iPad Reboot loop, am I screwed?

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  1. nukage, Feb 12, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015

    nukage macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015
    I was having some problems with my iPad so I decided to use the Semi-restore app. I guess it removed the tweaks that keep iOS 8.1 from going into a reboot loop because I rebooted and now it's stuck on the apple logo. I wasn't even aware of this issue when I first jailbroke it because Pangu automatically added the tweaks necessary. If I restore from DFU mode, I'll lose my jailbreak and won't be able to get it back until there's a new one for 8.1.3, correct? Is there a way to get out of this loop without restoring? Or a way to restore into 8.1.2 instead?
  2. eyoungren, Feb 12, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Safe mode.

    Turn off the iPad. Press and hold the volume up button. Turn on the iPad. Keep holding the volume up button until you get to the lockscreen.

    Take it from there.

    Pangu doesn't add any tweaks. It adds Cydia and it adds the necessary items for the jailbreak, but there are no unrelated tweaks that it installs.

    Semi-restore must have removed something, or perhaps did not do a complete job of removing all the tweaks.

    If you can't get into safe mode then a restore is your only option.
  3. nukage thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015
    Tried that several times and nothing. Guess I'm going to have to lose my jailbreak.. what terrible timing, wish this happened last week instead of just right now.
  4. yui4 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2011
  5. nukage thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015
    Holding volume up does nothing.. I held it for probably 10 minutes. Is there another way to access safe mode?
  6. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Make sure you are pressing both the home button and power up button for like 30 seconds
  7. Deetlebug89 macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2014
    Hold lock and home button for about 10 seconds... Screen will flash when it powers off suddenly

    Then release both when Apple logo goes away

    Quickly push volume up button and keep it held until iPad turns back on (keep it held until at home screen)

    I find this to be the quickest way to safe mode on my iPhone, I hardly ever use it tho because I normally never have problems

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