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  1. jabregousmc's Avatar
    hey, just updated to 2.0 firmware on 1gen iphone. everything works pretty good and i like all the new features but for some reason when i try to open the email program it starts to open then crashes back to the main screen. like i said everything else works just fine, so i have no idea what the problem is. i did notice it wouldnt let me delete my email account from the mail options menu. any ideas/suggestions plz leave them here! thanks in advance.
    2008-07-13 03:35 AM
  2. Razz's Avatar
    Same problem here.
    2008-07-13 05:56 AM
  3. Poseidon79's Avatar
    After you upgrade to 2.0 you must set the phone up as NEW, not from back-up. RESTORE to 2.0 and set up as NEW then sync your contacts back on your phone.
    2008-07-13 06:01 AM
  4. jabregousmc's Avatar
    thanks for the reply. will i lose anything off the phone (ie. texts, notes, dl'd apps, etc)? how do i sync my contacts w/out restoring from a backup?
    2008-07-13 06:30 AM
  5. fonz06's Avatar
    whoaaa what about pics? i have a ton of pics taken by my phone.
    2008-07-13 06:42 AM
  6. jabregousmc's Avatar
    yeah, that too! although i just went into my computer and pulled pics off of there and then can resync them later...i just noticed in itunes 7.7 u can back up ur apps and contacts to the computer so u should be able to sync them back up after the restore.
    2008-07-13 06:48 AM
  7. fonz06's Avatar
    this can't be the propper way to do it. this must be an issue for peeps that jail broke their phone haa
    2008-07-13 07:01 AM
  8. Poseidon79's Avatar
    When you jailbreak a phone.. upgrade.. and restore from back-up it corrupts files and causes apps to crash. Just the way it is guys. You will lose your pics on your camera roll and saved texts, but you can sync back your numbers and any pics on the computer afterwards.
    2008-07-13 07:07 AM
  9. fonz06's Avatar
    nah u wont loose ur pics just open files when u plug ur iphone up. i just learned that after the post before my last.

    it wont be on ur camera roll but at least u have them on ur pc.
    2008-07-13 07:31 AM
  10. dhuevos's Avatar
    you can also use Phoneview to transfer Contacts, Pictures, Notes, SMS and Call Log to your comp before you restore and set up as new then sync it back to your phone..

    im on a mac.. not sure if they have a windows version of Phoneview
    2008-07-13 10:24 AM
  11. Sniper366's Avatar
    this happened to me too. I'm on a windows PC, and I have an unlocked t-mobile and jailbroken phone. Should I Restor 2.0 using the same custom ipsw file I used to get it here? will I still be unlocked?
    2008-07-22 05:45 PM
  12. MalayZN's Avatar
    to save your Text (SMS) SSH and grab the sms backup then after restore put it back?
    That should work no..... as for pictures oh well that's the only way.
    2008-07-22 07:40 PM
  13. mrfusi0n's Avatar
    Hey guys, I was having the same problem: Upgraded from 1.1.4 to 2.0 and MobileMail just crashed. Couldn't change or delete the email account that I setup back in 1.1.4. That got me thinking that the problem was probably related to file/folder permissions and IT IS! There is no need to set the phone up as NEW if you plan on jailbreaking 2.0. I did an UPGRADE to 2.0 (jailbroken) which is nice because it brings over all your old settings, text messages, pictures, etc - AND I got MobileMail working too! Here's how I fixed the email issue, step by step:

    1) Jailbreak your iPhone with version 2.0 (1.2.0). There are plenty of guides for that so I'm not going to repeat them here. Make sure your jailbreak gives you "Cydia".
    2) Install a Terminal app or OpenSSH - any method that lets you get to the command prompt on the iPhone.
    3) Open up the Terminal app or use SSH to connect to your iPhone from a computer (sorry, no directions here). I used the MobileTerminal app.
    4) Become root if you aren't already. If you are using OpenSSH, you are probably the root user already. If you used a Terminal, you are probably user "mobile". To see who you are, type "whoami". If you are "mobile", execute the "su" command and enter the password "alpine".
    5) Finally... run the following command (as root): "chown -R mobile:mobile /var/mobile/Library/Mail". This is case-sensitive so make sure you get it right. This command will change the ownership of the Mail folder (and contents) to the "mobile" user.

