In need of help

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by paulm22, May 26, 2012.

  1. paulm22 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    Hello all.

    Today I downloaded Absinthe 2.0 to Jailbreak my iphone 4.
    I backed up my iphone in itunes and then deleted everything in settings as it recommended.
    I then jailbroke the phone which was fine and then was in the process of restoring all my info and apps to my phone via itunes.
    It was then I clicked on cydia. Cydia was preparing to load for a about a minute and then my phone restarted.
    Once my phone loaded back up cydia was gone...along with phone, messages, settings, contacts and a load of other important stuff.
    I did another restore on itunes, iphone loaded back up but still, no important apps.
    I have tried to search for the apps with no joy. Though via search I can find messages, contacts (though I can't call anyone) I can receive phone calls though.

    I feel like an absolute twonk and really want to restore my phone to how it was a couple of hours ago.

    Has anyone had a similar problem and managed to fix their phone or am I screwed.

    I'd appreciate your help and I apologise if I come across as a 'noob' though jailbreaking isn't something I do on a daily basis...thankfully.
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    First of all, you should be using 2.0.1
    Since you failed to give your iDevice or firmware, this will be a guess
    Do a clean restore to 5.1.1
    Skip step #2 of pod2g's directions if you do a clean restore
    Once done with Absinthe, in the left pane of iTunes, right click your device and you have to option to select restore to backup (but setting it up clean is better)
    When you first run Cydia it will take a long time to set itself up, then it will close. Then reopen it. You have to be patient.

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