How do I manually enter safe mode to remove a Cydia tweak?

How do I manually enter safe mode to remove a Cydia tweak?

If you haven't installed Cydia's Substrate Safe Mode (which you should definitely do) you may find yourself with a tweak that constantly crashes or puts you in a boot loop. Here is how you can manually enter safe mode:

1. Reboot (unless your phone already is) by holding down the top button until the "Slide to power off" message appears.

enter safe mode manually to remove Cydia packages

2. Slide to power off.

3. Power on by holding down the top button again.

4. As soon as the Apple icon appears, hold down the volume up button. Hold until phone has fully rebooted.

5. At this point you will be in safe mode and you can go to Cydia and remove the offending package. Note: All Cydia packages should be inactive at this point, though we've seen a few that continue to load anyway.

6. The next time you reboot without holding down the volume up button, you will be out of safe mode and your Cydia packages will load.


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my fon attacked by bugs from cydia tweak called 'snowlay'.

Bro same thing happened to me, it wouldnt let me even touch my phone so i had to do a hard reset

I have been holding the +Volume button for about 20 minutes. Nothin. iPod touch 4G, iOS 6.1.6

Yeah same boat, sometimes the tweak is so bad the mobile substrate isn't enough to recover and I end up having to restore. This happened to me with Ac!d Siri, but not strangely enough.

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My iPhone 6 running 8.1.2 was jailbroken with TaiG Jailbreak last January 2015 and I have installed several awesome tweaks. Last Feb 17, 2015 I installed a tweak called "Click2Kill v1.1" from the BigBoss repo but after the respring, all the icons on my my iPhone were in Jiggle Mode!!! and I cant get into Cydia to remove this f$#@&ng tweak!! I started to panic. Lucky for me to have stumbled on this site because this taught me how to manually start Cydia into Safe Mode. The "Power-On-Volume-Up" really saved my iPhone.

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Just installed a cydia tweak switch made my iPhone 6 unable to go to the springboard.
Boot loop etc. I did not know about the volume up when booting option.
I thought I lost my phone and jailbreak. You saved it! Thanks a million!!

I just installed a malicious cydia tweak after reboot my iPhone 6 Plus wont be start u again. I was so frustrated realizing im gonna lose all the data inside. And then ur guide to boot into safe mode popped up and saved my goddamn life!!! Worked like a charm definitely, i cant say enough thank u man!

Thank you so much, you saved me with this method, i was so close to losing my 8.1.2 jailbreak on my 6 Plus because of some dumb tweak, this method worked like a charm as advertised, thanks again man

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Hi there, Hope you are doing well. my iphone 5, model A1429. I installed cydia tweak (Columba)since phone is stuck on apple logo. Tried to restore but no success. Tried downloading ipsw but that one also not getting help to restore. Phone is not even going to safemode. Please help. If you can please email the solution at

I never normally comment on web pages like these, but I would like to thank you for this. I was stuck in a boot loop on my iPhone 6 plus and was worried I'd have to restore my phone, but this saved me. Thank you again :)

Running ios 8.3. and im stuck in a boot loop. Tried this method & it does not work!!!!! So sick of having to restore my phone. Word to the wise do not download intelliscreen

Since i downloaded double tap, my ipad keep rebooting if i touch the screen. I have tried many times it doesn't work at all. Please help. I need it to come alive :))

Thanks a lot worked on my iPhone six iOS 8.4

Thanks soooo much! I installed a tweak called dimmer (the unofficial free version) and my phone wouldnt respring (buffering) I powered off and on and was stuck on the apple logo. I then tried this and it worked!

You are a legend. Thank you so much. Installed Auto Touch and it kept crashing all my apps including Cydia. This method saved me from restoring my phone.

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I noticed someone said this didn't work on the iOS 8.3. I can't get my location services to stay on bc I downloaded the power saver tweak. I deleted it, but I still can't keep location on after a few minutes. Can you help?

ios 8.4 jailbroken works fine... Thanks a lot :)


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