    Code:
    su
    chown -R mobile:mobile /var/mobile/Library/Mail
    Note: enter "alpine" as the password when prompted by the "su" command.

    For me, that did it! Mail works fine! Just FYI, the permissions on my Mail folder (/var/mobile/Library/Mail) are drwxr-xr-x (755). If you still have problems after following this procedure, you might need to set the permissions on the Mail folder (and contents) as well with this command:
    Code:
    chmod -R 755 /var/mobile/Library/Mail
    Hope this helps! Good luck!
    2008-07-29 04:43 PM
  14. gaholfer's Avatar
    Great fix! I had just upgraded to 2.0 a couple of days ago, but while playing with all the new options, adding new apps, i had not checked my email since upgrade. When i did try, my email would open up, say downloading msgs, beep and vibrate with the new mail, but would never display the new mail and would immediately shut off. I just tried the, "chown -R.." command and it worked immediately.

    Thanks mrfusi0n!
    2008-08-04 02:51 PM
  15. tyfly867's Avatar
    whoaaa what about pics? i have a ton of pics taken by my phone.
    Download them into iphoto or whatever you use.
    If I helped you out in any way, hit the Thanks Button.

    iPhone? More like TyPhone
    2008-08-04 05:07 PM
  16. jpo's Avatar
    download bossprefs and use it to fix user permissions and voilà. Worked for me
    2008-08-05 05:34 AM
  17. jimbodude's Avatar
    boss pref worked for me too. I had to reboot the phone for the mail to show up properly.
    2008-08-05 05:22 PM
  18. serials.killer's Avatar
    Same here bosspref !!!
    2008-08-10 05:21 AM
  19. cjhooper's Avatar
    download the BossPrefs application (available via Cydia) it has an option to “Fix User Dir Permissions” (accessed via the “More” button). immediate fix! Thank you Big Boss!!!
    2008-09-01 06:20 AM
  20. wilkcards's Avatar
    Hey guys, I was having the same problem: Upgraded from 1.1.4 to 2.0 and MobileMail just crashed. Couldn't change or delete the email account that I setup back in 1.1.4. That got me thinking that the problem was probably related to file/folder permissions and IT IS! There is no need to set the phone up as NEW if you plan on jailbreaking 2.0. I did an UPGRADE to 2.0 (jailbroken) which is nice because it brings over all your old settings, text messages, pictures, etc - AND I got MobileMail working too! Here's how I fixed the email issue, step by step:

    1) Jailbreak your iPhone with version 2.0 (1.2.0). There are plenty of guides for that so I'm not going to repeat them here. Make sure your jailbreak gives you "Cydia".
    2) Install a Terminal app or OpenSSH - any method that lets you get to the command prompt on the iPhone.
    3) Open up the Terminal app or use SSH to connect to your iPhone from a computer (sorry, no directions here). I used the MobileTerminal app.
    4) Become root if you aren't already. If you are using OpenSSH, you are probably the root user already. If you used a Terminal, you are probably user "mobile". To see who you are, type "whoami". If you are "mobile", execute the "su" command and enter the password "alpine".
    5) Finally... run the following command (as root): "chown -R mobile:mobile /var/mobile/Library/Mail". This is case-sensitive so make sure you get it right. This command will change the ownership of the Mail folder (and contents) to the "mobile" user.

    Code:
    su
    chown -R mobile:mobile /var/mobile/Library/Mail
    Note: enter "alpine" as the password when prompted by the "su" command.

    For me, that did it! Mail works fine! Just FYI, the permissions on my Mail folder (/var/mobile/Library/Mail) are drwxr-xr-x (755). If you still have problems after following this procedure, you might need to set the permissions on the Mail folder (and contents) as well with this command:
    Code:
    chmod -R 755 /var/mobile/Library/Mail
    Hope this helps! Good luck!
    OMG, thanks so much. I was searching google for the answer, and it occurred to me these forums were a better place to look. Worked like a charm!
    2008-09-02 08:52 AM
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