Can't delete an app. 0xE8000043 ERROR

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by heya, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. heya macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    I tried to do something with an app and deleted that apps folder from the iPhone through when i try to Remove that app from the iTunes, it gives the 0xE8000043 ERROR and says the app wasn't removed. Anyone knows how to get around this? I want to reinstall the fresh copy of the app.

    I don't want to restore as I've a jailbroken iPhone 3G 2.1.

  2. drinu89 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    Solved error 0xE8000043 without restoring

    Hi, I had a problem with Shazam app. I messed around the app with openssh to try and export the music tags and ended up with shazam app closing as it starts to load. I tried uninstalling on the phone and even itunes but always ended up with "Shazam cannot be removed error 0xE8000043 "

    Using ssh I found out that the iphone was removing the folder from
    but leaving the folder from

    ( the long binary digit folder is the one that contains the application, you have to check each folder within the Applications folder since the binary digit is unique to every iphone, I think lol)

    I tried removing the folder manually(keeping a backup) and the app was eventually gone, but when i tried to reinstall shazam from the appstore/itunes, I couldn't.

    I solved the problem using the following method:

    1. Using SSH Make sure that you have the application (eg Shazam) folder and files in the following path:

    (They have to be there if you have an icon of your app on your iphone)

    2. Go to the following path:
    and you will see that it doesn't contain your app (eg

    So lets fool the iphone into thinking it has one :cool:

    Choose an existing app form within that folder (eg and copy it on your desktop(using SSH)

    rename it to the name of your app (eg and copy it to the same folder /private/var/stash/Applications

    Now do a hard reset of your iphone by pressing the power and home button together for 10 seconds.(This will just restart your iphone no worries about losing data ;) )

    You will either have an icon on your phone or not depends exactly from where you began. (I didn't have)

    Now go to itunes and before syncing make sure that your app is unchecked from the Applications tab. This is so as itunes will uninstall it for you.

    If everything went fine itunes should remove your app without giving you that error. Then reinstall from itunes or whatever :D

    Cheers and good luck! :):)

Share This Page