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I just upgraded and did a jailbreak on my phone and i need to free up space for apps or something cause i try to install some apps installer just
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    Default Free up space for apps on 1.1.4?
    I just upgraded and did a jailbreak on my phone and i need to free up space for apps or something cause i try to install some apps installer just crashes after it installs it.

    Ive only been able to install like 3 other apps.

    I used tool before on 1.1.2 to free up space, like moving fonts, etc but i forgot how to get it.

    if someone could link me to an app or something i would appreciate it.

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    It's called BossTool and you do NOT want to use it on 1.1.3 or 1.1.4. But to do what BossTool is supposed to do is:

    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

    That'll relocate the Ringtones.

    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

    That'll relocate the Fonts and free up much space on the small partition.

    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

    That'll relocate the Applications and symlink both possible places it could be looked for at.
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    i try to do ln -s /private/var/mobile/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts
    and it says no space left on device

    EDIT:

    I deleted the apps i downloaded on installer and now it works fine.

    oh crap, i accidently deleted installer.app.....

    can someone tell me how to reinstall it? lol
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    You could probably download an older version of Installer.app from here:

    OS X:
    http://www.nullriver.com/~zigzag/AppTappInstaller.zip

    Windows:
    http://www.nullriver.com/~adam/AppTappInstaller.exe

    No idea how to pull the actual Installer.app from the Windows installer. But on the Mac, right-click or control-click on the AppTappInstaller.app, and choose Show Package Contents. Somewhere in there is Installer.app, send that up to the phone if you have SSH installed or AFP or another similar deal.

    Then SSH in (or Term-vt100 on the phone) and do:

    chown -R root:mobile /Applications/Installer.app
    chmod -R 4755 /Applications/Installer.app

    Respring or power off the phone. Installer should be back and working fine, I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcrmson View Post
    It's called BossTool and you do NOT want to use it on 1.1.3 or 1.1.4. But to do what BossTool is supposed to do is:

    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

    That'll relocate the Ringtones.

    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

    That'll relocate the Fonts and free up much space on the small partition.

    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

    That'll relocate the Applications and symlink both possible places it could be looked for at.
    I tried to do this using Terminal, since I couldn't figure out how to do if over SSH (using filezilla). The first command went OK, and if I explore the iPhone using Finder I can see that it did appear to make a new Ringtones folder. However, the move command failed - it said it didn't have permission to do it.

    I daren't go any further now! It didn't appear to screw anything up though - I guess I can just delete the new copy of the Ringtones folder?

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    PEOPLE. Search.

    By far easiest way to do this... INSTALL CYDIA

    Add this source: apptapp.saurik.com
    And install Cydia and it relocates the apps. There are no clashes between Installer and Cydia, you can use them side by side, or you don't even have to use Cydia.
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    I already have Cydia (iLiberty+ installed it, I don't use it though). I'm still down to 82MB free of 300 on / according to BossPrefs, so I want to move the fonts.


    Although, I just checked on Finder... the directory /System/Library/Fonts seems to be a link already? It says type: NSFileTypeSymbolicLink, and when I enter the folder it redirects to /var/Fonts. /Library/Ringtones redirects to /var/Ringtones, and my Applications folder is /Applications. Does this mean everything is already relocated?

    If so, how come I only have 82MB left on / ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistol1 View Post
    I already have Cydia (iLiberty+ installed it, I don't use it though). I'm still down to 82MB free of 300 on / according to BossPrefs, so I want to move the fonts.


    Although, I just checked on Finder... the directory /System/Library/Fonts seems to be a link already? It says type: NSFileTypeSymbolicLink, and when I enter the folder it redirects to /var/Fonts. /Library/Ringtones redirects to /var/Ringtones, and my Applications folder is /Applications. Does this mean everything is already relocated?

    If so, how come I only have 82MB left on / ?
    Your Applications app hasn't been moved. When Cydia is installed from iLiberty, it doesn't relocate the folders.

    To fix it, go to Installer, add apptapp.saurik.com. Go to the systems category and install Cydia from there.

    You don't have to use Cydia, this will just relocate your apps for you. Then everything will be working and you will no long have disk space issues.

