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    Unhappy iPhone 3G SSH RAMDisk loading with iRecovery

    So, my iPhone has been pretty flaky for the last several months. Last night, after pausing for a minute or two, I restarted it. It failed to complete the boot.

    I'm looking at a restore, but there were a few calendar appointments and photos that I had not gotten to sync over to my Mac. So, before I permanently erase all my data, I'd like to try pulling it off the phone before a restore/upgrade.

    I have an iPhone 3G, with iPhone OS 3.1.2, jailbroken by blackra1n. I'm using a Mac with Mac OS X 10.6.6 and RAMDisk kernelcache from iOS 4.2.1, processed by pwnagetool. After many hours of fruitless efforts, I realized that the version of iRecovery that I'm using doesn't support the -c flag for sending commands (it's not listed in help and doesn't respond with any messages when I use anything other than -f or -s). I came across source for a library (not quite useful for me at this time) and code for the command line utility that fails to compile. The errors are a bit beyond my ability to troubleshoot (missing file/directory that doesn't appear to be missing, various reported coding errors).

    Is there a compiled version of iRecovery that I can use on my Mac, or should I focus on trying to get this done on a Windows PC? tethered boot reports that it won't work on my model and iphone tunnel doesn't seem to progress after the iBES file upload (in the instructions I was following).

    Thank you so much for any insight!



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    Hi, try this version: http://rapidshare.com/files/448944319/iRecovery.zip I used that a long time ago for the same purpose, it should work...

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    Thanks, element. I tried that version, but my download seemed to be incomplete. I found a link at Getting an iPhone out of the Recovery Mode Loop | Geekology which had a more fully featured command set that actually worked.

    I'm able to issue commands, but "ramdisk 0x90000000" fails to produce a "creating ramdisk" message (as I've seen in videos). Every time I issue the "bootx" command, the phone just restarts with the standard Apple logo before dying.

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    I finally got it! It took a bit of tinkering, but the fact that I wasn't getting a ramdisk creation message was a big tip off. I had to disconnect the phone from USB and restart iRecover in shell mode several times until I saw the message show up before I could proceed. Using a 3.1.3 RAM disk may have helped as well. When I got to the "bootx", it finally did it! I tried to mount my data partition, but it failed to do so… :-( fsck_hfs reported a missing sibling link error. Trying to repair the catalog failed.

    I wound up having to use dd to copy my disk image over (which DiskMounter was able to mount despite the catalog error!). I gained access to my data. That's all I needed. I'm now in the process of restoring my phone. :-)
    Last edited by ccsccs7; 02-25-2011 at 10:19 AM.

 

 

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