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    Default Fix for 300mb issue
    First of all let me start by saying that this is clearly covered in the install guides but it seems that everyone keeps missing it so here goes.

    ******* YOU MUST HAVE A BSD SYSTEM INSTALLED TO DO THIS, EITHER BSD WORLD OR USE THE INSTALLER AND INSTALL BSD SUBSYSTEM *********

    If you are seeing your iPhone as only having 300mb of space it is because you did not delete the sym link that you created as part of the 1.0.2 to 1.1.1 upgrade process. The way to do this in WINDOWS assuming you have managed to get ssh installed is to use an ssh tool like Putty (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) to connect to the iPhone. Forget winscp forget sftp connections etc for the moment use a simple SSH connection.

    1. ssh to the iPhone with putty (the username is root and the password is alpine)

    2. once connected change directories to /var/root with this command: cd /var/root

    3. type: ls -l

    4. you will see something like this:
    # cd /var/root
    # ls -l
    total 744
    drwxrwxrwx 18 root wheel 646 Oct 12 10:27 Library
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1 Oct 12 10:25 Media -> /
    drwxr-x--- 3 root wheel 102 Oct 12 10:17 MediaBackup
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1502 Aug 7 14:05 iPhoneActivation.pem
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 751488 Aug 7 14:05 lockdownd.1.0.2

    Notice that item named "Media" is a sym link not an actual folder you can tell this by the fact that the first letter in the permission string is an "l" and also by the " -> /" after it's name (which indicates where they link points)

    To put things back simply type the following:
    rm Media
    mv MediaBackup Media

    It is possible that your backup of the old Media is called something other than "MediaBackup" perhaps "Media.bak" or "Media.old" or something to that effect either way it should be very obvious that it's a backup of media. Once you do this your iPhone will show all of it's space in iTunes again. This should be one of the last steps you do in your 1.1.1 unlocking process.
    Last edited by TheYoshi; 2007-10-12 at 07:41 PM. Reason: Add some info

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