iPhone Jailbroken iPhone 4 won't boot anymore

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by zxoraz, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. zxoraz macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    I jailbroke my iPhone 4 not long ago,
    and it worked completely fine,
    But a couple of minutes ago I tried to download a package from cydia, it was stuck on "Loading" for a long time, and eventually it just turned itself off.

    Now it's constantly trying to boot but it's stuck on the boot screen (With the apple logo)

    Now I'm quite sure that I'll have to restore, but I have some pictures and other things that I want to back up first, is there any way to access the files before attempting a restore?

    Thanks
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    #2
    Hold down the volume up button as you boot the phone.
    Once in SafeMode, try to remove whatever you were installing.
    Depending on how far the install went, it may or may not be possible to remove the hack.
     
  3. zxoraz thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much, I removed it and the phone works properly again,
    You surely saved my ass :)

    Just a bit curious though, there's still a chance that this package will work if I try installing it again right? or is it too risky?
    I don't know what caused Cydia to get stuck on the "Loading" screen..
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    #4
    Read the info about the package including the ChangeLog.

    Either it is not compatible with your device, firmware or it is outdated/abandoned by the developer.

    I would stay clear of it.
     
  5. RoStep macrumors newbie

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    I tried to install iCaughtU Pro on my iPhone 4S running 7.0.4 from the BYA Repository (because it's free) and I guess it wasn't supported and the phone wouldn't boot. But thanks for the help.
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    It's never a good idea to install pirated tweaks, at least that's what I'm assuming since I don't use icaughtu pro and you implied it's a paid package

    Cracked tweaks tends to lead to problems
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    #7
    Yep, besides being against the rules here to talk about stolen apps, having sketchy, pirate repos and stolen apps on your device is the quickest way to make your device malfunction.
     

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