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Thread: Cydia didnt relocate files
07-24-2008, 11:28 AM #1
Cydia didnt relocate files
I just repwned my iPhone for the third time this week and for some reason Cydia didnt do the whole "reorganizing please wait". It has every other time but this (I used winpwn this time as opposed to pwnagetool). So is there a package in cydia that I need to reinstall? I tried manually symbolic linking it but no luck.
EDIT manual instructions (this is exactly what bosstool did, and not the same as cydia) This is different than what cydia does since cydia puts the moved folders in stash with random characters after there names (I hated that) :
Here is to manually move apps, fonts, and ringtones:
From: applei.ph - Re:LOW disk space on my iphone - applei.ph FORUM
Copy paste each line in WinSCP or Terminal.
Note: This will only work if you have a working BSD Subsystem installed on your iPhone.
To move Fonts:
cp -Rp /System/Library/Fonts /private/var/mobile/Library/
mv /System/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts.old
ln -s /private/var/mobile/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts
rm -rf /System/Library/Fonts.old
To move Ringtones:
cp -Rp /Library/Ringtones /private/var/mobile/Library/
mv /Library/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones.old
ln -s /private/var/mobile/Library/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones
rm -rf /Library/Ringtones.old
To move Applications:
cp -Rp /Applications /private/var/mobile/
mv /Applications /Applications.old
ln -s /private/var/mobile/Applications /Applications
ln -s /private/var/mobile/Applications /private/var/root/
rm -rf /Applications.old
Last edited by mfleigle; 07-24-2008 at 01:09 PM.
07-24-2008, 11:29 AM #2
If you're referring to firmware 2.0, since you can assign whatever size you want to the root partition, there's no need to relocate anything.Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
07-24-2008, 11:55 AM #3
I've had the same experience. On several phones, Cydia simply created the relocation and symlinks automatically, but for some reason, on the latest pwn I did, it hasn't done that. Of course I could simply do an advanced pwn, and resize the partition as Eurisko suggests, but I prefer the idea of the symlink, since it's hard to anticipate the app space I'll want.
It's easy enough to do the move manually and create the symlinks, but before I do, I'm curious as to what triggers the Cydia relocation. Anyone know?
07-24-2008, 11:57 AM #4
Yep, the same issue as mfleigle. Cydia no longer relocate apps directory after updating today. Please help.
07-24-2008, 11:59 AM #5
Were you guys aware that the /Applications directory is already symlinked by Apple?Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
07-24-2008, 12:05 PM #6
07-24-2008, 12:17 PM #7
07-24-2008, 12:22 PM #8
I looked in the firmware bundles for winpwn 2.0 and see where it tells the software to make the partition 500mb so I could probably change that to be 750 right? But why should I decrease my iPod partition (I already dont have enough space for all my music), when I could symlink only the space I need?
And PS can the partition be smaller than 500 for 2.0? Or is that the new Apple default. I know 1.0.0-1.1.4 was only 300.
07-24-2008, 12:36 PM #9
The decrease in size for the Media partition is fairly minimal, if ~250MB of music makes the world of difference for you, perhaps you should make playlists with the most-wanted songs and have those sync to the phone. I'm able to fit what I actually listen to on my 16GB phone with room to spare for videos and all, I know for a fact I don't listen to every single track in my library.I came, I saw, I forgot what the hell I was there for.
07-24-2008, 01:04 PM #10
I updated my original post with work-around instructions, which I find better than Cydia's auto-reorganization. I did reboot in between moving fonts, apps, and ringtones. And now have 150 mb free (which is more than I had before I restored and cydia HAD moved crap)
Last edited by mfleigle; 07-24-2008 at 02:27 PM.
07-25-2008, 07:47 AM #11
07-25-2008, 10:32 AM #12
This morning Cydia had an update that automatically did the relocation on the 1 phone that hadn't worked previously. Apparently, it was a bug that's just been corrected.
07-25-2008, 10:43 AM #13
07-25-2008, 07:45 PM #14