A couple of days ago we reported that the iPad Camera Connection Kit stopped working after using JailbreakMe 3.0. It looks like another issue has reared its ugly head which looks to affect jailbroken devices on a wider scale.

Reports are surfacing that the popular jailbreak tweak BiteSMS is conflicting with JailbreakMe 3.0. Confirmed on the BiteSMS forums, that sending a text message through BiteSMS’ quick reply feature will crash your device and send it into an infinite boot loop. The only solution to remedy this as of writing is to restore your iDevice…

JailbreakQA’s main page has also been updated to alert users of this known issue:

“Jailbreakme users also report that BiteSMS’s Quick Reply feature causes a boot loop (if you need this, restore and re-jailbreak with redsn0w instead).”

While I’m sure this issue will be sorted out soon through an update from the BiteSMS team, in the meantime it’s recommended you don’t install BiteSMS if you plan on using JailbreakMe 3.0 or alternatively jailbreak 4.3.3 with RedSn0w.

Now, the problem may not be because JailbreakMe is buggy or rushed. It could simply be that JailbreakMe is the first jailbreak tool to use the unionfs concept. As Comex previously explained, past jailbreaks required ‘stashing’ large file directories within iOS and moving symlinks from the original location to a new one. Basically, splitting the file system to make iOS adapt to the jailbreak. This is why the jailbreaking process usually takes some time.

Code can become confused because after files have been moved, file names no longer match, causing instabilities within iOS and requiring additional patching. JailbreakMe is more adapted to the iOS itself, instead of having to make major alterations to the file structure to work, files from Comex’s jailbreak are merged with existing directories.

This explains the relative ease and speed of the jailbreak process using JailbreakMe compared to previously used jailbreaks such as RedSn0w.

One explanation could be that the reason conflicts may be manifesting themselves is that some jailbreak applications such as BiteSMS have in the past relied on the altered directory locations from older jailbreaks, instead of Comex’s unionfs method of jailbreaking.

We may hear of more incompatibilities with other tweaks and functions in time because of this, but some developers have already taken the initiative by updating their own work for JailbreakMe 3.0, such as Activator.

Have you been affected by this? Found a way to get out of the boot loop without having to restore and re-jailbreak? Have you come across any other tweaks or apps not playing nice since you’ve used JailbreakMe 3.0? Let us know in the comments section.

  • TotallyBrit

    Strange, I’m Jailbroken with JailbreakMe 3.0, I have BiteSMS installed. I have been using it to text since I Jailbroke, but I haven’t experienced any of the above issues.

    • Marc

      Happened to me but only after using quick reply. I had to restore to stock. Haven’t re-jailbroken either. I’m probably going to wait for the ios 5 jailbreak this fall.

    • Quis

      What version are you using?

  • Mick

    Comex might do some good work for the jailbreaking community but it has to be said, JailBreakMe seems to be full of bugs that you didn’t get with Redsn0w or Greenpois0n. He should have spent longer ironing out stuff before getting it out, even a few more days would have made the difference and it isn’t like Apple have put out an update yet and even if they had it wouldn’t affect 4.3.3 which is what it was for anyway.

    • eKsiSLe

      Wow Mick! I bet you are one of the trolls who kept begging for it to come out and now that it is out complain complain.

      I have had this issue as well. Crazy!

      • Mick

        For your information I didn’t give a fuck whether it came out or not, I don’t own an iPad because unlike all you retards, I didn’t buy 1 months before it was jailbreakable, hoping 1 wud be released, haha you losers !!

      • JP

        Wow, be polite mick! I understand your feelings, but as the article above says, these issues are not from comex. It is the way he needed to do the jailbreak. I do not have an iPad either, but I think it is inconsiderate to speak this way.

    • Mickpussy,
      JailbreakMe was for free. It was intended for iPad2. And Comex doesnt owe anyone for his release. It was up to us needing this jailbreak to use it or not. And Comex again created this jailbreak to be compatible with the original iDevice.
      So Mick, read his explanation.

