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Absinthe 2.0.4 Fixes IPhone 4S Jailbreak Error, Supports New iPad 2



The Absinthe 2.0 jailbrek tool arrived last week with the ability to jailbreak most Apple devices, but there was one version of the iPad 2 that could not be jailbroken with the tool.

The Chronic Dev Team updated Absinthe with an iPhone 4S Jailbreak fix and support for the iPad 2,4.

The iPad 2,4 is better known as the new $399 iPad 2 model with a smaller chip and better battery life. Absinthe 2.0.4 can jailbreak the iPad 2, no matter which model you own.

The newest version of Absinthe also fixes the lockdown error -5 issue that prevented some users from performing the iPhone 4S jailbreak.

Absinthe 2.0.4 iPhone 4S Jailbreak

Absinthe 2.0.4 brings a fix for iPhone 4S jailbreak errors and support for iPad 2,4.

This update should fix many of the issues that put iPhone 4S jailbreakers on lock down. If you have trouble jailbreaking the iPhone 4S or iPad, download the latest version of Absinthe 2 and start over.

Instead of resetting the iPhone or iPad on the device, I suggest using the Restore option in iTunes to ensure a smooth jailbreak.

Check out How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and our iPhone 4S Jailbreak Guide for more information.

There are many reasons to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and the iPad, but the ability to install any app and to customize the look of iOS 5.1.1 is one of the biggest reasons.

I chose to jailbreak my iPhone 4S, but I won’t jailbreak my iPad because I rely on it for entertainment apps that try to block jailbreak apps from working. While there are workarounds for many of these I don’t want to hassle with getting around a block just to watch a movie.



  1. TheBattman

    06/05/2012 at 1:15 pm

    “The newest version of Absinthe also fixes the lockdown error -5 issue that prevented some users from performing the iPhone 4S jailbreak.”

    Nope – not for a lot of users (including myself). Very frustrating.

  2. dccire

    06/17/2012 at 10:31 pm

    Was able to jailbreak my iPhone 4 with absinthe 2.0.4. Able to conversate using face time but without the video. getting message “video paused”. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Tearna

    06/26/2012 at 8:48 pm

    Updated my iPhone 4s to 5.1.1 & absinthe 2.0.4 won’t work…only shows the black box that keeps saying something about rocky racoon…doesn’t recognize my iPhone…Please HELP! My phone was jailbroken before this & now I regret updating it cuz it won’t jailbreak!

  4. ami

    06/30/2012 at 1:32 pm

    Can’t jailbreak with the 2.0.4 always get stocked after 5 min.
    What can i do?
    worked in my first iphone but did’t work on the second

  5. afu

    07/02/2012 at 2:02 am

    same here 30 times i JB my Ipad 1 and Ipod 4g and absinthe always stopped working and it’s doesnt work anymore.could you update the new one.thanks

  6. steve

    07/07/2012 at 7:32 am

    Me too, updated my ipod touch 4g 64gb from ios 5.0.1 to 5.1.1 and at first it started crashing then it gave me the ‘ERROR: CANNOT FIND lockdownd’. This is so fucking annoying -.-

  7. Robin

    07/14/2012 at 7:08 am

    Same here with my iPad 2 Wifi + 3G 32GB. Can’t find lockdownd

  8. Toby

    07/14/2012 at 3:58 pm

    Hi i have installed the 2.04 version god knows how many times, on the iphone 4s 5.1.1 and it always crashes after a bit no matter what…Is there any new version’s coming out as this is not working for me on the 4s…any one else had any luck on the 4s 5.1.1?


  9. Netrun

    07/16/2012 at 11:17 am

    I have a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and was successful in installing Absinthe 2.0.4. However, my iFile app and MobileTerminal apps don’t work, despite supposedly having been designed for my iOS level.

    I did the jb using the restore method to insure a clean jb. With over 50Gb of data on the phone, it took hours to restore. I recommend deleting big files (vid) if you’re going to try this and add the movies / pics back in later.

    Seems that while the jb is breaking through, there is some work yet to be done to get everything else working properly with it.

  10. RaymondC

    07/21/2012 at 11:58 am

    Same here absinthe 2.0.4 stop while jb and even worse my itunes can’t detect my device. Please assist.

    • Delilah

      07/29/2012 at 7:40 am

      try rebooting your iphone

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  12. Delilah

    07/29/2012 at 7:41 am

    Jailbroke my iphone 4s, not able to jailbreak my husbands iphone 4. Error says “stopped unexpecctedly”. Very frustrating, what to do?

  13. Madhur Jain

    08/10/2012 at 5:02 am

    Keep at least 2 GB space free.. It requires 2 GB space to jail break.. And for the lock error try this thing… Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Content and Settings. Then make sure you download Absinthe 2.0.4 and run it again.

  14. Aj

    09/24/2012 at 5:25 am

    I tried jail breaking my iPod touch 4 g 5.1.1 with absinthe but it showed the same error and after a while when I turned off the IPod and switched it back on I cannot find the music icon and the other system icons including settings what should I do

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