New vWallpaper update bricked my iPhone 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JPitt09, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. JPitt09 macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    The update provided new sources and new wallpapers, but when you tried to apply a new wallpaper, it froze for a little bit. When my phone did the respring, the home screen came up, and was froze. I couldn't lock it, or click on any app. Then, the screen went blank.

    It literally won't do anything. When I connect it to itunes, my phone will make a sound as if it just plugged in (I have different sounds on my UI). I let it sync, but it still does nothing.

    Any help here? I'm desperate at this point, and almost hoping that it will let me restore, even if that does make it 4.0.2.

    Pleeeaaaassseee tell me there is something I can do.
  2. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010
    You can try rebooting it. Just press and hold both buttons until the apple pops up. If that doesn't work you better hope you have ssh installed.
  3. JPitt09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    Okay, it will reboot when I do that, but when I unlock, the springboard freezes, then goes blank again. I have been using iFile for my jailbreaking needs. Am I screwed here?
  4. JPitt09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    SBSettings FTW! I was able to pull down sbsettings on the lockscreen and put it in safemode, and from there I went in to vwallpaper and turned it off. Thanks for your advice on holding the two buttons down to reboot it, before that it would do anything!

    make sure you have sbsettings if you fool around with vwallpaper!
  5. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2009
    And, here I was thinking about installing the updates since i just read developer posted about it on his website.

    OP, please go here: and report your problem asap.
  6. JPitt09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    will do, be super careful if you do the update
  7. goneeuro macrumors member

    May 4, 2009
    was it a certain wallpaper that you chose? I tried to install a mario one the other day thru disk aid and when i went to select it my phone died. I had to do a restore and then downgrade. Just curious which wall paper you chose when it locked up.
  8. JPitt09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    It was Apple Caustic HD from the iG33kstas iOS4x repository. I don't think it's exclusive to that wallpaper though, all of the ones I downloaded from the new sources act weird when you download them. I haven't tried to set any others obviously, it scared me enough that I'm done with vWallpaper.
  9. goneeuro macrumors member

    May 4, 2009
    i did the newest update but didnt see any new wallpapers that i liked. I guess it was lucky for me. I will just use disk aid for now to install my own wallpapers. That way i know the file is good. Thanks for the warning though.
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Yeah you have to be careful of the vwallpapers that are around especially older ones I found to be more problematic...
    It didn't really bricked your phone, you could have call it a semi-brick as per proper definitions are concerned or simply put the word 'probably' before the word bricked in the title. Bricked means unusable w/ no way to fix the damage no matter what one tries so if you had tried to restore and DFU and it didn't work then the title would have been more appropriate.
  11. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2009
    This thread made me scared so I waited for more reports. Didn't find any so I just updated. To be safe before hand, I disable video in vWallpaper. Upgrade, re-enable and everything seem fine. I am using Bluestripes from developer repo.
  12. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    So if I reading right the phone didn't get bricked. I wish we could just strike that word out of use unless somebody is laying or buying bricks.
  13. TMar macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    Obviously many people don't understand the term actually means. It should never be used in the same sentence as iphone since it's not possible.
  14. hace macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    I have the same problem with my iPhone 4, but I didn't install sbsettings. Does somebody know a solution for my problem?

    I can't restore, because I don't have the original sim card.

  15. strodda macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    The best and safest thing to do, is to make your own video wallpapers. It's very simple. Just find any video you want to use, resize/crop it down to 320x480 and encode it to a mpeg-4 file. Then copy into your phone. That's it.

    I've done a bunch, I'll upload and share if any of you are interested.

    After hearing about your upgrading experience, I will never. Unless they update to allow 640x960 videos, then I would have to consider.
  16. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    How do you use sbsettings to boot into safe mode?
  17. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2009
    Swipe status bar (can be done on lockscreen), tap power, and then, safe mode.
  18. hace macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    Is there a way to go into safe mode without sbsettings?

    Or whatelse can I do?
  19. hace macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    solution without sbsettings

    connect iphone via diskaid to your computer. delete folders and root/user/Media/Skrew/

    restart iphone without freezing :)

    good luck!
  20. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Lol thanks. Never used sbsettings to turn off my phone. Actually I never really turn off my phone period! Looks like that's a good way to restart the phone too.
  21. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2010
    Your phone clearly was not bricked. Stop using thay term so loosely.

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