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nomoneydm

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Ok so here's my dilemma, my springboard crashed last night sometime. Me not being fully awake just hit okay on the box that pops up. Well I leave for work this morning and see that ye springboard is still in safe mode. So I turn my phone off and restart it. I get to work and go to use it and realize all my jailbroken tweaks are gone. Try to open cydia and nothing.

I have an iphone4 running 5.1.1 I was jailbroken untethered on absinthe.

Any help to let me know what went on will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Josh
 

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After hitting okay and before turning your phone completely off, you should've re-boot/restarted the phone instead. Similar to a tethered Jailbreak, if your jailbroken device is in safe mode and you completely turn it off then turn it back on, your jailbreak data is lost. I would recommend using another version of Absinthe if you jailbroke your iPhone using an earlier version. Chances are they fixed a few kinks that popped up with the later Absinthe updates. If you can, back up your device through iCloud, restore and re-jailbreak.

HOWEVER if you have MobileTerminal, we can avoid it all assuming it's still working.
 

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Something like this happened to me yesterday as well... I had downloaded a theme that was out of date for my device and it crashed my springboard... so after I went and removed the theme from my phone I then respring and then turned springboard off under my winterboard settings... then it looked as is the most of my tweaks were gone as well but all I had to do was enable the tweaks again and reset them the way I wanted... So would it have been possible that maybe you had loaded a tweak or theme that was outdated for your device??? If so then I would make sure it wasn't reloaded to keep this from happening again...
 
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Well I guess I was in luck! After using the phone for a while not being jailbroken, I just do happened to do a hard re-boot to my device. When it re-booted the phone was in jailbroken form just as it were before the springboard crash.

I greatly appreciate your help. Although not used, your advice will be surely noted for future issues.
 

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Well I'm glad everything turned out ok... nomoneydm... :)
 

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