1. Don Pianta's Avatar
    does it usually take a LONG time for the phone to reboot after jailbreaking?

    there is the pineapple logo on my screen (that has replaced the apple boot up logo) and it has been there for about 5 or 10 minutes...

    is this normal?

    it wont go to the home screen... i have turned it off [by holding down the home and power buttons] twice but it still stays on the pineapple logo for a really long time...


    HELP! anyone please!
    01-01-2009 05:58 PM
  2. Don Pianta's Avatar
    please... anyone... none of the directions on how to jailbreak the phone said anything about what to do if your phone is bricked
    01-01-2009 06:05 PM
  3. melwan's Avatar
    did u JB while having 3rd party Apps on there from the App Store?

    If yes, restore it with iTunes and re-JB BEFORE syncing any of your data. After JB is complete you can sync whatever u want to it.

    To restore it with iTunes:
    - Disconnect your iPhone
    - Power the iPhone down by holding Home+Power for ~10 secs or so (let go of the buttons as soon as the screen goes black)
    - Launch iTunes
    - Now hold the Home button and while having it held down, connect the iPhone (do not let go of the Home button until you see iTunes recognizing the iPhone as a new phone)
    - Follow iTunes instructions to restore it. Then, you can attempt JB again BEFORE syncing any Apps

    Let me know if that works for ya

    Good luck
    01-01-2009 06:57 PM
  4. Don Pianta's Avatar
    thanks,

    i just restored my iphone ot factory defaults... and i found that the backup i did today DID NOT SAVE... so when i went to restore my phone the latest backup was one back in november.....

    is there any way i can find the restore that i did today? (like look for it manually?)
    01-01-2009 07:14 PM
  5. captaindan's Avatar
    Do you use a Mac or pc?
    01-01-2009 08:06 PM
  6. Don Pianta's Avatar
    pc
    10characterlimit
    01-01-2009 08:56 PM
  7. MrEClass's Avatar
    If you want to successfully jailbreak your phone, then you need to do a complete restore i.e. do not select "restore from backup"!

    Just choose the option to setup as a new phone. Once finished with that, make sure you are updated to the 2.2 firmware. Then exit iTunes. Open up the jailbreaking program QuickPWN and follow the quick and simple steps to jailbreak your phone.

    All done!
    01-02-2009 02:32 AM
  8. mikenyc2's Avatar
    The only issue with your solution is that you lose data from your Apps. Without doing a restore of your phone, u can't get any app data back on your phone. Unless you know how to do a restore from a backup without doing a restore of the phone itself??

    Mike


    did u JB while having 3rd party Apps on there from the App Store?

    If yes, restore it with iTunes and re-JB BEFORE syncing any of your data. After JB is complete you can sync whatever u want to it.

    To restore it with iTunes:
    - Disconnect your iPhone
    - Power the iPhone down by holding Home+Power for ~10 secs or so (let go of the buttons as soon as the screen goes black)
    - Launch iTunes
    - Now hold the Home button and while having it held down, connect the iPhone (do not let go of the Home button until you see iTunes recognizing the iPhone as a new phone)
    - Follow iTunes instructions to restore it. Then, you can attempt JB again BEFORE syncing any Apps

    Let me know if that works for ya

    Good luck
    01-02-2009 03:24 AM
  9. melwan's Avatar
    The only issue with your solution is that you lose data from your Apps. Without doing a restore of your phone, u can't get any app data back on your phone. Unless you know how to do a restore from a backup without doing a restore of the phone itself??

    Mike
    According to the first post and the symptoms the OP describing, I think this is the only solution (as far as I know). If u restore from a back up, u will end up with the same problems being faced right now. The restore has to happen "as a new phone".

    The solution I posted was for this problem (and I think its the only way to go about unless someone knows another way):

    there is the pineapple logo on my screen (that has replaced the apple boot up logo) and it has been there for about 5 or 10 minutes...
    Last edited by melwan; 01-02-2009 at 11:05 AM.
    01-02-2009 11:01 AM
  10. mikenyc2's Avatar
    Melwan,
    Thanks for the info. But I'd have to do this EVERY TIME Apple does a firmware upgrade?? I would have to flash my iPhone then lose all my app data cause i have to make it a new phone? This can't be a solution.

    Does anyone know if the DEV team is aware of this issue?

    According to the first post and the symptoms the OP describing, I think this is the only solution (as far as I know). If u restore from a back up, u will end up with the same problems being faced right now. The restore has to happen "as a new phone".

    The solution I posted was for this problem (and I think its the only way to go about unless someone knows another way):
    01-03-2009 04:01 AM
  11. melwan's Avatar
    ^ I agree with you and I would like to know better from someone more experienced.

    I read somewhere there is a way to restore from back up after JB. I am not sure about the details, thats why I need confirmation as well.

    If I understand it correctly, u need to restore in itunes as anew phone only if u encounter a problem during JB. Otherwise, a restore from backup should be ok.

    Anyone?
    01-03-2009 04:13 AM
  12. mikenyc2's Avatar
    I guess no one can help us on this issue. We just have to forget all our data and not doa restore everytime Apple has an upgrade and They Jailbreak the new version.

    This can't be right. there would be ALOT more people screaming. What are we doing wrong?


    ^ I agree with you and I would like to know better from someone more experienced.

    I read somewhere there is a way to restore from back up after JB. I am not sure about the details, thats why I need confirmation as well.

    If I understand it correctly, u need to restore in itunes as anew phone only if u encounter a problem during JB. Otherwise, a restore from backup should be ok.

    Anyone?
    01-26-2009 02:02 PM
  13. melwan's Avatar
    Actually, I was reading the other day that there are few apps on Cydia that would back up the other Cydia apps. and apparently, (from what I understood) we can restore a back up AFTER jailbreaking to get all the data back in!!! I am not sure how accurate my understanding is, but this whole thing haven't become an issue for me yet. 2.2 was my first attempt and Apple did not release anything new

    Please let me know if you find anything regarding this, and I will do the same.
    01-26-2009 02:43 PM
  14. reyza's Avatar
    I had this problem before when I first jailbroke my phone. I was doing something wrong with creating the ipsw custom firmware. I ended up downloading a custom ipsw someone else made. Now I just use QuickPwn. The first jailbreak can be tricky when using custom ipsws. QuickPwn is probably the least buggy way to do it. If you're already using QuickPwn I don't know what to say.
    As for backup apps, I've heard there is one that saves your app data but I don't know what it is. I usually do this manually by saving the var/mobile/Documents folder to my computer then re-uploading it to the iPhone afterwards.
    The Cydia app APTBackup will automatically re-download/install all your Cydia apps after a restore if you've pressed backup within it.
    01-27-2009 02:09 PM
  15. reyza's Avatar
    Either way you will have to do a restore if it's not going to home screen.
    Restoring as a new phone has solved problems for me before so it might work. Maybe save the var/mobile/Documents folder and then re-upload it after JB. It might not save all app data but it's close
    Last edited by reyza; 01-27-2009 at 02:18 PM.
    01-27-2009 02:10 PM
  16. reyza's Avatar
    Rather than edit, I'll post a new reply. I just found out about AppBackup from Cydia which will backup app data from App Store apps. Pretty sweet. Looks like aptBackup and AppBackup make a good combo.

    Edit: From the AppBackup dev's site:
    "If you want to "backup the backups," you should back up the entire /var/mobile/Library/AppBackup directory tree."

    I guess back that directory folder up, then re-upload it and restore it in the app again.
    Last edited by reyza; 01-27-2009 at 03:16 PM.
    01-27-2009 02:48 PM
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