Upgraded to 4.1 - Lost FaceTime

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MattZani, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    I upgraded my JB'ed 4.0.1 iPhone 4 to 4.1, and Limera1n'd it, and saw i had no FaceTime option, just restored again but not Limera1n'd and i still have no facetime button!

    Each time i have to kick the phone out of recovery too... :S

    Going to try setting up as a new phone now, see if it solves it, but i really don't want to start again :(

    Anyone has a similar problem?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Why though, i don't want to lose all my texts and settings etc.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I know it sucks but something is overwritter in your backup and every time you restore to it you will have this problem again.
     
  5. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ugh i really didn't want to lose all my messages, i've still got a backup, anyway i could splice the 2 together? Create a good backup with my FaceTime working, and take the texts from the old one.

    I'm fairly sure this can be done, i know it would require trawling through a lot of data, but im not sure how.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, but since you're so sure it can be done go for it:D


     
  7. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've located what i THINK is the SMS Backup file, i've made a backup of a fresh phone with the facetime working, now i'll try to splice them together.

    I basically know this won't work, but its worth a shot.
     
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    you can try this, add this source http://iphonedelivery.advinux.com/cydia/ and apply the fix from this repo. This was needed for the very first jailbreakme jailbreak but this should have been fixed with an updated cydia. Did you do a complete upgrade in Cydia?

    Or you can go to Settings - Reset all Settings.
     
  10. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, took the SMS file out of an old backup, put it into the newest backup (Confirmed facetime works with a Touch 4G friend) and now restoring, and will restore from backup.

    Hopefully iTunes doesn't say the backup is corrupt or something.

    I also fixed my 1004 problem, forgot i'd changed the host file a while ago.

    Edit - No i tried neither of them, i never had the problem when i originally JBMe'd, if the splicing doesn't work, i'll try that.
     
  11. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Right, splicing files didn't work, which i knew wouldn't tbh, just a long shot.

    Now hopefully iTunes hasn't dismissed my Back Up i made earlier, so i can try the 2 fixes suggested.

    Damn i wish they were suggested first!
     
  12. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    IIRC, if you pull a copy of the SMS db from the backup, you can SSH it back onto the phone after you restore as new. I haven't done this, so can't tell you how, but either Google or a search here should net you the specifics.

    Good luck! Hopefully you'll get it all worked out.
     
  13. ignus graius macrumors regular

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    I lost my FaceTime button when I upgraded to 4.1 last night. I was able to turn it back on in settings, though.
     
  14. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ok, oddly seems everything is taking much longer this time...

    Took about 10 minutes to restore the phone, and the back up restore is telling my 5 mins, said 3 last time i used this one!

    The SSH thing will be my last ditch effort i think.
     
  15. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

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    If all you care about is your text messages, restore fresh.

    Jailbreak and install OpenSSH.

    Use iPhone Backup Extractor to extract the SMS database from one of your old iPhone backups (the newest created backup I suppose). It will be in the dumped folder somewhere, I don't recall exactly where offhand.

    Then, use Cyberduck or some other SCP program to log in to your phone and copy the old text message database over the one put on the phone by the restore.

    I was able to recover my wife's text messages this way.
     
  16. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, for some reason the old restore just worked this time, if i get any problems with using an old restore then i'll do that, but everything seems fine now.

    Now to Limera1n and get all my cydia apps back :D
     

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