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alright so I just restored my iPod touch 4th Gen. It's on iOS 5 and I jail broke it with the latest redsn0w beta release and it's tethered. Everything was great until after I tethered boot the 2nd time. Before I did this, I installed an update in Cydia and sirisn0w(don't ask) and when I tethered boot it it is now stuck on the spinning white wheel. It'll stop and then spin around for a second and then stop. It keeps doing this. Somebody please help....

asked 08 Nov '11, 23:48

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I would say try a hard reset (hold home and power till the screen blanks and then the apple logo appear again) and then just boot with redsnow. If that doesn't work then you probably have no choice but to do a fresh restore in itunes. My iP4 does this on occasion with a cydia update but a hard reset usually fixes it.

(09 Nov '11, 00:20) ChaoticMayhem65 ChaoticMayhem65's gravatar image

Thanks, I'll try that

(09 Nov '11, 00:29) C0BRA C0BRA's gravatar image

Didn't work, this is the second time it's done this

(09 Nov '11, 00:38) C0BRA C0BRA's gravatar image

No prob. Let us know how it works out.

(09 Nov '11, 00:39) ChaoticMayhem65 ChaoticMayhem65's gravatar image

It didn't work....q

(09 Nov '11, 00:40) C0BRA C0BRA's gravatar image

Didn't mean to add that q

(09 Nov '11, 00:40) C0BRA C0BRA's gravatar image

Hmm well there's not much else you can do but a restore. I would say maybe try and downgrade to a firmware that has an untethered jailbreak like 4.3.3 if you have you SHSH's saved for it.

(09 Nov '11, 00:42) ChaoticMayhem65 ChaoticMayhem65's gravatar image

my solution is to restore with iTunes, re-jailbreak with the latest official release of redsn0w (0.9.9b7) and not install the package that caused the problem. keep close to the change log until an update comes out that displays that the bug has been fixed.


answered 09 Nov '11, 00:57

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edited 09 Nov '11, 00:57

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