Greenpois0n JB kills ibooks
I don't know if it's just me - but since doing the newest JB on my iphone 4 running 4.2.1 ibooks is completely useless. The app will start, but books won't open, no matter what kind of tricks I do or how many times I do them. I even tried reinstalling the older version (1.1.2), no workee either. With the Redsn0w jailbreak, ibooks was buggy and crashy but at least was useable - you could always get the books to open eventually. I'm going to do a restore in the morning, as I'm nearly through the book I'm reading and it's not available on any other book platform. Anyone have a fix?
- 02-05-2011, 02:43 PM #2
- 02-05-2011, 03:23 PM #3
I just tried my iBooks and there is a problem. The free books from Project Gutenberg open fine but the books I bought all say there is a problem with iBooks restore in iTunes. Luckily I read all the books I bought so it doesn't matter to me right now.
- 02-05-2011, 04:07 PM #5
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- 02-06-2011, 12:15 AM #8
I have an iPhone 3GS old boot rom iOS 4.2.1 (8C148a) with GP R5 installed. When opening an iBook purchased book I get a message saying "There is a problem with the configuration of your iPhone. Please restore with iTunes and reinstall iBooks". This one and only purchased iBook will not open while the free iBooks and Gutenburg books will. Pdf works fine. iBooks works fine on an iPad (not JB) running iOS 4.2.1 in every aspect. Turning off the Sync Bookmarks and Sync Collections and then removing iBooks from iTunes, reinstalling in iTunes and then re-downloading the book via the iBook app on the iPhone didn't resolve the issue. I believe it has to do with the DRM check since the free book 'purchased' via iBooks store works fine. I'm not convinced that a restore and reinstall will fix this.
- 02-06-2011, 12:23 AM #9
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- 02-07-2011, 02:43 PM #15
They are aware of the bug, if affects DRM iBooks. If they release an updated version lets say RC6 or so on, Will we just install over on top of our current greenpoisi0n JB, or will we need to restore and re-jailbreak with the new release?
- 02-08-2011, 10:56 AM #16
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- 02-08-2011, 10:04 PM #20
Do tell. I tried that numerous times, using various methods and various download methods, and none of them worked. What version of the jailbreak are you using? I've only tried the version 2 that came out very soon after the original greenpois0n. What books have worked for you specifically?
- 02-08-2011, 10:21 PM #22iPhone Nanite
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Used rc5 not sure what version but the same day it was released. Now I did delete my iBooks in iTunes and iPad as well first based on an earlier suggestion then reinstalled separately on both...then I happened to open a sample book and it worked fine but my other books still didn't open....so I deleted some of them then redownloaded from my purchases and it installed as a "new book" and has worked since and I've been opening and closing since.
- 02-08-2011, 10:42 PM #23
- 02-09-2011, 08:14 AM #24iPhone Newbie
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The msg that I am getting when I try to open a purchased iBook is:
There is a problem with configuration of your iPhone. Please restore with iTunes and reinstall iBooks.
I am very new to jailbreak and have no idea how to fix. My friend jailbroke my phone for me so I have very little knowledge. Please help. I really want to finish my book.
I used gp_mac_rc5_b2, also downloaded late the first day. I've tried your method, it doesn't work for me and many others for books that are purchased and have drm. I suspect you're actually redownloading free books or some kind of books that don't have drm, that's why I asked which books specifically.
The point of this thread is to point out that there is a legitimate problem with purchased books in ibooks, and that there isn't always an easy workaround for the problem. For most people it isn't just a matter of deleting and redownloading - that just doesn't work.
I notice the current version is gp_mac_rc5_b4 - anyone try this and have any better luck with ibooks and purchased books?
CarrieC - you can try the delete and redownload method, but if that doesn't work you will need to restore the phone. Or use kindle or stanza or ereader, which don't seem to have problems (these will involve repurchasing).
Last edited by sduck; 02-09-2011 at 10:24 AM.