Jailbreak 5.1.1 Untethered with Absinthe 2.0.1 – fix Absinthe Lockdown Error
Even though Absinthe appears to be a very simple and stable jailbreak tool, a few people are still getting some errors despite the 2.0.1 update.
Absinthe 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak – Supported Devices:
iPhone 4 CDMA
iPad 2 Wifi
iPad 2 GSM
iPad 2 CDMA
iPad 2 Wifi, R2
iPad 3 Wifi
iPad 3 Global
iPad 3 CDMA
Download iOS 5.1.1 ipsw firmware – iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad 3, 2, 1, iPod touch 4g, 3g
Download Absinthe 2.0.1
Download Absinthe 2.0.1 MacOSX (10.5, 10.6, 10.7)
Download Absinthe 2.0.1 Windows (XP/Vista/Win7)
Download Absinthe 2.0.1 Linux (x86/x86_64)
After the download is complete, locate the compressed file, extract all of the contents and place them on your desktop for easy and quick access
Using a standard 30-pin connector cable, connect your device to the computer
Run Absinthe 2.0.1 through the executable file downloaded in Step 1. When launched, the program will show an initial interface with some text-based information on it and a “Jailbreak” button
Now click the “Jailbreak” button to begin the process. During the process, you will see the device act as if it is going through a restore stage, which is normal
Once the payload process is over, you’ll get an alert on Absinthe telling you the jailbreak is complete. You should see the Cydia icon on the device’s homescreen, meaning you can now install any extensions or packages via Cydia, if your device is supported by them.
The main errors that pop up seem to be “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)” and “Could not connect to lockdown“…
We’ve been in contact with @pod2g and @pimskeks, and they confirmed the problem is a random coincidence that creates a timeout. But the fix is fairly easy. All you have to do is go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Content and Settings. Then make sure you download Absinthe 2.0.1 and run it again.