Jailbroken 3G w/ 3.0 no longer recognized; how to export song list?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Joshua84, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Joshua84 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009

    I'll try to keep this quick. I have 3G, 3.0 software, jailbroken with pwnage on my Mac.

    About a month ago, the phone had a super hard software crash, making it now semi-unrecognizable to iTunes. When I plug it in it says "Set Up Your iPhone" from an August back-up. Since I don't want to restore the phone, I've just been manually dragging songs to the iPhone as I always have, and it loads them properly. I don't have access to the song-list or any sync settings, but the songs do at least copy to the phone. (I cannot remove them, however.) I eject without choosing to restore or set-up a new install.

    Within the past month the music player on the phone has been acting all sorts of funky: skipping songs, 'playing' songs but no sound is played, not playing purchased tracks, etc. Also the phone itself has slowed to sludge when accessing SMS, etc.

    I've really only used jailbreak for Cycorder and a few Winterboard customizations, so at this point, I don't even really care if I have to go back to a fresh non-jailbroken install. However, I would like some assistance in pulling data from the iPhone that has not been backed up before I do the restore.

    I manually manage my music because my library in iTunes is 115+ GB, and this would be the third time this year that I have to restore and manually go through my 12,000 songs to choose what I want on the iPod. Is there ANY way to at the very list pull a LIST (xml or something?) of all my songs from the iPhone using DiskAid?

    To clarify, I don't want to pull the files themselves, just a library listing of the songs so that I can have some sort of cheat sheet to manually add my music back to the phone when I restore. Years back when I had to manually fix a 2005 Nano, I remember I was able to create one single playlist that had all 1200 songs in it, so that when I restored the Nano, I could add everything back in one fell swoop. I don't know if anything similar to that is possible.

    Also, can I pull an updated list of my Contacts from the phone? I'm sure I've added numbers since August, and I'd hate to lose them since my back-up is old.

    This is such a hassle. I've been putting off the restore for 6 weeks because I didn't want to have to spend 4 hours manually choosing my music again, but now it's a the point where I have to do SOMETHING before I lose everything.

    Any ideas? If you need any clarification, please let me know.

  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Don't you have a copy of the playlist on your iTunes? If not, then why not? Also you can email the contacts to yourself and then download them into address.
  3. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (JB3.1, unlocked): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C144 Safari/528.16)

    There's no way to do what you're asking, that I'm aware of.

    That said, filling up your iPhone with music should never be that difficult. Just use Smart Playlists! You can easily make a Smart Playlist that contains all of your favorite music: 3 stars or more, played more than once, etc. Very easy to do. ;)
  4. Joshua84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    jmann: Not sure I understand your question. Why or how would I have one single playlist of all of the random songs I've added to my
    iPhone? Also, how do I email my
    contacts? Must I manually send each individual contact?

    Mavis: Thanks for the suggestion. I'm familiar with Smart Playlists, but I don't use the star ratings, and the 1900 songs I want to hear regularly are sort of a random (except
    NOT random lol) mix of my 12,000 song library. I do appreciate the idea though!
  5. Joshua84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    Since this board moves so fast, I wanted to give one final bump to this thread before I restore my phone and start from scratch....thanks! :)
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    While I don't have a suggestion about how to pull the list of songs currently on your iPhone, I do suggest that once you restore your phone, instead of dragging your "random" songs directly to your iPhone, make a playlist in iTunes, and drag them to that playlist. Then sync this playlist to your iPhone. This way, if your iPhone goes wonky on you again, you have a playlist on your iTunes containing all the songs that were on your iPhone.

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