Cannot click Jailbreak in Absinthe

WillRuth

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Original poster
Aug 10, 2010
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When I connect both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 the jailbreak button in Absinthe. iTunes does recognize it. I am running Snow Leopard. Please Help
 

dlmart2

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Nov 2, 2007
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When I connect both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 the jailbreak button in Absinthe. iTunes does recognize it. I am running Snow Leopard. Please Help
You PHYSICALLY connected the devices to your computer via the USB cable right?
 

mrJnC

macrumors regular
Jul 18, 2007
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There may be a warning screen instructing you to go into iTunes and disable the encryption password. Until I did this, the jailbreak button was dimmed out.

Also disable any email accounts that require a pass lock, disable pass lock, and turn on VPN.
 

SirMick

macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2012
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How do I disable the encryption in iTunes?

I do not have a lock screen password set on the iPad nor do I remember ever enabling backup encryption in iTunes.

After upgrading to 5.0.1 encryption is checked in iTunes and the checkbox cannot be disabled.

Thanks,
--SirMick
 

WhiteGetsuga

macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2012
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Got it.

For all you folks who cannot get Absinthe to detect your iDevice, MAKE SURE you've updated your iTunes to whatever the newest version is.
Took me about 5 hours to realize that. lolol -________-
 

WillRuth

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 10, 2010
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I have:
-Deleted all email account from my iphone
-Encryption Backup was never enabled
-Update iTunes
-Disabled passcode

It still doesn't work, any other suggestions?
 

mjax05

macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2012
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Any updates?

I have done all of the same steps and cannot get the tool to recognize my 4S or iPad2 - both of which are on 5.0.1

I have:
-Deleted all email account from my iphone
-Encryption Backup was never enabled
-Update iTunes
-Disabled passcode

It still doesn't work, any other suggestions?
 

WillRuth

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 10, 2010
24
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I have done all of the same steps and cannot get the tool to recognize my 4S or iPad2 - both of which are on 5.0.1
What type of computer are you doing it on?
I was trying it on my iMac running 10.6.8 and it didn't work, but i fired up my 08' MBP also running 10.6.8 and it does work. I have heard that this problem may be specific to iMacs.
 

poloboogie

macrumors member
Oct 15, 2011
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all you have to do is power off your mac restart in safe mode then try it, it worked for me after i been going thru not being able to click jailbreak all day
 

mjax05

macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2012
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I have an iMac running 10.6.8 as well but don't have an MBP...

What type of computer are you doing it on?
I was trying it on my iMac running 10.6.8 and it didn't work, but i fired up my 08' MBP also running 10.6.8 and it does work. I have heard that this problem may be specific to iMacs.
 

Mirandoporaqui

macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2012
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When I connect both my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 the jailbreak button in Absinthe. iTunes does recognize it. I am running Snow Leopard. Please Help
Solved ;) You only need to start your mac in safe mode
I has the same issue....
mi iPad version is 5.0.1, snow leopard in 10.6.8...

if Absinthe doesn´t recognize the iPad2 or iphone 4S
turn off your Mac (imac, macbook pro...)
and after chimes press shift for a moment....to enter your mac in safe mode
and voilá...this works...;)

I Hope happens the same in your case and u can solved as well as me....

;)
 

zhengxingda

macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2012
1
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Solved ;) You only need to start your mac in safe mode
I has the same issue....
mi iPad version is 5.0.1, snow leopard in 10.6.8...

if Absinthe doesn´t recognize the iPad2 or iphone 4S
turn off your Mac (imac, macbook pro...)
and after chimes press shift for a moment....to enter your mac in safe mode
and voilá...this works...;)

I Hope happens the same in your case and u can solved as well as me....

;)
thx, it works. lol
 
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