stuck at apple logo.
Title is my "problem"
so ill explain the reason(bullet point):
-my other phone became obsolete because the mic was becoming intermittent (searched internet solution found... I got michael j. fox hands I cant solder)
-so anyway grabbed a new phone set it up. wanted to set cydia/sources up without typing it all in manually ( this actually took longer then just typing it in manually/re-downloading all packages by hand, lesson learnt.)
now do I have a question ? yes.
is there a way to get out of this?
now this isn't that important as I'm just going to restore. but I still have access to my other phone if anyone wants to try to figure this problem out ill just delete the /etc/ folder on that. I did attempt to use the apps suggested in this FAQ: http://www.jailbreakqa.com/questions/32462/frequently-asked-questions#32535
attempted the "for new people": http://www.jailbreakqa.com/questions/81113/iphone-4-on-433-stuck-on-boot-logo-after-cydia-today-update
or you know explain a way to wipe cydia and all its config files(I did remove all packages but still wanted a clean cydia.)
---now to go through with Mozilla spell-check
You destroyed an important system directory and need to restore your device in iTunes. This does mean your device will be upgraded to 6.1. If your device has an A4 or older CPU, you can follow these instructions to attempt to return to the firmware you were on; if that doesn't work or if your device is A5 or newer, you'll need to wait a few days for the 6.x untether release. Please don't delete random system files after you re-jailbreak.
About restoring Cydia sources: the way you did it won't work. Cydia rebuilds /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cydia.list every time you open it from the repo list in /var/lib/cydia/metadata.plist. This is why your repos were still installed after deleting /etc/apt. You can simply copy that file from one device to another to copy Cydia settings (your "Who Are You?" setting, disabled sections and repo list) It's also best to not reinstall packages you had installed on an older device/firmware; instead go through them all one by one so you know which is the culprit if you start experiencing problems.
answered 30 Jan '13, 05:01