General 7.1b2 users, warning: InfiniDock 2.1.2-1 causing constant safe mode

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  1. Menneisyys2, Jan 3, 2014
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    Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    The recently-released InfiniDock 2.1.2-1 made my 7.1b2 iPad3 be in a constant safe mode, even after uninstalling the tweak.

    Needless to say, I'm a legal customer of the tweak and not using a cracked version. Proof: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33448355@N07/11727995334/

    I'll try to find out a fix for the problem. (Must be a dependent library - as was the case with tools using Activator.)
     
  2. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    As predicted, it was a dependent package: com.chpwn.iconsupport (Icon Support 1.9.0-2)

    By simply uninstalling it from Cydia, I've regained a working system. If you're in the same trouble, just look for "Icon Support" and uninstall it. Flickr screenshot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33448355@N07/11728051523/
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Same happened to me.
    I installed InfiniDock (iP5 7.1b2) and when it placed me into safe mode simply uninstalled it. Interestingly, even when doing so it wasn't until I also then removed IconSupport I was back in the game.

    Lesson learned: screenshot the dependencies before downloading the tweaks so if later it needs to be removed you can go into packages/expert mode and remove all of it.

    (For example, this is important for tweaks like iFile or iCleaner as six or seven various additions are downloaded when the full tweak is yet when the tweak itself is removed only the tweak itself is- leaving all else.)
     
  4. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone confirm the same issue on 7.0.4? I was going to install this but am hesitating after reading this.
     
  5. gotluck macrumors 603

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  6. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    You are in a beta fw stop complaining and saying "allegedly".
    You want to be on a beta you suffer the pains and tribulations that come w running beta fw and doing a jb on it.
     
  7. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Another post-installation way of doing the same:

    1, get the install DEB file (it's in /var/cache/apt/archives/partial until you reboot)
    2, uncompress it with one of the two scripts:

    DEB=$(ls *.deb 2>&1)
    mkdir package
    cd ./package
    ar -x ../$DEB

    rm debian-binary
    tar xvzf data.tar.gz && rm data.tar.gz
    mkdir DEBIAN && cd DEBIAN
    tar xvzf ../control.tar.gz && rm ../control.tar.gz


    or

    DEB=$(ls *.deb 2>&1)
    mkdir package
    cd ./package
    ../dpkg-deb-fat -x ../$DEB .

    mkdir DEBIAN
    cd DEBIAN
    ../../dpkg-deb-fat -e ../../$DEB .


    (The second is much more robust than the first but isn't, by default, available in OS X. In one of my earlier articles on JB app programming, I've explained how dpkg-deb can be installed on OS X - or, how just dpkg-deb-fat can be downloaded.)

    3. look in the just-extracted /package/DEBIAN/control and look for the key "Depends", like so:

    Depends: mobilesubstrate (>= 0.9.5000) ,preferenceLoader

    This means this particular app depends on both mobilesubstrate and preferenceLoader.

    BTW, there is a way of completely and quickly removing all dependencies unused by anything else via SSH (or the local terminal if you have it). I've posted a complete tutorial on this at http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18569011&postcount=13
     
  8. Totally macrumors 6502a

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  9. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Touche :).

    Well it has been brought up a number of times because Iconsupport is needed for five icon dock, iconoclasm and a bunch of others. I tweeted chpwn about this and he basically said he can't talk about. That was brought up somewhere else too.

    Moral of the story: If you are on 7.1, anything using IconSupport will instantly crash you.
     
  11. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Interesting.. I think I'll still stick to 7.1b2
     
  12. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'll too. It's so much better than 7.0.x, particularly on 64-bit devices or, WRT 32-bit ones, iPhones.
     
  13. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Aye it's like a whole new device in safari on my air(especially with adblocker) If anyattach works with 7.1b2 when released I'll be good to go, that is if the expiration workaround holds true :p ah, nevermind ifile can pretty much do the same thing, so I'm good to go.
     
  14. thadoggfather Suspended

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    This has been my experience on iPhone 5 and rMini
     
  15. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Wish I had seen this thread earlier. I also purchased infiniboard and the only way I could successfully get out of safe mode was by uninstalling substrate safe mode (Cydia>Manage>packages) which unfortunately removes all installed tweaks too. :eek:

    Bytafont V2 is another app not compatible with 7.1b2.
     
  16. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So, it was worth creating this thread, after all - it contains very important info for a lot of people. (I'm referring to some posts suggesting this thread isn't really needed as this info could earlier be found in other threads.)

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    Yup, I've even posted a lot of direct, programmatic(!!) comparisons between the two OS versions on the iPhone 5:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18522600&postcount=61

    (I'll dedicate a full article to the question, with even more log files, later.)
     
  17. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Why is it so much better on the mini?
     
  18. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Safari performance and general fluidity
     
  19. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely!!

    As much as I'm enjoying 7.1b2, it comes at a price! The infini trio was a bit of a knock (not so much infinifolder). Add to that Bytafonts (which is one of personal favourites) and I'm now considering downgrading to 7.0.4!! :mad:
     
  20. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Is it faster or what? I have the occasional crash but I can live with that if that's the only difference. I don't want to have the beta expire and have no JB because the trick to disable it fails.
     
  21. gotluck macrumors 603

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    It's enough of a difference IMO that I am personally taking the risk on my air. I'm certainly sweating about it though.

    Faster and much less safari tab refresh syndrome.
     
  22. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    It is definitely faster but a lot of that advantage can be negated with HiddenSettings7's animation over ride settings.
     
  23. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    ... but not stability, in which 7.1b2 is definitely much better, except for 32-bit iPads.
     
  24. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Yes speed and fluidity. And no safari crashes compared to 7.0.4

    As long as beta 1 passes jan 13 with the expiration hack I think we'll be good to go
     
  25. sand_man macrumors 6502a

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    Personally didn't have any stability issues with 7.0.4 on iPad 4 or 5c and my new air is running 7.1b2.

    For me the big difference is smoother animations and apps, in general, seem to render fractionally quicker on 7.1b2.

    I believe Safari performs significantly better on 7.1b2. Personally, I seldom put the browser under a significant load so for my needs 7.0.4 is probably ample.
     

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