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I have an iPhone 3GS 16gb, originally a 3.0 phone that is jailbroken to 3.0. I have been having trouble with Cydia installing apps for quite some time now. It
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    Default Cydia fails to install apps (failed buffer write..)
    I have an iPhone 3GS 16gb, originally a 3.0 phone that is jailbroken to 3.0.

    I have been having trouble with Cydia installing apps for quite some time now. It started when I tried installing a few upgrades that showed up for some of my installed apps.

    I get several popup windows mentioning errors, "/var/cache/apt/archives/whatever.deb --- failed in buffer_Write(fd) (8, ret=1" followed by "sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)" and then the lovely "/var/cache/apt/archives/whatever.deb --- failed in buffer_Write(fd) (8, ret=1" and then several more "failed buffer writes" ...
    When I review the lengthy status log I can see some more errors. While unpacking it returns "No space left on device" - I also see "No such file or directory" which I assume is happening because nothing has been extracted.

    I was able to get those apps I mentinoed earlier upgraded by removing them completely and then installing the new version but I cannot get new apps to install. I can install apps through the appstore without issue.

    I deleted some apps from my phone and some of my iTunes library but it did not make a difference. Cydia reports my system disk as being 100% full (750 mb) and my private disk is 6.7% free.

    Is this a disk space issue? How can it be resolved? If I restore the os can I set the system partition to a larger size or is there an easier fix to this problem?

    Any insight into this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    same problem need sokltion

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    Quote Originally Posted by iavrtx View Post
    "No space left on device"...
    Is this a disk space issue?
    Yes it is. I cannot believe that you filled your iDevice that much that you have no more space left.

    Look, when installing something the deb gets unpacked. The unpacking happens in /tmp which is a directory inside the system disc. If the system partition is full, no unpack can work and with no unpack no installation.

    It ca and will happen that some applications will not work properly.

    What you can do: Uninstall alot of applications that use space inside the system partition.

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    i need help how can i get Cyndia on my i phone please help

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    Maybe you should first learn how to write a new thread instead of clicking on reply libyana?

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    if you cant help dont email me

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    Hi guys, a total jailbreaking noob here. I have the same problem.

    From reading through forums and posts I understand that there are two partitions on the phone.

    I don't know how or when but my system partition on my iphone 4 became full. I think it might be due to installing SNES AD or NES AD. I tried to delete them but i can't since it needs some space to unpack the uninstaller. Therefore, I proceeded to uninstall like twenty of my games on my iphone and some videos but to no avail. I understand that they are on a different partition but I thought that they might have server IDs and stuff that were linked to my system partition.

    Therefore, next I tried to OpenSSH or whatever, but again, I am a complete noob and couldn't figure out how to do that. So then I used Disk AID and opened up the files and started deleting many files in the root directory that I thought wouldn't affect performance. I started with CACHE files and made my way to SNES and NES files (since I thought this might be the problem).

    All to no avail. My phone works fine and everything is okay but I can't install/uninstall any more apps due to my limited space. I have 99.9% used according to Cydia's Storage View.

    Would deleting text messages and emails help? Please, this is driving me nuts.

    I was thinking of a full restore but I have way too many things on my iPhone and don't wanna go that route if at all possible. Plus, I don't have any old firmwares and so it would probably update me to the newest one and thus allowing for no more jailbreaks - i think.

    Anyways, please help me and I thank you in advance.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by whang View Post
    Hi guys, a total jailbreaking noob here. I have the same problem.

    From reading through forums and posts I understand that there are two partitions on the phone.

    I don't know how or when but my system partition on my iphone 4 became full. I think it might be due to installing SNES AD or NES AD. I tried to delete them but i can't since it needs some space to unpack the uninstaller. Therefore, I proceeded to uninstall like twenty of my games on my iphone and some videos but to no avail. I understand that they are on a different partition but I thought that they might have server IDs and stuff that were linked to my system partition.

    Therefore, next I tried to OpenSSH or whatever, but again, I am a complete noob and couldn't figure out how to do that. So then I used Disk AID and opened up the files and started deleting many files in the root directory that I thought wouldn't affect performance. I started with CACHE files and made my way to SNES and NES files (since I thought this might be the problem).

    All to no avail. My phone works fine and everything is okay but I can't install/uninstall any more apps due to my limited space. I have 99.9% used according to Cydia's Storage View.

    Would deleting text messages and emails help? Please, this is driving me nuts.

    I was thinking of a full restore but I have way too many things on my iPhone and don't wanna go that route if at all possible. Plus, I don't have any old firmwares and so it would probably update me to the newest one and thus allowing for no more jailbreaks - i think.

    Anyways, please help me and I thank you in advance.

    David
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    Didn't mean to do that. My bad. I had a similar problem so I thought we could get a discussion going. I'll post a new topic then.

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    restore and rejailbreak

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    When you uninstall stuff you have to take care if it also frees memory space (you see it when you confirm the uninstallation). If you don't see what I mean just uninstall every single Ringtone, 3rd Party App, whatever that you installed with Cydia or Rock until you have plenty free space again on the system partition. After that choose wisely what you install and don't take every ****.

    Restore and rejailbreak is only the very last possibility.

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    Well again sorry for hijacking the thread. I reposted but no responses. Anyways the problem was such that I couldn't uninstall anything bc it would try to install a file in order to uninstall. Dunno if this is a common thing. I finally openssh it and deleted enough stuff to get it to work. However now my mail app doesn't work. I'm thinking of restoring and rejailbreaking but I'm scared bc I think it might upgrade me to the latest firmware. Again I'm a noob and even tho I did save the shsh file on cydia I still don't know what I'm doing exactly. Thanks for the responses and again sorry for jacking the thread.

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    Even if you are a noob you should be able to read and understand. So take your time and read how to restore and rejailbreak in a proper way. If you take "the apple way" you will get stuck at iOS 4.0.2

    Does Cydia show you that you have SHSH on file for 4.0.1?

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