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Discuss 1.1.2 & 1.1.3 delete /var/root files at the iPhone "2G" (Rev. 1) - Hackint0sh.org; As I understand it iphone's user (1.1.2 & 1.1.3) is now "mobile" rather "root" using ...
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    Default 1.1.2 & 1.1.3 delete /var/root files

    As I understand it iphone's user (1.1.2 & 1.1.3) is now "mobile" rather "root"

    using scp it appears that the file structure in /private/var/root is duplicated in /private/var/mobile although the files contained in the two structures are not the same.

    The dates on those in /private/var/root are older than those in /private/var/mobile - no suprise !! It stands to reason that since upgrading no files have been added or updated on /private/var/root.

    On my iPhone the /private/var/root structure contains nearly 1Gig's worth of files.

    Anyone have a view as to whether they can be deleted ? i.e. everything below/private/var/root ??

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    no one got a view ???

    My "other" files were 1017.7mb

    I've deleted
    /var/root/media/touchfree - whole directory
    appsnap.log - file
    /var/root/media/itunes_control/music - every media file in the sub directoies - left teh directory structure in place
    /var/root/media/itunes_control/ringtones - all files
    /var/root/media/photos/thumbs - all files
    /var/root/library/installer - whole directory
    /var/root/library/youtube - cache file

    closed and restarted itunes "other" now = 200mb

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    2. I've not done any extensive tests to make sure everything is functioning OK - it seems to be OK
    3. Don't do any of this if you are not confident or are not prepared risk bricking your iphone - I offer no warranties

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotorRocky View Post
    1. You can see none of our resident experts have comented whether this is a good idea or not and I'm no expert.
    No expert either, but I had a similar issue - after upgrading to 1.1.3 I had 4.5GB of 'other' - all my previously uploaded music, photos, etc

    I'm inclined to think the same however - everything goes under the 'mobile' user now so I can imagine it causing any problems. I've had no issues so far and this was approx. 1 week ago.
    Last edited by trotty; 02-22-2008 at 03:03 PM.

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    Thanks Trotty

    Did you (like me) just delete media files or did you go further and delete more of the root structure ?

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    do you have upgraded 1.1.3 right?
    cause from my 1.1.3 ootb i have just 27,507kb in the /var/root directory


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    Originally upgraded (was 1.1.2 OTB with gunlock) to 1.1.3 and had this problem. After spending more time than I should have trying to delete more bits here and there I bit the bullet and did a full restore to 1.1.3 then unlocked using ziphone 2.2 - been fine since.

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    many apps still use the root folder, most of them need workarrounds to work, but those still need the root folder, so i dont think deleting it is a good idea

    i dont know about space used, since i restored to 1.1.3

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    I think Coccchiararo is right, that's why I only deleted media files. I still have 200mb of "Other" files which I guess I could largely get rid of by deleting more in /var/root, but I don't think that's worth taking the risk.

 

 

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