substrate safe mode

Good news this morning for jailbreakers. Following the release of the new Mobile Substrate for iOS 7, Saurik has updated Substrate Safe Mode to be more friendly with the newer firmware and newer A7 devices like the iPhone 5s and iPad Air.

For those unfamiliar with it, Safe Mode is what prevents your device from entering a permanent crash cycle by giving you a chance to uninstall problematic packages. And until now, it wasn’t behaving nicely with the Mobile Substrate update…

Here’s the description of Safe Mode in Cydia:

“Safe mode is a feature of MobileSubstrate that prevents your device from entering a permanent crash cycle by giving you a chance to uninstall malfunctioning extensions without a complete device restore.”

Saurik notes that “As of version 0.9.4000 this package is even safer on iOS 7 (and on ARM64).” This is good news, as uninstalling Substrate Safe Mode was one of the steps in our guide to correcting issues folks were having with Cydia Substrate.

Whether you were having problems or not, I’d recommend updating to the new Substrate Safe Mode. As usual, you should see it listed at the top of the ‘Changes’ section in Cydia. For more information about jailbreaking your iOS device, click here.

Thanks Luxuria!

  • Jonathan

    Then what was the previous update? It supported iOS 7 as well..

    • felixtaf

      That was Cydia Substrate.. This is Substrate safe mode…

      • Jonathan

        Oh, duh. xD

  • Justin Mahone

    Yes!!

    • mehrab

      Lol you have two pop starts in your name
      Justin bieber plus austin mahone = justin mahone

      • Justin Mahone

        Yes, I have never been called ‘Austin Mahone’, but i have been called ‘Justin Bieber’ about a million times.

  • Joonyaboy

    I’ve waited for the dust to settle. Is it safe to jailbreak yet? I miss my stable jailbreak from last time around

    • daniel

      the dust has pretty much settled, it is now time 🙂

    • Jeremy

      Yes it is safe to jailbreak. No issues on my iPhone 5s yet.

    • Yes it’s safe and very stable! now join the sensation that is Evasi0n : )

    • Steve Collins

      Jailbreak now is stable. I got it when it first dropped and dealt with everything. The safari and mail apps crashing, the springboard crashing with winterboard installed, activator not working at all and safe mode didnt have a respring popup so you’d have to use winterboard to respring your device lol

      Everything is fixed and there is a decent list of packages ill list what I have below!

