Well the day has come. My iPad 2 is all of a sudden on the fritz and I feel like I've had my bloody arm chopped off! I really hope someone can help because its a 3G and it doesn't look like I can get back to a JB'd ver of iOS.
I'm on iOS 4.3.3 JBme 3.0. I think what follows is a pretty accurate run down of the tweaks I have installed but I can't be 100% because I can't get onto the iPad to check:
I don't use themes at all and other then using ByteFont to have some nicer font's my iPad looks pretty stock standard.
- Action Menu
- Auto Location
- Black Keyboard
- Browser Changer
- Icon Renamer
- 5-Row Keyboard for iPad
So here I was this morning reading Thomas the Tank engine on the iPad with Oscar, my 18 month old son. I've had the incarcerapp hack installed from some time but have never managed to get it working. This morning Oscar pressed the Home button once too many times and got on my goat so I decided to figure out why incarcerapp hasn't been working - a quick check of Cydia and I saw that an update was available. Actually I noticed that there were 10 updates available. Cool - So I choose update all and leave the iPad for a few minutes. I come back and Cydia is asking me to reboot. No problem I reboot.
My iPad goes off to the reboot screen and stays there. I wait 10 minutes then give up and hold home and power for 10s to do a hard reboot.
iPad comes back to the 'slide to unlock' and looks fine until I slide it - then it looks like this...
And then once unlocked all the icons have been resized to some weird smaller size and have been spread out on many more pages of icons than I had originally. Also the bottom docked icons have changed and now there are only 4 instead of 6...
OK so it looks ugly. I could live with that. Well not for long. BUT major disaster when I run any app the whole iPad crashes:
edit: video removed (it was too ugly) it showed me tapping an app icon and the iPad going black screen then bleeding light from bottom edge then going to apple reboot logo.
I can't run any app at all. They all crash like in the video. I can't even open the settings app. The only thing I can get to is the SBSettings panel, but If I try to run any app from it, they crash as well.
Further to the crash, the iPad doesn't recover from it. It stays with the Apple logo indefinitely and I have to do another hard reset.
The good news, if there is any, is that I can connect to the iPad via FileZilla. I have no idea how or if it can be fixed but I sure hope someone here can help.