I thought that 1.1.1 didn't have an application limit....

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  1. freelancer91

    freelancer91 New Member

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    Ok, I have taken the advice of several people on this forum and have downgraded from 1.1.4 to 1.1.1. I did this because on 1.1.4, I was hitting an application limit at around 88 folders in the application folder. Bosstools, manual symlinks, and categories apprear to have no effect on this. When I switched to 1.1.1, I hit the limit again at 89 applications. The difference could be just a fluke. I have heard of people having well over 100 applications on 1.1.1. Again, categories, symlinks, and bosstools cannot rectify this problem.....
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    I can't imagine why anyone would have anywhere near that many apps but it does work with categories on 1.1.4.
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    Well, categories doesn't fix the problem because it just adds another folder to the applications folder. That pushes it over the limit and gives me the spinning wheel of death.
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    I have an idea, uninstall an app or two and then use categories!
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    I don't think its a problem with springboard. I think it is because the applications folder can only hold a certain amount. It seems to hit this point at around 88-90 folders. I'm trying now to found out how many mb this is.
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    You can!
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    ok I figured out how to delete my own post, sorry...

    back on subject: I just ddid a restore, jailbreak, symlink, and started installing again. I hit the limit at 88 folders in the private/var/applications folder. That folder has 58568kb in it. According to Bosstools, I have 139mb out of 300mb of free space on the OS partition. I also have 14966mb out of 15184mb free on /var. I am on a 16GB Ipod Touch running 1.1.1. Could it be a problem with permissions? Would that cause the spinning wheel of death to start after exiting installer after I reach the limit?
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    That is all you can put on it, it doesn't have anything to do with space! Just make a Games, Other Apps that Suck, etc folder in categories and fill them with apps so you dont get so many on the springboard.
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    I uninstalled one of my applications and then created a new category (tools). I filled that with 20 apps. When it was done, I went from 5 full pages of apps plus 4 icons on the 6th to 4 full pages of apps. However, when I went to add that application that I had uninstalled to accommodate the category, I got the spinning wheel of death upon returning to springboard. I SSHed in and deleted it. That got me out of the SWOD, but I still can't add any more applications.
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    No offense or anything but..
    Is it really that necessary to have 89 apps?
    Like, what are you using them for?

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