    • Mick,
      JailbreakMe was for free. It was intended for iPad2. And Comex doesnt owe anyone for his release. It was up to us needing this jailbreak to use it or not. And Comex again created this jailbreak to be compatible with the original iDevice.
      So Mick, read his explanation.

    • Mick, JailbreakMe was for free. It was intended for iPad2. And Comex doesnt owe anyone for his release. It was up to us needing this jailbreak to use it or not. And Comex again created this jailbreak to be compatible with the original iDevice.
      So Mick, read his explanation.

    • Mick, JailbreakMe was for free. It was intended for iPad2. And Comex doesnt owe anyone for his release. It was up to us needing this jailbreak to use it or not. And Comex again created this jailbreak to be compatible with the original iDevice.
      So Mick, read his explanation.

  • qucina

    happened to me but i havent to restore all i did is connecting my iphone with pc and use iphone explorer and delete bitesms folder and it works!

  • Happened to me twice. Not happy..

  • DingleHopper

    Sounds to me like the majority of users should JB using Redsn0w on any device sans iPad2….. And if your on iPad2 then you weren’t using BiteSMS on that device anyways….. Just stay clear of it until it gets ironed out…..

    • DingleHopper

      Just to clarify what I was saying…. The only people who have to use Jailbreakme are iPad2 owners…. Period! The rest of you who are having problems should use Redsn0w and Stop Your Gob. I am sure that Comex and the BiteSMS team are working on this. And Mick…. Jailbreakme wasn’t for 4.3.3…. It was specifically for iPad2. And to date he is the only one to succeed. We will all be looking to you for the next JB solution.

  • Sam Sneed

    Mines fine.

  • if someone wouldnt have leaked his JB then maybe he would have waited longer !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Idiots

      What does it been leeked have to do with him waiting you idiot, there is nothing Apple can do to affect the hole in 4.3.3 and below so tell me why he needed to rush it out? Any1 who used the leeked version deserves to have their device bricked.

      • Wselviz

        calm down… if it wouldn’t have been leaked, they Apple wouldn’t know what to patch in 4.3.4 and therefore people would have more time to update to 4.3.3 when the jailbreak comes out without bugs. I’m talking about those who relay on unlock and can’t update.

  • animpossibledream

    Past fixes on the infinite loop that have worked for my iPhone was to hook it up to the pc, let it run for ten minutes then do a hard restore worked multiple times for me.

  • potamus

    You should stay away from “remind me later”, the cydia tweak that allows calendar alerts to be postponed. It crashed my device after rebooting three times until I could narrow it down to this tweak.

    • Kuipo

      Yep. Think that’s it!!

    • I’m the author of RemindMeLater. I just used the new JailBreakMe site on an iPad 2, and can’t reproduce any crashes when calendar alerts appear. What hardware are you seeing this error on?

  • Alex

    I experienced this never ending loop yesterday right after using bitesms. I try tinyumbrella to kick out of recovery, to fix recovery and none of it worked. Had to put it in dfu and restore and edit and delete the host file line gs.apple.com. Once that was done i used redsnow to jailbreak.

  • Gary

    Ungrateful trolls like Mick don’t deserve jailbreaks. Be grateful for these free jailbreaks everyone. I know i am 😉

  • Install activator 1st before bitesms

    • steve

      does it work for u , cause i tried to do it… same thing ,,.. eternal loop .. i think redsnow rules jejeejej,

      • Redsnow and Greepoison are good. But the introduction of a jailbreak tool that can be appearing on your springboard thru simple and fast download by Comex is better.
        Imagine when Apple creates an iDevice wherein the Home button is tapped and cant be pressed as it used to be. How will you jailbreak?
        So, Steve, thank Comex.

  • Alex L

    i had an issue with ilock which caused my device reboot every time i opened an app by apple and cydia wouldnt work. then i opened camera and it worked. then i opened imovie and it worked. then pages. then cydia. then it rebooted at a random moment. this went on for a while and then it went to the way it is was before i installed ilock

  • arturo

    i’ve had the same problem.. my phone keeps restarting.. i cant even restore my phone coz it keeps disconnected from iTunes.. plz help me guys.. how can i restore my phone if it can connect to the iTunes..

