Thanks for this info, I'm attempting to back up my messed up ipod touch right now so I can restore it...
gosh, this is so wierd, my ipod won't reboot, but it works in WinSCP?
Hi. I have a iPhone first generation with firmware 2.0.2 (5c1)....I deleted the carrier bundle and operator bundle folders by accident. They are located in /private/var/mobile/. Can someone kindly zipped these folders up and email them to me. email@example.com
You cannot mail symlinks, they have to be created on the device or computer, in your case the iPhone.
You did not "kill" them. I have not tried that one but:
1. Reboot the iPhone by holding start/sleep and home until the Apple Logo shows up. Check if the symlinks are re-created
2. If not switch simcards (just insert another one, prefered from antother carrier), then restart the iPhone, then switch back to your simcard and restart again. As far as I can recall the symlinks are created then new.
I'd try both methods, if none of them works, just post back your results.