Debating on Restoring my phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ajohnson253, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    I have had it jailbroken for the past month. I just switched up the theme for a glasskart theme and changed my font. I also use backgrounder, kirake for multitasking. Recently my phone has been acting up, freezing, apps shutting down automatically just normal jailbroken glitches. I just realized that it definitely is not running as smooth as it was when I originally had it and it was all stock.

    I am debating on if it is worth going back, I only use pandora to run in the background really. Has anyone been in my boat before?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    It must be problems with addons you installed thru cydia.
    I have a jb 3GS and never gives me any glitches, freezes or random restarts.
    Maybe try a restore and Then install just the stuff u need and use
    the most.
     
  3. mikeee macrumors regular

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    i same here also suffer from a little slowness cus of the jailbroken iphone. sliding thru my springboard apps isnt smooth as it used to be, anyone else noticed this too?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Don't forget if you plan to jailbreak after you restore make sure you have your SHSH files on Cydia's servers. Otherwise you'll be stuck with unjailbreakable 3.1.3.
     
  5. edit1754 macrumors newbie

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    try this:
    uninstall all your mobilesubstrate addons and keep the ones you use (backgrounder, etc.)

    your phone should run faster

    I do believe Winterboard can slow things down or use a lot of memory depending on what themes you have enabled, and things like Five-Column Springboard or Iconoclasm can do the same. (they are all mobilesubstrate addons)

    Here's a good way to test if this will help:
    if you have SBSettings installed, use it to enter safe mode (Power > Safe Mode)
    It temporarily disables mobilesubstrate. See if it makes your iPhone perform better.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    yeah this is why you need to be real careful on what you install. Cuz if the phone takes a dump and requires a restore, you're SOL on going JailBroken again.
     
  7. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000

    ajohnson253

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    I didn't do the restore. I just uninstalled all the things that I didn't need. It's running much smoother now.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That will do it.
     

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