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is this safe for iphone or can make a major problem to iphone? i just want some testimony that this is fine and do good in our iphone
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    is this safe for iphone or can make a major problem to iphone? i just want some testimony that this is fine and do good in our iphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by theone77 View Post
    is this safe for iphone or can make a major problem to iphone? i just want some testimony that this is fine and do good in our iphone
    if you look through the thread you'll see that a number of people including myself have gotten this to work on 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 firmware using my guide, and a couple others have had problems getting it to work causing them to have to restore. so, it's up to you if you want to try it, but the number of people that have replied so far that have gotten it to work outnumbers those who haven't.
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    GOOD THREAD! i never recieved any warning anymore that im running out of space..THANKS..

    i already did the procedure even only one answer me, hopefully no problem will appear to my iphone after this
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    no problem...no, once you get it done, you'll be fine. it would be a good idea, though, to follow the step to remove the symlink before upgrading to any future firmware, just in case. i did run into a little snag when upgrading from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2 where it deleted my symlink and put in a whole new /Applications folder, but it was easily fixed
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    Worked like a charm. Easy to follow. I did it on a Mac with 1.1.2 firmware. Thanks for the easy Guide

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    Help...

    I have followed this guide and all apps are working quickly and correctly ..however i now have no sound at all ..

    no sound on apps , ipod , video or phone ..it does work with the headphones though ..any ideas

    V1.1.1

    Thanks

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    Its Not Working

    Step 3:
    Now we need to create the symlink which will trick the iPhone into thinking we never moved the /Applications directory. Go back to your terminal, and type in this command:
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    rm -rf /Applications && ln -s /private/var/root/ROOT_Applications /Applications

    tried but its not removing the app folder

    can any body tell me how to do this step 3
    Last edited by senbe; 12-02-2007 at 11:53 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    i need help here

    well, i cant acess the Terminal... i keep getting this error:

    "Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended)."

    im logging using the SFTP-3 protocol, cuz i cant log using any other...

    Thanks in advance,

    Regardsm, Pedro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedrobarra View Post
    i need help here

    well, i cant acess the Terminal... i keep getting this error:

    "Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended)."

    im logging using the SFTP-3 protocol, cuz i cant log using any other...

    Thanks in advance,

    Regardsm, Pedro.
    hmm...i was able to log in through the scp protocol and it let me. are you on 1.1.2 firmware, i'm assuming?
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    nope!

    1.1.1, from birth

    and i keep getting the "running out of space" msg all the time... its pretty annoying...

    thnx for the reply anyway


    EDIT - i managed to log... but i had to change a couple settings
    on WinSCP i chose to modify advanced options, went to the Enviroment>SCP/Shell and changed the Shell to /bin/bash

    EDIT2 - at last, gratz on the amazing guide... after i did everything, workied perfectly...

    now its working
    Last edited by pedrobarra; 12-06-2007 at 10:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vatigoal View Post
    i have done everything u said here and the result is my iphone with all the icons of the apps but none of them working. I press the icons and nothing happens. Please help!
    Hi I have been following this exact same guide and my iphone is 1.1.1 ..upgraded from 1.0.2, jailbroken and unlocked. My fstab was missing the noexec flag
    and I have the same symptoms... icons are showing but none of them work. they just go darker
    Any tips would be great as I am definetely running out of space.....

    Thanks

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    i am using 1.1.2 firmware now and also my iphone is running out of space, any method solving for running out of space for 1.1.2 iphone? Do i need to downgrade to 1.1.1 to solve as the wiki guide then upgrade again?????

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    thanks.
    Just press the thank you button! --->

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    Quote Originally Posted by senbe View Post
    Its Not Working

    Step 3:
    Now we need to create the symlink which will trick the iPhone into thinking we never moved the /Applications directory. Go back to your terminal, and type in this command:
    Code:
    rm -rf /Applications && ln -s /private/var/root/ROOT_Applications /Applications

    tried but its not removing the app folder

    can any body tell me how to do this step 3
    Make sure
    /private/var/root/ROOT_Applications
    actuall exists.

    after running the " rm -rf /Applications && ln -s /private/var/root/ROOT_Applications /Applications "

    Run the command ls -aF. If you see Applications@, you are all set.

