Phone takes FOREVER to reboot/respring. iPhone 4 JB 4.3.
So when my phone starts to get a little laggy, I like to kill all non-essential/unused apps using the little red arrow in Switcher Plus. About 2 seconds after that, my phone freezes for about 30 seconds to 1 minute before I can use it. Then it runs fine. Weird.
The other issue, which is the point of this thread is if I install an app via Cydia or do any other action the requires a reboot or respring or just reboot or respring to clear the ram, my phone can litterally take up to 5 minutes to boot back up. When I do a respring, it sticks on the respring screen for about 2-3 minutes, and then it reboots (to the apple logo) instead respringing to the lockscreen. When I reboot, it just sticks at the apple logo for up to 4-5 minutes at times. It doesn't do it all the time though. I don't know what causes it, but it's really annoying.
Now here's the thing. I am on 4.3 and did not have this issue on 4.2. But, When I went to 4.3.1, it was actually on a completely new phone. I had a 16GB i4 on 4.2 that ran flawless with greenpois0n. But I gave that one to my wife an moved to a 32GB and jailbroke it on 4.2 to get my SHSH in Cydia, then immediately moved to 4.3 right after. So I never actually used my 32GB on 4.2. And I have been trying to downgrade back to 4.2 to see if it's a GP vs RS issue, but Cydia is taking forever to display my 4.2 SHSH (over a month) and the downgrade is not working. I get a 1013 error when iTunes attempts to check Sauriks server. Moved to 4.3.2 and still have the same issue. So I don't know if it's the phone or redsnow. But I have all the same apps, and even removed some that I thought may be the cause.
Anyone have this issue?
Last edited by DJ Hellfire; 05-22-2011 at 03:00 PM.
- 05-05-2011, 03:19 PM #2
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- 05-26-2011, 06:24 AM #9
You sound really knowledgable so what I would suggest is to use Pwnage Tool(Mac) or Sn0wbreeze(Windows) to JB. I like these tools because it reloads the firmware with the JBen firmware. You're not nlocked so just make sure put them in Expert Mode and uncheck the Activate the phone option. You can get Pwnage Tool on iClarified - Apple News and Tutorials under Tutorials, iPhone, Jailbreak and you can get Sn0wbreeze on iPhoneHeat.com Yahoo it to find the site.
Like I said it reloads your firmware so make sure you do a backup and sync before you begin the process.
- 05-27-2011, 02:04 PM #11
Well, Snowbreeze didn't fix it. I ran Snowbreeze and setup as new, opened a bunch of apps to get the ram down to around 49MB and respringed the phone and the same problem happened where it locked up and rebooted for 3-4 minutes.
However, I have my suspicions that BiteSMS may be the problem. So I removed it and did the same thing with bogging down the ram and when I resprung, it took like 3 seconds to respring!
So I'll let this roll for a couple days and see how it goes and let you guys know!
Is iRealSMS an equal alternative to BiteSMS?
- 06-10-2011, 06:55 AM #13
Turns out it wasn't bite SMS. After a day the problem happened again. So now I'm completely lost as to what's causing it. However, without bitesms, the ram would barely go below 100mb. With bitesms, it can drop as low as 32mb. But the stock message app sucks, especially after using bitesms for 2 years. Lol. Everything about bite is great though; the quick reply, contact pics, the fact that you can close the keyboard in a message thread to read the earlier texts easier, the easy forwarding of text and mms just by holding the text box, the built in smilies without having to run an international keyboard etc. Believe it or not, I don't use it for tones. I use tonefx for all that stuff.
I have no idea what's the problem. It's obviously something multitask related since it only happens while clearing the memory.
- 06-10-2011, 11:06 AM #15
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- 06-10-2011, 11:49 PM #19
Well, bad news. I stripped all the theme items off and have been running all stock skinning and icons and it still happens. The only thing that is themed is SB settings, but I doubt that's doing anything. Also, the font is custom, but I removed fonts before when I first started troubleshooting this and it didn't help. Any more suggestions? I've also tried removing lockinfo as well.
- 06-12-2011, 01:03 PM #21
- 06-12-2011, 04:55 PM #23
not only would i not use pkgbackup but i would not use any type of backup. manually write everything you would like to put back on the device and start completely over. PITA, i know
in fact once you restore as new, again, run it as a stock out-of-the-box device and see what happens. if it is still happening then you will know it's hardware related, which it probably is not, and get a replacement
- 06-12-2011, 10:13 PM #24
Well, got some news. Did another restore as new. Ran stock, but the problem doesn't happen since there is no respring and no way to monitor ram. So I did the jailbreak with redsnow and downloaded all my apps one by one, instead of package back up. Problem still happened. So the back up data is not the problem.
So I went back to the idea of it being theme related. So I went to Cydia and removed winterboard completely, which also removed all of my themes and have been running for 3 days with the stock theme. Problem still happens. So I'm clueless.
I guess a few suspects that I'm running could be shrink, gridlock, five icon dock, five icon multitasking dock, five column springboard, folder enhancer, or springflash.
Also, when the phone does finally reboot, it boots into safe mode and crash reporter most all of the time names Twitter app as the cause of the springboard crash. I tried removing twitter and it doesn't help the long respring issue.
Is there a way I can check what other background tasks are running that wouldn't be listed in the process window or multitasking dock?
Last edited by DJ Hellfire; 06-18-2011 at 11:52 AM.