MobileSubstrate installed, iPod won't boot.

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  1. magical_walrus

    magical_walrus New Member

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    I just upgraded my iPod Touch 2G to 3.0 & jailbroke it with QuickFreedom 2.0 beta, so I started to install some essential apps like OpenSSH, MobileSubstrate, and SBSettings. After the mandatory respring that installing MobileSubstrate calls for, the device goes into an infinite respring loading loop. I tried restarting the device, but now it goes into an infinite boot/startup screen. I tried SSHing into my ipod to remove MobileSubstrate, but it seems the apt-get command was 'not found.' I was only able to fix this by restoring to a unmodified 3.0 firmware and re-jailbreaking. MobileSubstrate has never had any problems for me on 2.2.1, but now when I try to get my 3.0 device customized and working the way I like it, it won't boot. Can anyone help me with this problem?

    Thanks in advance,
    -magical_walrus
  2. mikec1985

    mikec1985 Active Member

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    You do know that quickfreedom is for 2.2.x right? You need to restore to clean firmware then re jailbreak with redsnow.

    Try to enter DFU.
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    magical_walrus New Member

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    QuickFreedom 2.0 is for jailbreaking OS 3.0, and it's worked for many people. The actual jailbreaking process worked for me, but MobileSubstrate won't.
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    Ok either way I would still rather use the dev-teams tool before i would use one from here. Use redsnow!
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    notice: Quickfreedom 2.0 BETA. Hence the term beta. Use redsn0w until l quickfreedom gets out of beta or fixes the glitch in a newer beta.
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    Redsn0w has a UI now anyway....

    and its ah ell of a lot quicker
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    oh yeah redsn0w only takes a couple minutes. quickfreedom you have to wait for it to create the firmware file then you have to apply patches and then restore. i used it on 2.2.1 when redsn0w wasn't available.
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    I'll try using redsn0w. But in QuickFreedom 2.0 you don't even need to make a new IPSW, you just need to put it in DFU mode and let it do it's thing. It also uses redsn0w in the jailbreaking process.

    Edit: It worked! Thanks guys!

    Edit again: I just tried installing Stack, and it caused an identical problem. I restored and re-jailbroke, then installed APT 0.6 transitional though cydia to see if I could SSH into my device to remove packages like stack. Whenever I would try to remove any cydia package with "apt-get remove," it says Package not found. Can someone tell me how I can fix that? (I also want to be able to fall back on apt-get if Cydia stops working -- and it has before)

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