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iPhone Itunes all of sudden can't read my Iphone (wants me to restore/update)

eclipse01

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is there anything I can do to fix this so I don't have to do either?

its is a jailbroken iphone on 5.0.1 if that helps
 

eclipse01

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Have you tried another computer...?

no, I was getting close to using all my space up and i was trying to sync/clear things and i'm sure I messed something up, cause during the process it said Itunes can no longer read the file contents of the iphone.
 
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kokhean

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I can't remember the file name, but deleting a certain file by SSHing can fix this. I just can't remember what the file name is no matter how hard I try.
 
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dhlizard

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Anytime you do any manual file manipulation, you stand the risk of doing exactly what you have done.

Since you cannot remember what file(s) you deleted/altered, we certainly cannot help you.

You will have to restore and stay away from doing this again in the future.
 
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eclipse01

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I can't remember the file name, but deleting a certain file by SSHing can fix this. I just can't remember what the file name is no matter how hard I try.

if there is a file that would be great to know. I am not sure why Itunes all of a sudden cant read my Iphone:confused:
 
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eclipse01

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ok, figured it out (google is such a great tool)

anyway deleting the file ItunesCDB using ifile fixed this and itunes is reading my phone again.
 
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kokhean

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Delete these files (after backing them up just in case)


  • iTunesControl
  • iTunesCDB
  • iTunesDB

After that, to be safe, back up your data on iTunes.

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ok, figured it out (google is such a great tool)

anyway deleting the file ItunesCDB using ifile fixed this and itunes is reading my phone again.

It's awkward how we posted the same thing at the same exact time :D
 
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eclipse01

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May 16, 2011
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Eau Claire, WI
Delete these files (after backing them up just in case)


  • iTunesControl
  • iTunesCDB
  • iTunesDB

After that, to be safe, back up your data on iTunes.

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It's awkward how we posted the same thing at the same exact time :D

Well thank you VERY much for pointing me in the right direction!
 
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