iPad Absinthe iPad2 Jailbreak and iTunes backup password

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by AceCoolie, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. AceCoolie macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to jailbreak my iPad 2 with the latest Absinthe 0.3 jailbreak but it complains that my device has a backup password that needs to be disabled.

    I'm running this on my work PC that I since my iPhone 4 to. It does have an encrypted backup but I've never synced my iPad with this machine. I just connected it and clicked cancel in iTunes when it prompted me to sync to this library. I then just closed iTunes and ran the jailbreak.

    I also tried to removed the password but I can't. It appears that you can't enter a blank encryption password. Can anyone help me out? How do I remove the password?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  3. AceCoolie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    The checkbox was disabled but after rebooting my pc, it's not now and I've disabled it and started the jailbreak process.

  4. djschep, May 26, 2012
    Last edited: May 26, 2012

    djschep macrumors member

    May 23, 2012
    Doesn't work

    Hey guys,

    I know its been a while but i have a question about this. The checkbox for 'Encrypt Local Backup' is greyed out.

    Any ideas?


    [EDIT] Nevermind, i retored it and now it works!
  5. tbird2340 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I have this same problem and can't figure it out..

    I know my password but I can't uncheck the box.. It's grayed out.. I restored from a backup and I still don't have the option to uncheck it.

    I really don't want to do a factory restore and lose all my crap.. Any ideas?

  6. MattWeed9 macrumors member


    May 26, 2012
    I had the same problem when I did mine. I ended up having to do a full wipe of everything and restore it to stock. Then I was able to run it, but then it failed lol. Then I found out if you do a restore from iTunes, it would work. All it does is re download 5.1.1 and reinstall it, but it worked for me.
  7. inkhorn macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2009
    For me, it was as simple as removing the configuration profile using the 'iPhone Configuration Utility', I then re-opened iTunes and was able to finally uncheck the 'encrypt backups' box which had previously been greyed-out.
  8. Dima470 macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2011
    West Sacramento, CA
    simple answer you guys, use iCloud backups. much better.
  9. Oceans21 macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2012
    Works for me too...

    This worked for me as well. Before this step, I also removed my corporate email account that mandated this policy (though I suspect that removing profile would have triggered this as well, though they're not explicitly linked). After completing the jailbreak process, I re-enabled accounts, passwords and encryption successfully.

    I'm not sure how that's "simply much better", to paraphrase you. If you use your iPhone for work, then that might not be possible. Perhaps more importantly, if you're concerned about data protection/privacy, you might not want your backups on a third party system even if it's allowed.
  10. ztech350 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    worked like a charm

    Thanks for the tip! deleted my config utility file, and the box un-grayed itself in itunes.
  11. ramhero macrumors newbie


    Jul 23, 2010
    Sivas, TURKIYE
    Thanks for the simple answer!
  12. 15cpatterson macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    How do you remove the configuration profile? I know that you have to use the iPhone Configuration Utility but how do you get to this utility? Is it on the iPhone or on iTunes and how do you get to it? Also will this work for an iPad? Thanks.
  13. Ultimate One macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    Hi everybody.
    I have a problem in jalbreaking my iPod 4g. When I lunch Absinthe 2, it shows an error and says I must disable the backup password (though I haven't set one). When I open iTunes and click Encrypt local backup to uncheck it, it wants a back up password from me, but I don't have one.
    Will you help me?
  14. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Just update and use evasi0n
  15. Ultimate One macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2013
    But I want to stay on 5.1 'cause 6.1 has some bugs and doesn't support some tweaks that I have bought...
    Isn't there anyway to disable the password?

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