iphone keeps going back the the home screen?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lewys, Jul 30, 2010.

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    lewys

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    Hey, my iphone 16gb 3gs has started to have a problem.
    when i am in apps/sending an email/ in settings changing wallpaper or internet settings it keeps going back to the home screen. i have tried turning the phone off and back on but the problem still persists.

    i have had a look around the net and people are sying to plug it to itunes and reset to factory deafaults.

    if i do this will i loose my jailbreak? or will my firmware change to the newest??
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    It might be a memory leak. Best bet would be to restore. but you will loose your jailbreak.
     
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    lewys

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    when i loose the JB is it as simple as plugging it back into the computer and running spirit again like i did the first time?

    will it still be on the same firmware as it is now as i dont want to upgrade
     
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    thelatinist

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    If you have your 3.1.3 SHSH on file in Cydia, then you can restore to 3.1.3 using Saurik's method. If you do not, then you will not be able to restore to anything but 4.0.1 and will lose your jailbreak until the new tool is released.
     
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    lewys

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    #5


    i have 3.1.3 saved to my computer, im not sure if i have them on cydia.
    cn i use the one on my computer? if so how?
     
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    thelatinist

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    Yes, you will need to use TinyUmbrella to act as your signature server. Do the following before you try to restore:

    1) Download, extract to HD, and open the latest version of TinyUmbrella.
    2) Drag and drop your old SHSH file onto the TinyUmbrella Window.
    3) Click "Start TSS Server."

    Then shift- or option-restore as usual. When you are done, don't forget to turn off the TSS server by clicking "Stop TSS Server" in TinyUmbrella.

    While you're at it, be sure to get the most recent SHSH on file, too.
     
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    lewys

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    i just realised that my shsh are on my other computer that isnt with me atm

    could i just use tinyumbrella and click on save my shsh and use that or doesnt it work like that?


    also i dont want to mess this up, is this easy enough to do. i havnt done this before see and i would just be following your instructions
     
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    As long as they are saved on Saurik's server (Cydia), you can use any computer. Modify the host's file to point to Saurik's server instead of Apple.
     
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    thelatinist

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    You can go to advanced settings in TinyUmbrella and try to download your SHSH from the Cydia server. If that works, you're set. But if it doesn't you will have to wait and use your local copy.

    Just make sure you hold down shift (Win) or option (Mac) when you click restore. That will allow you to choose the older firmware instead of restoring to the latest one. If you no longer have the 3.1.3 firmware, you can download it from here. Do not restore to 4.0.1.
     
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    lewys

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    one more thing, i just checked cydia on my iphone and it says

    this device has shsh on file for iphone os/ios: 3.1.3, 4.0


    can i use umbrella and click
    advanced options
    change device version to phone 3gs 3.1.3
    request from cydia
    then click start tss sever
    and then go to i tunes and do what you said to restore?
     
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    thelatinist

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    In that case you do not even need TinyUmbrella. You can just edit your hosts file as instructed here.

    If you don't feel comfortable doing that, then just use TinyUmbrella to download it from Cydia (check "Advanced Options" and choose the iPhone 3GS 3.1.3 from the Device/Version dropdown). You can then follow my instructions above for using TinyTSS to serve the signature.
     
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    lewys

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    yeah i dont really understand the other way of doing it, it seems easier to do it with TU

    do i need to put it into dfu or recovery mode first?
     
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    thelatinist

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    Since you are not downgrading, there is no need for DFU or Recovery Mode.
     
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    lewys

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    thanks alot for all the help guys, i just have one last question.

    After i click on restor while holding the option key it asks me then to select a file. since i am using TU and getting them form cydia what do i do?


    sorry if the answer is obvious, i have never restored before


    EDIT
    when doing it the way i am do i need to edit the host file?
     
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    lewys

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    ok this is what i have done and it came back saying unknown error

    i downloaded the 3.1.3 firmware that you linked to and tinyumbrella

    i connect my phone to the mac and itunes opens
    i open TU and under advanced i click my version and cydia
    i then click start tss server
    i go to itunes then option click on restore
    then it says to search the mac for firmware and i click on the one i just downloaded
    then it says click and restore and verify with itunes
    i click restore and it says it couldnt be restored an unknown error occured (3002)
     
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    thelatinist

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    You didn't say that you actually clicked Get SHSH. Did you, and what was the result in the log at the bottom of the screen? Maybe even copy and paste it here.
     

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