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How to fix some mysterious problems.

I've tried downloading "iBooks fix" and it doesn't work.

Anyone know of a fix?

Other info: 4.3.3 Wifi 16GB

Update1: it's only crashing when I open Purchased Books.

(08 Jul '11, 02:32) Kastr0 Kastr0's gravatar image

Update2: A temporary fix is available for now: Removing iBooks v1.3 and installing v1.22 seems to work.

(11 Jul '11, 05:00) Kastr0 Kastr0's gravatar image

Update3: Can anyone confirm that the new "Essential Upgrade" of Cydia fixes the iBooks issue?

(12 Jul '11, 13:02) Kastr0 Kastr0's gravatar image

Update4: Essential Upgrade is confirmed NOT to fix the iBooks issue. I don't even know whether or not @comex is aware of this error yet. It's not mentioned anywhere on the front page. Only Camera Connection Kit, biteSMS and Verizon JB have been addressed. I've restored back to original firmware, I need my purchased book and cannot do without them. Until this issue is addressed, keep away from a jailbreak if you need to read Purchased Books!!!

(13 Jul '11, 04:16) Kastr0 Kastr0's gravatar image

Unlike those other bugs, iBooks unfortunately has crashing problems on devices jailbroken with redsn0w and other methods too - it's not just JailbreakMe.

(13 Jul '11, 04:59) britta britta's gravatar image

I'm with you, I just restored my ipad2 3G and re-jailbreakme 3.0, and the iBook was fine. After I've download PDF patch, the iBook went crazy again (that's the reason I restored it). Any solution yet? I've been trying to reach comex to tell him about this issues, but no luck yet.

(13 Jul '11, 06:32) malrumaih malrumaih's gravatar image

Update5: I emailed @comex directly about this issue and got the following response: "Known issue which I will be working on in the near future." So he is aware of it - we'll just have to wait for a fix in the near future....

(14 Jul '11, 11:51) Kastr0 Kastr0's gravatar image

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Finally! Someone that is sharing the same issue as me!

I have restored, rejailbroken with no success. I'm currently not jailbroken, as I need my books.

It's certainly an issue with purchased books, and iBooks only crashes as I open a purchased book. This starts happening AS i jailbreak. Cydia installs, I reboot and purchased books start crashing iBooks. So it's definitely not something installed with Cydia.


answered 08 Jul '11, 02:30

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Your "Update5" under the original question gives us some hope.

(15 Jul '11, 16:50) Pepper ♦ Pepper's gravatar image

I found the fix you have to download a .deb file of iBooks v 1.2.2 if u can find it or go on an app downloading app ( not the app store and I can't mention the name) and search iBooks and download v.1.2.2


answered 09 Jul '11, 07:04

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Guys don't ignore this person's answer! He's speaking the truth!

(27 Jul '11, 09:17) gk1 gk1's gravatar image

Mine crashes as well, but only when I open the book I purchased after the jailbreak. Hopefully someone can use this info for a fix.


answered 07 Jul '11, 23:33

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Is iBooks crashing or is it the DRM issue? I haven't heard of it failing to run.


answered 06 Jul '11, 20:12

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spockers ♦♦

Comex, the author of the original hunnypot, has been quite busy lately. Hopefully he will get time soon to look at it.


answered 06 Jul '11, 20:58

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Pepper ♦

edited 06 Jul '11, 20:59

Auto-hor? This is why the first thing I do is turn off auto-correction! LOL

(06 Jul '11, 20:59) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Yes i am getting sick of it now.

(06 Jul '11, 21:00) Pepper ♦ Pepper's gravatar image

i think it is a female transformer

(06 Jul '11, 21:00) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

I was wondering, I googled it and came up with nada. :D

(06 Jul '11, 21:07) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image


iBooks is crashing. It's don't think it's the DRM issue as before because that "configuration notification" doesn't pop up and neither does the old iBooks fix patch work. It just crashes a couple of seconds after I open the app. I've tried hard reset, restore, re-jailbreak... Everything and instill can't open my books.


answered 07 Jul '11, 03:15

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Exactly like Kastr0, I have the same problem with iBooks crashing on IP4 after Jailbreaking with RedsnOw 0.9.6rc16. The same thing also happen after jailbreaking with the latest Jailbreakme 3.0. But the strange thing is that my iPad1 on RedsnOw rc16 works perfectly. So not sure if this is due to something I downloaded from Cydia that is making iBooks crashing or something else.


answered 07 Jul '11, 23:11

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It must be a cydia tweak. iBooks works (well it runs, it still has the DRM issue, but I much prefer Stanza anyway) for me on my 2 iPod4's and my iPad, all running 4.3.3.

(07 Jul '11, 23:16) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image


That is exactly what happens with mine. Also if you put it in Safe Mode the same thing would happen. Try and see if this also happens to you.


answered 07 Jul '11, 23:53

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11 iBooks is not crashing with any books. I don't have any "purchased" books, but I do have some "free" books that were kind of purchased via iBooks that open fine. Just a FYI so as to maybe help with figuring out what's going on.


answered 07 Jul '11, 23:56

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It does not crash with free books only with purchased books.


answered 08 Jul '11, 00:02

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