iPhone HELP! Deleted files using SSH - can't open SMS messages!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by janamiriams, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. janamiriams macrumors newbie

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    Help! I was trying to change my balloon colors by SSH-ing into my phone and changing the files. I had done this a few weeks ago, so I deleted the old files (because I wanted to change the colors from what I was using a last time) and somewhere I deleted something that now causes the app to shut down when I try to open any texts.

    Everything else for BiteSMS works fine (I can reply to texts using quick reply), and I can view my list of texts. But if I try to open the actual message in either BiteSMS or iPhone's SMS app, it just shuts down.

    Anyone have any clue I did and how I can fix this?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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  3. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    dont delete system files and such. Move the files instead

     
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Don't use command line, use ifile on the device itself (paid) or use ifunbox from mac or pc(free) to access the filestructure with a nice GUI
     
  5. janamiriams thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing worked!

    I uninstalled and reinstalled and I still can't open messages!
     
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  7. janamiriams thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes. The problem isn't just with BiteSMS. I'm also having the issue with texts on the SMS app too. I obviously deleted something important and can't seem to undo whatever stupid mistake I made :(
     
  8. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

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    looks like you might have to restore and re-jailbreak.
     
  9. janamiriams thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no other choice...



    yup :(

    Thanks for trying guys!
     
  10. darricksailo macrumors 601

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  11. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Instead of rm'ing, create a trash directory (such as ./Trash if it doesnt already exist), and mv files to that folder instead of rm'ing until you're sure you don't need them. At which point you can remove the contents of that folder :)
     
  12. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I could be wrong but doesn't iFile automatically delete the contents of trash after a period of time? If so, then you could delete to trash then copy it to a folder like mobile>documents or something similar. But if you're gonna go through the hassle, why not just add a "1" at the end of a file so its still there but ignored by the device? Then if you have problems you can quickly and easily delete the "1" (or whatever you decide to add to the file name) and it'll go right back to normal. This is what I do when I'm messing around with files. Once I know for sure there's no problems, ill delete the "backed up" file!
     
  13. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I'm talking about SSH, not iFile :).
     
  14. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Haha whoops. Sneaking posts at work is a bad idea. My apologies for adding any confusion.
     

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