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09-03-2008, 10:49 PM #1
How to prevent iPhone/iPod Touch from being frozen at boot screen
There is a file called watchdogbundle on your iPod/iPhone. Everytime you start up your iPod/iPhone, springboard has to generate the application map. If you have tons and tons of apps or some very large apps, then this will take a while. Unfortunately, the watchdogbundle file monitors this mapping, and when it takes more than two minutes, it automatically shuts off springboard and trys to remap. To prevent your iPod/iPhone from being stuck at the boot logo, follow these steps:
1. Turn off your iPod/iPhone
2. Connect it to your computer
3. Wait for the noise(dingdong) to register that the computer acknowledges it.
4. SSH into your iPod/iPhone with WinSCP or iphonebrowser
5. Go to /private/var/mobile/ and rename Applications to Application2
6. Your iPod/iPhone should show the springboard in 5-10 seconds
7. Then, rename Applications2 to Applications again
8. Then turn off your iPod/iPhone (you may have to force it)
9. Then turn it back on.
And your done!
The reason for the renaming of the folder is because the springboard generates the application map from the Applications folder. When you take that folder away, it doesnt have to generate any apps on the map, so it boots up immediately. After you have done this, some of your apps may start randomly appearing on your springboard. This is fine. Just do one or two MANUAL syncs with iTunes, and it should install all of your apps at one time.
I know there are different ways getting past your boot screen, but I find this to be the easiest.
Hope I helped! Please thank accordingly!
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09-04-2008, 01:14 AM #2
thanks just added that to evernote good job"Its better to be a pirate than join the navy"Steve Jobs
09-07-2008, 08:56 AM #3
You read so many posts about people having boot issues. This is a must have for any user that owns an iPhone. Thank you for posting it
10-12-2008, 09:34 PM #4
10-15-2008, 02:12 AM #5
was browsing through cydia today when the phone downloads something on its own and proceeds to freeze. ive done everything to get it to unfreeze but its still frozen. is there anything i can do other then let the battery die and try from there?
10-15-2008, 08:28 AM #6
Hold down power and home for around 10 seconds until your scree blinks off, then reboot normally.
10-15-2008, 02:20 PM #7
me = dumbass i did this last night but im pretty sure not for 10 seconds hahaha.
ok i just did that, now when it boots up its stuck at the unlock screen. is this due to that watchdog bundle you were referring to?
Last edited by sleek.statik; 10-15-2008 at 02:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
10-16-2008, 08:18 AM #8
is your screen a little dimmer than normal? If so then it sounds like it is this problem so follow the steps above. After you get it back to normal, install categories and put some of your apps into folders. It helps springboard out.
10-17-2008, 05:09 AM #9
My iphone had SSH turned off when this happens. What should I do?
I can sync the phone on iTunes, it is just the boot screen that it is frozen.
10-17-2008, 05:38 PM #10
download and use iphonebrowser. It works strait thru USB connection. No wifi.
10-26-2008, 12:10 PM #11
^^ or iDiskAid
11-25-2008, 10:47 PM #12
Unfortunately my computer won't recognize the iphone, any suggestions?
11-26-2008, 06:47 PM #13
Then your only option is restore. DFU, restore, rejailbreak, and dont install as many apps in the future.
12-04-2008, 05:25 PM #14
How many apps are okay to have on an Ipod Touch?
I have like 30 games and some apps, and it takes like 5 minutes to boot.
Seems I have to cut down the fat.
12-06-2008, 05:48 PM #15
Wow. Thats ALOT. Install categories. I have like 16 appstore apps on my springboard, and about 8 jailbroken apps. I use a categories folder for my favorite Appstore games, and i have about 16 in there. It takes about 3 minutes to boot.
12-06-2008, 08:47 PM #16Ziphone!
I tried to jailbreak my ipod touch and now the screen keeps displaying: BSD root: md0, major 2, minor 0. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? I am able to turn it off, but it does the same thing when I turn it back on. Also, my computer doen't recognize the ipod...so iTunes can't either. Please help me!!!!!!!! Thank you!
12-12-2008, 07:58 PM #17
12-24-2008, 09:11 AM #18
bteamer u da man!
01-06-2009, 05:46 PM #19
i have the same problem. stuck in the pineapple logo and restart itself every 10mins back to the logo, but itunes can recognize my iphone.. i tried this method. but after renaming "applications to applications2" nothing happens.. is there any way around this problem of mine?
help is very much appreciated, thanks
btw my iphone is 1st gen , upgrade to 112 then 114 now quickpawn to 2.2
01-06-2009, 10:37 PM #20