[Test][How-To] Resize ipsw root partition in Pwnage

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  1. consume1

    consume1 New Member

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    I'm not exactly sure if this will work but if you want to try it, go ahead.
    1. Right click the pwnage tool
    2. Click Show package contents
    3. Navigate to Resources>FirmwareBundles and open up the iPod1,1_1.1.4_4A102 bundle by right clicking it and choosing Show package contents
    4. Open the info.plist in Property list editor
    5. Click the drop down button next to Root
    6. Find "RootFilesystemResize" change the value to anything below 460....(not really sure, the filesystem is originally 171mb(2.0) and 150 (1.1.4) (and the devteam expanded it to 300 already) so you make the choice (however, there is a limit as to how big you can make it (but i don't know what it is, sorry)))
    7. Change RootFilesystemFreeSpace to compensate for how much you changed the rootfilesystem.
    8. Save the file.
    9. The ipsw should be created.
    10. You'll know you made the filesystem to big if you get an itunes error.

    I'd try but I'll pwn my ipod later.
    If the ipsw doesn't work ,you will risk having to restore your ipod, or just kick it out of recovery mode using iLiberty+
    This tut isn't for winpwn....
  2. plokiju

    plokiju New Member

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    Can someone try this?
  3. NSCXP2005

    NSCXP2005 New Member

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    I have just found out how to change the free space in the info.plist.

    If you change the integer size where it says "RootFilesystemFreeSpace" you came allow more free space
  4. consume1

    consume1 New Member

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    Nice find, that tells the pwnage tool how much you have left. I updated the tut a bit...it SHOULD work.
  5. NSCXP2005

    NSCXP2005 New Member

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    Hi mate,

    I created a IPSW file but after I have flashed the custom firmware and SSH'd into it there are no folders for the default apps, any ideas where there located?

    NSCXP2005
  6. consume1

    consume1 New Member

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    What do you mean no folder for default apps? The stock apps aren't there?
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    ipodtouchmaster05 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting.
  8. consume1

    consume1 New Member

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    I hope i don't see this on ipodtouchmaster.com as your discovery with my tut in the background ( if that is what you meant by interesting, if you catch my drift

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    I found at that the applications folder with the stock apps in, the stock apps are hidden (Under WinSCP) cause I made the IPSW under Mac and flashed my Ipod under Windows, but under the Mac they are not Hidden.

    Any ideas how to unhide the apps for under windows?
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    does anybody know if creating alias' under the mac works once your IPSW has been flashed?

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