well everything was working fine, i was downloading a few tweaks from cydia then i connect my ipad to my pc so it can backup my files and all of a sudden it says itune could not connect to the ipad bla bla..some error...any help?? do i have to restore and if so how???it wont connect to itunes -_-
Sorry, but we will need a few more details than "bla bla." :)
What's the error you got from iTunes? What tweaks had you downloaded from Cydia?
Give us a bit more information and I'm sure we can help straighten this out.
I am having te same problem when i try to Connect to iTunes. I must say that the jailbreak when Well. I even dowloaded a few apps from cydia. It seems that iTunes some how checks for a jailbreaked device and is trying to force You to restore .
Thanks! I followed what you said. Basically what was essential for me was that I wipe everything out of my ipad before the JB (hence the backup was necessary). Another place where I got bogged down a bit was that after the Ipad was reset, I have to finish setting it up before JB-ing else it will get stuck. Finally, when I'm ready to click the green absinthe button I got the server request error that everybody has been talking about, plus my wifi stopped working. I restarted the Ipad and that took care of that. So basically here are the rules that worked for me:
Originally Posted by AfternoonShift
1) Need to wipe all data and settings before JB
2) Need to initialize ipad before JB
3) When in doubt, restart iPad and continue / do it again
Thanks to all the devs for the great piece of software.
"iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an unknown error occurred (0xE8000001)" I downloaded Activator, Barrel, CyDelete,Move2Unlock, and winterboard, ifile, remove background, xbackup, aptbackup, and a built in tweaks like gpower pro
Originally Posted by Mickey330
Well, one of the things I've seen (when I Google this error) is there is a problem with the USB ports on the computer. Some things to check are: Are you using a 2.0 USB port (not a 1.0 one)? If you have 2.0 USB ports, are all the drivers up to date?
It may also be that you need to have the iPad plugged directly into the computer - as in, don't use a USB dock or hub.
See if any of those things help. If not, come on back and we'll see what else it might be. Good luck.
It worked fine before the jailbreak..so i know its not my USB port(house computer)... My ipad is synced to my home computer and I tried the USB plug into my laptop as well and it worked there...can u give me more options or ways to fix it?
Hi guys, great forum here. I just discovered you!
Please let me know about the steps as I’m at on my first Jailbreak here. I have an iPad 2 64GB Wifi only. Many apps installed, 15GB of music and 4 GB of pictures, some videos. I made a backup in Itunes.
1- I find the guide very clear, it’s just about the comments that I’m afraid a little bit. Many people say to restore to factory settings before starting, then jailbreak and then restore from backup. When you say at first: Restore to factory settings, do you mean the “Restore” button in iTunes or by doing a reset on the iPad itself? If it's in iTunes, wen you click on your device at left, then you see the resume of your iPad info at right with different sections as: iPad, Version, etc. So, under “Version” you have “Look for updates” and then “Restore”. Is that the “Restore” you are talking about?
2- Also, by doing that “Restore” will it go back to ios 4.x (was like that when I bought my iPad but I don't remember which ios version it was exactly, I just remember it was previous to ios 5) meaning I will have to update to 5.0.1 after, before jailbreaking? I'm also asking because my Internet connection is kind of very slow here. Is there another way for an alternative download method or is there another way to go? Should I try do jailbreak without restoring to factory settings in iTunes and just try to reset things on the iPad itself?
3- By doing the “Restore”, will I lose all my music, pictures, apps, etc? Will they be back after jailbreaking and restoring my iPad from backup at the end? I’m asking because they are talking about the fact that the restore from backup only brings back the calendar, contacts, mail, notes, etc. Does it mean that it’s not really the restore from backup that brings back all my stuff (music, apps, pictures) but when I will sync?
I don’t know if you can understand what I’m asking here (English is not my mother language).
Thanks for your time.
I'm having a problem that I haven't seen mentioned yet, so I'll chime in and hope for some guidance. I downloaded absinthe and connected my iPad to the computer (running Vista) and the program doesn't recognize my device. What I mean is, I plug it in, and nothing happens. The Jailbreak button doesn't become clickable or anything. I tried resetting and going from scratch and had the same result. I tried it on my girlfriend's computer which I believe runs Windows 7 and had the same result. Am I out of luck for now, or is there a possible workaround that people have heard about? Thanks in advance guys and girls.