Boot Loop of Death

CooKieMoNs7eR

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Ok I got a 6S+ jailbroken on 9.0.2, I have a bunch of tweaks installed including icleaner, ok so I opened the app and did a normal clean and resprung and now my phone is in a boot loop, keeps showing the apple logo then it boots again, I tried to home + power and it didn't work, I also tried to press the volume up after reboot and it didn't work...any help around this? I really don't want to restore but I will if I have to, thanks.
 

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Turn the phone off. If the phone is in a constant boot loop, hold Power and Home until it shuts off, then let go.

Hold down the volume up key. THEN press the power button until the phone boots. Keep holding down the volume key until you get to safe mode.

My guess is that you aren't getting to the volume up key in time for it to register that you want to go to safe mode. That's why I recommend holding volume up before powering on the phone.

If you can get to Safe Mode, uninstall iCleaner Pro. Despite it being compatible with iOS 9 I think it's got issues.
 

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No, just use the volume up method. It boots you into safe mode. Check out my guide as it goes into more depth on this. Its in this subforum
 

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Lol believe me I'm doing it very fast, its just not booting into safe mode or anything...
 

CooKieMoNs7eR

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Just turn it off first. Then hold the volume up button (and keep holding it), then power on the phone.

If it doesn't work after that, then yes, it's a restore.
Did exactly what you told me, still not working, I guess I'll just restore....but for anyone out there with cleaner I would uninstall it till its updated or something.
 

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Did exactly what you told me, still not working, I guess I'll just restore....but for anyone out there with cleaner I would uninstall it till its updated or something.
It works fine for me, but I've heard others had issues. I'm not sure why you would need it in the first place though.
 

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It works fine for me, but I've heard others had issues. I'm not sure why you would need it in the first place though.
When it works, it's a great tool. Cleans caches, lets you delete prefs, removes downloaded updates, unneeded languages and graphics, etc. It also lets you enable/disable launch daemons and it's best use is that it can disable tweaks - which means you can troubleshoot what tweak is causing a problem without having to uninstall it.

Very useful. And now, dangerous.
 
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When it works, it's a great tool. Cleans caches, lets you delete prefs, removes downloaded updates, unneeded languages and graphics, etc. It also lets you enable/disable launch daemons and it's best use is that it can disable tweaks - which means you can troubleshoot what tweak is causing a problem without having to uninstall it.

Very useful. And now, dangerous.
Did not know about disabling daemons and tweaks. I'll give it a try. Thanks
 

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Is there a way to ssh and fix this? I really don't want to restore loll
Well, if it's tweak related, and you are able to SSH successfully without disconnecting from the boot loop, you can try to uninstall cydia substrate through a SSH terminal

And hopefully, you're successful and so it boots up the phone normally
 

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"Updated" from 9.2 beta to 9.0.2 and jailbroke with the new Pangu for Mac. Everything went without a hitch until I went into Lydia and installed all of my tweaks. Respring and BOOM! BLoD. Safe mode was no help for me either even doing it how eyoungren suggested.

Restoring now. :confused:
 

iphonedude2008

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"Updated" from 9.2 beta to 9.0.2 and jailbroke with the new Pangu for Mac. Everything went without a hitch until I went into Lydia and installed all of my tweaks. Respring and BOOM! BLoD. Safe mode was no help for me either even doing it how eyoungren suggested.

Restoring now. :confused:
I would do your tweaks one at a time until you find one that causes safe mode. Other people have had that issue when queuing up multiple downloads.
 

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I would do your tweaks one at a time until you find one that causes safe mode. Other people have had that issue when queuing up multiple downloads.
There was a warning during my jailbreak saying my phone had already been jailbroken and I should restore before doing it again. I ignored it so I'll just blame it on that. I've been slowly adding stuff and no problems so far.
 

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There was a warning during my jailbreak saying my phone had already been jailbroken and I should restore before doing it again. I ignored it so I'll just blame it on that. I've been slowly adding stuff and no problems so far.
Apple stopped signing 9.0.2 a little while ago. So, good thing you got it done today.

Caution is now advised for all from here on out.
 
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Apple stopped signing 9.0.2 a little while ago. So, good thing you got it done today.

Caution is now advised for all from here on out.
How long ago? I restored to 9.0.2 twice today. I thought that was the case too but ipsw.me was showing it was still being signed so I dropped down from 9.2 beta without a hitch.