      29 GBA ROMs – 1.1
      7-zip (POSIX) – 4.57-3p
      AppCake – 3.96
      AppInfo – 1.5
      AppList – 1.5.7
      AppSync for iOS 7.0+ – 3.3
      APR (/usr/lib) – 1.3.3-2
      APT 0.6 Transitional – 1:0-23
      APT 0.7 (apt-key) – 0.7.25.3-3
      APT 0.7 HTTPS Method – 0.7.25.3-3
      APT 0.7 Strict – 0.7.25.3-6
      APT 0.7 Strict (lib) – 0.7.25.3-11
      AquaBoard – Liquid SpringBoard – 1.0-21
      Badge Customizer – 1.4.1-6
      Barrel – 1.7.0.2-1
      Base Structure – 1-4
      Berkeley DB – 4.6.21-4p
      BigBoss Icon Set – 1.0
      BlurredMusicApp – 0.1-1
      Bourne-Again SHell – 4.0.17-13
      Breath of Fire II Snes Retranslation – 1.0
      BTstack – 0.7-2
      BYA Repo Icons – 2.1.6
      bzip2 – 1.0.5-7
      Call Recorder – 0.2-223
      CC Deseparator – 1.0.2
      CCLoader – 1.1.1
      CCNowPlaying – 0.1-2
      CCPandoraThumbs – 1.0-1
      ccpinfo for Control Center – 1.0.1-8
      CCToggles – 0.1-7
      Circular Folders 7 – 1.5-1
      Circulus – 1.1.1
      Core Utilities – 8.12-12p
      Core Utilities (/bin) – 8.12-7p
      cURL – 7.33.0-8
      Cydia Installer – 1.1.9
      Cydia Substrate – 0.9.5001
      Cydia Translations – 1.1.8.1
      Darwin CC Tools – 286-8
      Darwin Tools – 1-4
      Debian Packager – 1.14.25-9
      Debian Utilities – 3.3.3ubuntu1-1p
      Diff Utilities – 2.8.1-6
      diskdev-cmds – 421.7-4
      DockShift – 1.0-6
      Earthbound – 1.0
      evasi0n 7.x Untether – 0.3
      Find Utilities – 4.2.33-6
      Five Icon Dock (iOS 7) – 0.1-1
      Flex 2 – 1.909
      Flipswitch – 1.0.2
      GBA Bios – 1.0
      GBA POKEMON ROMs Pack – 1.0
      GBA Roms Pack 1 – 1.1-2
      GBA ROMs Pack Three – 1.0
      GBA.emu – 1.5.8
      GBC.emu – 1.5.8
      GENESIS A.D. Plus – 2.5
      GlowDock – 1.1-1
      GNU Privacy Guard – 1.4.15-1
      GUI-GPG-SEC – 1.5-21
      gzip – 1.6-7
      HiddenSettings7 – 0.1-6
      iCleaner Pro – 7.1.1
      iFile – 2.0.1-1
      iOS Firmware – 7.0.4
      IPA Installer – 2.06
      IPA Installer Console – 2.2-1
      iPhone Firmware (/sbin) – 0-1
      iTransmission 3 – 3.3
      iTunes Radio Unlimited – 1.1.0
      libhide – 2.3
      libstatusbar – 0.9.7.0
      Link Identity Editor – 1:1.1.1
      LivelyIcons – 1.1-1
      Lock Screen Tool – 1.4.3
      LZMA Utils – 4.32.7-4
      Magic Piano Hack! – 6.0.2-2
      Mario ROMs – 1.0
      Messages Customiser – 1.1.1
      MultiIconMover+ – 2.1.0
      nds4ios (Testing) – 0r37-164-g78d4673
      NES ROMs Pack 73 – 1.3
      NES.emu – 1.5.8
      New Curses – 5.7-13
      NoNewsIsGoodNews – 1.0.1
      OpenSSL – 0.9.8y-10
      PAM (Apple) – 32.1-3
      PAM Modules – 36.1-4
      Pandora Downloader – 3.5.2
      pcre – 8.30-5p
      pincrush – 0.9.2-1
      PPSSPP (Testing) – 0v0.9.6-406-g62eb701
      PreferenceLoader – 2.2.2
      ProceduralWallpaperLoader – 0.2-1
      Profile Directory – 0-2
      psx Bios – 1.0
      psx4all – 3.0.0
      readline – 6.0-7
      Repo Icons – 1.8
      Resident Evil Zeppelin Logos – 0.1
      RocketBootstrap – 1.0
      Safe Mode Fixer for iOS 7 – 2.0-26
      Season Wallpaper – 1.0.0-5
      Sega Mega Pack – 1.1-1
      shell-cmds – 118-6
      Sicarius – 1.0.1
      SNES ROMs Pack One – 1.0
      SNES ROMs Pack Two – 1.0
      SNES Super Mario ROMs Pack – 1.0
      Snes9x EX+ – 1.5.14-1
      Spectral – 1.0.1-1
      Spotifree – 1.110
      SpringBoardAccess – 0.3-5
      Substrate Safe Mode – 0.9.4000
      system-cmds – 433.4-12
      Tape Archive – 1.19-8
      TetherMe – 3.0-3
      TransparentVolume – 0.0.2-1
      UIKit Tools – 1.1.8
      unrar – 3.6.8-2p
      unzip – 5.52-5p
      UUID Generator – 1.6.0-2p
      WinterBoard – 0.9.3914
      Zeppelin – 2.0.2
      Zeppelin Super Set – 1.6
      zip – 2.32-5p

      Enjoy!

      • Jonathan

        And I thought I had a lot…

      • Abdl

        Dude youve got all these packages installed on your device?

      • Steve Collins

        Sure do!!! I have a 16gb iphone 5 with the evasi0n ios 7 jailbreak

      • Latinpride011

        I got a 5s, do I need to install Substrate Safe Mode?

