Difficulties installing apps through installer? i.e. BSD Subsystem?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tim370, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. tim370 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2007
    This is just a quick note on how to fix installer problems which i came across yesterday with my new iPhone - it would say "Download failed" when trying to install BSD subsystem.

    I got a brand new 16gb iPhone which was only purchased a few weeks ago and brought over here to Aus by a mate.

    We both unlocked it using ziphone 2.4 together (on the same computer). But for some reason i couldn't install BSD Subsystem and he could.

    So i found instructions on a fix and they worked flawlessly so here it is for anyone in the same boat:

    1. Install 'Community Sources' - it had no troubles downloading and installing

    2. Go to 'Sources' - the tab down the bottom right corner when in Installer

    3. Hit 'Refresh' up in the top left corner

    4. Go to the update tab - you will see that there is a new update for community sources. Now make sure you press 'Update All' and not just press on community sources... i'm not sure why but apparently this makes a difference.

    5. Once the update has been done, you should be able to install BSD Subsystem and subsequently any other apps.

    I hope that helps - it took a while to track down last night and I couldn't find it again today at work so i just re-wrote it... i didn't figure any of this out myself and i'm not sure what else to do if this doesn't work.... it was just great for me so i thought i'd share the word :)
  2. nataraja macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    not working ...

    hi tim370,

    thanks for your advices..
    But, this it not working for me...

    wen trying to download a app, the dl status bar doesn't go forward.... it just doing nothing ....

    any other help ??

  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    I had this problem and only solved it by getting BSD Subsystem from a different source (one that isn't overwhelmed at the moment).

    Open Installer, then Sources, select edit then add and enter the following:


    Once that is processed, install BSD from their repository. Worked first time for me!

    Let us know how you get on. :)
  4. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Server most have lost it's mind.... placed my post on the wrong topic...
  5. tim370 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2007
    mate unfortunately i have no idea, im sure there are a few others that have experienced the same problems so just keep searching, but try what 'CD3660' said - its probably the best option so far

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