Anyone fed up with their jailbroken iOS device crashing?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iClive, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. iClive macrumors regular

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    Is it just me or is it part of the jailbreak experience for the device to crash on a regular basis?

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPad 3 and both will crash several times a day. At least they 'respring' without any trouble but it is quite an irritation and I'm now at the point, after just a few weeks, of considering restoring them both back to factory settings.

    I don't have many Cydia apps on either device and have removed winterboard after reading that it is a cause of the 'lag'.

    Any thoughts or advice before I abandon the jailbreak scene?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You think there is lots of crashing? You must have never use a jailbroken 1.1.X device or a 2.X device. Both have a lot more crashing then I've ever known on iOS 3 or higher.
     
  3. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    It has to be one of the tweaks you installed. I have always been jailbroken since the beginning of time and have never had any issues. My phone is stable and I have no random resprings.
     
  4. macslayer118 macrumors 6502

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    Very curious as to what you have installed... I have never had issues of crashing multiple times a day. I have a good number of packages installed as well. Both on my 4S and iPad 2.

    If it does crash it's once per week or less. :confused:
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not fed up cause I have no crashing on my 4S.
     
  6. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    My 4S hasnt crashed once. I occasionally respring manually, but it has never crashed.
     
  7. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I got a 3GS, 4 and 4S and I got no crashes on any of them (to be completely honest, I get sometime a reboot when I get a BiteSMS notification when I am unlocking my phone, that happens maybe once every other month, no enough to bother me and I know exactly what it is)


    Yes, watch what you install. Test, read and contact developers with questions before you install anything on your device.
     
  8. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Restore and rejailbreak. Keep it with only cydia installed for 1 day and see if it crashes. It won't. Then install tweaks slowly.
     
  9. chokem macrumors 6502

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    I've had my 4S jailbroken for a while now, and it's only crashed two times. Much better than my 3Gs and i4.
     
  10. erayser macrumors 65816

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    I think it maybe tweak that is causing it. After I did the latest Jailbreak, I installed a most my paid tweaks from previous jailbreaks, and worked fine. I stayed away from winterboard early on, and tried DreamBoard, and while the the themes looked nice, it wasn't snappy... and my SB crashed a few times. I uninstalled Dreamboard, and tried to keep things simple with DashBoard X widgets. My SB crashed a few times, but found out it was Graviboard that caused it. I had shake to activate and noticed it crashed when Graviboard activated. I uninstalled it and no more SB crash. I did have issues with lag with Dashboard X widgets, but it didn't crash SB. I had to reboot to fix the lag... which I got tired of... so uninstalled DashBoard X... and everything is smooth since. I even went back to Winterboard themes, and it's still running smooth and no SB crash or battery issues. I think it really depends on what you installed.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I have stack of jailbroken devices (see my signature).
    They rarely crash, if ever.

    Usually, it is what you have loaded that cause crashes.
    If you have any cracked apps, that is the problem.
     
  12. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    My 4S is heavily loaded with tweaks but has never crash on me.
     
  13. labman macrumors 604

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    no crashes here love my jailbreak. Btw I have evil Winterboard as well. So you have a jailbreak but no tweeks or hacks installed then why jailbreak?
     
  14. iClive thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the encouragement to stick with it! :D

    I will list the tweaks that's have installed on each device...

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    OK, here are the tweaks added to the iPad:

    SBsettings
    Activator
    AlwaysClose
    Infiniboard
    Infinifolders
    Quasar
    Springtomize 2
     
  15. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Quasar is a known cause and springtomize can interfere with other tweaks as well.
     
  16. iClive thread starter macrumors regular

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    iphone 4 tweaks

    and here are the Cydia apps on the iphone:

    FakeCarrier
    SBsettings
    Activator
    iFile
    eWifi
    BBUnlocker
    iCarrier
    FullDrop
    WifiFoFum
    AppBackup
    MxTube
    DashboardX
    iBlacklist
    Springtomize 2
    BootLogo
    ClockHide
    IconRenamer
    Infiniboard
    Infinifolders
    NCSettings
    OpenBackup
    Unfold
    WeatherIcon
    WeeCloseApps

    hmmmm....didnt realise I had so many on the phone! :rolleyes:

    although the only ones that I actually use regularly (or I guess are running in the background) are:

    FakeCarrier
    SBsettings
    Activator
    DashboardX
    Springtomize 2
    BootLogo
    ClockHide
    IconRenamer
    Infiniboard
    Infinifolders
    NCSettings
    Unfold
    WeatherIcon
    WeeCloseApps

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    That's a shame, Quasar is a great app, and a paid one too :(
     
  17. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    First suspect is one of that lengthy list of Cydia apps. (were they all from the legitimate repository, or the shady one?)

    Second suspect is a rogue official app store app.

    Third is user error.

    Fourth is hardware fault within the phone.
     
  18. iClive thread starter macrumors regular

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    should probably be No.1 :D
     
  19. iClive thread starter macrumors regular

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    not sure what the shady one is but the sources shown on the phone are:

    BigBoss
    Cydia
    Dev Team
    iClarified
    ModMyi.com
    Sara Official Repo (I did install Sara but ditched it)
    ZodTTD
     
  20. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    ok, those are legit.
    The one who's name cannot be mentioned is not on there.
     
  21. coolhands macrumors regular

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    Winterboard crashed for me a lot. After I removed it on my 4S, everything was smoother and haven't had a single crash since.
     
  22. iClive thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, I found a few more tweaks:

    Advanced iOS BootLogo
    AlwaysClose
    Cyntact
    Serious SBsettings HD (not sure if I use that)
     
  23. braddick macrumors 68040

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    You know how it is stated jail breaking isn't for everyone? It is true. After multiple jailbreaks and issues I went back to stock on my iPad3 and 4S two weeks ago and haven't looked back.
     
  24. iClive thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm still open minded.

    Since I opened this thread I've put the iPad back to stock (as suggested above) and will re-jailbreak by adding just the tweaks I really need and see how it goes. That way, I might even identify what it is that causes the crash.

    Thanks for all the comments and advice.
     
  25. LithePanther macrumors 6502

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    Several unexplained restrings a day are usually signs of bad tweaks.

    This happened to me from both Copic and Facebook this.

    Try uninstalled each of your tweaks one by one. I'm sure the problem will go away once you find the tweak causing this.

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    You think that's a lot of tweaks? I have over 50 installed and add 1-2 every other day it seems like.

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    I have to respectfully disagree with this statement.

    I am not advocating using cracked apps, but I myself have used some, and I have NEVER had a problem because of them.

    My only problems occurred from legit tweaks, notably Copic (caused my phone to respiring once a day) and Facebook this (constant restring).
     

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