How can I fix the Absinthe Lockdown Error?

How can I fix the Absinthe Lockdown Error?

Some jailbreakers are receiving errors when trying to run Absinthe 2.0 to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1. These include "Could not connect to lockdown" or "Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)" during the process. There is a simple fix for the issues.

Before proceeding, make sure you backup your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud to preserve your data.

On your iOS device, navigate to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings. After your device is cleared, proceed to follow the Absinthe jailbreak instructions as normal. After jailbreaking you can restore your content and settings from the backup.


This is what I noticed that I did not when I was running it on Win7.
When I ran the tool on Mac the tool warned me that it will most likely fail if I have the passcode setup! After removing the passcode, it worked perfectly for me.

Maybe some people got their passcode removed while doing full reset.

worked exactly as stated - clear the phone to new status - jailbreak and then restore from backup. Thank you to all the geniuses involved with this shlt...I have no idea how ye do it but ye deserve more credit than ye get.

Restarting worked for me

thanks was wondering upon it since a long time..