General Absinthe for Windows error

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  1. Deucemimo, Jan 21, 2012
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    Deucemimo macrumors newbie

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    I can't seem to complete the jailbreak. I get to the point where is says

    Preparing Jailbreak data.....

    Then this error message pops up

    absinthe.exe has stopped working

    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
    Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is
    available


    Has anyone had this message.....Help?

    I've tried to do the jailbreak in safe mode as well has restarted computer and started all over. Been at this for about 2 hours now, I'm at a lost. I'm assuming alot of people trying to jailbreak but I've talked to others who have completed the jailbreak with Absinthe for Windows.
     
  2. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yeah mine is stuck at "this may take awhile" and eventually closes because it won't respond. I have no idea what to do.

    In a video, some said to extract the absinthe program, click properties, and make the program run as Windows XP and run as administrator. It didn't work for me but might as well try.
     
  3. WRXface macrumors regular

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    i am on the same page Deucemimo, i have been trying all day, mac and pc. i have backed up and restored many times. im just going to wait for redsn0w to come out, i gave up:(
     
  4. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I don't get it. For some it works like a charm, within 5 minutes. And for the other half we can't even get past the program. This is major bull**** and I love how no one is commenting on it. No solutions, no nothing.
     
  5. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    i had this error but i think it was because i was downloading from a mirror.

    make sure you are using the download link on the greenpois0n website...worked first time for me using that.
     
  6. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yeah that's not the case either. I've downloaded 3 different ones. Same file, same size. Still doesn't work.
     
  7. Deucemimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried all I can, I think. I need to take a break

    Thinking about breaking the phone and taking it in for another one. Probably worth the $50
     
  8. newmacgirl006 macrumors newbie

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    I am 99% sure I have your solution

    Deucemimo and others,

    I'm a lurker...joined just to share this. I was having the EXACT same issue but I finally got it to work and here's what I did.

    Go to your Libraries and Then to Downloads

    Find the absinthe file and right click

    Click "Properties"

    Then Click UNBLOCK

    Hit Apply

    You'll notice that now the icon in the window changes to the Absinthe icon. Did this and it worked perfectly. Please let me know how this fares for you all....Good luck....hope this was the true solution.
     
  9. Deucemimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you it worked.

    Besides doing what you stated, I extracted the file too. I haven't extracted the file in the past.............FINALLY.......DONE......Thanks again
     
  10. xtemujin macrumors newbie

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    I did the unblock but still getting the Absinthe stopped working error message.

    I've tried using win 7 and XP.
     
  11. WRXface macrumors regular

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    where are you guys seeing this unblock button, i dont see it?
     
  12. xtemujin macrumors newbie

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    Absinthe-win-0.2.zip -> Right click -> Properties -> General Tab -> Unblock
     
  13. WRXface macrumors regular

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  14. germanguy macrumors regular

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    It is the zip file. Not working for me however on Windows 7. Will try XP next.
     
  15. xtemujin macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it is the zip file.

    Absinthe-win-0.2.zip -> Right click -> Properties -> General Tab -> Unblock

    I've tried on three computers, XP and win7 but still getting the Absinthe stopped working.
     
  16. germanguy macrumors regular

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    How long did the process take for you?
     
  17. Deucemimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    10 seconds

    As stated earlier I had to extract the file too. Unblock and extract were the only things I did different and then was able to complete JB
     
  18. WRXface macrumors regular

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    nope nothing happned, i unblocked the .zip, unzipped it, and it crashes

    the icon never changed, it stayed the same
     
  19. germanguy macrumors regular

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    Ok. Good to know it only takes seconds. Still stuck. Tried Win XP and Win 7. No go. Bummer. Will call it a night and try again tomorrow.
     
  20. Deucemimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    U are right, u don't have it. It would be in the bottom right hand corner.

    Did u extract file?
     
  21. germanguy macrumors regular

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    It is the icon within the zip file that changes after you unblock.
     
  22. Deucemimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My icon changed when I extracted the file. It did not change with I unblocked
     
  23. WRXface macrumors regular

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    omg the icon changing part was just what happens when you unzip, that was a waste
     
  24. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    When you click properties go to Compatibility and click Windows XP and check Run as Administrator. No guarantee that will work though, it didn't for me.
     

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