iPhoto on iOS 5.0.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tehreflex, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. tehreflex macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know if it's possible? I don't want to lose my JB on my 4S so of course I will not be updating to iOS 5.1.

    TIA
     
  2. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering the same thing before I spend $5 at app store.
     
  3. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    i am more than willing to bet we will see a tweak come out allowing all those apps that say 5.1 only onto 5.0.1
     
  4. tehreflex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found an article online that allows me to install it by adjusting a .plist to say that it's 5.1. However it doesn't work. iPhoto just crashes.
     
  5. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    i would think xcode would be needed to alter
     
  6. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    It isnt needed. The app itself just crashes. It's not the .plist issue. The app was rushed and needs to have an update.
     
  7. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    That obviously won't work because there are newer APIs the app calls that aren't present in firmware versions below 5.1
     
  8. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    There are new APIs used in iPhoto that are not available in pre 5.1 releases.
     
  9. twolf macrumors newbie

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    This is maybe a little silly, but I tried deleting all my photos and the app didnt crash.
    Of course, not having any photo to edit it didnt go anywhere, but maybe this info helps, the crash happens when importing the camera folder.
    :/
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    This 5.0.1 and iphoto aren't compatible. It's not as simple as tricking it into thinking that it's 5.1 I think you're just going to have to wait a while.
     
  11. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    this.

    10char
     
  12. twolf macrumors newbie

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  13. labman macrumors 604

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    ok so hows the photo's and photo editing after?
     
  14. 4Sid macrumors newbie

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    Found a couple of solutions from the Apple Discussion Forum and other websites; see if that helps: Run iPhoto on iOS 5.0.1.

    By the way, I haven't updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1 firmware because there's no jailbreak available.
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    I love the 1st paragraph

    Note: We haven’t tested these methods yet, and these solutions come from the Apple Discussion Forum and other websites (linked below). Please be careful while implementing these workarounds.

    why wouldn't you test it before putting up a article about how to do it! :rolleyes:
     
  16. 4Sid macrumors newbie

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    I will definitely be testing it out later; was busy with college today! :D

    Wrote it for others to try and comment on the post! :)
     
  17. LaZyFLiP, Mar 12, 2012
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    iPhoto501Fix on Cydia

    EDIT: Warning! Cydia checks your FW version and may uninstall the Corona 5.0.1 Untether thinking your FW is incompatible. Check this thread for further information: Cydia Update Removed Corona 5.0.1 Untether

    A tweak was just released on Cydia called iPhoto501Fix that enables iPhoto to work on 5.0.1 without crashing. You'll still have to spoof your FW version to 5.1 to install iPhoto first then install the iPhoto501Fix. Everything seems to work fine. I ran through all the settings and menus I could and no crashes.

    I tested this on an iPhone 4 and I noted that whenever a new photo is added to any album or the camera roll, it does some "Updating Photo Library" upon relaunching iPhoto that takes a few minutes to finish. I don't have any devices running FW 5.1 for real so I don't know if that's the normal behavior of the app anyways.
     
  18. 3bs macrumors 603

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    How do you spoof your FW version to 5.1?
     
  19. LaZyFLiP macrumors regular

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    Use iFile to edit the SystemVersion.plist located in /System/Library/CoreServices. Edit the Product Version line to be 5.1.
     
  20. 3bs, Mar 12, 2012
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    Thanks

    Anyone know what the cydia tweak is called that fools itunes into thinking your device is up to date?

    Edit: the cydia tweak iPhoto501Fix seems to be working.
     
  21. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    btw, this spoof also appears to work for imovie and pages as well. only played with each for a few minutes, but they appear to function normally.
     
  22. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,
    Do we first need to edit the plist files to download iPhoto? Then go to cydia and download that iPhoto5.0.1 fix?

    Thanks!
     
  23. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    yes, you need to edit the plist before you can download it in the app store.

    then go to cydia and download the fix. then open the app. done
     
  24. ryguy2303 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't have to. I downloaded the app, then installed the tweak and it worked fine. Didn't have to edit the plist.
     
  25. 0m3ga macrumors 6502

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    well, my updates that required 5.1 were grayed out and could not be updated until the plist spoofed my ipad into thinking it was on 5.1. i don't see how you could download apps listed as 5.1 only; while your system files indicate you are 5.0.1? but with jailbreaks and iOS, anything is possible I suppose
     

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