Free up unwanted space while using 1.1.3 jailbreak

February 5, 2008 at 11:09 pm (Downgrade, How to, iPhone, iPod Firmware, iPod Touch, iPod Touch Jailbreak, Technical Stuffs, Upgrade, Version 1.1.3)

Dlight sent me an email (hi Dlight!) and I guess it’s only appropriate to write this down since some people are desperately trying to get back their used space during that 1.1.3 upgrade phase.

However, I am only reading the script files and learned from it. I have no prior problems in freeing up the space (maybe the new firmware added some more shit? We don’t know) but I know we can only remove the 1.1.3 firmware file off your device.

So let’s get started!

Surely not another disclaimer right?

Heh… For this post, nope. But I’m going to tell you that I don’t know how much you can recover, or what files you can remove. I’ll try my best to guide you though.

Phew! Now what?

I’m sure some of you are running SFTP program to SSH into your device. I have been using another alternative (because I got no wifi) and I find them working 100% all the time.

So go ahead and download iphonebrowser (this guide will be using that) or iBrickr (maybe in future updates, but not today…)

One you got it, connect your iPod Touch or iPhone via the USB dock connector. You don’t have to launch iTunes, so just launch the installed iphonebrowser.

Now, if iphonebrowser doesn’t run on first try, wait for about 1-2 minutes before killing it. To kill it, simply hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, then look for iphonebrowser.exe, then end the process. This however only happens to me, maybe because of my firewall.

Do take note that iphonebrowser (or iBrickr) uses a certain port to connect to your device. It’s the same as iTunes, if this port is blocked, you can never connect to your device.

So now, you look for this folder:

/var/root/Media/1.1.3

If it’s there, DELETE IT.

Now you should be able to get back those space.

No! It didn’t remove all those space I need!

Erm… But that’s the only thing that’s there… I really don’t know if there’s any other files being used prior to upgrading though…

I can’t connect via iphonebrowser (or iBrickr) but I have wifi!

Ok, then download MobileFinder instead. Look for that folder, then delete the content. Or you can simply delete the folder.

DAMMIT! I want all those space! And NOW!

Erm.

If you asked me, I really don’t know where the rest of the space used up goes to. It was really undocumented so I can’t really locate the necessary file I was talking about.

But that alone should be able to remove approx 160 MB (the original firmware restore file). If you only removed 130 MB, then I’m not so sure why is that so.

Questions

Yeah as usual, hit me back and I’ll try to help.

I might not be able to answer all your burning questions, but I will try my best.

So well, good luck!

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4 Comments

  1. xakbox said,

    hmmmmm gooood

  2. dermapthera said,

    Hehe…

  3. Brandon said,

    I used mobile finder and I cannot find the file it is nowhere? can u help. . .

  4. dermapthera said,

    Hi Brandon

    If it’s not there, it’s not there.

    There’s no need to look for it. I don’t really know where the file is situated.

    Sorry if I wasn’t of any help.

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