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My iPhone 4S keeps respringing and only works in safe mode!!!! Please Help!!! I can't click any icons or else it resprings! I can't slide the page or it also resprings!

asked 21 Jan '13, 17:12

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Try removing the last installed tweak.

(21 Jan '13, 17:14) iAdam1n ♦ iAdam1n's gravatar image

Try this: Hold home + power for 10 seconds and when you see the Apple logo on your screen, hold the volume up button also (WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOME AND POWER) i.e all the three buttons should be held down once the Apple logo appears. Your phone will now boot with MobileSubstrate disabled. Now, open Cydia and remove your recently installed tweaks. Respring and voila, it should stop respringing.


answered 21 Jan '13, 17:21

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Doesn't work. BTW When it resprings it doesn't go into safe mode. I use sbsettings to go into safe mode to use my phone. I already uninstalled my latest tweak and it doesnt solve the problem.

(23 Jan '13, 15:49) Dude0nApple Dude0nApple's gravatar image

Open cydia, tap manage, sources and list the source names (not URLs) please.

(23 Jan '13, 18:41) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Try this guide to fixing Safe Mode problems:

If the Springboard crash keeps happening, one or more of your installed tweaks is probably incompatible with your device's version of iOS. Open up Cydia, go to Manage -> Packages (or just the "Packages" tab on iPad), and check the descriptions of each of your installed tweaks to try to find out whether they're compatible with your version of iOS. If one isn't, it's probably the reason for your crash, so uninstall it using Cydia. (Also check your packages to make sure they're all from legitimate sources such as BigBoss, Cydia/Telesphoreo, ModMyi, and ZodTTD/MacCiti; pirated packages frequently cause problems.)

If you would like to simply uninstall all of your Mobile Substrate tweaks to start over fresh, search for "Mobile Substrate" in Cydia and uninstall it. This will also uninstall all of your tweaks (since they "depend" on Mobile Substrate), which means you can then start over and reinstall your favorite tweaks one by one, watching carefully after each install to look out for problems. If you're interested in this method, you might first write down a list of your tweaks (or email yourself a list using the free AppInfo tool installable via Cydia) to make sure you remember which ones you should try reinstalling.


answered 23 Jan '13, 21:59

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