iPhone managing music from a new computer (jailbroken iphone)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mattschey, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. mattschey macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    Recently my 2007 macbook pro needed to be wiped clean and restored. This was the computer that I used to upload music onto my phone from itunes. I had all my music on an external drive, so thats not the problem. The problem is, I cant put any more music onto this iphone because it is "synced" with my old operating system.

    I am using an iphone 5 6.1.2 jailbroken with evasion. The itunes I am using is 11.0.3

    So I tried checking "manually manage music and videos" in itunes and i am getting this message...http://postimg.org/image/wv1pfjkyt/

    I do not want to erase my iphone in order to sync with my current library. I want to manually manage the music and i dont want to lose everything on my phone.

    when i click the music tab and try to "sync selected playlists, artists, albums, or genres" I get this message http://postimg.org/image/sw4hwpwbp/

    Is there a way to do this without losing the content on my phone, or more importantly... my jailbreak (tweaks, apps, settings, themes... ect) I have my iphone set up in a very particular way and I do not want to start over.

    Again, I like manually managing the music on my iphone. I dont sync because I have far to much music to fit on my phone and I do not want to lose the state my jailbroken deice is in right now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    -Matt-
     
  2. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

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    I think this is an "authorised device" with your iTunes account issue although it can be a pain trying to set it up!

    Check your account information on iTunes...
     
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    It only makes you lose music, videos, etc. It doesn't "restore" it and make you lose your jailbreak
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Matt, I don't have a solution for you, but I do have an alternative if you want to try it.

    If you have a Google account you can use Google Music Manager to upload your entire iTunes library to Google Play. There are a number of Google Music players in the App store that can stream everything in your Google Play account directly to your iPhone. The one I use is called gMusic.

    I have 13.66GB of music in my iTunes library and it's all uploaded to Google Play. I can listen to it on my iPhone any time I want and the best benefit is that none of that music is taking up any space on my iPhone.

    I know this does not solve your problem, but I'm just putting an alternative out there that you may not be aware of.
     
  5. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    Just use PwnTunes. It's in Cydia. Use your phone like a thumb drive.
     
  6. mattschey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the input.

    Thanks, but I already authorized the computer and I'm having the same issues.

    Now if I do this, will I be Abe to manually manage my music? Or will I have to sync certain artists? Also, are you 100% sure that this will only delete my music? If that's the case, I can deal with that. But I also don't want to get stuck in a place where it deletes my music and doesn't let me add anything without restoring the whole phone. As you can see, I'm treading very lightly around this issue.

    Thanks. I already have a google music account. I have about half of my 37,000 songs on there. The problem with the gmusic app is, it eats up too much data and I listen to about 5 hours a day of music on my phone. Thanks though.

    All I really want to do is add and delete music off of this iPhone as I wish.

    Again, thanks for the help. If anyone else has any advice, I'm all ears.

    -Matt-
     
  7. mattschey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using Mac OS X. I don't think pwntunes works with Mac. But please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  8. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    PwnTunes works with every computer. It's not software for your computer, it's software only on the phone.

    Plug your phone in to any computer and manage your music and photos without iTunes.
     
  9. mattschey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just asking, because this link says otherwise.
    http://www.pwntunes.net/contact/
     
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    No worries.

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    Now, is there any pwntunes alternative that will play nice with mac? Or is it possible to ssh music into my iPhone library using something like ifunbox or fugu?
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    PhoneView maybe?

    Netatalk (on Cydia) so that you can directly mount your iPhone as a connected share maybe.
     
  13. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    As far as I'm aware of, it will not restore your entire phone. It'll just remove the stuff that was synced to the old computer (music, video, etc) and it'll sync with the stuff in the new computer's itunes

    By "manually managing music", you still need to use iTunes to do that (without a tweak)

    However, you can wait for another user to chime in before you give it a try. The last time I've had to do that was way back in iOS 4 so I don't know if iTunes has changed since then
     
  14. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I believe this is correct. After you authorize the computer, the first time you sync it will wipe all music, movies, etc off the device and then you can resync everything from that computer back to the phone. So whatever music is on the device but not on the computer, you'll lose that (unless you purchased it through iTunes in which case you can just download it). If that's the case, find a Cydia tweak or computer software to pull all that music off your phone before syncing. iTunes won't force you to restore the iOS or anything like that.

    An alternative is MultiTunes. This Cydia tweak allows you to sync with multiple iTunes libraries. I used it a while back and it worked really well. You just need to remember to change the library on the device before syncing.
     
  15. mattschey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I went and tried to sync the music (knowing that the music on my phone will be wiped). I clicked the box that said sync and it told me that the music, movies, ect would be wiped, so I went ahead and it brought me to a window where i could select the artists I would like to sync. I clicked one just to try it out and hit "apply" and i was given that same message again... see link below.
    http://postimg.org/image/j4l95mhlx/

    So its asking me if I want to "erase this phone", which sounds like it would erase everything else (apps, contacts, photos, jailbreak, settings). I could be wrong, and i really hope that I am, but I would like to know exactly what would happen if I hit "erase and sync" before i go ahead and do it.

    thanks for bearing with me guys
     
  16. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    it just means it will remove synced data (music, video, other iTunes synced media) from the device and sync with whatever you have on that current computer's iTunes
     
  17. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Yea its saying its gonna erase all synced content (might include apps and pictures, that I'm not sure about). But it will not erase the iOS and jailbreak.

    As long as you don't press restore or update you'll keep your jailbreak.
     
  18. mattschey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. I'm going to try this out tonight.
     
  19. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I think as long as the computer is authorized with the same apple id, it won't remove the apps

    Synced pictures with the old iTunes library will be removed and replaced with whatever pictures you have selected to sync in the new iTunes library
     
  20. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Awesome. Let us know how you make out or if you have any questions.
     
  21. mattschey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everything worked out! The only thing that got wiped was the music, but thats fine because I have it all on an external. Im transferring over the music now and it is letting me Manually manage (which is what I wanted in the first place).

    Thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it. Ill stick around on this board to see if I can contribute and possibly return the favor to someone else on a different issue.

    -Matt-
     
  22. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder what the difference is with my 1st Gen Touch to the iPhone? Because I can manually manage music on the Touch from multiple computers without erasing what's currently on there. Do current gen Touch's allow manually manage music from multiple computers?
     
  23. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    You're most likely on an older iOS version that allowed this. No iPhone or iPod touch today will allow you to manage music from multiple computers/iTunes
     
  24. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Nope! That's why MultiTunes exists! Although I must admit, I haven't used it in quite a while so not sure if it works on iOS 6 lol. But it was a great tweak!
     
  25. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I wasn't aware there was a tweak for it but when I was talking about it, I was referring to stock iOS (as that was the topic we were on when talking about syncing music using iTunes)
     

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