I had no idea there was a mobile substrate safe mode. Well there you go. The funny thing is; I got 2 comments today asking about SBSetting perhaps causing the problem. I’ve been using SBS for quite a while, my favorite app, and never an issue. Then tonight, I got bumped to safe mode. Odd. The only thing I did different was to create a folder using categories to demonstrate that to a friend ( I have not got around to creating new folders since the 2.2 upgrade).
So whats going on here? I do not have winter board installed yet, in fact, the only jailbreak apps I have running is SBS, Cycoder and categories. All three were installed a few days ago with no problems.
I did some searching on the interwebs and it seems like this is happening to others, but there does not seem to be a common app. My guess? Cydia. I read this on a thread.. ‘its part of the new mobilesubstrate that comes with cydia’. Seems to be the only thing that makes sense.
I just found this..
it is a ‘mobile substrate’ safe mode not an iPhone safe mode as seems to be the impression below. Mobile Substrate is written by Saurik. I assume this is put in place to avoid a continual crash of the springboard by some dodgy theme or plugin. This way you can dissable the last theme item or any mobile substrate plugin (eg 5 icon dock or new safari file access) that you instsalled and stop your phone crashing. Saurik is protecting you all. The man is a living legend! Everyone buy him a beer!
Ok, I’m convinced. … and yes, we all should buy Saurik a beer. Saurik, next time you are in the bay area, send me a ping, beer on me.