iPhone after iLex R.A.T. my phone is a brick

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  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    after iLex R.A.T. i cant use anything besides messages. any other app including cydia crashes, and parts of my springboard are still themed, and all of my app icons are perfect squares.... what did i do....

    im on 8.1.2 on an iPhone 6
     
  2. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    If you used R.A.T on iOS 8 and are lucky enough to have a device that still boots, follow the instructions below to get it running normally again. In most cases using R.A.T. (on iOS 8 ) will effectively "semi-remove" your jailbreak. Symptoms include apps instantly closing on launch, Cydia icon completey missing, Wifi grayed out and unusable, among others. To fix this:

    Run Taig or PP jailbreak again (this is one of the few scenarios where you can actually "re-jailbreak" a device without doing a complete restore first).

    At this point after successfully "re-jailbreaking", Cydia should reappear and be usable again.

    Intall OpenSSH from Cydia.

    Download SemiRestore from www.semi-restore.com, connect your device via USB, and run the tool. See this tutorial for more info.

    If after running SemiRestore you encounter network or activation issues, simply run SemiRestore a second time.

    That's it! Your device should now be back to a normal, fully functional jailbroken state.

    Here is one recent example of this being resolved by using the steps above.

    Needless to say, anyone on iOS 8 should stay as far away from iLex R.A.T. as possible!!!
     
  3. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    alright, i'll try it. its weird that ive used it at least twice before on the same device and had no issues whatsoever.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Last time I used semi restore and it went smooth with no probs at all.
    Havent tried iLex Rat yet.
     
  5. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well, i think i'm gonna use my iPhone 5 for a while, then once i get bored ill download windows and try semirestore. i'm sick of the terrible battery life on my 6. my 5 lasts twice as long.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its gotta be stuff that you installed on it from cydia.
    My JB 6 Plus lasts forever. Great battery life.
     
  7. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i think it was my iCloud backup. it was from 8.0 and even before a jailbreak it sucked. so its either the backup or the hardware itself. i might just wait to see if an 8.3 jailbreak comes out soon and just restore and jailbreak that with a clean install.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, I don't like to use old backups.
    I usually restore and setup as new.
     
  9. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    how do i get semirestore to run on windows 10? i dont have a copy of windows around or a pc to use.
     
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  11. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    It also bricked my 5S. Had to restore to 8.3.

    8.4 is in public beta and I'd like to use it, but it's no where to be found on Apples website. I think I have to have a Mac to use iOS public betas. Really sucks.
     
  12. aPple nErd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It really sucks. And my battery is if anything worse... Looks like ill go get it replaced with applecare and sell it to get the 6s
     
  13. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I googled "ios 8.4 beta download" . The very first result allowed me to download it. You will still have to have your UUID registered in order to use it, but there may be a way around that.
     

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