How To: Fix “Error Establishing A Database Connection” When Using Absinthe Jailbreak Tool

Absinthe is the jailbreak tool for untethered jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. It was only released a few moments ago, and already people are having trouble with installing it. It is currently only available for Mac OS X, but users who have been trying to install Absinthe app have been getting an ‘Error Establishing A Database Connection’ error. This is probably because of too many people using the tool at the moment.

@Planetbeing has just tweeted a solution. To get rid of the error, just go into Settings>General>Network and Turn on VPN on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2. This will give you an error and your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 should reboot. Once the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 has rebooted, launch the Absinthe app again, and it should work this time and reboot again. After the reboot, your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 should be jailbroken and the Absinthe app will be replaced by the Cydia app.

That’s it! Enjoy your jailbroken iPhone 4S and iPad 2!

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  • Tom

    Mine isn’t rebooting just an error :(

  • Pamkiss

    Just try to turn on VPN again until it reboots

  • Thomas

    I’ve done that over 43 times :/

  • Ivan Balic

    me to not rebooting I have re-downloaded and vpn thing but no reboot:( On my Ipad 2 worked like a charm Oh well will keep trying. 

  • http://twitter.com/G2906 Z. Chen

    I can’t unlock my simcard anymore. So not the lock screen but the simlock

  • http://twitter.com/AreY0uHigh Solangi

    it worked!!!

  • BeatNursery

    I cant even get the downloaded app to open.. It just crashes.. All three of my macs. 

  • lemonsito

    at this point, is it ok to disconnect the device from the mac?

  • http://twitter.com/justdigi Just Digi

    I’m having the same problem. Worked fine on my iPad 2, not working on my iPhone 4S. VPN errors, however it doesn’t reboot. Tried many times.

  • Fegv

    please guys i need help .
    I get an ERROR: device already jailbroken … detected untether.  PLEASE HELP.

  • helper

    reset all network settings and delete the absinthe app. then make sure u have the latest version of the jailbreak software and retry

  • Nickkkkk

    just re do the jailbreak , mine worked ipad 2

  • G834m

    I keep getting sticks at beginning jailbreak after a while it gives me an erroR?

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  • Eks

    i made a vpn connection. but my windows 7 pc gives an error that absinthe doesn t work anymore. my ipad reboots but thats it. what should i do !!!!!!!!

  • Mir

    Hey all. I was having the same error as a lot of other people. I was stuck at absinthe is now setting up things blah blah and after i turned vpn on and got the error, my ipad would just sit there. i couldn’t JB through the CLI either, because that depends on a restart after the vpn error shows up too. 
    Anyway, after trying everything else, i did a SHIFT+RESTORE through itunes(i’m on windows). i restored my iOS 5.0.1 afresh, because erasing all data and settings through the settings menu on the ipad didnt work (i did it about 5 times). anyway after the fresh restore through itunes, i used the absinthe gui. after it was done, instead of clicking on absinthe, i went to settings and turned vpn on. i got the error but then wonder of wonders, the device rebooted. i am now on a JB ipad2 and running cydia :) 
    i know a fresh restore through itunes is not an attractive option, but if all else fails, it might work for some of you; just like it worked for me.

  • Anseq

    Mir…You are a F****** genius. I Love you!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amir-Gavrieli/100000080887247 Amir Gavrieli

    Hi Mir,
    I did everything that you said instead of clicking on absinthe, i went to settings and turned vpn on the device rebooted but still no cydia installed just the same icon absinthe that does nothing like before any advise?

  • PupO3O

    I can get the page “ABSINTHE is now setting things up, please stand-by…”, with the greenpois0n logo, but that’s all!
    Nothings happen! No cydia, no reboots… it just stuck!
    What can I do for it? Anyone get the same problem? PLEASE HELP=[

  • Ashwanigeologist

    Thank you so so much to dream team. it works after one time error.
    I got same error. then I rebooted my PC and done the same procedure again. cydia has been installed.

    thanks alot dream team

  • EMitchik

    absinthe jailbreak error: consistency check failed, could not find required files” appears in absinthe I’m using windows xp. My iPhone 4s was jailbroken on a Mac but I’m trying to redo it after it kept crashing while trying to instal app updates.

  • Jaredt493

    so i have mac and i am using a ipad2 i downloaded the absinthe app and when i click on it it shows me a screen with a green button that says jailbreak. i click it and it says “absinthe could not be opened the error was the URL cant be shown” so i went to settings and click the VPN on and i get a little pop up that says “VPN Connection- a configuration error occurred” then it never reboots or anything what do i do?!?!?! help mee!

  • rockstar

    I say mir is a fu**in genius tooooo!!!!!

  • Mikegummy

    MIR THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

  • Mir

    Glad i could help :)

  • Mir

    You’re welcome.  Enjoy the freedom :) 

  • guest

    I was having the same problem. Did what Amir Gavrieli said to do and it worked the first time.

  • axlrose

    thank you MR. Amir Gavrieli………… 2 thumbs up! for you!!!!! 

  • tapao

    Awesome!  Thank you for your instruction.  I almost got heart attack after my Iphone 4s stuck.

  • Jailbroken

    Mr. Mir…  You’re a bloody Genius, I Love you… you just saved my Ass Two Four Thumbs up for you :D

  • Help pls

    I have the same problem say device jailbroken … Detected Untether……
    But I have no cydia icon

  • Ghassemi Tysonn

    What to do if don’t have VPN

  • Az

    Perfect…..worked well!!

  • Jason

    I have this same issue the absinthe icon disappeared the reboot happened and cydia never showed up now its jailbroken without cydia. Cant do the jb again as it wont let me, Tried all restores on my ipad but its A5 and wont allow me to, How can i get Cydia on there manually? 

  • Oxa Graziano

    its workin this on the iphone 4s ios 5.1 i hawe the icon on my ihone but does not work i try to click the vpn but my phone don reboot please tell me what to do…

  • Oxa Graziano

    its workin this on the iphone 4s ios 5.1 i hawe the icon on my ihone but does not work i try to click the vpn but my phone don reboot please tell me what to do…

  • Jake

     i downloaded the absinthe app and when i click on it it shows me a screen with a green button that says jailbreak. i click it and it says “absinthe could not be opened the error was the URL cant be shown” so i went to settings and click the VPN on and i get a little pop up that says “VPN Connection- a configuration error occurred” then it never reboots or anything what do i do? I have an iphone 4s on 5.1 and the most recent version which says it should work. 

  • Bhaveshpipavat

    when i connect my ipad 2 it says that device no supported any solution to that plz post

  • Harlemgurl316

    i just down load the jailbreak and my phones doesnt look like it jealbroken now i dont know what to do