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I was wondering, if i were to SSH into private/var/mobile/applications and delete every single thing in here,then resync with itunes to reinstall it all,(im having an issue in another thread
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    Default ok i just searched thru all my apps and want to delete
    I was wondering, if i were to SSH into private/var/mobile/applications and delete every single thing in here,then resync with itunes to reinstall it all,(im having an issue in another thread but this will help me solve it I think) will it cause any issues or just wipe off all my programs (which is what I want to do and start again)

    I literally opened up every folder in this application folder to see if there was more inside then what I installed and there wasnt.. The stock apps are NOT in here so instead of deleting everything I have installed manually I wanted to wipe em all out with SSH. Seems i have 2 copies of every app which is taking up ALOT of space lol
    Last edited by Tower72; 03-30-2010 at 04:59 PM.

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    Ya that is a VERY BAD idea that will earn you a nice restore. use itunes to delete them easier, or if there from cydia use the queing feature
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    ^ Agreed,, if you 'appear' to have 2 of every app installed get it wiped and re-jailbroken
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    correct me if im wrong but wont a restore force me to update to 3.1.3 on my 3GS...I have the thing with Sauriks server for 3.0 3.1 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 all saved it claims, ill have to look into that route..thank you all tho for the replies

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    .....Which is exactly why you DO NOT erase files in /var/mobile/applications........ or have you already?
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    no i have not.. I did delete 2-3 programs (4-6 files) and reinstalled them, and it took care of those specific programs, but i stopped there lol

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    Alright good lol. And if you end up needing a restore there are guides on how to restore to 3.1.2 at modmyi.com/guides

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    hehe last week I had an appointment at the Apple Store for a crack thats on my phone near the dock connector. I decided to cancel as I didnt want to lost my jailbreak so im going to do everything I can to keep it lol

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    couldn't the settings built in wipe feature help, i am pretty sure it does not require itunes.
    (settings.app>General Settings>Restore>Wipe all data)

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