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    Default iPhone Full of 'Other', Can't Sync
    I've been using my iPhone for no problem for the past three months, but this morning I accidentally disconnected it while running a backup. The iPhone works fine, but now when I plug it into iTunes it shows me as having 13gb of 'Other' (orange) instead of properly showing my music/videos (see picture below). Also, it doesn't recognize my music or videos on my device as being mine, both showing up as "No Music".

    I didn't know where else to go, and a google search only returned someone on the apple forums telling the person to restore. However, I'm hoping that since mine is jailbroken, there's an alternative method using SSH or something so that I don't have to restore.

    I have a first generation 16gb iPhone that's jailbroken, activated, and unlocked. It's currently on the T-Mobile network. SSH is working great, and all my applications are symlinked. I can SSH/sFTP in if needed, I know how to do all that.

    Here's a screenshot of iTunes showing me what's on my iPhone:

    And here's a screenshot of the error I get when I try to sync:

    If anyone knows a solution to this (or if you know that the only way to fix this is to restore), please do let me know.

    Thanks in advance!

    - Have a 16gb first gen iPhone running 2.2.1
    - Jailbroken/Unlocked/Activated with QuickPwn
    - Running on T-Mobile USA

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    It is your music. The music (iTunes) database has become corrupt!

    SSH into your iPhone and delete the music directory.

    OR you can do a restore!

    Once the music & photos directories are empty, then you can sync!

    It worked for me!

    Photos you sync'd --> /private/var/mobile/Media/Photos/Thumbs

    Photos you took --> /private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM

    iTunes Albumart --> /private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Artwork

    iTunes Music --> /private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music
    Last edited by WyldPhoenix; 2008-06-30 at 10:51 PM.

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    i had this problem but the next time i synced it worked fine.
    if you DO need to delete the music database as wyldphoenix suggests (and i am not disputing) i would recommend that you use iphonebrowser as it's a lot quicker.
    sorry if im stating the obvious/useless...

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