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A good restart/respring application is a necessity on any iPhone or iPod Touch (at least if you are doing any sort of customizing or SSHing). So, I thought I would run through the options that are currently available on 2.0 via Cydia. As of now, there are four application that allow you to restart/respring your iPhone; iReboot, PowerTool, Respring and BossPrefs. All of these apps are pretty much the same if not exactly the same as they were in 1.1.4 and below…they have just been ported to the 2.0 firmware.
iReboot gives you the option to Reboot your iPhone which brings you all the way out to the boot logo screen or the option to Restart your iPhone which will bring you to the lock screen.
PowerTool gives you the option to Hard Restart your iPhone bringing it to the lock screen, Soft Restart your iPhone which uses the Set Language mode to restart your SpringBaord and does not bring your all the way to the lock screen, Reboot which will bring you to the boot logo screen and Power Down which will turn your iPhone completely off. The Verbose Mode which will show the Linux code on your iPhone’s screen during the reboot, is not yet available.
Respring is a one-touch respring application. As soon as your open the application, it will automatically respring your iPhone to the lock screen. Not a lot of options but, quick and easy!
A few updates ago, a Power option was added to BossPrefs. In the power option you have the ability to Fast Respring which uses the Set Language mode to respring your SprinBoard and does not bring you to the lock screen, Respring and Lock which will bring you to the lock screen, Reboot which brings you to the boot logo screen and Power Off which will turn your iPhone completely off.
Honestly, it is totally up to personal preference on this one. All of the apps work correctly and do what they say they are going to do. Though, I did find iReboot to be the slowest of them all.