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11-28-2007, 10:27 AM #1installer keeps crashing?!
This suddenly happened, it has been working great for days after I upgraded to 1.1.2
but now when I go to install a program on it it downloads fine but as soon as it goes to install it crashes to my springboard.
11-28-2007, 12:14 PM #2
Same to me too. It happens after trying to install php module (but unsuccessful, and it is the first time that the above situation happens to me). I thought it is installer problem therefore re-install the installer again. But, the same thing happens to the re-installing process. After, when I tried to launch the installer from springboard again, it crashes.
After a few days of research, can't find a right solution therefore just do a file to file comparison and found that the AppTapp binary file size is different from the original one. Then, just do a file replacement in binary tranfer format. And, it does fix the crash issue with installer but the installing app problem is still the same.
Therefore, you may not like to re-install the Installer.app if you have the same situation.
Hope someone has solutions for this. If I found one, will post it here.
Good Luck and Cheers!
12-01-2007, 12:20 PM #3
I have had this issue as well. It is very frustrating, because it will work occasionally (very rarely) but otherwise I guess I'm going to have to install apps manually.
12-01-2007, 12:35 PM #4
installer sources arent refreshing for me... It might just be something with installers sources right now... I cant even get to uninstall or anything it hangs right when I open it.
*Installer works for me now...
Last edited by mrdonbonjovi; 12-01-2007 at 02:24 PM.
12-01-2007, 03:11 PM #5
Is there a way I can uninstall the installer.app from the iphone, cuz it doesnt even refresh sources it just crashes. Thanks!
12-02-2007, 07:51 AM #6
Recently, I found that for installer.app crashes during the process of "installing" application, this maybe due to write access problem to the system partition. When I tried to SSH and transfer files to the Applications folder, it fails. And, when it works (mean can SSH and transfer files to Applications folder), at the same time, the installer.app has no problem installing applications.
Now still finding the solution for it. If anyone knows, your help would be greatly appreciated.
From other forums, they said restore and jailbreak it again will resolve the issue but would appreciate there is other solution without restoring. As I can foreseen it will happens again even redoing the jailbreaking process.
Updated (for my iPhone 1.1.2):
Finally, I know why installer.app crashes during the process of "installing" applications as the "300MB system partition" is full. You can check it out by using SSH command "df -h".
See this thread: http://modmyi.com/forums/showthread....stem+partition
Just free up the system partition space (uninstalling unwanted apps, etc) will resolve this problem.
Hope the above helps!
Last edited by icebergneo; 12-02-2007 at 09:04 AM. Reason: Problem Resolved.
12-19-2007, 08:10 AM #7/dev/disk0s1 still full
Hey all, I'm getting the same issue; Installer.app crashes exclusively. I ran df -h:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/disk0s1 300M 300M 0 100% / devfs 18K 18K 0 100% /dev /dev/disk0s2 7.3G 6.3G 1.1G 86% /private/var
I can't open Installer.app to uninstall anything.
Any ideas (other than a restore, which is a pain in the *** on 1.1.2).
12-19-2007, 11:21 AM #8
12-19-2007, 02:59 PM #9
I actually hacked away at my installed apps with SSH. I have 8.1mb free (with 11 installed apps) in the sys partition. It looks like something is eating up all of my free space. I've had WAY more installed than I do now and never encountered this issue before.
At any rate, after freeing that space, Installer still crashes upon start. I think I'm going to restore. There seems to be something awry with my phone.
12-19-2007, 10:01 PM #10
i had the same problem, and this is the ultimate solution. i went to ibrikr 0.91 and installed PXL on my phone. Then i installed Installer v2.63 it will replace the already existing installer 3.08b and it will leave everything as it was : the uninstall list, the install packages, and the source list. Then i went to the uninstall list and clicked on the installer 3.08b it won't gave you the option to uninstall insted it give u the option to reinstall, click on reinstall and .... voila the problem is solved for me hope it will be for you.
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