    Just trust me ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMac View Post
    Your Applications app hasn't been moved. When Cydia is installed from iLiberty, it doesn't relocate the folders.

    To fix it, go to Installer, add apptapp.saurik.com. Go to the systems category and install Cydia from there.

    You don't have to use Cydia, this will just relocate your apps for you. Then everything will be working and you will no long have disk space issues.

    Just trust me ok.
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    I have used BossTool on 1.1.3 and 1.1.4 and it seems to work ok for me. I never seen or heard of any problems with using it on these FWs.

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    I did. And some do. People just need to friggen search for there answers, or at least thank someone who helps the...
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    So true. So true. My few posts have only been to help. I started one thread because I was stumped to no end and I thanked the person that helped me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMac View Post
    Your Applications app hasn't been moved. When Cydia is installed from iLiberty, it doesn't relocate the folders.

    To fix it, go to Installer, add apptapp.saurik.com. Go to the systems category and install Cydia from there.

    You don't have to use Cydia, this will just relocate your apps for you. Then everything will be working and you will no long have disk space issues.

    Just trust me ok.

    Should I remove the version of Cydia that iLiberty put on my iPhone before I re-install it via Installer? If so, how?


    Once Cydia has moved the Applications folder, does it stay moved even if I then un-install Cydia?

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    You just need to install over the top. You don't need to uninstall.

    Once installed from Installer just use Poof to remove it off your Springboard because you can't uninstall. It won't affect your phone or other apps if its installed...
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    Ace, cheers!

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    I'm using iComic on 1.1.4, an it says to place all manga .zips in var/mobile/media/comic

    However, I'm guessing that that directory is memory constrained, as it won't let me copy large files. Is there any way to relocate the /comic folder to some other place ("ipod" directory), and leave an alias or something in /var/mobile/media? So that I won't have a memory limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20_00 View Post
    I have used BossTool on 1.1.3 and 1.1.4 and it seems to work ok for me. I never seen or heard of any problems with using it on these FWs.

    Hey!
    Could you possibly help me?
    I have a 1.1.4. iphone (hacked - do not know how...that's how I bought it...jailbroken maybe...iclarified...I do not know)
    Anyway...

    I installed Boss Tool
    And then I clicked on free up space...
    And then many icond were LOST from my screen (from all my pages) including the icon of Boss Tool...

    So, I am confused... How and where can I find these apps that seems to be "lost" but from what I can understand are not... Only their ICONS are lost....

    Anyone could help me on that with simple step by step instructions>

    Or at least any suggestion? Should I restore my iphone? Should I go to UNINSTALL all my apps and then RE-INTALL them? Or what?

    Thank you in advance!!!

    tzamko

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzamko View Post
    Hey!
    Could you possibly help me?
    I have a 1.1.4. iphone (hacked - do not know how...that's how I bought it...jailbroken maybe...iclarified...I do not know)
    Anyway...

    I installed Boss Tool
    And then I clicked on free up space...
    And then many icond were LOST from my screen (from all my pages) including the icon of Boss Tool...

    So, I am confused... How and where can I find these apps that seems to be "lost" but from what I can understand are not... Only their ICONS are lost....

    Anyone could help me on that with simple step by step instructions>

    Or at least any suggestion? Should I restore my iphone? Should I go to UNINSTALL all my apps and then RE-INTALL them? Or what?

    Thank you in advance!!!

    tzamko
    How long did you wait before pressing the home button? If you did it immediately after pressing "Move Applications," that's not good. It was moving the Applications folder to another location, and putting a symbolic link there. So while in the process of moving the Applications, you accidently quit BossTool. If you want them, you need to go into the file system, and go to:
    /private/var/stash/Applications.(random letters)/
    All of your Applications should be in there that you lost. Just move them all to /Applications. Hope that helped.
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    First of all, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    but, I still have problem :-)
    /private/var/stash/Applications.(random letters)/
    All of your Applications should be in there that you lost. Just move them all to /Applications.

    I have installed FINDER, so I go and see: /private/var/
    /stash I do not see....

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