Updated to 2.2.1 without complete restore. How to clear space

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cualexander, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. cualexander macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    I was jailbroken before and I wasn't even going to update to this latest one, but from some reason my iphone stopped working properly as a phone. Who knows, anyhow so I updated it in itunes, and it kept everything, but it just wasn't jailbroken anymore.

    I re-jailbroke it with Quickpwn and that worked fine, but my concern is now, how to I clear out the old space used by the previous jailbreak? It appears my old Themes directory is still there and my old apps are still there under /var/stash in a separate directory, but they don't appear on the phone, I'm guessing because the new jailbreak doesn't recognize the old.

    Long story short, is there a way to free up the old jailbreak space just by SSH without screwing things up? I don't want to have to do a complete restore if I don't really have to.

    Can I just delete the duplicate Applications, Themes, Include, Wallpaper, Libexec, Ringtones, and Share directories in /PRIVATE/VAR/STASH?

    Are there other files I need to delete? dTunes still sees my old music, thats not a problem.

    And yes, I did so some searching, if this has been answered previously, please point me to the appropriate thread.

  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Upgrading a Jailbroken phone, without restoring, then Jailbreaking again will loose you 500MB of Disk Space.

    You could delete the old folders, but I recommend doing a fresh restore and Jailbreak :)

    I've never personally upgraded and lsot 500MB, therefore have never deleted the old folders, and don't know what consequences there maybe... You could try it, I don't see why there should be any issues, but just be careful and make backups if possible.
  3. cualexander thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks, I'll just bite the bullet and do a complete restore. I won't really lose that much anyhow as all my contacts are on the exchange server.

    Just some texts I guess. I was just wondering if there was a better way.

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