How does one install Cydia apps that require a reboot on a semi-tethered device?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Lycanthroat, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Lycanthroat macrumors regular

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    So, I messed up bigtime today and lost my untethered 5.0.1 JB and had to restore ;_; Not happy, but the phone kept respringing and I couldn't fix it. Even tried doing all that edit-the-host-file rubbish and it helped zippo.

    So, I tried the 5.1 tethered JB, but I'm in a bit of a quandry. Apps like WinterBoard, SBSettings etc require a reboot, right? So, can I install them on the phone? If so, how would one go about this? Or am I better waiting for the "proper" JB for iPhone 4? I pressed "Reboot Device" anyway - like the stunningly clever person I am - and it went into another respring loop, so I had to restore again >.>

    So, uh, some help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    With tethered jailbreaks every time your device reboots you need to run the software to turn it back on. Tethered mode.
     
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  4. Lycanthroat thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, literally press the "Reboot Springboard" prompt that comes up after installing stuff in Cydia, connect to PC and use Redsnow to "Just Boot", correct?
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yeah. No need to restore.
     
  6. parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    If it only prompts "Reboot Springboard", after the respring semi-tether is still active!!! No need to boot tethered.
     
  7. Lycanthroat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks loads for the help guys - I installed stuff like SBSettings etc, then on the Cydia "Reboot Springboard" screen, I would just DFU and boot via Redsnow (worked fine).

    I ended up going back to 5.0.1 thankfully (I had SHSH blobs saved I didn't know about) as Activator is MAJORLY buggy on 5.1. Also, it seems the shared artwork file is now different, because my custom one completely frizted the UI when I applied it.

    Once again, you've all been very helpful :)

    Cheers.
     

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