  • Anyone here who know a tweak to get more Apps on the folder pages than 3×3 ? I hate the este of space

    • Giel Konink

      yea i am whating for infinifolder or something

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        I believe infinifolder has been updated for ios7 and ARM64. I prefer FolderEnhancer, which hasn’t been updated…

      • Giel Konink

        OOOHHH yea that was the name i always get confused with the names DAIM! 😛

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Not sure if it will accomplish ur needs, but iconoclasm is updated for all devices and infinifolder has been as well.

    • amoory

      Yes use this tweek 7folder relayout i use 4×4 in folder you can see i will add picture to my screen so lock how my folder lock like ..

      • I konw this twaek, but it’s still a waste of space.

    • amoory

      You can use 7folder relayout and try 4×4 i think its good you can see it i will add picture from screen

      • amoory

        Sorry my network really bad now so i replay twice 🙂

  • Brian

    Does this fix the notification issue after going into safe mode?

    • Giel Konink

      i hope so this was sooo annoying !

    • Andy

      I believe saurik said he didn’t test the notification issue, but it should be fixed.

    • Noam Matalon

      it’s supposed to.. that is why saurik is thanking parrotgeek in his address. they had a fix in their repo for that.

      • Brandon Miranda

        whars the parrotgeek repo??

      • Brandon Miranda

        I searched it up and it was .info/repo ..

    • nemopsp

      Yes it should!

    • Brandon Miranda

      what issue? i think i might have same problem as you!

      • Noam Matalon

        NC is cleared out, everything is turned off after safemode

      • Brandon Miranda

        i have this problem where i get put into safe mode everytime i recieve a message with new substrate update…

      • Brandon Miranda

        also what is the parrotgeek repo?

  • marcus1324

    Finally, I installed a tweak by Jonas Gessner yesterday I think it was called Share (something) Control Center… It added the Facebook and Twitter share buttons to control center and it put my device in some weird safe mode. I had to uninstall it and reboot, I’m glad Substrate Safe Mode is finally updated.

  • TJ Knight

    Cydia is still showing 0.9.399.6 for me….what gives?

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      did you let it refresh?

  • iTalkAboutThis

    #OffTopic : Anybody Else Having Issues With WiFi Connectivity On iPhone 4S(iOS7) , Like Wi-Fi Automattically Disconnecting When Screen Is Locked For Couple Of Minutes ? If Yes Then Team iDB Gotta Req. Their JB Developer Friends To Just Develop A simple Tweak For That!

    • mrloko

      Yaa it happens with both the iPhone 4 i have..to prevent it i switch off the data ..then it works fine..it used to switch to data from wifi when locked

      • Brandon Miranda

        that happens to me aswell

    • Diance

      respring/reboot while connected to wifi worked for me

  • tonyrsemaan

    So now every time I reboot now I have to force into safe mode and reinstall mobile substrate and Safe mode in cydia, anyone know what to do this really suck tried removing most tweaks and still this problem.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Will it prevent notifications being turned off from NC?

    • Noam Matalon

      if not add the parrotgeek repo and install their fix

  • Max Rojas

    is there a tweak to fix the status bar? it appears everyhwere

    • Abdl

      StatusBarFix 2 …. Or something like that

  • BUGG

    I’m having problems with rebooting. Yesterday I installed winterboard. When it finished installing it, once it reboots it get stuck there on the apple logo and stays there. So I had to restore my iphone 5s again and rejailbreak again. Today I installed repower without installing winterboard this time not really knowing if winterwboard were the problem that caused it. When I used repower to reboot it gets stuck and does the same thing. So now I have to restore me iphone 5s again. Anyone have this problem or can help me why it’s doing this? Thanks.

    • It’s Pete

      yes, my 5s the samething today. I dont however use any of those tweeks. I rejailbroke after but havent installed anuything in fear of this happeneing again.

      • BUGG

        Yea same here. I’m afraid when I do jb again and install other tweaks that requires rebooting that it will do that same thing

      • CakeisBoss

        Don’t fear it, I have the same issue. For now we all have to hold volume up when rebooting to enter safe mode, then go into cydia and reinstall cydia substrate, then just respring your device either through activator or winter board. You will then be out of safe mode, at least untill something crashes and reboots your device. Hopefully somebody makes some progress with this issue cause safe mode right now is not very safe

  • Mark

    Off topic but is there a tweak that puts an app on your screen for tweaks in settings ? I know there used to be one in ios 6

  • Mikeylud

    I lost my weather in nc when I updated. Tried resetting network but nothing. Anybody know a fix?!?

