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05-03-2011, 09:18 PM #1Bytafont killed my iPad. Please help...
I like to mod. I had tried Bytafont and liked the idea, so I looked at how the fonts are assembled for use, and made a font of my own. When it came time to test it, I enabled it, and my iPad crashed. It went into an infinite respring loop. No amounts of rebooting would help. When looking around these forums, I found that someone had a similar issue. They solved it by SSHing into their device, going to /System/Library/Fonts/Cache and removing the .bfbk extension from all the files that had it. I don't have my device's IP address so I can't SSH into it, but I was able to Netatalk into it. Browsing to that location revealed no .bfbk files, so I just renamed the whole Cache folder. No luck there. My next plan of action was to go to the MyFonts directory and remove my font, but Netatalk wouldn't show files on that partition.
So basically, I am now the owner of a quite expensive brick. Is there hope for me yet, or will I have to bite the bullet and restore (and lose my documents, game save files, settings, apps, etc.)? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Also, can we petition the developers to make the app use MobileSubstrate, or at least have some sort of failsafe? It's funny how one bad font was able to take down the entire system.
Ok, I was able to fix it. It's not a huge deal, but I still think that the devs should add some sort of a failsafe.
Last edited by calebstein; 05-04-2011 at 06:26 PM.
04-15-2013, 01:10 PM #2
I have the similar problem... in iOs 6.0.1
04-15-2013, 02:20 PM #3
Yes, don't say say that you fixed it.
Please post your fix!
11-15-2016, 12:08 AM #4
so this is the fix switch off ur device wait for 10 seconds to completly switch off (1)disable volume(2)turn on ur device by tapping power button(3)when u see apple logo press power button and volume up together(4)just press together until u go on safe mode(5)now it will open in safe mode unlock ur device w/passcode go to homescreen open cydia and uninstall bytafont(6)respring or reboot,that's it,enjoy I hope it helps.