iPhone ERROR: could not connect to lockdownd


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 28, 2012
hi everyone please help me. im trying to jailbreak my iphone4s v5.1.1 using absinthe 2.0.4 and it keeps on sending me error message.

"ERROR: could not connect to lockdownd"

i dont know what else to do?! im currently locked with my network provider but ive learned that i can still jailbreak eventhough its locked with my network.

anyone please help me.


macrumors 68000
Oct 26, 2011
Alpha Centauri A
I got this and tried two separate things that worked on two separate devices.

When it happened on iPhone 3GS I just tried it a few more times and it eventually worked.

When it happened on my 4S, I tried doing the above, but it didn't work, so I tried wiping it, and it worked. I then restored the backup after jailbreaking.

So just try it a few more times, and if that doesn't work, make sure it's a clean iPhone that you will restore the backup of after jailbreaking.