1. whiteyhd's Avatar
    Hi guys, I've been trying for 7 hours solid to find a solution to my problem but nothing is working, so I was wondering if anyone has any direct advice, which would be so so welcome!

    Basically, I jailbroke my iphone 4S with evasi0ns 6.0/6.1 patch two days ago whilst on holiday just to get some updates as a user and to get games like gameboy roms to pass the time on trains. However this morning I came back from holiday and as I was installing a theme, my iphone got stuck on the apple logo and has remained a dimly lit apple logo (I was ironically installing a theme for the boot up logo). Usually there are solutions to this but i'm in a particularly tricky situation, so i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions.

    Here is where things get difficult and standard stuff doesn't work:

    1) i don't want to reset or use recovery/DFU as i have a lot of pictures on there I don't want to lose as i haven't backed them up yet since i just came back. Im not fussed about losing the jailbreak as I know i can get it back if i have to go to 6.1.3, i just really don't want to lose any of my pictures or contacts on my phone and don't have access to any back ups.
    2) the holding the volume thing to get into safe mode doesn't work for some reason, it just goes bright logo and then dimly lit again and stays like that
    3) I don't think i have SSH as its only a recent jailbreak and I hadn't gotten round to installing it, and ifunbox doesn't appear to be working (although I don't know how to use it at all)

    those are all fairly standard, but heres where i get particularly stuck:
    1) I don't have access to my own laptop currently as I cant get access to my house for over a week and i really need a phone in the next day or two- I only have my gfs laptop which has had my phone plugged in before and my friends laptop
    2) I tried letting it run out of battery and then turning it back on, but now the other itunes wont read it because it is apparantely locked and I cannot unlock it because I can't get access to my iphone.

    So overall I'm lost and have absolutely no clue what I can do to fix it If anyone has anything they think that could get my phone working soon again without me having to lose everything, that would be amazing!

    Thank you so much to everyone who tries to help me out here,

    Whitey
    08-03-2013 10:34 PM
  2. sanc333's Avatar
    once my ipad was also stuck at the apple logo and back then i didnt know about DFU mode. so i basically kept my ipad as it is for 2-3 days.. once the battery got completely discharged, i plugged my ipad to power source and it worked again fine for me. so if no other option is left, and u can wait for some time then u may try this
    08-04-2013 12:27 AM
  3. whiteyhd's Avatar
    that doesnt work I'm afraid, I've already let it run out of battery twice and then see if that would help, and it was actually the first thing I did :P I think thats actually why I'm having the password problem on it- since it shut down and turned on again without being unlocked for the first time. SI yeah, that solution didn't give me any hope :/
    08-04-2013 04:29 AM
  4. whiteyhd's Avatar
    Nope, that doesn't work- it was actually the first thing I tried. It would turn on, go to a bright apple logo, and then turn into a dim apple logo and just stay as that :/
    08-04-2013 05:06 AM
  5. dizniz314's Avatar
    Afraid your going to have to restore mate. Do you have iCloud backup on? There also is the possibility that any back up you use may have the same flaw in iOS. If this reoccurs you may need to start with a fresh iOS and then bring your stuff back manually. Best of Luck
    Deanig_12 likes this.
    08-04-2013 01:12 PM
  6. natasftw's Avatar
    Afraid your going to have to restore mate. Do you have iCloud backup on? There also is the possibility that any back up you use may have the same flaw in iOS. If this reoccurs you may need to start with a fresh iOS and then bring your stuff back manually. Best of Luck
    Let's not make your first post be counterproductive. Backups won't bring back iOS flaws. Restoring is a last option, not the first thing you suggest. iCloud backups are irrelevant in every possible way for their situation.

    Try this:
    Boot Loop Tip

    Recently many people have fallen prey to the boot loop issue after installing a jailbreak tweak. The phone reboots, Apple logo shows up then goes dim and reboots. You can access your file system via SSH but cannot get into safe mode. I suffered this problem along with many others and it seems Cydia dev @saurik had received tons of emails on how to fix the problem. Luckily there is a fix where you need to remove two files on your device so your springboard can reload its file system.

    First you need to SSH into the file system and find these 2 files
    /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-045.csstore
    /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist

    Once you find them don't delete them just in case
    change them to
    /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-045.csstore.bak
    /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist.bak

    This basically renders them invisible, you can go and delete them later, always good to keep a backup

    Once you have changed the name reboot.
    Upon reboot you will notice all your stock apps are there and your installed cydia apps but NO appstore apps.
    DONT PANIC

    Just sit back and chill as iOS will slowly rebuild your apps on the springboard. I have over 300 apps on mine so it took a couple of minutes.
    Once all your apps are showing go into Cydia and remove the offending tweak. Should work perfect.

    Then go back into iFile and removed the files you changed to .bak.

    You can also use this method if you have jailbroken your device and Siri stops opening apps.
    Peligro911 likes this.
    08-04-2013 11:28 PM
  7. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    @natasftw

    Just curious.
    For the boot loop solution, would you need to have Terminal or something similar installed on the iDevice, PC or Mac?
    (for access to SSH files)
    08-05-2013 10:37 AM
  8. whiteyhd's Avatar
    I've seen that before but there's one problem with that- I don't have Open SSH installed on my phone because I hadn't gotten round to it as it was a recent jailbreak. Unless is there a way to SSH without the programme already installed?
    08-06-2013 03:04 PM
  9. natasftw's Avatar
    Programs like iexplorer, ifunbox, etc let you get the same functionality through a cable instead of ssh.

    You don't need ssh installed.
    LazyStarGazer likes this.
    08-06-2013 11:28 PM
  10. Lozi's Avatar
    Before using the volume up method did you long press the power and home button together in order to cause a hard reboot?
    08-06-2013 11:46 PM
  11. natasftw's Avatar
    Before using the volume up method did you long press the power and home button together in order to cause a hard reboot?
    A hard reboot is functionally equivalent to turning the phone off and back on. If the power has been depleted until the phone turned off and they recharged, the hard reboot won't offer any more benefit.
    08-07-2013 07:00 PM

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