  • Appleicious

    Yano it never ceases to amaze me how some1 can have an opinion and any1 that doesn’t agree or like it just insults, you guys are pathetic and need to grow up.

  • Alex

    Arturo, put it in DFU mode. Then restore. It was the only way I could get it to work.

  • scott

    I jailbroke an iphone 4 with 4.3.3 yesterday via jailbreakme.com and got the inifnite loop. Can’t remember what I was doing when it happened but I had to restore and jailbreak again. It went into the loop AGAIN a couple hours later when I received a text and clicked biteSMS’ popup’s ‘open’ button. Not exactly the same thing, I know. Used redsn0w today and it’s been fine since.

  • DomPerignon

    Not only JailbreakMe conflicts with several very popular apps but with dozens of small tweaks that I have in my iPhone as well. I just went back to RedSn0w 0.9.6rc16 and Cydia 1.1.1 and everything is working 100% again. JaulbreakMe uses less memory and easier to install than RedSn0w but it is full of bugs. JailbreakMe, it’s not for Me; good luck with it.

    • moimoimoimoi

      then why did you jailbreak it with this method if things were fine before?

      • DomPerignon

        Stupidity and curiosity. That’s all

  • Mac

    what s up Mick

  • Massie

    Regarding the BiteSMS issue, this was posted today by Martin, the BiteSMS dev:

    “Guys, big apologies but am actually away on holidays for a week. Given devs were flat out on iOS 5 seemed like a good time to go!!! Bugger….have emailed them and we will get a fix out as soon as we can. Most likely mid week.”

    Seems like he got caught by surprise with the rushed jbme release. For now I guess just wait on installing bite.

    • Ali

      Thanks for the update, hopefully we can see it being pushed out soon.

  • steve

    i did it with jailbreakme…. is so bad.. definitely redsnow rocks…

    • Redsnow and Greepoison are good. But the introduction of a jailbreak tool that can be appearing on your springboard thru simple and fast download by Comex is better.
      Imagine when Apple creates an iDevice wherein the Home button is tapped and cant be pressed as it used to be. How will you jailbreak using Redsnow or Greenpoison?
      So, Steve, thank Comex.

  • Zbegon

    why would anyone with a device other than the iPad 2 use Jailbreakme in the first place? If a bootrom exploit is available for your device at the newest firmware that is your best option over a userland. I know its “easier” but c’mon people DFU is not hard. Oh and dont go having kids, we need to thin out the ones who Im surprised haven’t ran themselves over with they’re own cars. Also most of you seem to not know how to use google search, get resourceful.

  • jared

    icy beta 5 for ios causes a bootloop after it moves files it wont launch and after you respring your stuck in a bootloop. so if this happens uninstall before you respring 🙂

  • rnorthboy

    Has anybody noticed that battery drains a lot faster using jailbreakme.com?

    • Mac

      that s easy just plug the iPhone to the
      power outlet it won t drain quick.
      you are welcome!!!!

      • rnorthboy

        Lol! You so smart!

      • rnorthboy

        Maybe you have time to charge your phone all day. I have better things to do. Thanks for making me laugh before I go to bed. Your really funny. I’m not responding to nothing else. You might be some little 5 year old kid that needs an ass whipping for playing on his parents computer this late.

    • rnorthboy, try removing the apps(u dont use) using an internet connection on your Multitasking Bar/Mutiflow. You will see a battery improvement.

      • truegmefamily

        thank you

    • Yup I tweeted him twice already and he’s been silent on the issue. I thought I was the only one having that issue!

