iBooks refuse to open on iPhones Jailbroken with greenpois0n on iOS 4.2.1 firmware. Users who attempt to open books purchased from the iBook store are prompted with the following error message: There is a problem with the configuration of your iPhone. Please restore with iTunes and reinstall iBooks. And, if you restore your device from iTunes, it will remove the jailbreak. Follow the steps below to fix iBooks problem on iOS devices jailbroken with greenpois0n.
Why iBooks fail to open on jailbroken device?
Whenever a user tries to open a Book purchased from the iBookstore, iBooks tries to run unsigned or improperly signed binaries as a test to see if the device is jailbroken. If those binaries run successfully, the device is marked as having been jailbroken and the eBook refuses to open.
- Jailbroken iOS device with greenpois0n
- MobileTerminal must be installed on the device.
- A SSH client for your computer (Windows: WinSCP – Mac: Cyberduck ).
- Download the fix files for iBooks.
How to Fix iBooks Problem on Jailbroken iPhone, iPad, iPod touch on iOS 4.2.1
Step 1: UnZip the downloaded fix file and locate the file ibookfix.sh under folder script.
Step 2: Copy the file into folder /var/mobile/device (via SSH or iFile).
Step 3: Launch MobileTerminal on your device and type and run the following commands one by one:
Step 4: Select your iPhone/ iPod touch model by typing the number in front of your model.(eg “3″ if you have an iPhone 4 and “4″ for Veerizon iPhone 4). For all other models refer the screen below:
Step 5: Wait for few seconds until following message appears: “If the procedure was successfully completed, respring or reboot your iPhone to complete the operation!”
Step 6: Reboot the device! Thats it!
iPhone Dev team and iH8sn0w has already ported the iBooks fix into PwnageTool 4.2sn0wbreeze 2.2 respectively. If you haven’t already jailbroken your device, you can use pwnagetool 4.2 (for Mac) or sn0wbreeze 2.2 (for Windows). Both these tools will retain your carrier unlock on old baseband in addition to fixing your iBooks issue.
Team over Firecore is all set to release untethered Seas0nPass jailbreaking tool on Windows platform that jailbreaks Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1 firmware. Seas0nPass is like an existing PwnageTool that allows you to create custom AppleTV IPSW files and restore them in iTunes. Now when greenpois0n RC6 is out, a new version of Seas0nPass untethered jailbreak will be made available very soon.
The first beta version of Seas0nPass for Windows has gone out to those who signed up for the Seas0nPass beta earlier this week. Barring any major setbacks, or show-stopping bugs we’re hoping to have a public version available next week.
Currently, Seas0nPass only supports 2nd-gen Apple TV 2 and is Mac OS specific (Mac: OSX 10.6 or later).
In a first for the mainstream Macworld.com, staffer Christopher Breen and Ben Long chose to jailbreak their iPad to display crystal-clear view of iPad at last week’s Macworld. Instead of going with Elmo projector system, Breen found an alternative in the form of a jailbroken iPad to offer perfect presentations.
Christopher Breen simply used redsn0w tool for iOS 4.2.1 tethered jailbreak, bought Apple’s $29 iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, and installed Ryan Petrich’s $2 Display Out on his iPad in order to project the screen display for the iPad Supersession. He has provided detailed instructions on how to do the entire set-up.
But the question is, Why Breen chose to jailbreak? Well, if Apple could have provided the functionality to display an iOS device’s entire interface, teachers and presenters like Christopher Breen will hardly chose to jailbreak their iPad. Don’t you agree? What do you say? Please share your valuable suggestions via comment section below.