Restore required anytime I shut down
I have now jailbroken my iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 five (5) times. The jailbreak process went smoothly each time. The first period of having a jailbroken iPhone lasted almost two weeks.
Last night, things changed--it "froze up" totally and I had to do a full restore. After what appeared a successful restore, I again ran blackra1n. It went fine, installed Cydia and got a new copy of AptsBackup to "restore" my previoulsy "backed up" Cydia apps. The iPhone froze again during this "backup." So, I had to run another restore over night.
This morning, all looked well and my iPhone appeared to be fully restored. So, with trepidation, I again ran the latest version of blackra1n, installed Cydia, but not AptsBackup, this time.
I manually reinstalled as many of my former apps as I could recall (nothing strange or exotic--mainline popular Cydia apps). Then I did a full restart (don't even ask me why I decided to do that!). The white "Apple of Death" appeared and my phone was frozen AGAIN!
I just started another (hours-long) restore and as much as I like the features of a j.b. phone, I think I'll endure the pain of a plain vanilla Apple iPhone.
Only one problem (that I can see). If I ever have to take it in to Apple for service, the carrier logo in the status bar, which I modified with a Cydia app, "Make It Mine" is still as I changed it and without the benefit of Cydia, I can't restore the AT&T brand. So, it looks like my cover is blown, even with a fully restored iPhone. (Any way to restore this, without a Cydia app?)
Any comments, words of wisdom and/or prayers will be gratefully accepted!
Michael in Maine