How to get out of SWOD with SSH without restoring

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  1. bard1290

    bard1290 New Member

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    Most of the time it is possible to SSH into the iPod while the SWOD is happening.

    if this is the case, follow the next five simple steps:
    1. login to the ipod through ssh as root
    2. navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences
    3. Open up the terminal in the ssh client
    4. execute the following command exactly:
    mv com.apple.springboard.plist com.apple.springboard.plist.bak
    5. wait! be patient, it took about a minute for it to work for me.
    6. be on your happy way!

    EDIT: i just noticed recently that after i did this, my music wasn't accessible any more :/

    If you have any questions, or if this has been posted before (i searched and couldnt find it) feel free to pm me.
  2. Totally 1337

    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    what is this doing excactly?

    and where do you get the com.apple.springboard.plist.bak?
  3. GrooveMachine

    GrooveMachine Active Member

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    The Unix "mv" command can move or rename. So essentially this just nukes the com.apple.springboard.plist file, and auto-generates a new one.
  4. bard1290

    bard1290 New Member

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    exactly. for me it renamed it and generated a new one. so now in that folder i have a com.apple.springboard.plist and com.apple.springboard.plist.bak

    EDIT: the com.apple.springboard.plist.bak is simply the com.apple.springboard.plist renamed. its not another file, to answer Totally 1337's question.

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