Have Absinthe 2.0 Not Working Problems? Fix Them Using My Guide [How to]

Great news for all iOS 5.1.1 users came on Friday. New Absinthe 2.0 was released, but what can you do if Absinthe 2.0 not working? Well, here I have answers for you.

You can easily jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered using our guide here and don’t worry if Absinthe 2.0 not working because you can fix errors in this Absinthe 2.0 troubleshooting.

fix absinthe 2.0 not working problems

There are a lot of questions arose after jailbreaking process about Absinthe 2.0 errors and how to fix them. Therefore iPhone Dev Team have released another version of iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak – Absinthe 2.0.1. But this version didn’t resolve some errors too.

There can be such errors as:

  • Lockdown error
  • Waiting for Reboot error
  • iDevice is Not Detected
  • There isn’t Cydia icon after jailbreak
  • HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
  • iDevice is not supported

To fix Absinthe 2.0 not working problems iPhone 4 GSM on updated iOS 5.1.1 build 9B208 Dev Team has just launch 2.0.2 version and you can download it to jailbreak your gadget.

Now i show how to fix Absinthe 2.0 and 2.0.1 errors. But it doesn’t mean that early version of Absinthe (2.0, 2.0.1) not working problems can’t be fixed and you need re-jailbreak iDevice. Bug fixes given below are universal for all version of Absinthe untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.

Lockdown error -5 or Could not connect to lockdown if Absinthe 2.0 Not Working

Lockdown Error -5 error appears if you didn’t backup your iDevice before restore to iOS 5.1.1. To fix it go to Settings => General => Reset => Reset All Content and Settings, then backup your iDevice and restore it to iOS 5.1.1., only after that jailbreak it with Absinthe tool.

Waiting for process to complete

Waiting for process to complete absinthe 2.0 not working

Step 1. To fix that error first put your iDevice into the DFU mode. If you need help in doing this then use this link how to enter DFU mode.

Step 2. Connect your gadget to the computer and open iTunes. Wait till it says that your device is in recovery mode and click Restore.

In case you already have iOS 5.1.1 firmware on the computer then click Shift on Windows and Option (Alt) on Mac to restores it.

Step 3. After restoring run Absinthe 2.0 and click Jailbreak

That’s all you can do to fix this Absinthe 2.0 not working problem.

HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error

HTTP Internal Server Error

This error is not an error indeed and it doesn’t mean that Absinthe 2.0 not working. It can be when there is a big traffic on Cydia. It means many iOS 5.1.1 users are jailbreaking their devices and Cydia is downloading packages to finish the process. To fix it just repeat jailbreak later or keep trying to do it till your iDevice will be successfully jailbreoken.

Waiting for Reboot error

This error can be fixed quickly and easy. All you need to do is to unplug the iPhone (or other iGadget), press and hold Power and Home buttons to reboot iDevice and hold the buttons till Apple logo appears and you will fix this Absinthe 2.0 not working problem.

There isn’t Cydia icon after jailbreak

This error appears if Cydia can’t connect to the server. If you will see Absinthe icon instead of Cydia icon then tap it and install Cydia. But I advise you to download latest version of Absinthe and jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 to fix this Absinthe 2.0 not working problem.

iDevice is not Detected

It is not Absinthe 2.0 not working problem. It means that your iDevice doesn’t support this jailbreak, for example iPad 2.4. Just check the list of supported devices below:

  1. iPad 1.1 – 2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 3.1 – 3.2 – 3.3
  2. iPhone 2.1 – 3.1 – 3.3 – 4.1
  3. iPod 3.1 – 4.1

Update: Now you can use Absinthe 2.0.4 to jailbreak iPad 2.4 as well.

Sorry, the attached device is not supported error

To fix this Absinthe 2.0 not working problem first make sure that you devise is running iOS 5.1.1 and supports Absinthe jailbreak. If you find your gadget in the list above then don’t worry and perform some easy actions.

Step 1. If you try to perform Absinthe jailbreak on Windows you can receive this error. To fix it just go to Start => Run. Here Type this:


Now press Enter and click Startup tap at the top on the window. Then click Disable All =>Apply.

Step 2. Disconnect your device from the computer and reboot it. Connect it again using USB and run Absinthe to jailbreak your device untethered.

If Absinthe 2.0 not work on Mac or Linux then perform only Step 2.

There are most common Absinthe 2.0 not working problems and you can easily fix that errors. But also there are some errors like this:

Hmm… something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover

This error appears when you didn’t backup your iDevice before restoring and jailbreaking. Do it using iTunes and jailbreak it again!

Well I hope you have no issues with fixing Absinthe 2.0 not working problems using my guide. But if not then let me know about this using comments section below. Also if you didn’t find your error here then let me know about this too and I and our team will try to help you. Be calm and stay tuned with us for more updates.