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I have an iphone 3GS with iO6, i recently jailbreaked my phone using redsnOw, after jailbreaking the phone i then proceeded to 'just boot' it , the Cydia icon popped up and i clicked it. Preparing Filesystem( Cydia will exit when complete) pops up for a few seconds and then it reboots my phone. I try 'just boot' again and i have the same problem, what do i do to get it functional? Modem Firmware: 05.16.17 Model: MC637X

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asked 17 Oct '12, 03:34

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Do what @theiphoneguy said below, but note after "preparing filesystem" it doesn't do a full reboot, it's a 'respring' sort of a soft reboot, and you don't need to boot tethered after.

(17 Oct '12, 03:40) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

On another note, In redsn0w go to Extras-Even More-Preferences- and check the box for "move applications during jailbreak".

This will prevent Cydia from doing it later.

(17 Oct '12, 03:42) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

the move application during jailbreak is already ticked

(17 Oct '12, 04:26) physics123 physics123's gravatar image

I would re restore ios 6 and re run the jailbreak, not sure what could have gone wrong. Make sure you are using redsn0w 15b2


answered 17 Oct '12, 03:37

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