There has been a lot of errors associated with Jailbreaking the iOS 5.0.1 firmware Untethered. In order to fix these errors the iPhone Dev-Team have released an update to RedSn0w bringing RedSn0w to version 0.9.10b3. Additionally, Saurik has released an update for MobileSubstrate, dubbed MobileSubstrate 0.9.3995 to fix Cydia tweak errors being Jailbroken on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware Untethered.
One of the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak errors that has not been fixed is the iBooks crashing error that effects users ability to even launch the iBooks app. If your iBooks app crashes whenever you launch it after Jailbreaking the iOS 5.0.1 firmware you will be glad to know that in this How To guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to fix the iBooks crashing error.
Fix iBooks Crashing Error iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak
Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is Jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware untethered. If you would like help with this process go to the How To Jailbreak Section.
Step 2) – The next thing you will need to do is download the following .deb file (compliments go to GizmoWebs for uploading the file).
Download iBooksFix.deb file
Step 3) – Now you will need to download a filesystem browser for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad like i-FunBox (Windows) or Cyberduck (Mac OS X).
Note: You may need to install AFC2Add from Cydia to make your filesystem program recognize your iOS Device.
Step 4) – Once you download a filesystem browser of your choice you will need to install it, then launch it and navigate to the following directory:
Note: You may need to make the last two folders in the directory string shown above.
Step 5) – Upon navigating to the directory mentioned above you will need to drop the .deb file you downloaded earlier, wait for it to transfer and then simply reboot your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Once it reboots you can either restart your iOS device one more time or resping your SpringBoard. The new iBooks app should now be shown on your SpringBoard.
Step 6) – Most sites conclude that after the following steps, iBooks will work and you can download iBooks for the iBooks store. What I found, however, was the the iBooks store could not detect the iBooks app was installed. So what you will need to do is download the official iBooks app from the AppStore. It will obviously not launch, but this way you can still install iBooks from the iBooks store, you will just need to use the unofficial version of iBooks.
Congratulations! You have just fixed the iBooks crash error while being Jailbroken on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. If you have any questions or concerns please leave them in the comments section below…
I think the xsellize iBook fix is a lot easier. (That’s if you have the Xsellize repo installed on your phone) First delete the iBook app before installing the xsellize fix and reboot. Then reinstall ibooks and should start working again.
Still doesn’t work….
Tried this multiple times but still does not work.
no workies, no xellize either
Safari it’s not working for me. I tap safari and crash . I have reintall cydia with all the redsnow updates and jailbreak from scratch. Safari still crashing . . . Any Help Here ?
Yeah. I tried the fix described on this page first – but only xsellize fix did the job for me. Thank you!
Sbs settings and repair directory permissions… Fixed it for me.
After using xsellize
repair directory permissions ? what is that???
Download sbsettings then scroll to bottom under system wide options -> tap system options -> then the fix is at the top.
ur the man !!…. after a loong struggle.. ur solution worked for me… thanks chris
@Chris that’s awesome. been playing with this all day long and your fix is the only one that worked. iBooksFix2 via xsellize, then SBSettings to change permissions. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!
Thanks Chris! Worked for me!
Holy sh*t ! I have been trying to find this kind of fix since months ago ! thanks Chris !
Dude… I love you :) ..
God dammn after jbing multiple times.. and trying all the fix.. this f!ing thing finally is working..
Remove Safari downloader if you have it installed..That was my issue!
Worked like a charm!
Have two iphones and an iPad. One iPhone has a working ibooks but on the other iPhone and iPad it does not work.
You rock Chris
You are awesome – thank you this finally worked, ive been sitting here for hours trying to get some results!
It works, but how to put pdf files or books from my PC
hi Chris, can you tell me how to do step by step, i mean do i have to uninstall ibooks first from my device, then reboot or how, cuz i think i’m missing one step somewhere! … :-(
you realy rock Chris! finally i success to repair this ibooks issues! thank again!
Augusto Ramirez says
Chris, you are the best. This actually worked for me. after so many fails.
Everyone, give this a try.
Download iBook fix from Xsellize, then SBSetting, in the setting scroll down and in system wide options, go to system options, and fix on top, then iBooks works!
