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01-14-2014, 10:50 PM #1
Photos disappear then restore themselves
Since i jailbroke iOS 7 this has happened twice. I have over 8000 photos on my iphone 5. A few minutes ago the photos app kept crashing when I opened it so I rebooted. I then had 0 photos. A few minutes later it said "Restoring..." and they are slowly coming back.
Does anyone know what could cause this? I updated evasi0n yesterday as well as everything else that had an available update.
Let me know if you have any ideas.
Thanks.I am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
03-09-2014, 05:55 PM #2
Did you ever find a resolution to this problem, or what caused it? I have a friend that this happened to.
03-09-2014, 06:13 PM #3
Are your photos in your camera roll ? Or are they on iCloud ?
03-09-2014, 09:52 PM #4
Photos were in iCloud but turned iCloud off prior to jailbreaking about 2 months ago.
03-09-2014, 10:00 PM #5
So you haven't resorted to restore since updating Evasi0n7 ? Or have you ?
If you haven't, I'd recommend you to !
You can always try running iCleanerPro a few times to clean some stuff out before restoring to 7.0.6, but 7.0.6 is a more viable fix (to the security flaw Apple had left out) than using the tweak versions that keep you on 7.0.4 and patch the breach. That tweak causes side effects.
You better get yourself a stable device back on a jailbrakable firmware before 7.1 is out !
Last edited by Alfroggy; 03-09-2014 at 10:05 PM.
03-11-2014, 10:01 AM #6
I have this happen at least once a month. I had the problem back when I was on iOS 6 with the JB as well. I have over 10k photos, 150+ videos...so it takes a while to restore. And you have no access to new photos until the restore is done.
I'll come back here if I find the solution, but I think it has to do with the volume of pictures and how other camera apps access the pics folder. Not sure. Don't think it's JB related since it's happened to me for over a year now at least, if not longer.
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03-20-2014, 11:24 AM #7
any solution there?
I got this problem since I jailbroken my iPhone 4s..
it is so annoying, sometimes when this happen I lose some new photos I've taken before-.-
03-20-2014, 11:41 AM #8
03-24-2014, 07:15 AM #9
can you please explain what happened? you seem to know about such an issue, since you suggested it.
03-25-2014, 08:14 AM #10
iOS still is made to think pictures are still there when they are not, because of cached information.
One fix is to give the /var/stash/mobile/Media/DCIM/ folder read, write and access permissions to all three 'User', 'Group' and 'Everyone' items.
I also set owner permissions to mobile for both 'Owner' and 'Group'
Before exiting that menu accessible from the blue arrow next to the 'DCIM' folder name, I toggle 'Apply Hierarchically' on.
Here's how it is, seen from iFile :
Upon saving the changes you've made iFile will briefly show a loading wheel, confirming the changes were applied.
03-25-2014, 08:27 AM #11
Now i'm stuck with a non-jailbreak-able device till god knows when.
i actually didn't delete any picture, i only renamed one of them to photo.png and copied it to the iwidget directory. i bet the iOS thought it got deleted once renamed.
Oh well, cheers
Last edited by Arabology; 03-25-2014 at 08:30 AM.
03-25-2014, 08:31 AM #12
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03-26-2014, 02:19 AM #13
yeah I'm pretty sure It is the same issue.
Now I changed the permissions like you said, I hope this gonna help.
Have to wait now to see if the problem is away, I will give feedback in some days.
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11-22-2016, 01:39 AM #14
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02-15-2017, 04:43 AM #15
Please don't worry, the photos can not disapper on iPhone , you can easily export lost iPhone photos from backup. you can use iPhone Data Recovery to choose the photos you want to recover.