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04-08-2011, 09:25 AM #1WARNING: Do not update Resupported4 !!
Don't update resupported4 to the latest (1.6.3 Apr 8, 2011)) via Cydia
I just updated and my phone 3GS w/4.2.1 won't boot. AppleBootLogo for 5 minutes, then it adds a spinning wheel (like during a respring) for 2 minutes, then both images freeze for 2 more minutes --- Update: the display remains frozen (does not reboot).
Note: Resupported4 is a MobileSubstrate item, so if it fails, you're stuck. SSH, iPhoneExplorer, etc won't work.
Note: Resupported4 v 1.6.1 (released yesterday (Apr 7, 2011)) is fine.
Last edited by Mes; 04-08-2011 at 11:09 AM.
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04-08-2011, 10:30 AM #2
If you can't get into SSH with it frozen then it sounds like a restore job. I know that there is a way of disabling MobileSubstrate files manually in SSH if you did manage to login to it.
04-08-2011, 12:04 PM #3
You might be able to do some magic by modifying the right files iRecovery, but you should know what your doing.
04-08-2011, 12:25 PM #4
^I know which file to modify (the last installed resupported4.dylib (v1.6.3) in /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries)) ... but the challenge is getting access to the device filesystem which does not work w/SHSH, iPhoneBrowser, iPhone Browser, etc. I'm attempting the SHSH ramdisk method posted by Msft.guy. No luck yet, but I have made some progress.
04-08-2011, 12:32 PM #5
04-08-2011, 12:59 PM #6
... rub it in .....
I've been working on Win7 for a month now, not much on this 3GS, only updates. (Have a 'generic' 3G now after the last fiasco). Looks like my primary 3GS is headed that way too. This is getting old. If I didn't need ultrasn0w, MS (and apps that need it) would be gone -- maybe
I am surprised MS does not disable itsself after an unsuccessful boot. Because if anything in it's load path fails --- it's recovery time.
If anything, disappointed in myself. My low-level recovery skills are not-quite there yet.......... and its taking longer than I thought.
04-08-2011, 01:16 PM #7
04-08-2011, 01:29 PM #8
I know but if you put your device in recovery and run the iRecovery script, you can access certain parts of the filesystem, and, I think, that file.
04-08-2011, 02:59 PM #9
Sorry to hear your phone is crashing, but..
1. Reboot your phone with nothing attached to the dock
2. Attach it to your computer using a cable which is only good for USB. Do not use an audio dock or an AV cable
3. Try SSH and/or AFC2
Resupported4 only runs on iapd and SpringBoard-derivative processes, and iapd is started on demand only when some accessory is attached (iapd = iPod Accessory Protocol Daemon). The SSH and AFC2 daemons should not be affected by this.
Until I see a crash report or hear evidence that the 3 steps mentioned makes a difference, I'm inclined to believe there's something else involved. Due to discussions with someone else, it sounds like the ikee virus may be going around again (they sent me a poc-bbot crash log when I didn't even ask for it). It seems that this virus can close your SSH ports on its own. Is it possible something similar struck your device?
04-08-2011, 03:26 PM #10
Thanks for your reply ..... however since it crashed and can not be accessed, it's impossible to send anything and 'prove' it doesn't work.
I'm not a novice, nor am I an expert either, however I am 90% positive it's MS issue ... and something it's doing at boot-up preventing ANYTHING else from working. SSH, AFC2, and anything that uses either do not work. 3GS w/4.2.1. In the good old 1.1.4, 2.x, 3.x days ... I could almost always SHSH in and fix something, not today, not if the problem is MS related.
---------==========---S O L V E D ----------===========
Now ---- for the GOOD NEWS Working again
I followed the SSH/ramdisk guide by Msftguy Mostly iPhone hacking: Booting SSH ramdisk on new devices, extracting the correct goodies for my 3GS/4.2.1, loading the ramdisk etc, mux'd ssh to USB, ssh in, and, complete access. Delete the last two dylib files installed:
Sync, sync, sync, disconnected, power/home forced shutdown (surely a better method exists but it worked), reboot.
It's up and running 100%. I'm a happy camper. AND ... I have finally figured how to remove an offending MS dylib that would otherwise require a complete restore.
phoenix3200.... Maybe now I could start again, enable syslog, reload Resupported4 and get you a crash log ... but .... Hmmm. This was a fun learning experience, but not that much fun (hahaha)
Last edited by Mes; 04-08-2011 at 03:37 PM.
04-08-2011, 03:33 PM #11
I'm glad to hear you got it running again, but I'm still not sure how I'd be causing the issue (or how MS would cause it either).
Could I still have you install CrashReporter, look for any SpringBoard or iapd crash logs, and e-mail me with the details? Syslog isn't as important to me, but knowing the device type and system version would be helpful.
04-08-2011, 04:02 PM #12
Sorry phoenix3200, as I expected, CrashReporter shows zero logs available. (com.apple.syslogd.plist has long-since been removed LaunchDaemons) A detailed log search shows only two: general.log and lockdown.log
3GS w/4.2.1. Attached is a list of installed apps (dpkg -l) and what logs were available. If you need, happy to send UUID or other unique info via pm or email.
04-08-2011, 04:43 PM #13
04-08-2011, 04:50 PM #14
^^Glad you got into Safe Mode and were able to fix it. My process was a bit longer (hahaha).
Just realized: You're on the 3G (me 3GS). I'm having MS issues with ANY mobile substrate change (update, install, remove) on a 3G. There is a work-around for my 3G (maybe your's too):
Dont press the ReSpring or Reboot Button after the load finishes. Press the Home button to exit Cydia, or Home + Power to force shutdown if Home doesn't work, then power cycle normally. This work-around works for my 3G and duplicated/confirmed my x98car.
Last edited by Mes; 04-08-2011 at 05:34 PM.
04-08-2011, 04:51 PM #15
04-08-2011, 05:42 PM #16
You can verify this with x98car..... Xtropy's problem is not the same, and likely nothing to do with resupported. Since Cydia 1.1.1, a 3Gw/3.1.2 or 3.1.3 experiences respring/reboot issues after any MS change (install, update, remove). (My 3G w/3.1.2 fails just like Xtropy where my other 3G w/4.2.1 does not)
04-08-2011, 06:41 PM #17
Same crash to springboard problem here after installing Resupported4 -3.
Restored the iPhone 3g back to 4.2.1 installed only sbssetting, backgrounder, file with no problems but upon installing the new resupported4 = springboard crash.
Have removed it and the iPhone is OK again
Please can you fix this Phoenix?
04-08-2011, 09:06 PM #18
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04-08-2011, 09:11 PM #20
I am guessing you are the same phoenix dev that does all the apps (music control etc). If so care for a developer title (dont know if that really matters to you or not) but if you are him then you definitely deserve one IMO.