Hey i just find out how to get ibooks to work on iphone4 5.0.1 unthetered with redsnow
very simple : get rid off the original ibook.app (you dont need the original ibooks.app)
install iBooks Fix for iOS5 from Xsellize , install or use your existing sbsettings from cydia and run Fix User Dir Permissions, respring und you have working iBooks again!
You rock:) Finally ibooks is working. Thanks
thx a lot
Shoedog , it worked by removing “safari download manager”
Nerissa Watson says
I installed the ibooksfix2 on my iPad 1 5.0.1 untethered then i did fix user dir permissions (in sbsettings) opened ibooks, iPad will respring. Made sure my ibooks app was closed and then reopened it and ibooks works perfectly!
Its worked with me also, as tomy13 said really good job
Same here, finally work after xsellize fix installed and respring
fileserver is always a bitch to me
Deleted ibooks and then installed xsellize ibooks fix. Then I downloaded ibooks again and it worked! Finally!
IPAD 16GB 3G WORKS :) thank you
Slash Azulcrema says
Working like a charm:)
wohoho.. thanks chris..
this ‘fix user dir permissions’ doesnt allow itunes sync. i have to restore my ipad again. need another fix.
This did not work for me and neither did Xsellize nor iBooksFix2 from insanelyi.
Eng Sandoura says
have you faced any issues with itunes sync?
here is step by step process guys:
1) Install ibooks fix for ios 5 from Xsellize
2) Search SBSettings and install from Cydia
3) From the Spring board: lunch SBSettings
4) Find System Options and from the top tap “fix user Dir permissions”
5) Tap “Fix Me” you are done.
you iBooks up and running. enjoy :)
First make sure you are using the iBooks Fix for 5.0. Second check all the screen pages to find the second iBooks icon, there is one works one does not. The reason to have both I guess is that when this will be fixed by next Redsn0w or Cydia core upgrade, you can remove the iBooks Fix to get rid of the second icon without affect the original one.
how i can reverse this? didn’t work here. :/
Dun download iBook from app store use iBook fix from xselliz…works well
this process fucked up my phone pretty bad. now I have 2 ibooks on springboard, neither one works, and I couldn’t even finish the process either way, because var/root/media/cydia does NOT exist. terrible fix, waste of time, don’t do it
Ryder’s solution worked flawlessly.
Ryder Slim says
Use Cydia to remove iBookes if you have install using File sharing or xSelliz. nothing much you change ur phone.
Ryder Slim says
thats great if it is worked with you.
I did! I can’t seem to sync ibooks from itunes to ipad2 – Any new solutions in getting ibooks to work with iPad 2? help…
Anyone have a real solution for getting “iBooks” to work with iPad 2 (wifi)? I’m flustrated and need to study for class soon and I was depending on iBooks for this :(
I have tried Ryder’s solution, but I’m having trouble installing iBooks from iTunes to my iPad 2.. any help would be extremely appreciated!
iPad 2 (wifi version) on iOS 5.0.1 – windows installed
Ryder Slim says
Eznuke read my previous post carefully, you arent going to download iBooks from iTunes, if you have already got iBooks on Spring board, delete it before perform fix. i am using same iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1. I am sure it will fix ur issue.
Ryder Slim says
you are welcome Neo23
Krzysztof Machocki says
Boy they’re fast… “This file was either in breach of a copyright holder or deleted by the uploader.” Any mirrors out there?
Not working for me :-(
On my iPad 1 the VAR map isn’t a map, but a file. I use iExplorer. Cyberduck can’t connect, user logon failed (what user logon?)
OOOOH, thanks man, worked for me :3
Neither this post nor Ryder’s post worked for me.
Ghostdriver post ur error in details so we can help u .
Thanks bro, this post worked for me!
ibooks only crashes after ipad being jailbroken. But if you jailbreak your idevice without ibooks installed, and then installing ibooks after successful jailbreak and viola! ibooks will work.
how do i reverse this…i mss with mine
U have done nothing to ur device, just delete the file from cydia that is it.
can’t seem to find the proper SBsettings… i don’t have a clue how to find it in cydia. can anyone help me? thanks in advance :)
Maria Shorty says
yay it worked thanx
Xsellize ibooks fix worked for me! Nothing else needed. Just added xsellize repo, then installed ibooks fix. Done!
Seabirds Nature says
Perfect Man :) Many Thanks
I’m from Italy you’re simply a genious! =D