Lockdown error? Any ideas?
Honestly, I did not see the need to Erase All Contents and Settings when jailbreaking my iPad 2, and Absinthe only took about 10 minutes to jailbreak my iPad 2. Granted, I was using just about 15GB of my 64GB iPad2, so that may be the reason why it took a short amount of time, but even then...
Well trying to download the official firmware to do the DFU restore says it will take FOUR HOURS to just download the file!!! It's only 729mb & I am on a FAST broadband connection. Are the servers THAT swamped? Has anyone been successful using the itunes restore? Any faster?
If you change your hosts file back to apple servers the normal itunes restore will work. I've downloaded the 5.1.1 update twice today and it took less than 5 minutes. (To change hosts you can just run Tiny Umbrella and uncheck the "Set hosts to Cydia on exit" box in the advanced settings.)
I upgraded my iPad 2 to 5.1.1 in anticipation of the jailbreak, now I try to jailbreak this morning and it doesn't work, let me explain doesn't work...
1) Reset everything
2) Ran absinthe as administrator
3) Absinthe recognizes my device (iPad 2 Wfi/3G 64GB model A1396)
4) Absinthe runs its course, iPad says it has done everything, but at the end of it all I have no Cydia or anything else that may look like it's jailbroken