$5 PayPal to iPhone 4S owner who can help me! bricked phone

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  1. davidluko, Mar 12, 2012
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    davidluko macrumors newbie

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    My short story: I installed a BytaFont font update and the new version of that font caused my phone to go into an endless respring loop.

    I should be able to fix this if I can get a copy of the fonts cache folder off iOS 5 (specifically 5.0.1, but I'm sure any iOS 5 or maybe even iOS 4 folder would work). This can be found in System\Library\Fonts and the folder is simply called Cache; I need that entire Cache folder. All it contains is the normal fonts that come with the iPhone.

    If somebody could please upload that and post a link, or email it to d_luko@ yahoo .com, I would really appreciate that - thanks!
     
  2. davidluko, Mar 12, 2012
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    $5 PayPal if you can help

    If somebody with an iPhone 4S on 5.0.1 can get me this folder, I am willing to PayPal you $5. I'm really desperate and need my phone for school and everything.
     
  3. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    i have a regular 4 and an ipad2, so sorry
     
  4. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If your iPad 2 is on iOS 5 I think it should work since it has the same processor as the iPhone 4.
     
  5. Pathfinder3, Mar 13, 2012
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  6. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't do anything on the phone itself; it won't even boot up to the "slide to unlock" screen anymore, cuz I really messed up that Cache folder.

    I appreciate any suggestions though! But I really think my only option is to get the complete Cache folder from a similar jailbroken device, or restore (which I'm not going to do; if anything, I'll track a jailbroken iPhone down from a friend eventually).

    Pathfinder3, do you by chance have a jailbroken iPhone 4S, or maybe even an iPad 2 or iPhone 4? You have no idea how badly I want to fix my phone! haha
     
  7. Pathfinder3, Mar 13, 2012
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    Initially you don't do anything on your phone. While it's doing it's bootloop thing, jump on CyberDuck or whatever SSH program you have on your computer to enter that command line.

    Yes my iP4S is jailbroken. I'd email you that Cached folder, but I'm at work and my internet back at the tents are really crappy.
     
  8. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    How are you going to get the folder onto the iPhone if you can't boot it up?
     
  9. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I do that without being able to get the IP address off my phone? My phone's WiFi isn't turned on either and I'm pretty sure there are ways around that through a USB cable, but I think that would still require knowing the IP.

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    Well, I guess it boots up but all I get is a black screen with the little white spinning thing in the middle. I can still navigate through the file system (and delete/copy/paste stuff) using i-FunBox.
     
  10. Dipzb90, Mar 13, 2012
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    Hi mate,

    i've just downloaded you my System/Library/Fonts folder the cache folder and all of the other contents are inside i'm just uploading the zip file now. i'll post the link to it when its uploaded

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    here you go mate, the link as promised good luck! let us know how you get on

    http://www.filedropper.com/fonts_5


    also if you wanted to ssh to your phone and didnt know the ip address just connect it to your pc and use iFunbox and use the ssh terminal option in there
     
  11. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for posting that, and I didn't realize how big the folder was so I guess it wasn't as quick and easy a task for you as I thought it would be.. unfortunately I'm still in the respring loop so I have no clue what my other options are other than restoring. :(

    I'm not sure if I need to fix permissions on the new stuff I've pasted in or not, but I can't access permissions settings through i-FunBox because it says SSH is not detected (I didn't know i-FunBox even had this feature until you mentioned it; my version was out of date).

    What device was that Fonts folder from, btw?
     
  12. Dipzb90, Mar 13, 2012
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    Hi mate, it was from a 4S also you can set the permission for the folders from iFunbox just right click and go to permissions should be 0755, but if it says cant access ssh then i'm a bit stumped

    could try this?
     
  13. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I right-click and choose 'Permissions', that's when it tells me it can't detect SSH; I assumed I had it installed, but maybe I didn't. I wonder if it will install if I put the Open SSH deb file in AutoInstall even though the phone won't boot fully.

    If you can't tell yet, I'm not an expert at this stuff :)p), but my next guess would be that the permissions of the new Fonts folder are messed up. If I can get that working, maybe I still have a chance.

    I will also look into your last suggestion. Thanks for trying to help - I really appreciate that. I can't stand the thought of using a non-jailbroken iPhone again after waiting for the A5 jailbreak for so long and spending so much time getting my phone the way I want it. I might end up having to do that.. but at least I'll have fun trying to figure this out if nothing else. :p
     
  14. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if this would help, but a month ago I had the infinite re-spring and all I did was press Home + power for 10-15 seconds the phone went off, when I power the phone it went straight to safe mode I uninstalled the app and re-spring.

    Not sure If I was doing it right but it worked. Good luck.
     
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    Sounds like you're stuck having to restore to 5.1
     
  16. alcohol120 macrumors newbie

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    ssh in if you can. go to mobilesubtrate folder. delete bytafont. problem solved. send me cash
     
  17. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried the reset w/no luck. Sometimes it'll boot up, I can 'slide to unlock' and see my icons for a second or two, but it'll always respring again before I can do a single thing.

    Might be.. but I'll do everything I can to try to avoid that. :S An iPhone isn't worth my money w/o a jailbreak.

    I'll look into that. I figured BytaFont doesn't use MobileSubstrate though, or wouldn't it have just just put me into safe mode and allowed me to uninstall the bad font (like it should've been made to do!:mad:)?
     
  18. alcohol120 macrumors newbie

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    it should work if you're able to access the phone with ifunbox or ssh, go to /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/ and delete anything with bytafont in the name, should be two files
     
  19. AnionicStrength, Mar 13, 2012
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    If you can ssh into the phone, you can use apt-get to manually uninstall. Ssh as root, then:

    apt-get update

    apt-get --purge remove com.ipr.bytafont

    As long as your phone is respringing rather than rebooting, this will work perfectly.

    Cheers...

    Edit:
    Just realized apt-get is no longer installed by default... never mind.
     
  20. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    You could try iexplorer. (Mac Program)

    Lets you use USB to access files on your phone.
     
  21. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not seeing anything for BytaFont in there.

    I'm using i-FunBox on a PC.
     
  22. davidluko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Welp, I'm all out of ideas, I give up..

    Btw dipzb90, I can send you that $5 anyway if you give me your PayPal address. Might as well get yourself some lunch or something, ha.
     
  23. Dipzb90 macrumors member

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    no thanks mate dont worry about it :) just happy to help but thanks for the offer
     
  24. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502

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    I had this same issue when I was getting fancy with my phone and messed something up, I had to hard shut it down a few times before the endless loop stopped and went into safemode.
     
  25. AnionicStrength macrumors member

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    I knew there was a way to manually uninstall from the command line: dpkg.

    SSH as root, then list the installed packages with dpkg.

    dpkg -l

    Look for the package identifier of BytaFont. It should be com.ipr.bytafont.

    Then uninstall with:

    dpkg -r com.ipr.bytafont

    Restart the iPhone.
     

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