iBooks update

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  1. zvandiver, Mar 8, 2012
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    zvandiver macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if the iBooks update plays well with a jailbroken iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1? I don't want to update and lose access to DRM books.
    Thanks in advance
    I apologize for a second thread on this subject
     
  2. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Works fine for me. (5.0.1 JB iPhone 4). I dont have any paid books, but I have a bunch of free ones, and they open fine.
     
  3. joshs2000ss macrumors member

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    4s on 5.0.1 JB, and no issues here with the books I have.
     
  4. zvandiver thread starter macrumors member

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    Are all of your books freebies, or did you buy any of them from the iBookStore? Free ones seem to always work, but ones with DRM sometimes have problems. I have downgraded iBooks in the past, but it is a pain.
     
  5. zvandiver thread starter macrumors member

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    I went ahead and updated. The Steve Jobs biography opened just fine.
     
  6. umiwangu, Mar 9, 2012
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    umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    I updated my iBooks last night (from v1.2, which was crashing), and now when I open it, it says "Configuration Error: There is a problem with the configuration of your iPhone. Please restore with iTunes or redownload iBooks".

    It's a jailbroken 3GS with 5.0.1.

    I'm just trying to figure out how to fix it, esp since Apple probably stopped signing 5.0.1.
     
  7. zvandiver thread starter macrumors member

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    You might want to see if you have a copy of the previous iBooks. I managed to downgrade iBooks by removing the newer version from my iTunes folder on my Mac and replacing it with the older version from my Time Machine backup.
    That said, the new version seems to be working just fine on my 4S running iOS 5.0.1. I have been able to open purchased books with no errors.
     
  8. NanoNyrd macrumors regular

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    If you jailbroke early, before they got iBooks fixed, then you need to update Corona untether (or install it if not installed).
     
  9. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it wasn't installed.

    Corona 1.0-8 fixed iBooks 2.1 on my iPhone 3GS, 5.0.1.

    Thanks!
     
  10. toxicfume macrumors newbie

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    Where do you gt free books from? Is there a store outside of Apple's iBook store where you can get books from?

    Thanks. :)
     
  11. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    I usually have PDF versions and then convert them with e2pub.com.
     
  12. toxicfume macrumors newbie

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    AH i see, and then how do you put them into the iphone? I dont see a "books" option in itunes...
     
  13. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    You probably need to update iTunes.
     
  14. toxicfume macrumors newbie

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    I have iTunes 6.

    Edit.. I meant iTunes 10.6, of course. lol
     
  15. toxicfume macrumors newbie

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    Ah.. I guess I had to purchase at least one book from the iTunes book store because I had none.. so I purchased a free book and "Books" magically popped up in iTunes, yay!
     
  16. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I was going to say...

    Glad to hear it's working.
     

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