I cant uninstall summerboard?

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  1. gingerale

    gingerale New Member

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    Whenever i try to uninstall it says some error what should i do?
  2. Scythal

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    What does it say exactly?
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    I've had the same problem. I just powered off, went back to Install and uninstalled it. Not sure if that would work for you

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  4. gingerale

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    this is the error message " main script execution failed
  5. Scythal

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    Wow, you're expect those applications to be a little more verbose

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    Here's what the uninstallation script does:
    Code:
    			<key>uninstall</key>
    			<array>
    				<array>
    					<string>Confirm</string>
    					<string>Uninstalling SummerBoard may make launching third party applications impossible. Are you sure you wish to continue?</string>
    					<string>Yes</string>
    					<string>No</string>
    				</array>
    				<array>
    					<string>CopyPath</string>
    					<string>/Library/Frameworks/SummerBoard.framework/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist</string>
    					<string>/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist</string>
    				</array>
    				<array>
    					<string>RemovePath</string>
    					<string>/Applications/SMBPrefs.app</string>
    				</array>
    				<array>
    					<string>RemovePath</string>
    					<string>/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/Default</string>
    					<string>/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/SummerBoard</string>
    					<string>/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/Panther</string>
    					<string>/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/Leopard</string>
    					<string>/var/root/Library/SummerBoard/Themes/Louie Mantia</string>
    				</array>
    				<array>
    					<string>Notice</string>
    					<string>You must restart your iPhone for the changes to take effect!</string>
    				</array>
    			</array>
    
    It mainly removes the application settings and the original themes (apparently they don't bother removing the main application...). Maybe you could check if the permission of some of those files are funny.

    Then there is the com.apple.SpringBoard.plist file, it restores the original one which removes one key:

    Code:
    	<key>EnvironmentVariables</key>
    	<dict>
    		<key>DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES</key>
    		<string>/Library/Frameworks/SummerBoard.framework/SummerBoard.dylib</string>
    	</dict>
    
    It's probably a delicate operation, failing could prevent Springboard from running so I won't really encourage you to do that manually.

    Before doing anything, first check the permissions, try to update SB or do as heyitsnatedawg said above. Then search in the forums, maybe someone else had this problem too.
  6. gingerale

    gingerale New Member

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    look i wanna uninstall it and install again because my smbprefs icon dissaperd and im trying to get it back is that my problem?

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