iPhone Crashing to Springboard

Cooldread

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Hello Everyone,

I have a jailbroken 3G iPhone with 2.2.1 Firmware and I am having crashing problems. When opening certain applications (i.e. AppBackup, Icy) they crash back to the Springboard. I have done some research and everyone says to reinstall winterboard and mobile substrate, which I have done but it did not make a difference. Any other advise besides RESTORE?

Also, if I uninstall both winterboard and mobile substrate and reinstall them again will I lose everything thats inside them?

Any advise or tips will be greatly appreciated. Cheers! :mad:
 
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I had your problem before. Usually updating the Cydia helps a lot, there's usually a warning that if you don't you'll have problems. Is your Cydia app in need of an update?
 

Cooldread

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I had your problem before. Usually updating the Cydia helps a lot, there's usually a warning that if you don't you'll have problems. Is your Cydia app in need of an update?
Hey evolution83, thanks so much for responding to my post. I will follow your advice and see what happens. Cheers.
 

Europa

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There is nothing installed to or stored inside Winterboard. It simply changes themes that are stored elsewhere, so reinstalling it wouldn't hurt. I don't think it will solve your problem though. It's probably a particular app or theme that is causing this problem. I would uninstall all themes installed since the problem started occurring as well as new apps, particularly Icy and AppBackup. Cydia should always be kept updated. If this doesn't help, a restore may be in order.
 

Cooldread

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Hello Europa,

Thank you so much for responding to my post. So, if I understand you correctly deleting and then reinstalling winterboard will not lose any info. Is this the same for Mobile Substrate?

I agree that reinstalling WB will not make solve my problem because I have done that and no change. As for Cydia, I believe I have the latest because I am always checking for CHANGES. This is how you update Cydia correct?

I really hope I don't have to RESTORE!

Thanks again for your assistance.
 

Europa

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When you open Cydia, it will say "1 essential upgrade" if Cydia itself needs upgraded.

That's correct on the Winterboard question.

I'm not sure about Mobile Substrate since I don't use it.
 

Cooldread

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Help Please! My phone is in Recovery mode and I cant get out of it without reseting. It is communicating with iTunes and syncing like normal but I have the Apple logo and it keeps on turning off and on.

Help!