Anyone with a jailbroken device can tell you that SpringBoard crashes are often par for the course. This is especially the case after you have uploaded the handset with a lot of jailbreak adjustments, namely those that are not well made or that tend to conflict with each other for some reason.
In some cases, jailbreak tweak developers may request crash logs from users to troubleshoot and determine why a tweak caused the SpringBoard to crash. It is because of this that having easy access to crash logs can be useful, which is why we are happy to show you Noise, a new crash log viewer created specifically for iOS 13 by iOS developer Antique.
If you are a veteran jailer, remember that you used CrashReporter to collect and investigate crash logs. Just last year, Muirey03 launched Cr4shed, which can be used to view crash logs on iOS 9 and later. Crash does not necessarily bring anything groundbreaking to the table, but we can attest that it looks good and seems to have very little impact on system resources.
When you start Crash, users will be greeted with the following interface, which lets you know the last time you used the Crash app, and provides a large blue button to load all available crash logs on your device:
When you load your crash logs, the app presents them to you in a deliciously tasty list, grouped by the main suspect in the crash:
Here you can tap on any of the crash log groups, and if there are multiple crash logs in a particular group, the app asks which one you want to open with a description of the date and time the crash occurred. This interface also allows you to delete crash logs from your device.
When you open a crash log, it should look like you expect it to:
Here you have the option to browse the crash log yourself or copy the contents of the clipboard to paste elsewhere, for example in an email to a jailbreak tweak developer for troubleshooting.
Although Crash is not the first (nor the last) collision log viewer, it is certainly suited to aesthetics and user-friendly departments, which most Apple device users can bring on board. At this time, Crash only supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices, but support for iOS 12 and perhaps even earlier versions of iOS may be added in the future.
Those interested in trying Crash can download the extension for free from Antique’s personal depot via their favorite package manager. If you do not already use Antiques depot, you can add it to your chosen package manager with the following URL:
Want to give Crash a try on your pwned iOS 13 handset? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.