At long last! The untethered jailbreak for A5 devices running iOS 5.1 is finally available. It’s been released under the moniker Absinthe 2.0, and I’m excited. I’m on the road so I haven’t been able to try it myself, but…
Others are reporting problems getting Absinthe to finish the jailbreaking process. Rather, it’s throwing up an error:
“Hmm… something seems to have gone wrong… trying to recover”
It then advances to:
“Recovery completed. If you want to retry jailbreaking, unplug your device and plug it back in.”
I actually had similar problems getting the first version of the Absinthe jailbreak to complete.
That time around, it was (apparently) failing because I had the passcode lock enabled. Once I removed the passcode lock, all was well.
Rumor had it that VPNs could also cause problems with the Absinthe jailbreak, so that’s another thing to check.