Memory problems with iPod touch 4G

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by KsbjA, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. KsbjA macrumors newbie

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    My jailbroken iPod touch 4G (4.3.3., I think) has been acting up for a few months already, and it's getting worse. Apps often close themselves randomly. After a respring (which I'm paranoid about, always fearing something might go wrong, even if it shouldn't), things are back to normal for a little while - I can open and use huge apps like Keynote, or browse the web without Safari closing all the time. After a while of using the device, it goes back to "normal", closing the open app shortly after it's opened. "Closed" means the screen turns black for a few seconds, then it goes back to Springboard. Lately, even the Music app sometimes closes mid-song.
    Animations like opening or closing apps are usually jerky or get skipped altogether, or only like the second half of them is played. Scrolling through Springboard pages feels laggy, too, and it takes a few seconds for an app to be closed by the home button, or a folder or the multitasking tray to open, which also happens in a laggy way.
    SBSettings usually says I have below 30MB of available memory, and after an app crashes it's between nine and eleven megabytes.
    I think it might be something jailbreak-related. I could give you a list of all my MS extensions and all that, if that helps.

    TL;DR iPod touch turned laggy and slow, runs out of memory, apps crash; likely a jailbreak related issue.
     
  2. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    If we needed another reason NOT to jailbreak . . .
     
  3. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Just do a restore in itunes. You'll lose your jailbreak, but I really haven't had any good reason to jailbreak any of my iDevices since ios 1.x (which was pre-app store). The app store has a really great selection of apps, and I've just stuck with that for a couple years now, and haven't missed cydia.

    By the way, jailbreaking isn't what harms your ipod, it's all of the crap programming in some apps (since there are practically no program quality guidelines for cydia apps). So if you need to jailbreak, to bypass the airprint limitations for example, then go ahead and do that. Just be careful what apps you download, since some are pretty solid, and others are ****.
     
  4. KsbjA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that's what I meant. I know the jailbreak itself is harmless. Anyhow, thank you people for your input. I think I'm going to wait until iOS 5 instead of restoring, and then I'm gonna install less jailbreak stuff, only the essential things like UISettings.
    If nobody else replies, I'm gonna mark this as resolved... even if I hoped for an easier fix than reinstalling the OS. :eek:
     
  5. Skyhigh223 macrumors regular

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    Like I always say, nothing goes nowhere faster than a freshly restored iPod.
     
  6. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    Originally Posted by kbfr08
    By the way, jailbreaking isn't what harms your ipod, it's all of the crap programming in some apps (since there are practically no program quality guidelines for cydia apps).

    Methinks you just made my point better than I ever could have . . .
     
  7. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    Its mostly any mobile substrate dependent apps that he may have installed that slows down the device. The more of them that are installed, the slower the device. He said he had SBSettings, that's one of them. Who knows what else he has installed.

    Not to mention that the iPod touch 4th generation itself feels a bit slow on iOS 4.3.5 as it is. Slowing it down further with poorly programmed Cydia apps doesn't help.
     
  8. SmackApps macrumors newbie

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    When you jailbreak your iPod is ok but when you install all the crap on cydia then you run into problems! If you just want to print to more printers try http://netputing.com/airprintactivator/ works great for me!
     
  9. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    I tend to agree it's for sure jailbreak related. Even on my iPhone 4, certain Cydia tweaks can really mess things up. Mobile notifier is the worst. It causes reboots, hangs, stalls, any and everything. Even with twice the ram. Without jailbreak I can have all 120 apps on my phone open no problems, with it, and mobile notifier, it screws up quickly. The only thing that see,s to be able to handle those tweaks is my iPad 2.
     
  10. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    stop hating on jailbreaks just because you dont experience it
     

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