What to do if you accidently delete an app that comes with the firmware

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  1. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a quick explanation to what you can do if you accidentally delete an application that comes with your iPod/iPhone (like calculator, mail, safari, clock, calendar, etc.).

    1: First, find out where the firmware file is that was used on your iPod/iPhone. The extension will end with a ".ipsw".
    2: Make a copy of the firmware somewhere else on your computer. Just in case you screw up, you don't want to download the firmware again.
    3: Change the ".ipsw" on the firmware file to ".zip".
    4: Open up the newly created zip file.
    5: Open up the .dmg file that is bigger. For 2.0, it's around 200MB in size.
    6: Go into the mounted volume created by the dmg.
    7: Open up the "Applications" folder.
    8: This is where all your applications that came with your firmware are stored.
    9: Find the application you need and copy it into your iPod/iPhone in your "Applications" folder via SSH.

    **Notes: This has only been tested on a Mac, and requires a JAILBROKEN FIRMWARE and DRM Decrypter for Windows!!!**

    Hope this helps people that are, like me, clumsy sometimes and delete things by accident...
  2. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Some people are such idiots.

    BTW, on Windows, you'd need a DMG decrypter
  3. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, I'll add that in.

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