  • fx3861

    well i dont have an ipad but im sure for all ipad users must be grateful to have a jailbreak rather than none so be grateful he doesnt charge money for those keep complaining ant bugs and atuffs

  • fx3861

    well i dont have an ipad but im sure for all ipad users must be grateful to have a jailbreak rather than none so be grateful he doesnt charge money for those keep complaining abt bugs and stuffs

  • Dubai_Lad

    Guys i need help! i jailbroke my iPad2 successfully with jailbreakme but after installing Bite SMS my iPad kept crashing. I tried restoring it but to no avail it is stuck in recovery mode. tried hard reset too by failed. what else is there to do? Thank you.

    • comex

      Why would you want to download BiteSMS on your iPad 2?

      • Dubai_Lad

        I tried installing Bite because my sim has 100 free sms/ month and i thought it will work with iPad2. i should have not installed it at all. Now I’m not able to restore it back. Hope you can help me Comex. By the way, thank you so much.

      • @Dubai_Lad
        Borrow a different iPad2. Use another computer. Connect the borrowed iPad2 to iTunes and prompt Download only for ios 4.3.3.
        Finish the Download.
        Next step is connect your problematic iPad2 to the computer you used. Make sure it is in Recovery Mode. (if not, just try connecting)
        Wait for iTunes recognition then hit the Restore button.

  • Chamcent

    My phone was jailbroken with JailbreakMe 3.0 and I have no issues with BiteSMS, not even with the quick reply mode. I’m on iPhone 4 with 4.3.3.

  • Raf

    I jealbreak iPad 2 64gb 3G Any problem till now. Thanx to comex

  • Joe

    This happened to me. Infinite loop when starting and trying to turn off my phone. Only solution was to restore.. Was a real pain.. I suggest staying away from this combo for now.

  • Boot loop happened to me with JBMe3.0/BiteSMS combo as well. I stubbornly didn’t want to restore, and figured out how to fix it.
    Plug your iDevice in to your computer, and run iFunBox, iPhone Explorer, or whatever your using for your computer. During a part of the boot loop, you can access the filesystem of your device with one of these programs. What you have to do is delete the bitesms plist and dlib files under /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries and then your device should quickly find its way out of boot loop.
    Hope this helps!

  • Dick Fontaine

    The only problem I’ve had with this jailbreak, so far, is that I cannot access the Book Store…when I try it kicks me out of the App

    • James

      ME TOO!

      But not just with the Ipad 2 but with my phone, touch and Ipad 1.

      Sometimes I get incomplete pages then tossed out!

  • Matt

    So I read most of these comments because my iPad 2 had the problem on Thursday, 7/7… In had to restore to get it fixed…. My comment to those that keep asking why you’d install bite on an iPad is simple…. There are apps that allow you to text without a cell plan… People do it on itouchs all the time…. And if you’re going to text, you want a good app to do it with…

  • SammyB

    My bitesms 5.4 was working with iPhone 4 (4.3.3) I had no issues, but 2 of my mates had it infinite loop and crash. I have un-installed now JUST in case… awaiting for a fix to be released!

  • dakota

    i did this to mine and its stuck in the reboot stage everytime i go to restore it it turns off and reboots again and then my computer says it cant find anything to reboot please help

  • Courtney

    I didn’t have to restore but it took quite a bit of doing. I had to reset it pressing the home and sleep buttons then when it went to safe mode simply uninstall the bitesms app and you’re good to go

  • sleewok

    Deleting the BiteSMS during boot from iPhone Explorer FIXES THE BOOT LOOP.

    When booting your phone, if you have it plugged into USB there will be a point that the phone is accessible via USB. iPhone Explorer will show the Apps. Just delete the com.bitesms folder. Reboot your phone and it will work.

  • kpy

    here is may fix, it worked on ipad2 3g, 4.3.3:
    After first sms sent by bitesms the ipad entered in some strange safe mode, the springboard looks different and any program i try to start makes a reboot. A restore was out o the question because of the missing jailbreak of the 4.3.5 version. So…
    Download Ispirit.
    It shows everything on the ipad, including installed programs. Search any file containing “bitesms” and delete it. Especially the mobilesubstrate addons made by bitesms. After reboot everything will work perfect.