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I'm using a 3GS running FW 3.1.2 jailbroken with Blackra1n. Due to a series of mishaps, the terminal app now crashes on launch, as does Rock. I cannot SSH, and
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    Default Iphone 3GS 3.1.2 Root Permissions Stuck
    I'm using a 3GS running FW 3.1.2 jailbroken with Blackra1n. Due to a series of mishaps, the terminal app now crashes on launch, as does Rock. I cannot SSH, and whenever I open Cydia, I get the error message "Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied). Whenever I try to install or reinstall anything from it, it returns the error "Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)."

    By now I'm fairly certain that the issue is with permissions, but as I can neither use the terminal, nor SSH, nor repair either of the two through Cydia, I'm not sure I can fix the problem. Please help, does anyone know of a separate way to access the files on the phone? I could always just restore the phone and jailbreak again, but I don't want to go through the hassle and lost data if I don't absolutely have to. Also, everything except the problems I mentioned seems to be in working order.

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    I guess you don't have iFile either? Other than that, I have no suggestions.

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    Correct, unfortunately no iFile. However, iTunes and the appstore work perfectly, no matter how little I use them. Perhaps I could use the SDK to make a program to change the permissions systemwide, then install it via iTunes? I don't know though, because I've never used the iphone SDK and have barely any programming experience.

    I don't suppose anyone could lend me any advice on how to do this, or even if it's possible? Or, of course, if there's a better way.
    Last edited by raindrum; 03-14-2010 at 09:45 PM.

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