iPad Fixing a boot looping iPad 1 IOS 5.1.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by markk1, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. markk1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2016
    I have a constantly boot looping iPad which I am yet to find a solution to. My boot looping issue shows the battery symbol with a small bit of it filled with red, then it goes to the apple logo, then shows the spinning icon in the center of the screen then freezes after a while, only to start the whole process over again. I have tried to hold down the + (volume up) button as it powers up and it eventually shows my lock screen with wallpaper but it freezes shortly after. I have also tried holding down the power button and home button to force power it off a number of times, as well as leaving it charged overnight. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this? I have critical jailbreaking data which I really dont want to lose, so I want to avoid an itunes reset at all costs.
    Any help is greatly appreciated,
    Thanks, Mark
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Well, you can always restore back to 5.1.1 and rejailbreak.....but what I don't understand is critical jailbreaking data???
  3. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    You could try booting into safe mode - hold the top volume button down for a minute or so after you see the Apple logo. You could then try uninstalling what might be causing the problem via Cydia.

    I'm also curious what "critical jailbreaking data" means.

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