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Thread: iPhone Firmware /sbin
07-09-2013, 07:52 PM #1
iPhone Firmware /sbin
I have a iPhone 5 and a iPod Touch 4G. Both on 6.1.2 jailbroken using evasion. I noticed today that I have a package on Cydia called iPhone Firmware (/sbin) on my iPhone 5. My iPod touch does not have this package. If I try to remove this package, Cydia shows me that Cydia Installer, Cydia Translations and sys-cmds will also be removed. I did not proceed.
What is that package and how can I remove it?
07-09-2013, 07:57 PM #2
Not sure but I wouldn't remove it just saying.
07-09-2013, 08:42 PM #3
07-09-2013, 09:27 PM #4
Do you guys have that package installed?
07-09-2013, 09:33 PM #5
I'm not jailbroken on anything any more. Running iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 and iPad 4.
Did Cydia update anytime recently? It's probably not on your iPod since it's called "iPhone Firmware /sbin".
Last edited by slim.jim; 07-09-2013 at 09:38 PM.
07-09-2013, 09:47 PM #6
Vinay, do you have your iPod set to "User" (normal) or "Hacker" package preference and your iPhone set to "Developer" or "User" (Expert)? That's the most likely explanation.
That package represents a core portion of the iOS filesystem management binaries (such as FSCK or MOUNT_HFS), probably for DPKG dependency/conflict purposes. I think it's very safe to say those binaries on your iPod even if you don't see the package, and you really shouldn't delete it.
07-09-2013, 11:13 PM #7
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07-10-2013, 05:08 AM #8
07-10-2013, 05:55 AM #9
Thanks guys. Mystery solved. That package only shows up when I select User - Expert. Does not show up if I select Hacker or Developer.
Also to note that the package also shows up on an iPod if set to User - Expert. Yes, iPhone Firmware (/sbin) on an iPod.
07-10-2013, 06:21 AM #10
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