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How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Posted May 15, 2008 at 1:13pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to fix Package download failed and permissions issues with Installer 3.1. This method was discovered by XianLi.

UPDATE****: This tutorial has proven ineffective due to some corrupt BSD installations. We are therefore recommending that you use the iLiberty+ payload that XianLi has created. Read this for more information.

This tutorial only fixes issues with the 3.1 Installer version. Before attempting this fix please ensure you have updated your community sources and you have enough free space on your iPhone root filesystem. Also, if your installer is working fine please do not install this.


Step One
If you haven't already added iClarified to your Installer Source then follow this tutorial.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Two
Press to launch Installer from your SpringBoard.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Three
Press to select iClarified from the list of Categories
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Four
Press to select Installer Fix (3.1) from the list of Packages
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Six
Press the large red Install button that appears.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Seven
You will be asked to confirm installation. Click the large OK button.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Eight
When the installation is complete you will be notified. Click the large OK button.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

Step Nine
You will be returned to the Categories list. Press and hold the Home button until you see the SpringBoard. You can now relaunch Installer and hopefully your issues will be resolved.
How to Fix Issues With iPhone Installer v3.1

For further discussion on this method and other possible fixes please see hackint0sh.

THANKS*: Thanks to XianLi for posting this method.
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MATY
MATY - November 14, 2009 at 4:42am
I dont have my insatller icon on my spring board and i dont know how to get it! please help :)
Kristy Kong
Kristy Kong - November 2, 2008 at 1:33am
I've already added iClarified as a souce but i'm still unable to find installer fix on my list of packages...is there anything i can do about it? thx please send me da solution through my e-mail address thx~
Macka
Macka - June 26, 2008 at 9:57am
What if in iClarified is not Installer Fix?What do I do?
Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty - June 14, 2008 at 4:37pm
GUYS!! PLEASE HELP!! I CAN NOT INSTALL ANYTHING FROM INSTALLER NO RINGTONES NO SPRINGDIALLS NOTHING!! AND THE INSTALLER3.1 FIX IS NOT APPEARING IN MY ICLARIFIED FOLDER OF INSTALLER!! PLEASE HELP!! SOS IM GOING CRAZY!! SOS THANKS...
cow
cow - May 20, 2008 at 10:48am
i was worried i had to do a restore - quite alot of work involved - could i do a restore to 1.1.4 then use ziphone to jailbreak? do you think that would sort it.
Caesar
Caesar - May 20, 2008 at 9:05am
My solution was a clean restore to 1.1.4 and using pwnage tool to jail break / unlock / activate and also install SSH & Installer. All in one go! The above solution sucks X(
cow
cow - May 20, 2008 at 7:30am
After installing the installer fix i cannto open many of my apps or ssh into my ipod. Whats the fix for this?! Thanks?
mousedog
mousedog - May 19, 2008 at 7:50am
I have the same problem as Caesar: afer installing this package I can't SSH, some appications doesn't open and I basically can't do anything except use safary or listen to music...anyway to solve this problems?
Caesar
Caesar - May 18, 2008 at 10:41am
I am on a clean (restore) 1.1.4 FW I can't SSH or download BSD. What are my options to fixing this?
SheepNutz
SheepNutz - May 16, 2008 at 1:46pm
I don't know how, but I woke up this morning, and all downloads started working properly. Last night I couldn't download anything, but today it's magically fixed.
SheepNutz
SheepNutz - May 16, 2008 at 9:44am
I don't know how, but I woke up this morning, and all downloads started working properly. Last night I couldn't download anything, but today it's magically fixed.
SheepNutz
SheepNutz - May 16, 2008 at 9:34am
I don't know how, but I woke up this morning, and all downloads started working properly. Last night I couldn't download anything, but today it's magically fixed.
Xianli
Xianli - May 16, 2008 at 1:22am
For all of you guys, make sure you have BSD Subsystem properly installed as it is required to use the chmod and chown commands. Also if you have moved the Applications folder to /private/var/mobile you must move it to/private/var/root otherwise you'll still get permissions problems. Check the thread in Hackint0sh forum (link at the end of this article).
Rada70
Rada70 - May 15, 2008 at 11:03pm
I also want to mention if the file is downloaded, and it's being installed I get this message half way through the installation ( Error Main script execution failed). thanks
rada70
rada70 - May 15, 2008 at 10:52pm
they are as you said. I just checked.
iClarified
iClarified - May 15, 2008 at 10:37pm
Can you verify that /Applications/Installer.app has the permissions root:admin 755. Also, /Applications/Installer.app/Installer should have permissions set to 6755.
rada70
rada70 - May 15, 2008 at 10:28pm
I get a (package download failed). I'm on 1.1.4 FW. I can't download anything anymore. I used to get that message once in a while, but now nothing could be downloaded.
iClarified
iClarified - May 15, 2008 at 10:22pm
What firmware versions are you guys on ?
hazard
hazard - May 15, 2008 at 9:27pm
I got the same error. Just stoped working and got error: Insufficient permissions - instlaler was not installed correctly. It should be run as root:wheel. And I just don`t know what to do. Can anyone help me? tks a lot.
SheepNutz
SheepNutz - May 15, 2008 at 9:24pm
So I just installed this, and now my installer won't download anything, just download errors, and I can't even uninstall the fix! Would this have anything to do with me moving applications with bosstools?
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