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I'm running Absinthe on Windows 7 starter and it keeps crashing everytime I run the jailbreak. It crashes everytime around the jailbreak data section. please help

asked 21 Jan '12, 20:25

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Running it as admin under win 7 made it work for me!


answered 21 Jan '12, 23:17

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Bewdy, glad to hear.

(22 Jan '12, 01:10) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

Reboot device and try again. Make sure to close all apps in multitasking bar. Make sure you run Absinthe as administrator and try compatability mode for XP SP3.


answered 21 Jan '12, 20:43

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iphpwn4 ♦

I did all three absinthe still crashed at jailbreak data part.

(21 Jan '12, 21:14) stevenmoliver stevenmoliver's gravatar image

I know it's painful but you may just need to keep trying with reboot between each time. One user reported success on the 8th try.

(21 Jan '12, 21:26) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

Are you connected to internet? Running latest version of itunes? Firewalls/anti-spyware turned off? If nothing works try another PC if you can.

(22 Jan '12, 01:13) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

try using redsnow?

(22 Jan '12, 11:24) mathieuvp mathieuvp's gravatar image

redsn0w for a a5 device ... really think before posting

(22 Jan '12, 11:26) kralle kralle's gravatar image

I had to restore my ipad with itunes then jailbreak... now it's not crashing


answered 23 Jan '12, 20:08

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and it worked! once it's jailbroken then Restore your backup and you are good to go!

(23 Jan '12, 20:30) rickrvo rickrvo's gravatar image
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