General Quick Method to RESPRING your iDevice

braddick

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What do you do when you need a quick respring after modifying your iDevice?

I go into Winterboard and toggle 'summerboard' on and then off. In the upper left corner the respring toggle instantly appears and I use that. Takes a second or two and allows my iDevice to respring without hassle or trouble.

I know this simple method isn't going to light the world on fire, but I was at an iPhone repair shop yesterday getting my screen replaced and the technician there was turning the iPhone off, waiting for the iPhone to then cycle off, and then turning it back on. When I suggested what I did above he seemed mildly surprised.

Just wanted to share this tip here. . .

Carry on!
 

tateu

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Activator gesture for SBPowerAlert or my own FlipSwitch power toggle or "sbreload" via ssh/terminal or "killall -9 SpringBoard" via ssh/terminal

I believe that "killall -9 backboardd" via ssh/terminal will also do it
 

co.ag.2005

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there's a CCToggles switch that does it (I use this)

Springtomize 3 has a neat one where when you are in task/app switcher, swiping up on the home page/springboard would respring your phone. this was my favorite but S3 would crash my springboard from time to time so I uninstalled it :(
 

bigjnyc

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there's a CCToggles switch that does it (I use this)

Springtomize 3 has a neat one where when you are in task/app switcher, swiping up on the home page/springboard would respring your phone. this was my favorite but S3 would crash my springboard from time to time so I uninstalled it :(
This

Or just go in to springtomize 3 and tap respring in the upper right corner.
 

braddick

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iWipeCache is also an invaluable tweak, but I was thinking along the lines of accomplishing a respring without using an additional tweak. Already had Winterboard (yet not Springtomize).
 

darricksailo

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iWipeCache is also an invaluable tweak, but I was thinking along the lines of accomplishing a respring without using an additional tweak. Already had Winterboard (yet not Springtomize).
Do you use any control center tweaks?
 

braddick

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No, I keep my jailbreak as minimalistic as possible.
(Even having added Winterboard was a bit of a stretch.)
 

braddick

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^ironically, I think theming is less minimalistic than tweaks but that's my opinion :D
Strangely, I can't disagree with you.
I keep a single Theme (Laguna) and don't use Winterboard for anything else.

But you're right- Winterboard is my single indulgence in an otherwise minimalistic cydia jailbreak.
 

Menneisyys2

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iWipeCache is also an invaluable tweak, but I was thinking along the lines of accomplishing a respring without using an additional tweak. Already had Winterboard (yet not Springtomize).
I'm not sure Winterboard allows for adding scripts. If it does, just paste the following there:

#!/bin/bash
rm -f /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.springboard-imagecache*
rm -rf /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/SpringBoardIconCache
rm -rf /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/SpringBoardIconCache-small
/usr/bin/killall SpringBoard


Incidentally, this (and nothing else) is what iWipeCache executes. (See the /Applications/iwipecache.app/run script.)

EDIT: BTW, under iOS7, simple respringing (like the above way) may not show new apps (also see https://github.com/kokoabim/iOSOpenDev/pull/105 ). Then, an additional

su mobile -c uicache

may be needed. Actually, I use this in the postinst file of my own JB tweaks (e.g., "Video Bitrate Configurer" or "SkypeRecorderSourceSwitcher"). After installation, it makes sure the newly-installed app is shown - without going through a full Respring (via killall). Nevertheless, its usage is pretty limited; for example, to reload the dynamic libraries in Mobile Substrate (as is done in my SkypeRecorderSourceSwitcher), you do need a killall.
 
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Tmlfan3

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Have a triple home button press to respring. Also have the toggles in CC (using CCToggles)
 

The Mad Hatter

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I'm partial to this method.

Activator and custom menus work wonders (it comes up when I press-hold the power button).

Credit to Menneisyys2 for the background. ;-)
 

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scirica

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The OP worked way too hard on this one! Most of us do a swipe and tap with Flip Control or another tweak. Sometimes we don't think of the obvious.
 

highertechnology

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I use a CC toggle myself. One for respring and one for reboot.

I read Saurik has an activator action set to pressing both the up and down volume buttons at the same time for respring. Pretty clever.
 

darricksailo

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I use a CC toggle myself. One for respring and one for reboot.

I read Saurik has an activator action set to pressing both the up and down volume buttons at the same time for respring. Pretty clever.
If you have flipswitch installed with activator, you can set that up too