Tuesday, September 27, 2022

How To Prevent and Fix Boot Loop Issue On Unc0ver iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak

If you have used the unc0ver 3.0.0 beta 29-31 release to jailbreak your A8X-A11 device running iOS 12.0 through iOS 12.1.2 and have found yourself in a consistent boot loop, then hopefully this relatively simple step-by-step process can help.

Even if you have not jailbroken your device yet, I will strongly recommend you to ensure that you pay attention to all the warnings and steps below so that your iPhone does not end up in a boot loop.

A boot loop is an extremely annoying position to be in. There often appears to be no physical way of getting out of the loop and it can be extremely exasperating if you are a non-technical user and really have no idea where to turn.

Ideally, we want to get out of that boot loop, get access to the device once again, and hopefully keep all data on the phone. Carry on reading below to see if this works for you but, be warned, follow the steps through with caution as you could potentially have to restore the device and lose all data.

Prevent iPhone From Boot Looping When Using Unc0ver Jailbreak

Delete OTA File

If you have not already, make sure to delete any iOS 12 OTA file on your iPhone or iPad before trying to jailbreak it using unc0ver. Not doing so will lead to your device entering into a boot loop.

You can check whether any OTA file is downloaded on your iPhone or not by navigating to Settings -> General -> Storage and then looking for the “OTA Update” file. If you come across one, delete it. Proceed to restart your iOS device and then use unc0ver to jailbreak it.

Fix iPhone Boot Loop Issue While Using Unc0ver Jailbreak

iOS 12 jailbreak boot loop

If your iPhone or iPad has already entered into a boot loop state while using Unc0ver, your only option is to restore the device. Just to make sure that your iPhone is in a boot loop state and not in a respring loop, try the following steps.

Step 1: First of all, you will need to reboot the device in question in DFU Mode. Here’s how to do that.

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you can boot it into DFU mode by pressing and holding the Side button. As soon as you see the Apple logo, press and hold the Volume down button. Keep the buttons pressed for 10 seconds after which you need to let go of the power button. Leave the Volume button as well after 5 seconds.

If you end up with an Apple logo or an iTunes logo on the screen, it means that your iPhone is not in DFU mode. Under DFU mode, your iPhone will simply show a black screen. Repeat the steps again in such a case.

iOS 12 jailbreak boot loop

Step 2: iTunes should find your device immediately but if it doesn’t you will essentially have to try unplugging and plugging before trying to repeat the process from Step 1. Eventually, the machine will pick up the connected iOS device.

Step 3: Once the PC or Mac has picked it up, press Shift (Windows) / Option (Mac) key, and select the Update option. You will need to have a compatible firmware version on your machine (12.0/12.1.1 beta 3/12.1.2) to work. Select that IPSW file.

Step 4: This is where things get a little “unscientific.” You basically need to wait patiently and hope that you are presented with the recovery screen and that the system will attempt the data recovery.

Well, if this process simply fails to work, then you will need to essentially repeat but doing a Shift (Windows)/ Option (Mac) key + Restore to restore the firmware on the device. Be warned that this will lose data.

Diekola Yusuf
Diekola Yusufhttps://www.novabach.com
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.

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