Yeah, I jailbroke, and went a little install-crazy and crashed the phone

fury

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So I finally bit the bullet and jailbroke...and then I was so excited that I went a little nuts with all the app installing, and installed so much stuff I guess, that the phone stopped before finishing the bootup process. It just kept vibrating 3 times, every 30 seconds or so. 1.1.4 OTB

Is this a common occurrence, and if so, is there any faster way to recover from it than restoring the phone (20 minutes), resyncing (30 minutes), and rejailbreaking (1 minute) and reinstalling all the apps you had before (hours?)

Are there any specific apps which are known to cause this problem?

Are there any must-haves that I should start out with and add more slowly, rather than installing a heap of them at a time?
 

fsas06

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u might have to just restore and start over, and only install a few apps at a time
 

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I Dix this same thing my very first time. I went installer crazy and crashed mine twice in a row.
 

fury

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Is there any possible way to find out before restoring the phone what happened?

Like, for example on the Linux side of things, I could check dmesg... Is there an equivalent on the iPhone, and do I need to have an SSH server running on it in order to find that out?
 

kariya9mdoa

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Just use ziPhone or any other it only takes 4 mins.


HappyModding
 

lman

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Wait so you crashed your phone, what is the current state of it? Is it just a black screen or what?
 

acosmichippo

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if you want to be safe about installing when you rejailbreak, i'd restart the phone after every installation.
 

fury

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It's working now, I went through all the restore, resync, rejailbreak rigmarole. I just wondered if there was a way to debug it and just delete the offending app remotely, so that I don't need to take all those steps all over again.
 

acosmichippo

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it probably wasn't a specific app (most apps are pretty stable)... just the fact that you went "install-crazy". With multiple apps trying to initialize themselves together, it can get a little messy.
 

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Just remember to restart your iPhone after you install each app. Don't install a bunch of apps and then do a restart. This way if your phone acts weird you'll know which app caused it.