Absinthe iPad 2 and Cydia won't open

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Loaded Cydia via Absinthe on the iPad 2 running 5.0.1
Icon loaded, but won't open. Tap on it, looks like its loading but won't open.
Power cycled, and did a hard reboot. No luck.
Erased all content and restored from backup. Same deal.
Looks like only option is to erase all content and set up as new to he rid of Cydia and try to run Absonthe again.
Hoping someone here may have another option.
I've already restored from backup 2x and I've had it less than 24 hours..... O_o

 

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have you tried re running Absinthe....? and are you using the latest version...?
 
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I did try to rerun, but since it's already loaded and the initial restore did not get rid of it, I'm stuck unless I set up as new, I think.
Good point about newest version, I'll have to check when I'm back home. probably not, it's saved on my PC desktop from a few days after initial release. Dunno what it wouldn't work, tho. It was flawless and quick w/both 4S's on 05.01.1
 
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Curiouser and curiouser.
Erased all content and settings, set up as new and the Cydia icon is still there....
 
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More oddities.
Finally able to remove Cydia (root/Applications) using iPhone Browser on my PC:

iPhoneBrowser.jpg



Erased all content and settings.
Set up as new.
Ran latest Absinthe and get this:


detected.jpg


alreadyjailbroken.jpg



iPad is working fine, just don't understand. Maybe I did not completeley remove it?
 

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You can also try reinstalling Cydia (as a .deb) put .deb file in Var>root>Media>Cydia>AutoInstall......then do a hard boot...;)

If you have OpenSSH installed on iPad ..... installation via Terminal is possible....
 
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The .deb is a package file? Since technically I'm JB'd already I should be able to just install Cydia via command line?

I'm not seeing a way to add anything via iPhoneBrowser, just delete.

I do not have OpenSSH installed on iPad, was never able to launch or use Cydia on this device.

My file structure seems a bit difrent than u described, var/root/library, no media in that chain:

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Thanks for the help, BTW!
 

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The NEW Redsn0w jailbreak (0.9.10b8) may be your answer.... rerun jailbreak with Redsn0w as it now works on iPhone4s and iPad2....(IOS 5.0.1 only)
 
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Damn!
Just took PC to my tech.
He's gonna jam a 500 GB secondary HD, just for iTunes and media. Also gonna upgrade the RAM by a few gigs.
probably won't have it back till next week.....
 

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Saw this :
Now on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, go into Settings > General > Network, scroll down and go into VPN and toggle it ON. You should see ‘A configuration error occurred’ message, dismiss it by pressing OK. Let it do its thing, don’t be alarmed, at this point you’ll see an Apple logo on the screen and your device will reboot.


 

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The new redsn0w 0.9.11b1 has just been released....if you have your SHSH blobs saved for 5.0.1 you could Restore to 5.1 then downgrade back to 5.0.1 and re Jailbreak...

 
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Dunno if blobs are saved, just connected iPad 2 to tinyunbrella, which did not even recognize the device.....
 

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Use redsn0w to check Cydia for any saved blobs. You should be able to check with tinyumbrella for any saved blobs on your computer.