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Okay well, seeing as I can't upgrade to 5.1.1, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this kernel panic I've been getting.

3Gs on 5.0.1. It was working fine for a few days, then I noticed there was a carrier update, so I updated...and now the thing resets every few minutes, with the crash log talking about WDT Timeout. I've tried axing the carrier update (by renaming the folder, the carrier update went back down to 11.0 instead of 11.1), but it still reboots.

I can temporarily fix it by turning Data on, slide to power off, and turning it back on, going into the Network tab in settings, and waiting for it until it says 'Set Up Portable Hotspot'..then I can turn data off and everything works...until the phone dies or reboots then this fiasco starts again.

Any ideas as to why this is happening? Can I grab a carrier update from a newer version of iOS and plunk it into 5.0.1? My iPhone 4 has a later version of the carrier update (I think it was 18 or something).

I'm with Virgin/Bell Canada.

asked 01 Mar '15, 14:16

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Why not just go to 6.1.6?

(01 Mar '15, 14:19) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image


(01 Mar '15, 14:20) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

Please use the add a comment tab less answering the original question ....also it's not that much slower and there's a backgrounding app for every iOS version except ios 8. Plus YouTube app sucks... Far better apps ....try protube in cydia

(01 Mar '15, 14:25) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

Are you unlocked with ultrasnow? What baseband are you on?

(01 Mar '15, 14:27) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Ultrasn0w to unlock, but the phone originally is locked to Bell/Virgin, I just installed ultrasn0w in case I should decide to go with a different carrier. Baseband 5.13.04. I really don't want to upgrade to 6.x and install unnecessary tweaks and extensions. iOS 5 had a functional YouTube app that you could have a video playing in the background, so to me, upgrading to 6.x is out of the question.

(01 Mar '15, 14:31) irixion irixion's gravatar image

Alright. I personally don't see the point of playing a video in the background, but to each his/her own ;p

(01 Mar '15, 14:37) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Boot device into a safe mode and observe.

(01 Mar '15, 14:38) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image

Music? Audiobooks? Lectures?

(01 Mar '15, 14:38) irixion irixion's gravatar image

Music? Audiobooks? Lectures?

What about those? Also is it 3Gs or 4?

(01 Mar '15, 14:40) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image

It did this before I jailbroke it I should add. Right after I plunked in the carrier update, which leads me to believe, it's the carrier update. Which is odd because I've never had an issue like this before with carrier updates. If I manage to let the phone reboot after the WDT timeout, calls, texts, and everything Network related doesn't work.

(01 Mar '15, 14:46) irixion irixion's gravatar image

So, let me get this straight, you phone had the same behavior BEFORE it was jailbroken?

(01 Mar '15, 15:17) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image

carrier update wont do that. There would be millions complaining. Everything i could google up indicates hardware. Jailbreaking wont fix hardware.

Save your 5.0.1 shsh with ifaith (if they arent already saved, so you can downgrade) and restore to fresh 6.1.6 and see if the behavior continues.

If it does NOT, then you have found some obscure inconsistancy.

If it DOES continue, then its time to start troubleshooting hardware (no fun)

(01 Mar '15, 15:26) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

I had this issue before I jailbroke it, and right after I told iOS to install the Carrier Update

(01 Mar '15, 15:26) irixion irixion's gravatar image

Except it has something to do with the carrier update. The fact that turning on Airplane mode stops it from resetting, and how texts/calls don't work after it reboots. This was working fine until I installed the update :S. I'll save blobs and try upgrading.

(01 Mar '15, 15:34) irixion irixion's gravatar image

I wasn't aware that audiobooks were published in video form. At any rate, WDT stands for "watchdog timer," which is an iOS process that checks other processes to make sure they're not locked up.

(01 Mar '15, 15:35) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

airplane mode just turns off all the radio's. if anything it gives a hint to where to start hardware troubleshooting. Save your 5.0.1 shsh and try 6.1.6 to see if it persists

(01 Mar '15, 15:39) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

Considering nothing was happening before the carrier update, why would that prompt this to freak out? I only have Facebook and Whatsapp installed. It seems to flare up when Whatsapp is opened, though once it reboots it can reboot again even though it's closed. Any way to disable WDT? I'll save my blobs and upgrade tomorrow.

Edit: Some of my college lectures are presented as YouTube videos. I put it in the BG and go into Notes to take notes for said class when I don't have a computer nearby. Also am kinda lazy to download music so I listen to music this way as well. Makes my life easier. Some ambient BG noises such as waves crashing and what not I also put in the;dr, I use the BG feature of a lot.

(01 Mar '15, 18:58) irixion irixion's gravatar image

Tried reset network settings?

(02 Mar '15, 03:52) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image
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