Why does Springboard always crash when syncing after re-jailbreaking my iPhone 3GS?

Malte Bönsch February 22, 2012
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On my iPhone 3GS I had a untethered jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for iOS 5.0.1 (using a 5.0 ipsw).

Now I want to switch to tethered jailbreak:
(I know Corona would have been the easiest… but I re-jailbreaked):

1. I made a back-up with iTunes and PKGbackup for Cydia-apps.
2. Through iTunes and DFU mode I restored to iOS 5.0.1
3. Performed an untethered jailbreak using Redsnow 09.10.b4
4. Restored cydia apps using PKGbackup.
(4a –> after the following steps failed several times, I also tried only installing folderenhancer)
5. Restored the latest backup from step 1

Restoring worked, however, after restoring, whenever all apps should be loaded onto the iphone through synchronization, spring-board respringed (it did not crash and show the safe mode but simply respringed) in the process and the syncing began again.

This always happens so it never loads apps to the iPhone.

Any ideas?

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  1. Anonymous
    February 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    perhaps there are some applications that are not compatible, you have to track down and uninstall them.

  2. Susendeep Dutta
    February 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

    How to diagnose and fix springboard crashes [jailbreak] -

    http://www.imore.com/2011/03/07/diagnose-fix-springboard-crashes-jailbreak/

    How do I get my device out of "Safe Mode" (Springboard crashing)? -

    http://www.jailbreakqa.com/questions/32462/frequently-asked-questions#32560

    Other frequently asked questions for Springboard -

    http://www.jailbreakqa.com/questions/32462/frequently-asked-questions