You are Unregistered, please register to gain Full access.    

Go Back   SiNfuL iPhone > Discussion | Help > iTunes

Notices

iTunes iTunes Discussion | Help | Downloads

Reply
Thread Tools

 iTunes cannot read the contents of the iphone
Unread 09-30-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
imranarif22
n00b
 
imranarif22's Avatar
 
imranarif22 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: iPhone 5S
iOS Version: 7.0
iTunes Version: iTunes 11
Carrier: o2
OS: Windows 7 x32
Location: London
Posts: 24
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTunes cannot read the contents of the iphone

HELP! My iTunes isn't recognizing my iphone so I cant back up. It pops up with a message saying itunes cannot read the contents of my iphone. It's telling me to restore via itunes but I dont want to lose my messages and other settings I have. (I havn't backed up for a while so I'll still lose alot if I restore from backup after restore)

I'm running on iphone 4 on 4.0.1 jailbroken via jailbreakme.

I have already tried deleting the itunesDB file and media folder via SSH but no success.

PLEASE CAN SOME ONE HELP!
I wouldn't steal a car. But I'd illegally download one if I could
  Reply With Quote

 
Unread 09-30-2010, 05:00 AM   #2
BaSic
Bawbag McGee
 
BaSic's Avatar
 
BaSic is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: iPhone 5S
iOS Version: 7.1.x
iTunes Version: iTunes 11
Carrier: o2
OS: Windows 8 x64
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 371
Thanked 2,309 Times in 891 Posts
Yep just got same error today out of no where, anyone help us out?
  Reply With Quote

 
Unread 09-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
imranarif22
n00b
 
imranarif22's Avatar
 
imranarif22 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: iPhone 5S
iOS Version: 7.0
iTunes Version: iTunes 11
Carrier: o2
OS: Windows 7 x32
Location: London
Posts: 24
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone

If you connect your iPhone to iTunes and get the message "iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone," you can easily fix this by removing or renaming the /var/mobile/Media directory:
$ ssh root@iphone
Password:
$ mv /var/mobile/Media /var/mobile/Media.aside

OR
$ rm -r /var/mobile/Media
After this you should be able to sync from iTunes again. Note that it will create the /var/mobile/Media hierarchy from scratch, and you will lose any music, videos, and photos currently on the phone.

From gtkpod - FAQ

My last backup was on the 9/9/10 so I lost about 3 weeks of data but I guess I didn't have to do a full restore.
I wouldn't steal a car. But I'd illegally download one if I could
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to imranarif22 For This Useful Post:
foxgold (10-04-2010)

 
Unread 09-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #4
multipazz
Obsessive iPhone Disorder
 
multipazz is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: iPhone 4
iOS Version: 4.0.1
iTunes Version: iTunes 10
Carrier: Vodafone
OS: Mac OS X
Location: SKYRIM
Posts: 4,069
Thanks: 1,537
Thanked 3,438 Times in 1,336 Posts
you could try one of the iphone browsers..

Phoneview / pod to mac / touch copy .. there are plenty of them in the software section...
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to multipazz For This Useful Post:
sillyTAO (02-28-2011)

 
Unread 10-01-2010, 03:08 AM   #5
BaSic
Bawbag McGee
 
BaSic's Avatar
 
BaSic is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: iPhone 5S
iOS Version: 7.1.x
iTunes Version: iTunes 11
Carrier: o2
OS: Windows 8 x64
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 371
Thanked 2,309 Times in 891 Posts
i used iFile went to /var/mobile/media/itunes_control/itunes

Then i deleted "itunesDB" & the 2 other files above this (cant remeber what they were)

Plugged into itunes, worked fine, just had to re-sync to get music etc back
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BaSic For This Useful Post:
survior (12-06-2010)

 
Unread 10-01-2010, 06:25 AM   #6
tiltsux
meh
 
tiltsux is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: iPad 3
iOS Version: 6.0
iTunes Version: iTunes 11
Carrier: o2
OS: Windows 7 x64
Location: UK
Posts: 520
Thanks: 192
Thanked 251 Times in 99 Posts
1) Close iTunes
2) SSH into /private/var/mobile/Media/ and rename the iTunes_Control folder
3) Start iTunes and it should prompt you to configure a new device or restore from backup > chose configure new.... and it will rebuild the iTunesDB
4) You can now either re-sync your music from your machine, or if you don't have a backup, you can use the iTunes_Control that you renamed in step 2 to recover the data.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tiltsux For This Useful Post:
lyhnidas (06-18-2011)

 
Unread 10-20-2010, 02:54 AM   #7
clokwise
n00b
 
clokwise is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: iPhone 3GS
iOS Version: 4.2
iTunes Version: iTunes 10
Carrier: Other
OS: Windows 7
Location: AK
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiltsux View Post
1) Close iTunes
2) SSH into /private/var/mobile/Media/ and rename the iTunes_Control folder
3) Start iTunes and it should prompt you to configure a new device or restore from backup > chose configure new.... and it will rebuild the iTunesDB
4) You can now either re-sync your music from your machine, or if you don't have a backup, you can use the iTunes_Control that you renamed in step 2 to recover the data.
I got this error message after using the free "Copy_Trans" program to copy a few music files to my iphone 3gs OS4.1 itunes 10 Windows.

I followed steps above but after restore i had lost all music and had to resync from my HD using itunes.
  Reply With Quote

 
Unread 10-20-2010, 04:17 AM   #8
tiltsux
meh
 
tiltsux is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: iPad 3
iOS Version: 6.0
iTunes Version: iTunes 11
Carrier: o2
OS: Windows 7 x64
Location: UK
Posts: 520
Thanks: 192
Thanked 251 Times in 99 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by clokwise View Post
I got this error message after using the free "Copy_Trans" program to copy a few music files to my iphone 3gs OS4.1 itunes 10 Windows.

I followed steps above but after restore i had lost all music and had to resync from my HD using itunes.

I said in my post that you will need to re-sync from your machine or the old backup..

Quote:
4) You can now either re-sync your music from your machine, or if you don't have a backup, you can use the iTunes_Control that you renamed in step 2 to recover the data.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Copyright 2009 (SiNfulSS)- Shot Caller @ SiNfuL iPhone