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I ran BossTools to move the fonts from my OS partition to my media partition, and it worked fine. But afterwards i tried to open up installer or anything it
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    Default NEED HELP! BossTools Messed Up My Phone
    I ran BossTools to move the fonts from my OS partition to my media partition, and it worked fine. But afterwards i tried to open up installer or anything it would crash. So I restarted the phone and now i get the apple logo with a spinning wheel. It wont even start. I tried iPhoneBrowser but it runs an error and cannot access the files. Am I going to have to restore? Im on 1.1.4 btw.

    Anyone?
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    Yeah, you've to restore your phone.



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    I got iphonebrowser to work and can now access my files. So what EXACTLY does bosstools do when it relocates the fonts. I want to undo the changes. Please help on this one.

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    I fixed it myself. Thanks. It took a while but all i had to do was get my bros Fonts folder and stick it in the private/var folder and my phone started working AND i have 98MB of free space now.

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    Glad you fixed it I did a restore because of it ;(



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    I've had the same problem happened to me and had to restore the phone.

    Question - how do we avoid this problem and still move the stuff over to the main partion to free up space?

    thx

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    All BossTool does is create a symlink for the fonts, apps, or ringtones. You can manually do it if you want. When I was on 1.1.1 I did it manually following a tutorial, but Im not sure where it is now. Search around and you will find it...

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    thank KCRMSON for this one:

    cp -Rp /Library/Ringtones /private/var/mobile/Library/
    mv /Library/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones.old
    ln -s /private/var/mobile/Library/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones
    rm -rf /Library/Ringtones.old

    That'll relocate the Ringtones.

    cp -Rp /System/Library/Fonts /private/var/mobile/Library/
    mv /System/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts.old
    ln -s /private/var/mobile/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts
    rm -rf /System/Library/Fonts.old

    That'll relocate the Fonts and free up much space on the small partition.

    cp -Rp /Applications /private/var/mobile/
    mv /Applications /Applications.old
    ln -s /private/var/mobile/Applications /Applications
    ln -s /private/var/mobile/Applications /private/var/root/
    rm -rf /Applications.old

    That'll relocate the Applications and symlink both possible places it could be looked for at.

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    Boss Tools v0.35 seems to create a sym link that points to the font folder itself, instead of inside the fonts folder, at least for me (firmware 1.1.4), so it went:

    System/Library/Fonts/Fonts

    Instead of:

    System/Library/Fonts

    my phone also went nuts, it was stuck on the install screen, but I was still able to SSH into it via Cyberduck, then I moved all the fonts into System/Library/Fonts (that being the sym link folder), and then my phone instantly started up.

    Now, I'm still using the sym links, but no need to restore. Pant pant pant. I was about to have a heart attack. I told myself I was installing too much stuff, and sooner or later I was going to force a restore by screwing something up. Now I'll stop, at least for a few days.

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    I actually did the opposite. I deleted the system fonts folder and put the fonts in the folder bosstools created in private/var.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adplaya View Post
    I fixed it myself. Thanks. It took a while but all i had to do was get my bros Fonts folder and stick it in the private/var folder and my phone started working AND i have 98MB of free space now.
    HI I am having the same problem Adplaya had. could you or anyone send me the fonts files and tell me how to copy them to the right folder?

    That would sure help me out
    Thanks...
    Last edited by sirtez; 07-21-2008 at 11:28 AM. Reason: typos

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