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11-16-2009, 04:15 AM #21
Icedog, your persistent id is BA491FFF47134247, taken from the iTunesPrefs file you attached.
11-16-2009, 07:32 PM #22
There seems to be a lot of frustration in trying to find the Persistent ID. So I am working on a tool to do some of the work for you... Here's the beginning of it. (just threw it up in the last few minutes)
iPhone Persistent ID revealer
I'll add more to it later (like editing your iTunes conf files for you), but for now it works well enough to tell you the Persistent ID, in the correct order, given the iTunesPrefs file. (it is my goal to replace lassem with a small script :-P )
11-17-2009, 01:36 AM #23
May I suggest, however, that you drop the 'requirement' of iPhoneBrowser as it's really not neccessary. As I stated in 'guide' all you need is a backup of your iPhone. A backup made by iTunes, and iTunes backs up whatever is connected to it, regardless of whether it's 'paired' or not.
You could even have your iPhone Persistent ID revealer parse the Info.plist itself, base-64 decode the iTunesPrefs key and display the persistent ID to the user.
If the Info.plist contains the persistent ID elsewhere, this could be used to sanitize the process.
12-03-2009, 02:34 PM #24same issue!
hi lassem - i was able to get to the frpd file in the hex editor. i don't know how to read the file though. can you help me extract the persistent ID from the attachment?
sorry for the post! i used the tool that was provided and it worked - my persistent id is 2022302E31223D6E
now i'm not so sure - the persistent id above didn't work when i copied and pasted it into the itunes library .xml and .itl files, as instructed. any thoughts?
Last edited by cezinho; 12-03-2009 at 03:24 PM.
12-08-2009, 08:03 AM #25
The iPhone Persistent ID revealer tells me that the persistent id is 0D8E47F636B523C3, which is correct AFAICT from the data you posted.
01-10-2010, 06:29 AM #26
i know this is an old thread but i cant get iphonebrowser to work so could someoe please tell me what my Persistant ID is
01-31-2010, 04:46 PM #27
Sorry to resurect a dead thread!
I followed this earlier, and now I can sync my music between iphone and itunes with no problem. But now I can't sync my apps!!
There must be another apps database on the iphone which I need to change the persistent ID to match itunes again. Any ideas where this would be?
02-15-2010, 05:56 AM #28
02-28-2010, 11:50 AM #29Exactly my requirement
Is there a solution that can do it all
Mostly i need my apps.
any help is appreciated.
Last edited by almerchant; 02-28-2010 at 11:50 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-04-2010, 03:46 PM #30
hey i tried doing this...i got the id from the iphone and when i went to put it in the files on my computer they were already the same, but when i go to change my iphone setting to manually sync it still tells me that my iphone is synced with another library and that i have to erase everything. does anyone know what i might be doing wrong?
03-29-2010, 03:28 PM #31
11-05-2010, 02:48 PM #32
This trick no longer works with iTunes 10...
Does anyone know of a workaround? My PC keeps telling me that I have to erase and sync anyways (phone is linked to another itunes library), even though I've done all of the steps described above.
Check here: iClarified - iPhone - How to Sync Your iPhone With Multiple Computers (Comments)
comment dated: 2010-11-01 21:32:14
11-15-2010, 08:55 AM #33iTunes 10.1 - Think first before plugging in your iPod or iPhone
This Library Persistent ID in iTunes 10.0 freaky Notes worked very briefly. However, with 10.1 even this fails. There is some programming in the background that detects changes to the Library Persistent ID (LPID) and reverts it to the original. This is very annoying. Nowadays with folks owning multiple Macs and 'i" devices of various vintages, we should be able to use or legitimately purchased content on any and all devices we own without having to endlessly search for hacks. The darned thing actually auto-deleted a legitimate purchase on one of my older iPods!!
12-30-2010, 04:26 AM #34
I got this to work with iTunes 10.1 and iOS 4.1+
I suck at making guides, so if you don't understand something, ask me.
Instead of replacing the Persistent ID on your computer, replace the ones on your iPhone/iPod Touch. There are 6 Persistent IDs hidden in 2 files on your iPhone.
Find your computer's Persistent ID in "iTunes Music Library.xml" then put spaces between every two letters.
Eg: Persistent ID is 0A816A74D49524AD, with spaces 0A 81 6A 74 D4 95 24 AD.
Then reverse it 0A 81 6A 74 D4 95 24 AD = AD 24 95 D4 74 6A 81 0A
On your iPhone find your Persistent ID in the "iTunesPrefs" file from var/mobile/media/iTunes_Control/iTunes same place as before, bytes 12-19 and save it some where.
There should be 3 sets of Persistent ID inside that file, replace them all with the reversed ID from your computer.
