On Friday we brought the news that a lot of you had been waiting for, the public release of the Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. Now we have news of an Absinthe update with some bug fixes but it appears that there are still some problems and we also have news of a simple fix. However we hear that some are still having problems and we’d like to hear from you about any issues you’ve encountered with the jailbreak.
The release was met with plenty of enthusiasm from the many people who couldn’t wait to jailbreak their devices and many have found the jailbreak has gone smoothly. If you still haven’t tried the jailbreak, remember we can’t recommend you jailbreak your device but as we know many of you enjoy tinkering with your devices you can find full details of it in our earlier post. Since then though the Chronic Dev Team has also released Absinthe 2.0.1, which addresses a small number of bugs and is available for Mac, Linux and Windows. iDownload Blog reports that hacker @pimskeks states that the update is for “fixing a hang that could occur in certain situations.”
The latest update then is now recommended if you are going to use the iOS 5.1.1 untetethered jailbreak. You can find the download for Absinthe 2.0.1 at this downloads page. However another iDownload Blog article tells how some people are still encountering errors even after using the Absinthe 2.0.1 version. Both @pod2g and @pimskeks have acknowledged the problem that occurs randomly and creates a timeout. The errors mainly show as “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)” or “Could not connect to lockdown.”
There is a simple fix though, which hopefully will address this. By heading to Settings>General>Reset>Reset all content and settings then downloading and running Absinthe 2.0.1 again the issue should be sorted. Despite this some people are still reporting problems and we want to hear from you if you’re one of them. In yet more jailbreak news some of you may have read of the iOS 5.1.1 firmware update that was released a few days ago specifically for the iPhone 4S GSM version and now Absinthe has received a further update to 2.2.2 to handle this. This latest update adds nothing to the previous version except for support for the iPhone 4 GSM but is also available from the downloads page linked to above.
For now that’s about it on the Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak but we’d really like to hear from any readers that have encountered problems. Did you manage to solve any issues you had and how? Maybe you’re still having problems or could answer queries from other readers who need help? Let us have your comments on the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.