springboard crashes and goes into safe mode

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sfaguy, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. sfaguy macrumors member

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    i have been installing and using apps fine until recently when i switch from english to chinese, iphone goes into safe mode saying 'springboard has crashed...', so i have to press 'restart' to reload springboard.

    i have been researching all morning but did not find anything particularly useful. at one forum, someone suggested maybe running out of disk space, so i even deleted some of the apps. yet, it still crashes when i switch languages.

    however, when i power on/off the phone, the crash does not happen. i really hate to restore and phone and to re-install all the apps. i remember i have been using SSH & cyberduck to modify files and i wonder is SSH is the culprit.

    i would appreciate if anyone has any input about this or if anyone has the same issue as i. i have a 2G iPhone running v2.1
     
  2. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    My phone went into safe mode quite often with 2.1, but it hasn't happened since I upgradeded to 2.2. You should upgrade. 2.2 is faster and much more stable, especially if you JB.
     
  3. sfaguy thread starter macrumors member

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    well, i was hoping upgrading to 2.2 is not the only option since when i upgrade from 2.1 to 2.2, phone will be locked and i will have to unlock and jb again. which is really no different than uninstall winterboard and reload all the apps, right?
     
  4. notintheleast macrumors 6502

    notintheleast

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    I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean here....
    Do you mean that you don't want to update because you don't want to have to re-jailbreak? If thats what you mean, then I guess you'll just have to deal with the problems you are having.

    Don't be lazy! :p j/k

    It is really worth the small amount of time for you to restore, update, and install your custom FW with pwnage. 2.2 has been treating me much better than 2.1.
     
  5. sfaguy thread starter macrumors member

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    a friend of mine told me version 2.2 has alot of bugs and also the battery life for the iphone seems degraded. so i am just holding out until all the bugs have been resolved.

    i supposed i could re-jailbreak using pwnage 2.1 thereby cleaning up everything and i can re-install everything.
     
  6. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    Well, I suppose you should trust someone you know over a stranger like me, but your friend is wrong. I have had better battery life, no springboard crashes (safe mode), less crashes in safari, more general stability, and winterboard is a million times better on 2.2.

    If you just don't believe me, then check out these other threads with people attesting to 2.2's superiority:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=610051&highlight=battery+life+2.2

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=618447&highlight=battery+life+2.2

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=617257&highlight=battery+life+2.2

    The upgrade has solved the safe mode problem for me.
    Anyway, I'm done trying to convince you. :cool:

    Good luck! :D
     
  7. sfaguy thread starter macrumors member

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    i know at some point, i need to upgrade. i will look into your links and decide a time to do all that.

    thanks again.
     

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