iPhone Problems

How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Respring Loop

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2021-02-24 / Update for  Fix iPhone

"I successfully jailbroke my iPhone 8 running 12.1.2 but cydia would crash. so i changed like one or two settings in the uncover app and hit jailbreak again. it got stuck in a respring loop and i can't reboot it or force reset it. I tried connecting it to my mac but it won't even connect to it!?? help please"

There are lots of iPhone users who try to jailbreak their device to unlock many features. But they often experience that Cydia and the Unc0ver app crash or get stuck in respring loop. It won't even allow you to reboot or force reset your iPhone.

Luckily, Cydia allows the users to respring the iPhone. It means you can restart your iPhone without going all the way back to the boot chain. It is like a soft reboot but some unfortunate users even get stuck during respringing. If you are also stuck in unc0ver jailbreak respring loop then you will need some help. The problem arises in the iPhone due to common issues. But there is nothing you can't fix.

In this article, you are going to learn how to fix the respring loop using various methods. If you are lucky enough, then you will be able to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

Tips to Fix iPhone Stuck in Respring Loop

Tip 1: Hard Reset/Hard Reboot

The hard reset or reboot is the most common fix that you can try if your iPhone is stuck in unc0ver respring loop.

For iPhone 6s and Earlier Models:

Press the power button and home button at the same time and hold them until you see the Apple logo pop-up on the screen. Leave the buttons and restart the iPhone normally.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

Press the power button along with the volume down button and wait for almost 10 seconds. The Apple logo will appear on the screen and you can let go of the buttons. Wait for a few seconds and restart your iPhone with the usual method.

For iPhone 8 and later models:

Press and leave the volume up button and repeat the same with the Volume down button. Then press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. You can restart the iPhone normally and see if the problem is fixed.

force restart iphone

Tip 2: Reset Cydia Cache

This is more like a tweak but it might work for some of the users. When you are trying the respring loop fix, try enabling the reset Cydia cache option and then jailbreak the device. It will take longer than the other methods but at least your sources and tweaks won't be deleted.

Tip 3: Restore in iTunes (Data Loss)

The most common solution to fix the respring loop on your iPhone is performing a restore via iTunes. It will erase the settings and data on your iPhone which can be recovered afterward from backup. So, before you restore your device, make sure that you create a most recent backup of your device data. Or you can skip to the tip 4 to fix this problem without data loss.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your system and connect your iPhone. Click on the Summary tab and you will see the Restore option on the screen.

Step 2: Click on the Restore iPhone option and confirm action one more time by clicking on the Restore option in the pop-up window.

restore iphone in itunes

All your device data and settings will be erased completely and you can set it up as new. You can restore the device data from the backup during the setup.

Tip 4: Repair iPhone System to Fix Respring Loop, Reboot Loop, and Other Jailbreak Problems (No Data Loss)

In case the iOS 12.1.2 unc0ver jailbreak stuck in respring loop and the problem doesn't seem to get fixed anytime soon, you will need the help of ReiBoot. This iOS repair tool can help the user to resolve various kinds of working issues including the jailbreak problems. And the best thing is that you don't even have to suffer from data loss. It is a complete system repair tool which can be used easily.

There is one more thing to mention that your iPhone will become unjailbreak after system recovery with ReiBoot.

How to Fix the respring loop, reboot loop, or any other problem using ReiBoot

Step 1 Begin with downloading and installing the software on your system. Then run the program and connect your iPhone with the system. Choose the Start and move on to the next step.

select repair operating system

Step 2 Click on the Standard Repair button and you will be prompted to download a firmware package for your device. The software will automatically detect the iOS version of the device and provide you a compatible version.

Standard Repair

Step 3 Hit the download button and wait while the package is downloaded.

download latest version

Step 4 After the download is complete, click on the Start Standard Repair option and the process will be initiated. It will take a while for the software to fix the problem on the device.

repairing now

The software will notify you once the repair is done. When your iPhone restarts, it will remove the jailbreak and your iOS version will be updated to the latest one.

Here is a video guide to show you how to fix iPhone stuck without data loss with ReiBoot.

Wrap It Up

Now you know what you can do if the iPhone is stuck in a Respring Loop. So, the next time when you face an issue like this, it will be better if you directly opt out for ReiBoot as it can repair the system without causing data loss.