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    Default Increase your application space...(if you are brave)

    Right well this is not for the faint of heart....

    Requirements: Knowledge of UNIX/OSX (intermediate or advances), SSH, jailbroken, BSD subsystem

    Warning: You will possibly need to restore if this does not work as anticipated. I haven't even tested it.... So dont blame me.

    OK so here goes:

    Modify your fstab so that the media partition will be mounted with execute
    permissions:

    Right currently it should look like this:

    cat /private/etc/fstab
    /dev/disk0s1 / hfs rw 0 1
    /dev/disk0s2 /private/var hfs rw,noexec 0 2


    Now delete the noexec option.... and save it.


    next cd to the root of your iPhone:


    cd /

    then we need to copy the Applications directory and all of its subdirs to the media partition:


    cp -r /Applications /private/var


    now, just for now we need to rename the original /Applications dir:

    mv /Applications /Applications.bak

    now we need to create a symlink from the "new" Applications directory to the root of your iPhone:

    ln -s /Applications /private/var/Applications



    Right.... now reboot your phone and pray.... if it works you can now delete the /Applications.bak directory:

    rm -rf /Applications.bak


    Now even though the application installer will report the same amount of space free, stuff that gets installed into "Applications" will actually be stored in your Media partition.

    As I have stated there is a good chance you can really stuff things up by doing this. I'm not going to, but people might find the concept useful.



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    thanks, great!
    but this needs to be switched:

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalRat View Post
    now we need to create a symlink from the "new" Applications directory to the root of your iPhone:

    ln -s /Applications /private/var/Applications
    to:
    ln -s /private/var/Applications /Applications

    works...

    greets,
    fetz

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    Great idea ! I knew I got the 8gb for a reason. I'll try it in the near future...

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    Slick idea. If anyone tries it, could you report your results? I've run out of space once already and can foresee it happening again in the near future.
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    Yes, that's a great idea. I'm eagerly waiting for somebody to test it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fetz View Post
    thanks, great!
    but this needs to be switched:



    to:
    ln -s /private/var/Applications /Applications

    works...

    greets,
    fetz
    lol, of course... thanks!

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    why the xuck noexec ?
    if u put noexec how u will run the executables lolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonasgr View Post
    why the xuck noexec ?
    if u put noexec how u will run the executables lolz
    Right. learn to read genius.

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    Hello,
    I was wondering how do I do the fstab part? The rest I understand thanks!

    EDIT: Figured it out!

    Thanks it works!
    Last edited by rotorite; 11-12-2007 at 02:55 AM.

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    This has been discussed elsewhere and lot of people already have done this. Myself yesterday did this and now I have my Application directory in media partition. I am on 1.0.2 and used iBrikr to change fstab as mentioned above by downloading it and modifying using windows wordpad and saving and loading back using iBrikr. Then following other commands and it worked. be carfull about typing exact commands. Case sensitive is very important.
    Last edited by ag_oo7; 01-05-2008 at 02:37 PM.


 

 
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