iPod touch Terminal on iPod not working

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macfan34, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. macfan34 macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Every time I try to start the Terminal app I downloaded from Cydia, it crashes.
  2. lanulos macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    What iOS?
    What Terminal version (shown in Cydia listing)?
    What repo is it from?
  3. joehandel macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    Well I've got iOS 4.2.1 on an iPod touch 4g, and I jailbroke it with the latest greenpoison jb so it didn't have to be tethered, and terminal just crashes right after I start it. When it was jailbroken tethered the terminal didn't work either; I'm guessing it's just not compatible with 4.2.1?

    Edit: I just checked what version and what repo it was from: it was Cydia/telesphoreo, version 364.1-10. I also noticed it was designed for iOS 3 so I just got rid of it. Where can I ge a iOS 4 compatible terminal?
  4. lanulos, Feb 9, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011

    lanulos macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Saurik actually fixed a version, but it's sort of a beta so its not published; it's only available as a .deb file:
    If you have iFile or OpenSSH installed, you can use them to install it. Let me know if you need instructions.
    Otherwise there are others in various non-standard Cydia repositories, which you would have to add to Cydia:
    http://cydia.myrepospace.com/iDignify/ (which hasn't been working lately)
    but Saurik's actually has more features, despite the lower version number.
  5. joehandel macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    If you need to install it through ifile then I'm guessing you have to uninstall it through ifile as well? I haven't installed/uninstalled anything through SSH-ing or ifile yet so some instructions would be much appreciated!

    Edit: is it really as simple as selecting install from within ifile? I clicked the link you gave for the beta on the iPod and safari let me open the deb file in ifile. Don't wanna mess anything up but man it sure seems simple.

    Edit 2: well I went ahead and installed it, it works! Thanks a bunch.
  6. lanulos macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    To use iFile to install a deb, here is how I do it:

    Download the .deb to your computer.
    Open iFile on your ipod, and click on the WiFi logo on the bottom.
    A page of text will display, with a url at the end, something like "http://192.168.xxx.xxx:10000".
    Enter the url into the browser on your computer.
    A root directory of your ipod will appear in the browser, with an upload box.
    Use the upload box to put the .deb somewhere on your ipod, like in /tmp.
    In iFile, tap Done and browse to the .deb, and tap it, then tap Installer in the menu. It should then install.
  7. lanulos macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Yep, it's one of the reasons iFile is worth every penny. It can even reinstall Cydia, as I have done a couple of times. And no, you usually don't have to uninstall things first, unless they are really messed up.
  8. jessieblack98 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2011
    Terminal on iPod not working

    you are all wrong, you are using the iphone version, the ipod version is MobileTerminal :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

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