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Thread: Less space to add 3rd Party Apps after 1.1.1 jailbreak

  1. #1
    Default Less space to add 3rd Party Apps after 1.1.1 jailbreak
    I finished the full process of the jailbreak 1.1.1 last night and even sync'd my phone up and transferred all my music/videos back to my phone...

    But when I run Installer.app, I used to have around 100-108mb to start with and I only had around 40mb to start with. Was something changed in the directory system or did I change or not change something when doing the jailbreak?

    I don't see myself using too much, but I would hate to run out of space and had the potential for 60mb of lost space.

    Thanx for any help!

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  3. #2
    the actual 1.1.1 firmware was much larger in size than the 1.0.2

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    Bernie-Mac (2007-10-12)

  5. #3
    Nobody has been brave enough yet to try repartitioning their phones...

  6. #4
    Default Space solution...
    I actually ran out of space rather quickly on my touch so I figured out a simple quick fix for this.

    These instructions are not for the "command line impared" or the faint of heart

    All these instructions assume you have the BSD Subsystem installed.

    NOTE: This was done and tested on a iPod touch with firmware 1.1.1 this HAS NOT been tested on an iphone, but so far the filesystems have proven to be almost exact.


    1.) BACKUP YOUR STUFF (obviously)

    2.) SSH into your iphone/touch and cd /

    3.) Type the following into the ssh session:

    Code:
    cp -R /Applications/ /private/var/apps
    mv /Applications/ /apps.old
    ln -s /private/var/apps/ /Applications
    4.)
    Code:
    nano -w /etc/fstab
    In fstab remove ,noexec from the second line.
    ctrl+x to exit, enter yes to save

    5.) Restart the iphone/ipod

    6.) After you verify everything is working properly you can SSH back in and do:

    Code:
    rm -rf /apps.old
    7.) Done!


    Explination of what this does:

    This moves your applications to the second partition on the device, which also contains your music and pictures. Then (with the 'ln' command) we make a symbolic link to the new apps folder on the second partition.
    Lastly we edit fstab to allow apps on the second partition to be executed.

    It seems Installer.app probably uses 'df' or something similar to calculate the free space, so right now it still shows the same ammount of free space.... but it never fills up

    Hope you guys find this useful if you feel adventurous enough to try it out.
    Last edited by Kuragari; 2007-10-12 at 07:47 AM.

  7. #5
    Couldn't you do this on the phone itself using mobileterminal?

    LOL oh wait...no CTRL key for nano

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    The 1.1.1 update may not erase your old apps, it might just hide them from the OS. in which case some of your available space may be used by your old apps.

    What about people who have done a fresh restore before upgrading to 1.1.1?
    Various 'Books old and new
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  9. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by darngooddesign View Post
    The 1.1.1 update may not erase your old apps, it might just hide them from the OS. in which case some of your available space may be used by your old apps.

    What about people who have done a fresh restore before upgrading to 1.1.1?
    I did a fresh restore and had limited space compared to 1.0.2's.

  10. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by AustinSTI View Post
    Couldn't you do this on the phone itself using mobileterminal?

    LOL oh wait...no CTRL key for nano
    I actually used mobileterminal for all the steps besides the fstab editing

    You could also use mobileterminal for all the command line parts and sftp to edit the fstab file localy.

  11. #9
    Thanks for this post, it's been cross referenced on another forum quite few times. Seems we're all stuck around 19-26 megs, lol.

  12. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by AustinSTI View Post
    Couldn't you do this on the phone itself using mobileterminal?

    LOL oh wait...no CTRL key for nano
    Yes you can. Use the key that looks like a bullet for ctrl. Hit that and then hit your other key.

  13. #11
    what if you dont have noexec on the second line ?

  14. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by junkphreak View Post
    what if you dont have noexec on the second line ?
    In that case, you don't need to do that step.

    The noexec statement in that line prevents things from running on the second partition, in order for this hack to work you have to disable noexec.

    If it's not there, then you're already half done with the hack

  15. #13
    i get the message

    cp: cannot copy a directory,
    '/Applications/', into itself,
    '/private/var/apps/Applications'

    when i input the code: cp -R /Applications/ /private/var/apps


    help please? I'm a total code noob

  16. #14
    Hey i think i managed to transfer the files and create the link cause now when i open the camera it doesn't have the pop up.

    However now the camera is just a blank black screen! cant click on the "take picture" button but can go to camera roll.

    Anyone can help?

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