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Offline arathur

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iDroid Problem!
« on: October 22, 2010, 12:56:26 PM »
I'm having a problem installing the latest version of iDroid (1.0.3) on my iPhone 2G. In case you're wondering, I'm not a developer, nor do I have experience with Linux (other than installing iDroid once in the past). However, I'm not a complete noob. Here's the details of the installation:

Version of iDroid used: 1.0.3 (for iPhone 2G)
Version of OpeniBoot used: 0.1.2 (more specifically, 0.1.2-02cc1bd-2G.zip is the file I downloaded)
Computer Setup: Ubuntu 9.10 on VirtualBox (on Windows 7).

Here's what I did:
1) Put iPhone 2G in recovery mode.
2) Opened up Terminal, located openiboot folder that came stock with the iDroid 1.0.3 package, and typed "sudo ./loadibec openiboot.img3"
3) Typed in my password as prompted.

*** Now, instead of the OpeniBoot menu, I get lots of text scrolling right away, and then "Welcome to OpeniBoot." Again, I got no menu at all.

4) Anyways, I selected the new OpeniBoot USB device from VirtualBox USB menu.
5) Typed "sudo ./oibc" in Terminal. All text from phone screen appeared in the Terminal window.
6) Typed "install" and got the overflow nor error.
7) Restored my iPhone and jailbroke again, this time without custom boot logo (used redsn0w, and I'm on firmware 3.1.3).
8) Tried to install iDroid again. This second time, I used this openiboot file: 0.1.2-02cc1bd-2G.zip
9) Within a minute after typing "install" , the last line of text on the iPhone said something like "installation complete."
10) At this point, I typed "reboot" in Terminal and nothing happened.
11) I did a hard restart of iPhone (holding power + home).
12) When iPhone restarted, text started scrolling and iPhone came back to "Welcome to OpeniBoot" screen.
13) No matter what I did, it kept coming back to this screen. I got really scared and thought I bricked my phone.
14) But just a few minutes ago, I went back and restarted Terminal and did "sudo ./oibc" again, and then typed "uninstall."
15) Text about flashing scrolled in both Terminal and iPhone. After completion, I did "reboot" and iPhone rebooted normally.
16) Everything is fine now.

Although all is fine now, I still want to install iDroid 1.0.3. The main problem I noticed is that I didn't get the OpeniBoot menu after typing "sudo ./loadibec openiboot.img3" like you're supposed to. What caused that? I was getting this when I used both the openiboot that came by default with the iDroid 1.0.3 package, and also the 0.1.2-02cc1bd-2G.zip one as well. Should I have used the 0.1.2-c4341b7-min-2G.zip? Someone please help me. Thanks.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2010, 12:58:14 PM by arathur »

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Re: iDroid Problem!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 01:12:38 PM »
Please read http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/FAQ

The problem you described is due to a previous iphodroid installation.

Look for the question in "Booting iDroid" about directly booting into OpeniBoot or find "setenv" in your browser.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2010, 01:32:58 PM by ddominator »
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Re: iDroid Problem!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 02:14:21 PM »
Thank you so much ddominator for pointing that out. I was able to re-enable the menu and install iDroid. Thanks again!!!  :)