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How to troubleshoot common jailbreak issues on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and need to know how to troubleshoot all those annoying little errors, bugs, and assorted problems that crop up along the way? Whether you're having issues getting your device to jailbreak or running into problems after you've jailbroken, we've got the answers to lots of common problems.

First make sure you're performing the process correctly. If you need a guide or tutorial, we've most likely got you covered.

If you know you're performing the process correctly but you're running into an error, we've got a whole list troubleshooting steps you can try and we add more to it all the time. If you find a new issue, let us know!

If none of the guides or troubleshooting tips seem to solve your problem, you can check out our general jailbreak forums. We've got the answers to a variety of questions and a huge community that's ready and willing to help you out.

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12 Comments
  • Maybe Ally just slyly wanted to show an authentic example with that? You jailbreak your phone, and an error-free gadget becomes error prone?
  • am having problems with the iphone 4s music player its not playing no songs any1 else having that problem after jb
  • same problem here too. let me know if you figure it out.
  • See my earlier reply which fixes it below....
  • Are you using iTunes match by chance? That seems to be the culprit.
  • @olly b
    I had the same problem after JB, solved by deleting music from phone and resyncing from itunes.
    All working again now!
  • ok thanks its working now
  • Just don't jailbreak the phone. Just causes issues...
  • You're right.
    It causes really cool issues here on my devices ;P
  • J'ai eu le meme probleme avec Cydia.Et Farid a rsoain, juste a cocher Boot Tethered avec RedSnOw et tout marche niquel Merci infiniment a vous tous.
  • I just tried jailbreaking but after it I opened Cydia. Then it had a loading sign. When it was done it went back to home screen, but almost everything was missing! Music, mail, settings. I think all that was left over was all apps and weather, reminders, and gmail. Any ideas why this happens? I used absinthe, and I'm restoring my iPod now.
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