Apollo MSN Issue

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by mnistor1, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. mnistor1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    I've jailbroke/breaked my iPod Touch and everything is working great except for Apollo. I've searched all over and haven't found any real good info about my issue. I'm able to connect to AIM just fine but whenever I try to connect to MSN I'm getting an "unable to authenticate: unable to connect" error. I've tried entering both the complete email address as well as just the user name to no avail. I'm on jail break 1.1.2 and Apollo 1.0.2. Has anyone else had similar issues and have they been able to resolve it?

  2. nalditou macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    im getting the same problem but with my iPhone, not just with just Apollo but with MobileChat too ( i think thats the name ) they doesnt connect to MSN, apollo says unable to authenticate and mobile its on an infinite loading ...if anyone know a fix please :) thanks in advance
  3. schottkey macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
  4. Bitter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    same here, I have looked for a solution, and no luck. Anyone have any details on the situation with this?

  5. schottkey macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008

    I just kept trying and it eventually worked, but I still don't know what caused it.
  6. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005
    yeah been noticing the same thing here randomly with msn on adium on my mac as well. Both adium and apollo use (libpidgin) so they are very similar.

    I have a suspicion that msn service itself is having issues..I know of a few friends mentioning some instability and general weirdness using windows live messenger on xp/vista machines..whatever tinkering microsoft has been doing to the protocol lately has been making it buggier then it used to be :(
  7. Badgeruk macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2008
    Try this fix. It worked for me.

    You have to replace the host file in the /Applications/Apollo folder in the itouch with the one in the link.

    Here is the link to were I found the fix.

    And here is the file you need.

    Hope this helps
  8. meichow macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    Wow thanks man!! Did the trick!

    That's the fix guys =D
  9. ivanov3668 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008

    how you doing man,
    I just want to ask you if this trick works for i phone couse I can not get in msn mesenger.
    thank you
  10. Bitter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Big help! Thanks for the file!

  11. apattee macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2006
  12. mnistor1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    Thank you!

    Thanks for your help, that file swap did the trick for me.
  13. ivanov3668 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
    I realy don't know how to swap the file for iphone,
    if some one can help me,
  14. crashdiet69 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2008
    *technologically impaired*

    k so i've jailbroken my ipod, and the msn doesn't work. So i downloaded that file and saved it to my desktop. Now what do i do? lol :confused:
  15. crashdiet69 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2008
    GOT IT! MSN Messenger on the Ipod Touch

    i finally figured it out everybody! First what you need to do is download "Apollo" on the ipod. Once installed, make sure you also have downloaded "BSD Subsystem" and "OpenSSH" in the ipod system applications (found in the installer). Then, be sure to download the "service" utility application (also found in the installer). The service utility application allows you to make sure that your ability to use SSH is turned on.

    Then you download (on your computer) a program called cuteftp pro. (it must be the pro edition). I used Azureus, but i'm sure you could just use a trial version.

    While that's downloading, download the file http://code.google.com/p/apolloim/issues/attachment?aid=8338162767112582462&name=hosts to your desktop. It should be named "hosts". Now, on your cuteftp pro program, click file>connect>connection wizard. It will ask you for the Host Address. This is your ipod's IP address. You'll find this on your ipod under settings. You click on settings, wifi, and then the blue arrow to the right of your wifi connection. Put that number into the line on your cuteftp pro program on the computer. Click next. Under user name type "root" for password, type "alpine". Click next. It will connect your ipod to your computer via wifi. If anything else comes up click yes, or next. When it's finally loaded it will show you as being in the directory "/private/var/root" Zoom out of your directory (clicking 3 times) on the folder with the little green arrow. Double Click on Applications. Double Click On Apollo. On the left hand side, locate the file "hosts" that you saved earlier. Once you find it, just click and hold the "hosts" file and drag it to the right hand directory which shows all your Apollo system files. It will ask you if you'd like to replace, select yes - and after it clears 100%, msn messenger should work fine for the ipod touch!:)

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