iPod touch iPod 4G Randomly boots into Safe Mode

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gigahertz, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. gigahertz, Jun 11, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013

    gigahertz macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    Sorry if this in the wrong forums, I new here :p

    So my iPod has been randomly since Friday. On Friday, I installed:

    AutoProtect for iOS 6
    BatteryBanner? (think that is what is called)
    And that tweak that hides your keyboard with a space bar swipe

    Since then I've uninstalled those tweaks, but I still boot into safe mode...

    These are the tweaks and themes I had before installing the above tweaks (and have now):

    Springtomize 2
    Winterboard with:
    LS Thin
    LS RisingBars
    LS Typo5

    And to be honest, part of me thinks the Safe Mode booting started after installing RetroArch (gone now), but I can't remember.

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance!

    PS. this iPod is on 6.1.2 jailbroken with Evasion
  2. gigahertz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
  3. gigahertz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
  4. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    There's a recurring tip that is mentioned in every single "please help, my phone is crashing" thread. That tip is, disable all mobile substrate addons with sbsettings or iCleaner Pro and then slowly turn them on one by one or in bunches. Do this very slowly so when the crashing starts, you'll know it was the most recent MS addon that is causing it. From there you can determine if its only that MS addon or if its conflicting with another MS addon. It may seem tedious but it almost never fails.

    This is the best way to resolve your crashing. FYI if you read even one other thread regarding this topic you would have learned this. The good news is, you don't have a ton of stuff installed so it shouldn't be too difficult to narrow down the offending tweak. Do this and then report back. Let us know if you have any questions or problems. Keep me posted! Good luck.
  5. gigahertz, Jun 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013

    gigahertz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    Can I disable them using springtomize 2, or would it be better using the options you mentioned?
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    if you still have the springtomize 2 version where you can disable mobilesubstrate tweaks, then you can use that instead of SBSettings or iCleaner Pro
  7. gigahertz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    It would appear that Winterboard is causing the crashing, which is weird because it worked fine before.
  8. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    it doesnt help the fact that you fail to mention when it crashes. and how often. does it crash when your phone is idle? in the lock screen? home screen?

    in any event i had a very peculiar random crash in my lock screen when the phone was idle and it occurred every two or three days. first i removed the latest installed tweaks but that didnt help. also, they were all mainstream widely used tweaks and people didnt seem to suffer from that problem. to add more mystery to this, another idevice i own has the same exact tweaks (except for the themes) and it was working fine.

    how did i solve this?

    ILEX RAT. Complete restore and i manually re-installed the same tweaks one by one, cleaning out the old cache in the process.

    no more problems for me. i thus have to assume it was something left over from the past or something along the way became corrupt.
  9. gigahertz, Jun 15, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013

    gigahertz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    I said randomly in the first post, so anywhere.

    I can't restore and re-jailbreak anyway, I don't want to update to 6.1.3, and I don't have SSH Blobs to restore to 6.1.2.

    Actually I just googled iLexRat, might try it.
  10. iRetired macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2012
    I haven't heard of anyone losing jailbreak after using iLex rat. But if you're using Gridlock 2, be forewarned that ILR does NOT remove it.
  11. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    use faith to dump 6.1.2 blobs, and then you can restore to 6.1.2.
  12. gigahertz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    Been a while since last post.

    Since restoring my iPod with ILEX Rat, I reinstalled all of my teaks I have before. This was working fine until 2 days again, where I randomly booted into Safe Mode, and now it happens more times than before ILEX Rat.

    I don't know what to do now.
  13. BumpyFlatline, Jul 4, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2013

    BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    Don't install all the tweaks you had before wiping it. Obviously something is conflicting with another tweak or you installed a bad tweak, but whatever is causing it, you just need to disable all your tweaks and then re- enable them a few at a time until the crashes start up. Once they start happening aim, you'll know its related to the most recently enabled tweaks and you'll find your culprit. Should be pretty easy and straightforward to figure out. Good luck.

    Edit: I just realized I already posted this info way back when you first started the thread. Regardless, I suggest doing this again. If it starts crashing after enabling winterboard then my guess is that something is conflicting with winterboard. Winterboard doesn't usually cause crashes unless you use theme that might have a bug. I think you should start this process with winterboard enabled and everything else off. Then slowly start enabling them until the crashes start. When they start, you'll know the most recent tweak is conflicting with winterboard. Remove that offending tweak, turn everything else back on, and enjoy your device. This is what I would do.

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