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06-30-2012, 11:47 PM #1Respring Loop Problem; Happened 4 times already on 5.1.1
I've been having major problems with my iPhone 4 running 5.1.1 and that has been jailbroken with Absinthe 2.0.2.
It seems that SBsettings has something to do with it. Everything will be fine for a few days and randomly when any app is accessed, I'm thrown out of it and back to the home screen. If I try to use SBsettings then the respring loop begins. Attempting to hard reset will only lead to a boot loop and ultimately have to be restored. Trying to boot without mobilesubstrate enabled leads to a gray screen of death. Is there something that I'm doing wrong?
Any help is appreciated, thanks for your time and concern.
Last edited by sirjuice; 06-30-2012 at 11:54 PM.
07-01-2012, 12:01 AM #2
Just because SBSettings "appears" to be the culprit for the respring loop does not mean that it actually is the issue.
I can tell you, from my experience of having SBSettings installed and ran, that is not the issue.
When you run SBSettings, something in that apps code may cause a conflict with one or more cydia tweaks..
Uninstall SBSettings and see if the apps are still crashing..
Then reboot, reinstall SBSettings and check if that causes the respring loop.
If you restore, I would suggest going on a NO_BB firmware from redsn0w, this will not contain the jailbreak and you can test the issues further, UNLESS of course the apps that are crashing are the ones from cydia...
07-01-2012, 12:20 AM #3
Thanks for the reply,
I'm not using any major tweaks, they've all been used on my phone when I was running 4.3.x and it was completely stable for a year.
I just suspected SBSettings because I've never used it until I updated to 5.1.1, and that's when I started experiencing the respring loop.
The only other thing that I can think of is that an app from Cydia was installing, but it crashed and I never corrected it. Not entirely sure if it happened each of the 4 times though or it has anything to do with it.
07-01-2012, 12:36 AM #4
If you have some time, backup via itunes, then restore to a CUSTOM NO_BB 5.1.1 using redsn0w. This should delete any data you have and return it to stock with no jailbreak. Then use redsn0w again to jailbreak.
Then the first thing you should install is SBSettings, and open it up and navigate around the settings to see if the loop occurs. If it doesn't, then you know it was something else that conflicted with SBSettings when it was opened
07-01-2012, 12:59 AM #5
07-01-2012, 01:19 AM #6
As you use your phone, for example tapping a button or enabling a setting, code gets written and overwritten to certain places in memory and the storage location (ie the storage size), so something could have overwritten a place while something else was reading from it
So as you can see, the software on your phone is constantly performing work..
Its important to make sure that you use a NO_BB custom firmware that doesnt contain the jailbreak.
By the way, were the apps that crashes the ones from appstore or cydia?
07-01-2012, 01:39 AM #7
I had this respring loop problem earlier in the day and I had to restore because I had to hurry to work. As of now it's just 5.1.1 unjailbroken, so is the NO_BB firmware still needed? And should I implement it before I rejailbreak it?
And it seems to crash the phone at random intervals, one time I tried to check my messages and another I was on Skyfire. Which is from the Appstore.
07-01-2012, 02:03 AM #8
Download just ONE of the apps from the App store that caused the crash and see if there is still the issue.
By the way, since you restored it today, you kept it stock?.....meaning you didnt mess with it yet did you?
07-01-2012, 02:07 AM #9
Download iWipe in cydia and use it to wash your iPhone clean clean
07-01-2012, 02:11 AM #10
07-02-2012, 01:06 PM #11
Than he should use iCleaner, but something he sad before, bothers me.
He used to have all the tweaks on 4.3.x, could it be that, after update to 5.1.1, some of those tweaks can't work anymore, because they were not made for 5.1.1????
07-08-2012, 12:33 AM #12
Same problem happened again.. one week after a restore and rejailbreak. I used redsn0w to jailbreak, but alas.. to no change.
Does the filesystem really stay intact after a restore?
07-08-2012, 01:05 AM #13
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07-08-2012, 02:20 AM #17
no one method is "set and stone" to fix these types of issues
the problem is with jailbreaking also comes issues and one issue can be caused by the next, like a domino effect
use redsn0w and go to Extras -> Custom ISPW, and point it to the stock 5.1.1 ISPW, this will create a NO_BB firmware, then use the PWNED DFU mode option, also in redsn0w to put the phone in a state that allows it to be restored using a custom firmware
07-08-2012, 02:29 AM #18
07-08-2012, 02:35 AM #19
install your "crashed" apps again, this will allow you to perform a diagnosis and at least eliminate any "residual" issues from the backup, and will let you focus more on the issues in other placs
07-08-2012, 02:44 AM #20