Phone not working after jailbreak...2.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jobsfnby, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. jobsfnby macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
    I jailbreaked my iphone EDGE last night on 2.1. After i tried to use the phone app this morning it only showed the keypad for about 3 seconds but then crashed. Everytime i try to use it, it crashes on me and doesn't load.
    When someone calls me i can accept it and it works fine but doesn't give me the black screen with the red button on the bottom. It only gives me the green bar at the top of the home screen. It will still call numbers if i tap on them in another app.(if that helps)

    I can't access my contacts, favorites, recents, and voicemail.
  2. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    i had this same problem, i restored and do everything again now it's working fine. i have no idea what's going on. try the phone function right after JB see if it working first before loading apps. and then install app one by one, check phone function after each install. that's all i did.

    i love my jb phone especially backgrounder, cycorder, PdaNet. good luck
  3. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    That does sound strange. I too would try a restore and then re-jailbreak. Did it work ok before you went to bed last night?
  4. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    for my case i didn't even check the phone function until i try to make a call the next day. don't know if it work right after jb or some theme from winterboard that i install. but phone close and goes right back to home screen. i was able to make a call by click on the phone # from contact app but there's no way to end the call i have to turn off the iphone.
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    go to Installer and uninstall Kate..that is very VERY buggy software.
  6. jobsfnby thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
  7. ituner99 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2008
    Saved my sanity

    Thanks for the uninstalling Kate hint. I just jailbroke my Edge iPhone 2.1 on Monday and today the phone was crashing as previously described. After uninstalling Kate I'm now a very happy camper!!! Cheers Mate!
  8. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    Wow, good call guessing it was Kate! Yeah, I had Kate installed on my phone for about 2 minutes. Completely worthless software.
  9. tacomahunter macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2007
    I thank you as well, just took the plunge to JB the phone and was wondering what the heck was going on with the phone. No Kate all it good!
  10. QUiKSR20 macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2008
    Neptune, NJ
    I had the exact same problem!!!!

    I jailbreaked and everything was working. 2 days later the keypad / dialer lost all the words and I couldnt dial.

    I am gonna re-jailbreak tonight and unistall that kate prog and and see how it goes!

  11. kelma76 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2008
    you just save my day, you are a legend!!

    many thanks.
  12. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
  13. jobsfnby thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008

    If you haven't re-jailbreaked yet you should just be able to go into insaller and uninstall Kate. That's what i did and that seemed to work fine.
  14. jbm9290 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    Okay so I have the iPhone 2G and i have no idea what to do right now.

    So first I jailbroke it with the original version i had, and then I updated the iphone to 2.1, and now when i try to jailbreak it again with says iHaz Success! but my phone is not unlocked--i only get the screen that tells me to plug my iphone into itunes!!

    what do i do??? somebody please help!!
  15. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    Jailbroken does not equal unlocked.

    To unlock, you have to check the "Unlock" box.

    I think that may not be an option on the Windows version. Try PwnageTool.
  16. jobsfnby thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008

    Did you backup and restore you phone before you updated? I know that if you just click update in itunes when you have a jailbroken phone, something goes wrong. Im not sure what to do but i think that was your problem. You might look into

    hope this helps
  17. tylertech macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Yeah I don't think you're supposed to update a jailbroken phone, it does things like un-jailbreak it and stuff. Try holding down the menu and home button. I think that's what I did when mine did that. I was able to connect it to iTunes, restore it, and re-jailbreak it.
  18. daisuke07 macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2008
    did kate ever work....

    i remember first installing it. piece of ****
  19. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Kate is a joke! It's wreaked havoc on a lot of naive iPhone users.
  20. jbm9290 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    ok so yea i did update it while it was jailbroken...and didnt restore it first :/

    so i tried restoring it just recently, then jailbreaking (and unlocking) it with a newer version and no luck
  21. jobsfnby thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008

    Try putting it in DFU mode:

    1. hold down the home and power button until the screen goes blank...let go before the apple logo comes back on.

    2. go to your computer and make sure itunes is closed
    3. plug the iphone in while holding the home button, then open itunes while it's plugged in.
    4. itunes should say 'itunes has detected an iphone in recovery mode' or something like that
    5. click restore and let itunes restore your phone.

    6. once its restored and it asks if you want to restore this phone or set up as a new phone....close itunes without selecting either one
    7. once you closed itunes after the restore you need to jailbreak at this time using quickpwn or whatever you choose-do everything you want to do with jailbreaking...i think you should do unlocking now too but im not sure on this as i didn't unlock.
    8. once it's jailbroken you can open itunes and restore or set up as a new phone
  22. mlandinez macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kate will bug your phone

    So I JB my 3g Iphone, didn't even realize that my Phone APP was not working, I just unistall Kate from the installer and my phone works perfectlly thanks for the support.
    Kate sucks!
  23. jbm9290 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    YESS!!! so it finally all worked out...

    for those of you who want to know...i restored my iphone, then ran pwnagetool instead of quickpwn which worked much better, and plus i was able to customize it and allow it to unlock my iphone...thanks to everyone for your help :D
  24. jsb10 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    Try this

    I luckily never dl KATE. For anyone still having the same problem, simply try resetting your phone (holding down home and power button). Worked for me
  25. catsmeow3824 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2009
    phone icon crashs

    wow nevermind i feel like a tard i just restarted and works fine LOL errr errr errr thanks

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