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Thread: How does iTunes install apps?

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    Default How does iTunes install apps?
    I was hoping someone could detail me the process in which iTunes installs apps on iPhones - from hitting the "sync" button to when it's done. I specifically need to know where it copies the application files to (a temporary location, I'd assume).

    It's because when I was installing TomTom, I accidentally unplugged my sync cable, and the sync was interrupted. It left 500MB of useless data on my iPhone and I need to get rid of it...

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    Look at /user/applications (in your iphone using a iphone browser) (u need to jailbreak it for that)

    I think it's there

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    In most cases you will need to restore to get this space back. iTunes most likely sees this as "other" and won't touch it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    In most cases you will need to restore to get this space back. iTunes most likely sees this as "other" and won't touch it again.
    I was afraid of that. I guess I'll have to do it that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by lswpb View Post
    Look at /user/applications (in your iphone using a iphone browser) (u need to jailbreak it for that)

    I think it's there
    I already checked. I have 26 App Store apps and 26 folders in there. So, I was thinking there was another temporary location that iTunes dumped those files before it would install, and move them to the Applications folder.


    Of course, another possibility, if I had more space, would be to just try to install it again. Then, maybe iTunes would just overwrite the old ones, and I'd gain the space. But, I guess that's what I get for being cheap and only buying a 4GB.
    Last edited by weirdo81622; 2009-08-28 at 06:53 PM.

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