iPhone 4S Jailbreak Absinthe 2.0 Errors Put Jailbreakers on Lockdown

The iPhone 4S jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 is finally available for the masses, but despite a new streamlined process that doesn’t require fancy button pressing to enter DFU mode, the tool is failing for a number of users.

The Chronic Dev Team claims the Absinthe 2.0 iPhone 4S jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 is, “so easy your grandma could do it ;D”, but that isn’t the case for everyone.

Specifically, many iPhone 4S owners are unable to finish the jailbreak process.

Update: How to Solve iPhone 4S Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Errors in Absinthe 2.0

When I tried to jailbreak the iPhone 4S, Absinthe 2.0 gave me the following errors.

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“Hmm… something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover”

Absinthe 2.0 something seems to have gone wrong

and

“Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in.”

Absinthe 2.0  Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in

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These errors are frustrating to say the least, and a prime example of one of the issues that can pop up when users jailbreak the iPhone 4S.

I did not lose any data, but I’ve wasted the morning restoring from backup and attempting to jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1.

You can follow our guide, How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1 and check out my essential iPhone 4S jailbreak apps, but I can’t install them just yet.

I’ve reached out to members of the jailbreak team on Twitter to try to figure out what this error means, and how to get around it.

I’m currently restoring form a backup and will try that way, even if it means the jailbreak will take longer. I have heard that restoring the iPhone 4S in iTunes might help, but it should be the same as restoring from the phone.

Have you found a solution to the “Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in.” and “”Hmm… something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover” Absinthe 2.0 errors?