I have an ipad 4 with 6.1 jailbroken with evasi0n. Didn't encounter any problems for the last couple of months that ive been using it.
Unfortunately it seems like i managed to brick it today. I am stuck on the boot screen (dimmed Apple logo). It doesnt appear to be a loop, at least the bright apple logo doesn't appear again even after a couple of minutes, it's just stuck on the dimmed Apple logo which flashes a couple of times before staying there.
Here is what i did before it got bricked:
Ive been experimenting with moving apps to an external USB thumbdrive for a couple of weeks now by moving the app folders to the external device and creating a link back at it's original location within ifile. It has been working very well for me, i even placed all apps installed on the thumbdrive in a folder on the dashboard, which, after respringing, appeared/disappeared depending on whether the thumbdrive was plugged in or not. Today, after not using the thumbdrive for a week or so, i discovered that the folder suddenly did not reappear when plugging the thumbdrive back in. I tried moving things around but could not make the icons of the apps reappear on the dashboard, starting it via the appstore did not work either. I then deleted the apps from the applications folder and from my thumbdrive.
So far, so good. I then wanted to try what happens if i just move the contents of the .app folders to my thumbdrive and link them back, and tried that on the game "magicka". It worked just as good as before but i wasn't sure about the icons disappearing, so i tried a reboot with the thumbdrive plugged in. Since that moment i am stuck in the state described above. I know for sure that rebooting has worked before with the app folders moved & linked, so i'm not sure what the problem is here.
So yeah, i was a bit stupid messing with that stuff, lesson learned, the only thing that i want right now is save my jailbreak.
What i have tried so far:
-Tried rebooting it with & without the thumbdrive attached - did not work
- Tried booting it while holding the volume up button to get into safe mode - did not work
- Tried entering recovery mode while connected to pc with itunes running - worked
- Tried getting it into DFU mode - worked
I am kind of confused right now what i could do to either save my jailbreak, or restore it entirely. Is it true that getting a JB ios version back on the device is impossible right now, even though i have my 6.1 shsh blobs saved? So will reinstalling 6.1-6.1.2 be impossible? That would mean that either i have to save my device somehow or i will be losing my jailbreak entirely?
If restoring is not an option, does anyone have any idea on how i could save my device?