Resolved Safe to remove battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shannonbrooke, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. shannonbrooke, Jun 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

    shannonbrooke macrumors member

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    My iPhone 4 isn't working, I resprung and it's stuck on the screen with the loading symbol after the Apple logo comes up...and it wasn't fixed by plugging it in. This happened after downloading a tweak from Cydia and respringing. Anyway, I have the tools to take out the screws in the bottom, I was wondering if I took out the battery and put it back in, if it may help, or if it's even safe to do so, I don't want to mess up my phone. Or should I just wait for the battery to die? I don't know if they will help me at the Apple store since I have a jailbroken iPhone (ofcourse they can't tell by looking at it now) Has anyone else had this problem before?
     
  2. err404 macrumors 68020

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    Hold down the sleep and home buttons for about 10 secs. This should force a reboot.
    Worst case, put it into DFU mode and restore the OS.

    FYI - A respring is not a reboot. It is just a restart of the GUI layer. The core OS remains running.
     
  3. shannonbrooke thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, I held down the sleep and home button and now it's stuck on the Apple logo screen...what now? :/
     
  4. shannonbrooke thread starter macrumors member

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    Nevermind, it finally worked. I don't know why I didn't think about doing this. Thank you for your help!
     
  5. err404 macrumors 68020

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    I've seen a reboots take a long time after a forced shutdown. I assume it runs an more exhaustive maintenance routine before start up. Glad to help!
     

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