1. iKevinT's Avatar
    Ok, I have searched. And I have read the FAQ. Maybe I'm just
    not searching for the right things, but I just need to ask some
    questions. I am brand new to the jail breaking arena. I have
    just jail broken my iP4 (4.2.1). I set it up as a new iPhone in
    iTunes. After I synced all the music, apps, etc., I went to Cydia
    and downloaded my first app: the Five Dock thing. After it
    downloaded it asked me to reboot. So I rebooted. It went to
    boot mode (with the Apple logo) and stopped there. Was my
    mistake that I didn't plug it in first? And do I have to plug it in
    and reboot every time I download a Cydia app? If so, will it
    automatically reboot correctly if I am plugged in before rebooting?
    I understand that only a tethered jailbreak is available for 4.2.1
    at the moment. So does that mean that any changes I make
    (like installing a Cydia app) requires me to do everything while
    the phone is plugged in?

    Sorry for the newb questions. I'm trying to learn by searching, I
    swear, but I just couldn't find the answer to these. Thanks in
    advance for any help. Looking forward to getting more familiar
    with this whole thing. :-)
    12-29-2010 09:16 PM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    Not all Cydia apps will require a reboot, but when you do have to do it, the "tethered jailbreak" means that yes, your phone needs to be tethered to your computer with your cable. To reboot, run redsn0w and choose "just boot tethered right now.

    Kind of a pain, but you can make life easier by installing your Cydia apps using the queue method--that way you get them all set to install and do it at once. To do this just click Cancel when it asks to install, then choose Continue Queuing and browse to the next app you want to install. When you add the final app, choose Install to load all the apps at the same time.
    gbelford likes this.
    12-29-2010 11:46 PM
  3. iKevinT's Avatar
    Ok. Thanks for the info. Got it working now. I'm still lost, but I'm figuring
    it out, slowly but surely.

    Thanks again. :-)
    12-30-2010 01:30 AM
  4. gbelford's Avatar
    @ Massie: Thanks for that tip! That'll save me alot of time in rebooting.
    12-30-2010 09:35 AM
  5. paco87's Avatar
    @ Massie: Thanks for that tip! That'll save me alot of time in rebooting.
    What he said
    12-30-2010 09:38 AM
  6. Player1's Avatar
    Great tip, thx
    12-30-2010 05:17 PM