04-28-2012, 02:25 PM
Hi, I had a similar problem a while ago and the advice I recieved was to do a full restore.
That was a shame, but it worked. One side effect of this was that I couldnt restore to 5.01, meaning I was running 5.1. I also opted not restore to a backup, but had a fresh start.
Thats fine, initially I planned to wait for an untethered jailbreak but got impatient and then did the semitethered jailbreak from redsn0w.
Having installed a cydia app/tweak (i cant remember which at the moment, I believe it was a tweak rather than app, the name will come back to me im sure) my iphone froze and had to be reset. Since then it wont 'boot tethered' using redsn0w (the pineapple logo just stays on the phone).
Fortunately being semi tethered I can still boot un jailbrooked, meaning a) i can still use the most important functions of the phone, and b) I know the issue is jailbreak/jailbreak app related.
So my questions are as follows
1. Can I fully remove cydia apps and tweaks when not in a jailbroken state?
2. Could removing the offending tweak/app fix the problem?
3. If I restore from a phone back up, are the cydia tweaks/apps backed up too? I assume this is whats marked as 'Other' in the iphone storage bar in itunes.
Thanks in advance for any help, sorry it was a bit long.