General Absinthe for Windows error

Deucemimo

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Jan 21, 2012
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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.
 
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Snowman3459

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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.
 

WRXface

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Aug 6, 2008
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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:(
 

Snowman3459

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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.
 

Pez555

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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.
 

Snowman3459

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Pez555 said:
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.
Yeah that's not the case either. I've downloaded 3 different ones. Same file, same size. Still doesn't work.
 

Deucemimo

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Jan 21, 2012
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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
 

newmacgirl006

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Jan 21, 2012
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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.
 

Deucemimo

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Jan 21, 2012
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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.
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
 

xtemujin

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Aug 28, 2010
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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.
 

germanguy

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Sep 15, 2008
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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.
How long did the process take for you?
 

WRXface

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Aug 6, 2008
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nope nothing happned, i unblocked the .zip, unzipped it, and it crashes

the icon never changed, it stayed the same
 

germanguy

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Sep 15, 2008
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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
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.
 

Snowman3459

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Jun 15, 2010
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omg the icon changing part was just what happens when you unzip, that was a waste
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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