Fix “Error Establishing Database a Connection” When Using Absinthe
Some users with the new Greenpois0n Absinthe jailbreak for A5 hardware are encountering a database error when they are at the end of their jailbreak and trying to launch Absinthe on the device itself. If you see the “Error establishing a database connection” at this stage in the process, it’s easy to fix:
- Launch “Settings” and tap on “Network”
- Tap on VPN and turn to “ON” and ignore the error
- Reboot the device
- Launch Absinthe again
Alternatively, you can just wait it out. The error is due to a massive amount of users trying to access the Greenpois0n server.
You’ll know Absinthe works because you won’t see the error and instead it will load Cydia, finalizing the jailbreak. Thanks to Rizwan on Facebook and @pod2g for pointing this fix out on Twitter.
If you’re confused, follow our guide on using Absinthe to Jailbreak iPhone 4S & iPad 2
Another tip from @planetbeing:
Toggle VPN only AFTER Absinthe says it’s done, or it will not work. VPN SHOULD error and then reboot soon. If it does not, rerun Absinthe!