    • Mark

      Download ifile select var – mobile – library – bulletin board and then delete the file named section info.plist. Then re spring your device

      • Mikeylud

        Worked! Thanks!!! Will I have to do this every time it goes into safe mode? But thanks again!

      • Mark

        No should be fine now as the safe mode has been updated.

  • For some strange reason; I lost my jailbreak; but got it back by reinstalling substrate safe mode

    • Jonathan

      How could you lose a jailbreak? if you lost it, you wouldn’t have Cydia. So how could you install Substrate Safe Mode?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Maybe he meant he lost (uninstalled) Cydia?

      • Jonathan

        If he uninstalled it, then he couldn’t have installed the Substrate Safe Mode update.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Yes he could have through ifile or mobile terminal or ssh or manually placing the files where they need to go…

      • Jonathan

        True lol
        didn’t think of that.

      • I meant no tweaks loaded at all; but Cydia was still on the phone. Everything returned when I reinstalled Substrate safe mode.

      • Jonathan

        Ohhh…. Sounds like you disabled Mobile Substrate. 😕 by holding down the volume up button on bootup.

      • hmm; could be..

      • Jonathan

        As far as I know, to get out of that though, just reboot. If not, I guess hold down the button again on boot to enable it? Not sure lol.

    • Aaron Gaskill

      He meant that all his tweaks disappeared (out of settings) but reinstalling substrate safe mode returned it back to the way it was. Mine did the same thing, it just went into safe mode, but reinstalling substrate safe mode fixes it

  • Abdl

    This makes me feel like i should get back to the JB game

    • Giel Konink

      You need to ! it is good

  • Brandon Miranda

    i updated it and it keeps putting me in safe mode everytime i recieve a message

  • Alex Marwaha

    anybody know some nice jailbreak tweaks that change the password? I like androidlock xt but I want some others. anybody know?

  • Alex Marwaha

    Does anyone know when Auxo 2 will come out? And does anyone know about altkeyboard for iOS 7??

  • Julian Villada

    Why im I the only one who is having issues with this new update? My iPhone 4s was working stable until cydia substrate came my native apps stopped working (crashing), but I was ok with it. now this update for substrate safe mode said it was “safer” and now I am stuck in safe mode forever and everytime i try to reboot I get stuck in a “apple logo” loop for about five minutes and then finally goes into safe mode again… does anyone thinks of any advice before I do a fresh restore and then jailbreak again and all the fun stuff?

    • CakeisBoss

      I have the same issue but I found a temporary solution until someone fixes it. When you reboot hold volume up to go into safe mode. After thst reinstall cydia substrate and respring. I usually just open activator and it asks me to restart me device. Then everything will work fine…until it crashes again.

      • Julian Villada

        Thanks for the advice! I tried that and what I did was to start deleting cydia packages until I found the “trouble” one. In my case it was “CCHide” that was creating the problem. But I tried was to factory restore, then re-jailbreak and now everything works just fine. I had jailbreak 7.0.0 but when 7.0.4 came out and evasi0n updated their tool I did it and like I said, everything works OK now.

  • Pavan Garneni

    I’m unable to update my cydia sources from last five days what to do?

  • Zachary Sloane

    anyone have a SMS replacement that’s not BiteSMS?

  • J™

    0.9.4000 is not showing on my 5S no matter how many refreshes….
    still 0.9.3999.6….

  • Rehny

    A tad off topic but only a tad. I cannot update substrate safe mode beyond 0.9.3999.6 also cannot update Winterboard beyond 0.9.3911. I have deleted and reinstalled both, re-jailbroken my 5s and yet nothing helps. Any ideas and help would be appreciated thanks.

  • Tony Garcia

    If I have cydia substrate 0.9.5001 do I still need mobile substrate 0.9.4000?
    I upgraded to 7.1.2 and have cydia 1.1.12 pangu.

  • Tony Garcia

    Because if I don’t need it I’d rather take it out for more stability. Right