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I have an iPhone 5 and I've been able to install things just fine.

However since I don't reboot one tweak at a time, I now have a Boot Loop.

I will post my installed tweaks as soon as I can boot up with MobileSubstraight disabled.


***EDIT***

Below us my installed list and as you can see I barely have any tweaks.
https://mega.co.nz/#...q4iIJ_lDmNdrY74

This has led me to believe that Saurik needs to fix WinterBoard as its the only tweak you need to uninstall if you come into a boot loop AFTER installing it.


The fix for this boot loop is to get your phone to reboot during the boot loop by holding power and home. The screen will go black and then the apple logo will appear. ONE SECOND AFTER the logo appears, hold volume up and your phone should boot up. If not just keep trying.

This disables MobileSubstraight, which now that I think of it could be the problem (either WinterBoard OR MobileSubstraight needs an update, or both), allowing you to boot up and run Cydia to uninstall WinterBoard and do a clean reboot.

Then just reinstall it and you should boot normally.

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I have an iPhone 5 and I've been able to install things just fine.

 

However since I don't reboot one tweak at a time, I now have a Boot Loop.

 

I will post my installed tweaks as soon as I can boot up with MobileSubstraight disabled.

 

https://mega.co.nz/#...q4iIJ_lDmNdrY74
 

 

Same thing happened to me and that fuiphone girl. I think she got out with a hard reboot, but that wasn't the case for me.

 

The only packages I had installed were mobile substrate and winterboard + its dependencies.. very weird. 


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i've rebooted with winterboard fine


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i've rebooted with winterboard fine

 

so did a lot of other people. I restored and did the same thing perfectly fine. just sharing what happened to me, that was on my iPhone 5, my iPod touch 5 was fine though. 

 

I haven't experienced anything else yet as I haven't had time to install anything really.

 

Were you able to hold volume up key and boot ?


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I was able to disable MobileSubstraight holding Volume Up during a boot, yes.

 

It took me some time and I even have to get in and out of DFU a few times to have it work.

 

One second AFTER you see the Apple Logo, THEN hold volume up.

 

I also uninstalled Winterboard and it rebooted fine.


I reinstalled it and it rebooted fine.

 

I sent saurik like 50 emails (on blast) to get it fixed ;)


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I thought this had something to do with evasion JB and that they r working on it and a few other bugs as we speak

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No I think it's Saurik that needs to handel this one,

 

So far only iPhone 5 users have reported this issue.

 

If it was evasion related, all devices would be effected.



MobileSubstraight MobileSubstraight MobileSubstraight

And what does this have to do with anything?


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got into a reboot loops several times too Need to do hard resets to get it working



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Thanks for posting this Rypedub, I have not downloaded winterboard till there is a fix to this. With my luck i will experience this problem while I'm out and volume up button wont work  :P


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I uninstalled a couple winterboard themes (not even winterboard itself) and now I'm stuck in a boot loop. Not even my phone, my fiance's... :/ (iphone 5) I can't even get it into safemode.... the volume up button thing isn't working out for me... I didn't same some of her apps (they wouldn't transfer at the time) and now I don't want her to lose her app data... 

 

Does anyone have any other solutions?  



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Try a hard boot. Sometimes I gave to do it twice.

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I tried that... isn't working... I can view the phone files on iexplorer (mac)... but not in iFunbox. Is there a way to manually delete the files that are causing the bootloop? 

It's weird it's looping but I can see the files steady. 



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I tried that... isn't working... I can view the phone files on iexplorer (mac)... but not in iFunbox. Is there a way to manually delete the files that are causing the bootloop? 

It's weird it's looping but I can see the files steady. 

 

See what files ? 

 

I had to restore nothing worked when this happened to me.

 

EDIT:

 

but before restoring try whats in first post (didn't work for me, but worth a shot as that feature is there for this exact reason)


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I was able to access the root directories. I saved the app data for some her apps and games then I was also somehow able to actually make a backup through iTunes. (I know, I don't understand it either; and this isn't my first rodeo)

 

Anyways, I ended up having to restore the phone (sucks). I just hope it doesn't happen to my iPhone 5 as well as I also have winterboard installed and am currently using a theme... 



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After I restored the problem hasn't come back, seems its a common issue though I hope saurik recognizes it.

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I had the same problem with WB... to name a few LOL  Finally restored and reapplied JB.

 

Not sure on this one but here goes. If I had saved my files with PKGbackup last year ( ios 5 ) and re-installed it now, would it fetch and place old out of date packages causing my boot/safe mode errors yesterday? Just curious.

 

Decided to hold off on PKGbackup for now.

 

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