Windows- Absinthe Not Working

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Snowman3459, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Soon as I plug in my iPhone 4S and hit jailbreak it just stays on the "This may take a while" step. Eventually it will say that the program isn't responding. This is highly disappointing.
  2. Snowman3459 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Absinthe does not detect the iPhone in Safe Mode. Also, everything is up to date and it wouldn't matter anyways say it automatically shuts down iTunes.
  3. BigBadBruno macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Same problem

    I'm having the same issue. Does absinthe contact greenpoi0n's servers or something and they're bogged down because of high traffic? I've tried multiple times and keeps getting stuck on "this may take a while".

    I'm running this on an iPad 2 with 5.0.1 btw.
  4. King-T-420 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Problem Fixed

    don't use the mirror link download. Download it directly from and extract to wherever you want. Then right click and run as administrator.
  5. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    This is what you need to do:

    Make a backup via iTunes
    From your iOS device, "erase all settings and content" under Settings.
    Run Absinthe as Administrator
    Setup iOS device as new
    Restore from backup

  6. WRXface macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2008
    follow robdam1001 instructions, that should get it to work.
    if not.

    make sure you have your photos, contacts and apps backed up.

    and erase all content and settings from your phone and do the jailbreak that WILL work.

    now finished installing cydia, let it update itself, and go ahead and do a "restore from back up", i did this and i got everything back the way it was and cydia was working 100%
  7. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I know this is an old thread

    but Absinthe 2.0 is not working for me on Windows

    I click the .exe and it opens and runs and runs down a command list of scrolling text then it just closes and no other window pops? I have my iPhone plugged in via USB and had iTunes off/on and still nothing.

    Anybody know what I could try?
  8. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Are you sure you didn't just run the Extractor?

    Check the folder to see if there is a new folder in it with the actual jailbreak program in it - uncompressed.

  9. DerekRod macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2012
    That was fast download absinthe 2.0.1 for bug fixes then try it
  10. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    well I feel pretty stupid I was extracting it over and over and didnt realize there was another folder where it was in rofl :eek:

    thx but now i see Absinthe 2.0.1 is released to fix bugs do we have to re-jailbreak or should we be good?

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