Safe to delete these daemons?

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  1. Steveice10

    Steveice10 New Member

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    Is it safe to delete the following daemons on an iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4.1?

    •com.apple.racoon.plist - Used for Virtual Private Networks. Disable this daemon if you do not use any VPNs.
    •com.apple.MobileInternetSharing.plist - Used for Internet Tethering. Disable this if you have an iPod touch or if you aren't interested in tethering.
    •com.apple.scrod.plist - This daemon deals with Voice Control. If you don't use Voice Control, you can delete this daemon.
    •com.apple.VoiceOverTouch - Another Voice Control daemon.
    •com.apple.voiced - Yet another Voice Control daemon.
    •com.apple.DumpPanic.plist - Dumps crashes for evaluation by Apple.
    •com.apple.ReportCrash.(Different Things).plist - There are 5 of these daemons, and they collect data about what caused a crash, what programs were running at the time, etc.
    •com.apple.DumpBasebandCrash.plist - Dumps baseband crashes, which shouldn't happen during normal use. iPod touch users don't even have a baseband.
    •com.apple.CrashHouseKeeping.plist - Also deals with crashes.
    •com.apple.aslmanager.plist - This daemon manages system logs.
    •com.apple.syslogd.plist - Logs system events.
    •com.apple.powerlog.plist - This is used to monitor any incompatibilities with 3rd party chargers.
    •com.apple.stackshot.server.plist - This daemon's function is currently unknown, but removing it has no adverse effects on one's device. Some more information can be found Source), but I don't know what that means, exactly. Removing this daemon has had no adverse effects on my device.
    •com.apple.chud.chum.plist - This daemon is thought to relate to Apple's CHUD (Computer Hardware Understanding Developer) tools. Removing this daemon will have no adverse effects on your device, unless you are a developer.
    •com.apple.chud.pilotfish.plist - This daemon is also thought to relate to Apple's CHUD tools. Removing this daemon will have no adverse effects on your device, unless you are a developer.
    •com.apple.psctl.plist - No definitive information about this daemon is currently available, but it's believed that it deals with connecting external storage devices, possibly a feature coming in new iDevices. It doesn't do anything for now, though, so feel free to delete it. (Source)
    •com.apple.apsd.tcpdump.en0.plist - Logs push notification errors.
    •com.apple.apsd.tcpdump.pdp_ip0.plist - Also believed to log push notification errors.
  2. Bigray14719

    Bigray14719 Active Member

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    This looks familiar.

    This is the "SAFE" list.

    Yeah it's safe, thats why its on the safe list.

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    If you decide to delete any not on the safe list. Make sure you back them up. People here cant post new ones. Its copyrighted material.
  3. Steveice10

    Steveice10 New Member

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    Just making sure. Some people reported problems with other devices when deleting them.
  4. leafan101

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    I assume that a restore will fix a problems caused by deleting daemons, right?
  5. RVD420

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    You can screw you ipod too bad. DFU mode is in ROM so yuo can always restore and re-jailbreak
  6. picklejw

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    Don't worry I disable these on my iPhone, actually works awesome with speed memory and battery life

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