Jailbreaking your iPhone has its benefits, but it can sometimes cause problems with random bootups and crashes being the most common issues. Here’s how to fix boot loops and crashes with iOS 9 jailbreak.
Released in October, just a month after iOS 9 was officially released, the iOS 9 jailbreak has become one of the fastest jailbreaks we’ve seen in a while for a major iOS release. Needless to say, the jailbreak community was ecstatic.
There are many reasons why jailbreaking your iPhone is great because you can customize your iPhone so much more than Apple allows. Also, there are loads of jailbreak tweaks you can download that can improve the iOS experience for you.
However, it’s rare when you jailbreak your iPhone and don’t face any issues. In fact, most jailbreakers will encounter random boot loops and crashes at some point with their jailbroken device.
If you’re new to jailbreaking, you may not know exactly how to fix these problems when they occur, but there are a few things you can try that usually work well for solving boot loops and crashes.
Here’s how to fix random booting and crashing issues on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.
How To Fix iOS 9 Jailbreak Bootloops & Crashes
Sometimes when you install a certain tweak, it may not work well with your other tweaks and your iPhone or iPad may randomly start rebooting itself over and over depending on different conditions on your iOS device.
At this point, you might be panicking and wondering what you can do to prevent your iPhone from constantly restarting and returning to the home screen. The good news is there is a simple trick to stop random boot loops.
While your iPhone restarts, press and hold the volume up button as soon as the Apple logo appears. When your iPhone is fully powered on, release the volume up button. This method will remove your iPhone from the boot order and you will be able to use your iPhone again.
However, it will disable all your Cydia tweaks in the process. They will still be installed on your device, but will not be actively working. This is what gets your iPhone out of a boot loop because there is probably a Cydia tweak you installed that is causing the problem.
As for random crashes, if you open the Facebook app and find that it crashes every time you try to open it, a jailbreak tweak is probably in the way. Review your tweaks and make sure you don’t have any Facebook tweaks. There are many tweaks that aim to fix Facebook annoyances and what not, and you may have installed such a tweak at some point. It may cause the Facebook app to crash as it is.
To reactivate your jailbreak settings and get back to normal, simply restart your iPhone.
If you’re still experiencing boot loops and can’t stop them (known as Boot Loop of Death or BLoD), then your only action is to restore your iPhone, which unfortunately will force you to update to iOS 9.1 and you won’t be able to jailbreak, but Cydia Impactor will not be able to jailbreak you. Should be updated soon enough to keep it at 9.0.
How to Avoid Bootloops and Crashes
There’s really no solid way to avoid getting a bootloop or an app crash altogether. An app crash is not a big deal as it is easily fixed as described above, but boot loops are much worse and can cause you to restore your device.
A great way to avoid booting is to avoid manually restarting your iPhone. Since it won’t cause any problems (or at least shouldn’t), you can still respond, but restarting your iPhone can sometimes cause bootups.
This also means that you shouldn’t let your iPhone run out of battery for it to run out, as you risk going into a boot loop when you turn it back on.
Ideally, it’s always a good idea to do some research on the stability of a jailbreak tweak before installing it. of Reddit /r/jailbreak subdirectory It’s a great place to ask questions about all this.