So I jacked my installer...

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by theosh, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. theosh macrumors member

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    When I go to use installer there is no content, Blue bar on top all white in the middle, then after a few seconds installer closes. Is there a way to reinstall installer on 1.1.4 without messing up everything else?
     
  2. asskick3r macrumors regular

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    Sorry man.... you probably have to restore.
    Unless you have openssh installed.
    Then you could ssh into your ipod and copy your apps to your computer.
    You would still have to restore... but at least you could get all your apps back maybe.
     
  3. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah you're definitely gonna have to restore. When you do restore, don't restore from your ipod backup, make a new one. If you go to the backup, the faulty software will just be put back on the ipod.
     
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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  5. theosh thread starter macrumors member

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    Your a genius!!

    Your suggestion totally worked! Installer fired right up. Refreshed it's sources and now it's totally fixed. Thanks so much for that tip! This info should be made sticky, who knows how many people have had this same problem. This is a quote from the link that fixes the problem...



    "Crashing Installer
    —————————
    INDICATIONS: Installer.app ends prematurely / crashes
    REMEDY: Connect to iPhone using a Terminal (MAC/PC) or VT100 within your iPhone
    (make sure you have Installed the SUID patch In order to login through iPhone as root:alpine)

    Navigate to /var/mobile/Library/Installer
    (cd /var/mobile/Library/Installer)

    ***My error was that I was navigating to /var/root/Library/Installer
    THAT’S OBSOLETE!***

    Now that you are Indeed at /var/mobile/Library/Installer
    DELETE the RemotePackages.plist ( rm RemotePackages.plist)

    Try to fire up Installer! YEAY!

    PERMANENT REMEDY:
    In order to avoid this misbehaviour by Installer
    (Hopefully the new Version will fix this (?))
    Always, ALWAYS keep your Installer sources at a logical low level
    many sources mess up the .plist which grows larger than 5megs thus making Installer crash!"
     
  6. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    none of the good posts get stickyed for some reason, would be good to put together a help sticky with common problems and fixes
     
  7. theosh thread starter macrumors member

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