iTunes deleting my apps...

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iTunes deleting my apps... by FlashX007 at 6:37 AM (1,287 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. FlashX007
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    I know I started a previous topic but this is urgent and I am getting worried now. I upgraded today and completed a untethered jailbreak. As doing so I got you know what and downloaded a few apps I had before the upgrade. Now when I sync the iPod the iTunes deletes my apps! I don't know what to do now because now I am close to panicing. If I cannot use iTunes to sync the apps like I did before I will be crippled in doing the daily things I used to do on the iPod. I used to use an app to get a few things like movies and games... I have no use for the jailbreak or the iPod if there isn't a solution for this. I now regret upgrading....

    Is there an application perhaps that does the same thing as iTunes but doesn't involve Apple....

    I don't want to redownload anything yet because all of the apps I got come to about 150 MB I don't want to drain the internet any further.
     
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    Did you install Appsync as that is the program you need to sync jailbroken stuff to iTunes
     
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    ^ This.

    With each upgrade of IOS, old versions of appsync fail. Upgrade appsync to the correct version and you will be fine.
     
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    I've never had AppSync work for me. Do you use the version that comes from the hackulous source?
     
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    Yep, that's the one.
     
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    I've tried this... I tried downloading it removing it reinstalling it and even rebooting the iPod. iTunes still deletes the apps. If possible is there a program where I can simply extract files or move files through the iPod? I might transfer music occasionally but besides that I use the iPod to get games and media...

    For more specifics I need a program that can access lets say iDownloads + Pro and transfer a movie from it to the computer. I know such programs exist but I never considered that alternative until now. It wouldn't even be this much of a problem if the computer could read the iPod at least. It used to before the upgrade. Now I can only mess with it via iTunes.

    I also read somewhere if upgrading does this then it will have to be restored and I am not willing to do that just yet...
     
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    It deletes the apps where? The iPod or on the computer itself?

    Check 'Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications' to see if the apps are there, if not, go into iTunes settings > Advanced and check Copy files to iTunes Media folder..
    If this wasn't done before, you probably deleted the .ipa after copying it to the iPod right? So this means iTunes can't locate the file and probably deletes it.

    If it deletes from the iPod, for precaution, disable automatic sync and check each time before syncing that the apps are ticked and ready to be synced in iTunes.

    Edit: Also remember, this isn't Apples fault! It's your own.
     
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    This isn't like that. The iTunes syncs with the iPod and then a message pops up saying there are apps that haven't been transferred or purchased right. Something like that. Then it gives you an option of transfer or don't transfer. I click transfer because if I don't it deletes it. If I do it deletes it. iTunes knows its not paid for...

    Now when it comes to the settings. I checked off the sync apps automatically when I last synced it so it shouldn't automatically copy them over but it still does anyway.

    This might be my fault or it couldn't. I did everything right in the jailbreak so nothing wrong there. I think it's because I have the latest iTunes which has measures for stuff like this after you upgrade to 5.0+.

    I'm on 5.0.1 and untether jailbroke by redsn0w and corona...

    I don't think I was blaming anybody for any of this problem I'm going through but If I did give that feeling then it's misunderstood.

    Overall iTunes knows its a cracked app. The AppSync isn't working properly. That's if you ask me.

    My question is still left unanswered though...

    Is there an iTunes alternative?
     
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    I have the same on my ipod touch......
    IOS 5.0.1, untethered jailbeak with redsn0w........ Upgraded appsync from hackulous....... No problems syncing with itunes 10.5.3.3 here.

    Not trying to point fingers or criticise - just offering you the information :)



    As for an alternative to itunes, I don't believe there is. Apple have got this thing sewn up tighter than a tadpole's bum! And yet they don't seem to be hit with big antitrust lawsuits like M$, for example......
     
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    I'm going to delete hackulous and readd it then...
     
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    Go to this video as I once had problems using AppSync with Install0us link This video cleared all my problems and @FlashX007 you wont need itunes to load your apps once you do this. As an addition, your itunes will now work fine and not detect cracked apps. Be sure to follow the instructions in the video perfectly and your problems will be gone. :D
     
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    There is a very simple solution to your problem: Buy your apps.
     
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    What kind of crazy talk is that ?????
    :D
     
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    It's what I've been doing - trying them for free, then buying the ones I like.
     
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    The backup is performed at the beginning of the sync process so it should still contain your app data if you haven't synced again synce this happened (which will overwrite it). To restore to this backup you must first disable automatic syncing to prevent this. Follow these steps:
    1. Without connecting your phone, open iTunes on your computer and go to Preferences. On the Devices tab check "Prevent...from syncing automatically".
    2. Now connect your phone to your computer and right-click on the name of your phone on the left side of iTunes and select Restore from Backup, choose your most recent backup to restore from.
    3. When complete, you can go back to iTunes>Preferences>Devices and re-enable automatic syncing.
     
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