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How to get a jailbroken iPhone out of a locked screen loop
Authored by: JBCheong on Jan 25, '10 03:13:56PM

Give this a try:

ssh into your device, backup and edit the following file:


Look for SBAutoDimTime and SBAutoLockTime, and change their values to -1 (negative one). Save the edited .plist and reboot your device immediately using SBSetting's Power->Reboot.

Reading how to fix this issue, it looks like you are trying to restore from an old backup where the Autolock setting was set at Never . If so, editing the mentioned .plist should accomplish the same thing painlessly.

My SBSettings' Autolock toggle is working fine so regretfully I can't test to confirm this method will work or not.

Regards, jb cheong

PS. I'd use the excellent freeware, Pref Setter (, to edit .plist files.

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