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06-17-2008, 11:52 AM #1NEED 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.
Last edited by Adplaya; 06-17-2008 at 11:52 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
06-17-2008, 12:09 PM #2
Yeah, you've to restore your phone.
06-17-2008, 12:54 PM #3
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.
06-17-2008, 03:23 PM #4
06-17-2008, 04:41 PM #5
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.
06-17-2008, 06:45 PM #6
Glad you fixed it I did a restore because of it ;(
06-18-2008, 07:41 AM #7
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?
06-18-2008, 09:26 AM #8
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...
06-18-2008, 09:35 AM #9
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.
06-19-2008, 04:38 PM #10
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:
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.
06-19-2008, 05:08 PM #11
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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07-21-2008, 12:26 PM #12