iPhone Safe Mode iOS 8.4

You may have noticed that your device will respring into safe mode whenever the public version of Activator is installed on iOS 8.4. The problem is, many tweaks rely on Activator as a prerequisite, and Activator hasn’t been updated to work with iOS 8.4 as of yet.

Does that mean that any tweak that relies on Activator is simply unusable until Ryan Petrich pushes out a public update? Not at all. Just install the Activator beta…

Activator 1.9.4 beta 1

As he always tends to do before posting updates publicly, Ryan posted an Activator update for iOS 8.4 to his beta repo. You’ll simply need to add his beta repo in order to download the iOS 8.4 compatible version of Activator—version 1.9.4 beta 1.

Ryan’s beta repo: http://rpetri.ch/repo

Once the beta repo is added, search for Cydia, and you should see the iOS 8.4 compatible version being pulled from his repo.

Keep in mind that the Activator beta is just that, a beta, so although I’ve found it to be stable, it’s still in testing. Once you update, you’ll then be able to install any tweak that relies on Activator without being placed into safe mode.

This is one of those little things that’s easy to forget, and you can find yourself needlessly troubleshooting other jailbreak tweak installs. Before you mess around with installing any tweaks, add Ryan’s beta repo and install Activator. It’ll may end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.

Are you running the Activator beta on your jailbroken device? If so, what’s the experience been like thus far?

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  • Robert Mathews

    posted right in time for me!

    • Robert Mathews

      You did forget the “/repo” at the end of Ryans repo.

  • Adrian

    Old news, but good post for those that are new to JB or those that just got around to updating. Step 1 after JB is add Ryan’s repo 🙂

  • Guy

    Great post

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  • Haris Md Nor

    im using iphone 4s, jailbroken ios 8.4..i kept on adding the repo, n rebooted my phone, but it just cant reveal the beta version..thus still stuck at 1.9.3 version n safe mode..any suggestions?