iPhone Possible to Get 4S Out of Boot Loop & Keep Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BzowK, May 21, 2014.

  1. BzowK macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Hey Guys -

    After switching to an HTC One (Android) a couple of months ago, I retired my 4S. I just wanted a change and sure got one! I thought the other day that I'd like to switch between the two when I wanted to since they both take the same SIM. Unfortunatly, I'm having an issue with it...

    The Issue
    When I power the phone on, it stays at the Apple Logo - even overnight. I do know that it was on iOS 7.0.x and jailbroken - however - I can't get it to go back to the springboard and know that restoring firmware will wipe the jailbreak. I do have the SHSH blobs via TinyUmbrella / & Cydia, but last I heard you cannot restore newer iOSs with them

    Here's What I've Tried So Far
    - Ran "Exit Recovery" in TinyUmbrella (newest version) in both Recovery & DFU mode - no go
    - Ran "Fix Recovery" (only works in DFU mode) - After clicking and confirming, nothing happened...
    - Ran SemiRestore (newest version) - App wouldn't recognize iPhone in Recovery, DFU, or any other state

    I'd really like to keep my jailbreak if at all possible so am hoping that there's a method I'm not remembering or tool that's come along while I've been out of the scene for a while that can help.

    Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!!
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Safe Mode?

    Shut down. Press and hold Volume Up. Turn on phone. Keep holding volume up until you get to the lockscreen or springboard.

    Use Cydia to uninstall any of the tweaks that may be a problem.

    If you can't get to Safe Mode then likely something you've done to try and fix this has messed things up.
  3. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    put it in dfu and then out of dfu if the above method does not work.
  4. BzowK thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Worked like a champ!

    I never knew holding Up would start it in Safe Mode. Thanks!
  5. TonyC5454 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014
    Hey thank you vet much! That put me back to my normal jailbreak! Thanks again.
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Or... you could of just updated it to 7.1.2 (current firmware and runs better on older devices) and re-jailbroken with Pangu.
  7. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009

    Especially in the event 7.1.3 drops and closes the exploit.

    7.1.X is buttery smooth, even jailbroken, compared to 7.0.X IMO
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    this is an older thread.. before pangu came out lol. thats why i told the op to do the DFU trick.

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