbreaking guide and understand that Absinthe 2.0.1 jailbreak 5.1.1 is not supporting few devices i.e. the iPad 2,4 which may be added in next versions. Be cool

How to Fix Absinthe Errors # 5 “Sorry, the attached device is not supported”

Currently Supported devices are below and you must have ios 5.1.1 :

  • iPad1,1 – 2,1 – 2,2 – 2,3 – 3,1 – 3,2 – 3,3
  • iPhone2,1 – 3,1 – 3,3 – 4,1
  • iPod3,1 – 4,1

In case your device is in the list and also having 5.1.1 and still you are facing same problem. Follow below steps:

1. Reboot your device and try again

2. Try to connect your device to other USB port and try jailbreak again

3. Disable startup applications in the operating system. For example in Windiws Go to Start => Run => Type msconfig => Press Enter => In the new Window click on Startup tab at the top = > Now click Disable All => Click Apply.

Now try the jailbreak again and if you face error come again and check the comments in the post how to fix Absinthe errors which shall be updated on frequent basis.

How to Fix Absinthe Errors # 6 : Cydia Icon Not Available After Jailbreak

Normally we are very much impatience after jailbreak and worry if Cydia is not available, if you see an icon of Absinthe just tap it and wait to install Cydia. Normally it is installed in one go but there are errors due to load on the server. If your ios 5.1.1 jailbreak was successful you will definitely get the Cydia on your device. Also try to download latest Absinthe version and try jailbreak again.

how to fix absinthe errors

There is one more error saying “Hmm… something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover” , after which the Absinthe recovers your device and gives the message “Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in.” I hope some solution to this error also will be available very soon. Keep visiting my blog and join for latest updates.

How To Fix Absinthe errors in jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 ?

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I have the last problem when it says recovering completed and unplug your device and plug back in and is still not working??


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