How To: Add new Installer Sources via you Mac (or PC)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jeremy1026, May 7, 2008.

  1. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    I have had to restore my iPhone recently, which means I lost all of my Installer Sources. I started to re-add them via Installer, but it was taking so much time I looked into a way to do it on my computer. After a bit of searching through the file structures I figured out a way. This can be done on both a Mac and a PC.

    What you will need:
    An iPhone or iPod Touch with any firmware
    It must be Jail-broken
    A Mac or PC

    What I recommend you have, but not required:
    A .plist editor

    What to do:
    1. Install OpenSSH on your iPhone(iPod Touch) via Installer
    2. SSH into your iPhone using your favorite FTP client
    3. Navigate to "/var/mobile/Library/Installer"
    4. In that folder there will be multiple .plist files, download "PackageSources.plist"
    5. Open the .plist file and add in the new sources you want to add
    6. Send the file back to your iPhone(iPod Touch)
    7. Open
    8. Refresh your sources, and you they are good to go!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Thanks for the guide. :) Could come in handy.

    I wish Cydia or had some way of saving some kind of APT state file that could be used to restore all the apps you had before you restored your iPhone....
  3. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    You could also use iBrickr to do this so that you do not need to install SSH.
  4. Jeremy1026 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    But that also requires custom ipsw files. Which is something I defiantly don't want to mess around with.

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