New Apps from App Store Not Syncing B/C of Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eight08, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. eight08 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Hello All,

    I'm having a problem syncing my Texas Hold 'Em app that I bought from the App Store on my jailbroken 16GB 2.1FW 3G iPhone with my MBP. Basically, it starts syncing the app and then just gets stuck......argh!

    I am currently running iTunes 8 and haven't upgraded to 8.0.1 yet since I'm a bit weary that I'll get bricked.

    I'm wondering if this is a problem because my phone is JB'd, because I haven't upgraded to 8.0.1 or simply because there is something wrong with the app itself....anyone else having this problem?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Opie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2008
    Upgrade to 8.0.1. It WONT brick your iphone. Then try and sync it. Is that the only app that does it?
  3. eight08 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Yeah, it's the only app that won't sync...I'll upgrade iTunes to 8.0.1 and see.

    Thanks for the response!
  4. eight08 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Just upgraded to 8.0.1 and the Hold 'Em app still gets stuck and won't transfer...I may just have to remove the app...I don't understand why it won't sync...argh! :mad:
  5. bilboa macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I'm not clear from your message if you bought the app on your phone, and it won't sync to your computer, or vice versa.

    I've had this happen with some apps even when my phone wasn't jailbroken where I bought them on my iphone and they wouldn't sync to my computer. The solution was just to download the app into itunes, delete it from my iphone, and then do a sync. Note that the itunes store is smart enough to know if you already bought an app, so if you just "buy" the app again in itunes, it will tell you that you already own the app and just download it. If the problem is in reverse, i.e. you have the app in itunes and it won't sync to your iPhone, try just "buying" it again directly on your iPhone, and again it shouldn't charge you for it.

    Also I was having problems with updating apps. I'd end up having to delete the app from my iphone before I could install an update. These problems all went away when I completely restored my iphone.
  6. TheBold macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
    try to re install the application on the Iphone and then sync.
  7. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    The first time that I jailbroke, I used PwnageTool, so I too, had to reinstall everything.

    Incidentally, Texas Hold 'Em gave me trouble as well. I couldn't download it from the phone, or sync it to the phone, no matter what I tried.

    The conspiracy theorist in me began to run wild with ideas that somehow Apple had sabotaged it.

    I kept trying though, and I'm not sure what happened, but eventually it worked.

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