The other set of Persistent ID are located in "iTunesPrefs.plist" file from the same place.
You will need a .plist editor
Now take out all the spaces except the one in the middle AD 24 95 D4 74 6A 81 0A = AD2495D4 746A810A
There should be 3 more sets of ID in the iPodPrefs line. Find and replace all of them.
Eg: BA491FFF 47134247 to AD2495D4 746A810A
Copy/overwrite the files on your iPhone with the new ones.
*Both files need to be copied at the same time while iTunes is closed*
iPhone/iPod should now sync
08-28-2012, 07:48 AM #35Can you please help me ?
Can you help me?
Find attached the txt. file that i saved from the decoder.
12-11-2012, 06:04 AM #36Additional Details for Anybody that Needs it
For anyone that got stuck on the Library Persistent ID (LPID), let me share my experience. Firstly, I'd love to thank everyone on this forum, ESPECIALLY lassem. Thanks bro. I'd also like to thank p120ph37, your iPhone Persistent ID revealer tool is what did the magic for me. Still, to share some thoughts.
Firstly, my I have an iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2.1. It's jailbroken, so I used WinSCP to get the ItunesPrefs file. I used XVI32 for hex-editing purposes. Additionally, I installed the latest iTunes, version 11 (iTunes ver. 22.214.171.124).
To begin with, I used the information that offset byte 12 is the (presumed start of) LPID. For me, I verified it to be the start of 13, not 12. Let me be more specific: Adr. hex 13 is the STARTING of the LPID, so 12 is the second set of values, 11 is the third, and so on. In other words, the last value for my LPID is at Adr. hex C (which is in the first row)
Next, I tried to edit the XML and ITL files. The editing was a success, but iTunes failed to deliver: it still gave me that annoying error saying I can't sync it. THANKFULLY, MacLover on iskysoft.com posted that he got it to work with iTunes 10, albeit with some deviation (more info here: How to sync an iPhone with multiple Macs (iPhone 5 included) scroll down to the comments section). To paraphrase, the ITL file gets modified by iTunes to its original values again. The XML, on the other hand, does not. MacLover said that rather than replacing the LPID in the ITL file, he "corrupted" the ITL file by opening it with a regular editor (like Notepad) and putting in a bunch of garbage characters and spaces all over the place. He saved the ITL file and closed it, then fired up iTunes. It worked.
I'm glad to announce that this method applies to iTunes 11.0 as well. I corrupted the original ITL file, iTunes detected it and used the XML (which retained the new LPID) to generate a new ITL file with the appropriate LPID, and I can now manually manage music on my iPhone again!
I'm really thankful to this thread, it helped me get my iPhone back. I registered just to say thanks and put in my two cents with the iTunes 11 thing. Cheers!
02-02-2013, 10:53 PM #37Can't seem to get this!
Anyway, what exactly did you do to get this to work? I was able to alter the two files on my iPhone 4 changing them out with the LPID (backwards and spaced) from my original Mac. However, I wasn't sure what exactly you did to your .itl and XML files on your 2nd computer. You stated you altered the .itl file with spaces, did you do anything with the XML file?--i.e. replace the LPID in it?--if so, which LPID did you replace it with (the backwards one, or the exact one from your original computer?)
I would appreciate your help (or anyone's for that matter), as this is driving me insane and I am so wishing I got a different phone. I seriously hate itunes.
Much thanks in advance!! Oh, and as I stated above, I have an iPhone 4 and am using iTunes 11.
02-05-2013, 04:20 AM #38
Basically, I used WinSCP to login to my iPhone and retrieve the two needed files. I'll make it clear here, do NOT modify any files on the phone. Using this site, iPhone Persistent ID revealer , I figured out the persistent ID of my iPhone. I hex address mumbo jumbo earlier was for reference only. Once you've got the LPID from that link (you have to upload the iTunesPrefs file to get the LPID, very useful), open up Music from the Start Menu (on Windows 7; on Windows XP it'll probably be My Documents\My Music). Open up the iTunes folder, and first open the iTunesLibrary ITL file with notepad. Add a bunch of spaces wherever you want randomly, and save and exit. Next, open the XML file. Replace the hex string under the Library Persistent ID section of the XML file with the one the website outputted. Save, exit, and launch iTunes. It'll tell you that the library is corrupt. Of course it is, we corrupted the ITL file! It'll use the XML file as a base to recreate the ITL file this time with the correct LPID, and you can manually manage your iPhone now! I hope this works for ya.
PS: Sorry for the delayed response
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04-09-2013, 12:07 AM #39
04-09-2013, 12:08 AM #40
Any idea how to o this in iTunes 11?