Fix Available for iBooks Jailbreak Crash
Ever since Apple’s new iOS 5 mobile operating system was announced in June, hackers have been working tirelessly to perfect exploits for the OS that allow jailbreakers to use it as they normally would while adding more functionality. However, the latest iOS 5 jailbreaks have an unexpected consequence — when installed, the new iBooks application doesn’t work properly.
While jailbreak developers are attempting a permanent fix for this, there is a temporary solution that allows jailbreakers to use the e-book app.
“The simple process of downloading and reading (Steve Jobs’) biography, is, well not simple. Indeed, the iBooks infrastructure for a jailbreaker running iOS 5 is a turbulent experience, conveniently crashing at every attempted launch,” writes Ben Reid for Redmond Pie. “On the plus side, a fix is at hand, and it’s a simple yet effective way to get iBooks up and running to near-full functionality once again. Note, it is not an all-singing, all-dancing solution, more of a temporary workaround – but at least it does work!”
The process involves uninstalling iBooks, re-downloading the app and tweaking it a little before opening it back up.
“Unfortunately, although the fix allows you to read books on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the iBookstore will not work – i.e you cannot purchase books nor sync with iTunes,” Reid continues.