    /$ ls -aF
    ./
    ../
    .svn/
    Applications@
    Library/
    System/
    bin/
    cores/
    dev/
    etc@
    mach@
    private/
    sbin/
    tmp@
    usr/
    var@

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    Thanks for making such good gude.

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    dude ..omg ..thx ..i put, like, a custom keyboard .. and it said somethin' like "error 4" ..I SCREAMED LIKE **** because i couldn't see my keyboard anymore ..but after folioing your instructions.. it's aiight now ..thx alot

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    so just to check there's no way to do the symlink on 1.1.2 yet right?

    man if i know this -- i woulda keep 1.1.1.. crazy story./ I went to 1.1.2.. try to do symlink, didnt' work and it freeze in the middle of doign the link.. reboot and all icon was gone :P.. then to fix it.. i restore 1.1.2.. -- then downgrade to 1.1.1.. then do the whole process again.. that was pretty "lame" lol


    CORRECTION: If you're getting the ""Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended)." -- There's a good chance you don't have BSD subsystem install.. install that and u're set!
    jail break with 1.1.2 using oktoprek method thingy install ssh.. not bsd automatically..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnyeros View Post
    so just to check there's no way to do the symlink on 1.1.2 yet right?

    man if i know this -- i woulda keep 1.1.1.. crazy story./ I went to 1.1.2.. try to do symlink, didnt' work and it freeze in the middle of doign the link.. reboot and all icon was gone :P.. then to fix it.. i restore 1.1.2.. -- then downgrade to 1.1.1.. then do the whole process again.. that was pretty "lame" lol


    CORRECTION: If you're getting the ""Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended)." -- There's a good chance you don't have BSD subsystem install.. install that and u're set!
    jail break with 1.1.2 using oktoprek method thingy install ssh.. not bsd automatically..)
    this guide will work on 1.1.2, i just removed it and redid it myself with my 1.1.2 phone and it worked flawlessly. it will more than likely give you an error when copying the Applications directory, but shouldn't when creating the symlink, though that will take a few seconds too since it also deletes your /Applications directory at the same time as making the symlink.
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    with the same logic we can move the Ringtones and Wallpapers folder...

    MOVE WALLPAPER FOLDER TO MEDIA PARTITION:

    cp -R /Library/Wallpaper /private/var/root/Media/Wallpaper

    rm -rf /Library/Wallpaper && ln -s /private/var/root/Media/Wallpaper /Library/Wallpaper


    MOVE RINGTONES FOLDER TO MEDIA PARTITION:

    cp -R /Library/Ringtones /private/var/root/Media/Ringtones

    rm -rf /Library/Ringtones && ln -s /private/var/root/Media/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonydeli7 View Post
    with the same logic we can move the Ringtones and Wallpapers folder...

    MOVE WALLPAPER FOLDER TO MEDIA PARTITION:

    cp -R /Library/Wallpaper /private/var/root/Media/Wallpaper

    rm -rf /Library/Wallpaper && ln -s /private/var/root/Media/Wallpaper /Library/Wallpaper


    MOVE RINGTONES FOLDER TO MEDIA PARTITION:

    cp -R /Library/Ringtones /private/var/root/Media/Ringtones

    rm -rf /Library/Ringtones && ln -s /private/var/root/Media/Ringtones /Library/Ringtones
    that's true...though it'd be a good idea to rename the copied folder something so that you'll know you put it there, which is why i named the copied apps folder ROOT_Applications. i say this because i suggest removing the symlink before updating to any new firmware. updating from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2 got slightly screwy because they actually replaced the symlink with a new Applications folder with updated defaults apps, and then i still had my copied folder. i ended up deleting the copied folder i made and reinstalling those apps(the installer files got reset also). so, like i said, i recommend removing the symlink before updating, and renaming the folders you can keep track of which ones you've done this process for
    Peter: "Brian! There's a message in my alphabits! It says 'OOOOOOOOO'!!!!!"
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