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    Default Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up - Jailbroken!

    So I have a jailbroken iPhone 5. And let me say first that I CANNOT restore it. I have a bunch of stuff on here that I need because the hard drive on my laptop failed so I need to backup my music/pics/vis/apps SOMEHOW. Anyway so it boots to the apple logo and then gets dimmer and just stops. It started after I tried to respring from Winterboard after disabling
    Transparent Dock.
    I have tried DFU mode, recovery mode, Fix Recovery (by TinyUmbrella), RECBOOT (exit only), and Redsn0w. Apple won't help cause its jb. Please help me, there has to be a way to fix this. Also, iPhoto will recognize that the iPhone has photos on it and iTunes will say that the password needs to be entered to view the phone. I have also tried booting with the volume up button. Nothing. I also am unable to restore because there's a download limit on my internet and the restore file passes that cap.
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    How about you try to use another laptop and login your iTunes id there so you can backup and restore your phone?
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    If its not booting, don't tell apple it's jailbroken. They can't look at it and tell.

    I'm assuming you've tried to import the photos into iPhoto?

    Did you have photos sync to the cloud?

    App purchases are maintained on apples servers. You can download fresh.
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    Hold Volume + button & then turn on your phone & keep holding it, you will see your lockscreen soon enough.

    Happened to me, after it boots turn it of & back on again.

    Edit: just read you tried the above, problem is its mobilesubstrate crash as winterboard caused it, just like mine.

    Try again but hold the button & power on & don't let the volume + go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCRocky5 View Post

    Edit: just read you tried the above, problem is its mobilesubstrate crash as winterboard caused it, just like mine.

    Try again but hold the button & power on & don't let the volume + go.
    Wait, so I should just hold the volume + button and the power button until it works? Or what? I am very confused! If I hold the volume up button upon booting it, it turns off and goes into a loop of turning on and off until it eventually stays once again at the dim apple logo.
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    Nope. Ain't doin ****. Took it to best buy to have them restore it and they couldn't do it. **** you evasi0n jb
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    Be more careful with what you install next time. You have no one to blame other than yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen Howe View Post
    Wait, so I should just hold the volume + button and the power button until it works? Or what? I am very confused! If I hold the volume up button upon booting it, it turns off and goes into a loop of turning on and off until it eventually stays once again at the dim apple logo.
    Only the Volume Up (+) so press & hold that button then turn the phone on, but keep holding the volume button until the springboard or lock screen appears, all mobile substrate tweaks will be disabled until the phone is rebooted.

    If you ever get a boot loop, try that. Winterboard gave me a boot loop but fixed it by doing the above. I'm not sure why it gave me a boot loop as all I done was enable a theme :-/ after held the volume button I disabled the theme & rebooted & all is fine now.
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    When it gets stuck on the boot and it won't go further, call your phone; it should send it into Safe Mode.
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Elamitex View Post
    Be more careful with what you install next time. You have no one to blame other than yourself.
    Owen is just asking for help

    I'm sure he already blamed himself there's no need to remind him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen Howe View Post
    So I also am unable to restore because there's a download limit on my internet and the restore file passes that cap.
    just go to a coffee shop buy a coffee sit in the corner and use there free Wifi
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    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    Owen is just asking for help

    I'm sure he already blamed himself there's no need to remind him
    Yes, "**** you evasion jailbreak" clearly suggests Owen took responsibility. You're right.
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    Thank you mate, helped me a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCRocky5 View Post
    Only the Volume Up (+) so press & hold that button then turn the phone on, but keep holding the volume button until the springboard or lock screen appears, all mobile substrate tweaks will be disabled until the phone is rebooted.

    If you ever get a boot loop, try that. Winterboard gave me a boot loop but fixed it by doing the above. I'm not sure why it gave me a boot loop as all I done was enable a theme :-/ after held the volume button I disabled the theme & rebooted & all is fine now.
    OH My god,
    . You sir, are a god to me now. I do not know how to thank you.
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up - Jailbroken!

    YOU JUST SAVED MY LIFE! If I took my iPhone 5c to the apple store, they would see that it was jailbroken. My phone would start up and go to the lock screen, but it would just crash again. IF ANYONE HAS THIS PROBLEM, DO WHAT THIS GUY SAYS. Although, I just held it against something to hold the volume + button down. YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up - Jailbroken!

    Thank you SO much! My jailbroken iPhone 5S crashed. I did the usual "hold the power and bottom button" simutaneously until reaching the apple screen. However, this did not work...
    By adding the volume + into my reboot, it worked!
    Thanks again
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    THnks a ton.....u save my life...my iphone 5s 64 Gb worth $850....i was helpless....
    u saved me....
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    Quote Originally Posted by JCRocky5 View Post
    Hold Volume + button & then turn on your phone & keep holding it, you will see your lockscreen soon enough.

    Happened to me, after it boots turn it of & back on again.

    Edit: just read you tried the above, problem is its mobilesubstrate crash as winterboard caused it, just like mine.

    Try again but hold the button & power on & don't let the volume + go.
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    Default Re: Can't get my iPhone 5 to start up!

    Not happening with my iPhone 5C.. I tried more than 50 times now.. after apple logo it shows that lines circle stuck screen.. what to do.. frustrated..

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