Problem jailbreaking

slayer666

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Apr 26, 2012
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I'm tying to jailbreak my wife's iPhone 4S on software 5.1.1 using the absinthe jailbreak from green poison but every time I click to jail break it closes on me. Now we both use different username accounts on my mac would I be better off just using my user account on my Mac and then just re sync it with her user account? Thanks in advanced.

P.S. Here is a pic of what pops up after it crashes.
 

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utahman130

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I'm tying to jailbreak my wife's iPhone 4S on software 5.1.1 using the absinthe jailbreak from green poison but every time I click to jail break it closes on me. Now we both use different username accounts on my mac would I be better off just using my user account on my Mac and then just re sync it with her user account? Thanks in advanced.

P.S. Here is a pic of what pops up after it crashes.

Try enabling the root user for Mac, logging in, and running Absinthe from there.

From Apple (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1528)

How to enable the root user

OS X Lion (10.7)

From the*Apple*menu choose*System Preferences....
From the*View*menu choose*Users & Groups.
Click the lock and authenticate as an administrator account.
Click Login Options....
Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right.
Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.
Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.
Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.
Choose*Enable Root User*from the*Edit*menu.

OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

From the Apple menu choose System Preferences....
From the View menu choose Accounts.
Click on the lock and authenticate with an administrator account.
Click Login Options....
Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right.
Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.
Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.
Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.
Choose*Enable Root User*from the*Edit*menu.
Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.

OS X Leopard (10.5)

From the Finder's Go menu, choose Utilities.
Open Directory Utility.
Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.
Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.
Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.
Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.
 
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gngan

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I had the same problem with my admin account. I login into another admin account and it works. Not sure why though.
 
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