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Erik Andersen

Unable to connect iPhone

Reported by Erik Andersen | February 11th, 2013 @ 12:04 PM

Good morning

I run Knoppix 6.7 off a USB stick on an Acer Aspire 5520.I am trying to connect an iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1, jailbroken.

File Manager sees the phone when connected via USB, but when I try to mount the volume I get 'Unhandled Lockdown error (-4)'

Below is Terminal output:

knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ lsusb | grep Apple
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 05ac:1294 Apple, Inc. iPhone 3GS
knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo mkdir /media/iPhone
knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo ifuse /media/iPhone/ -s
Failed to connect to lockdownd service on the device.
Try again. If it still fails try rebooting your device.

Have I missed something fundamental or is this an iOS constraint? Can someone here help me to get this device connected?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Martin S.

    Martin S. February 12th, 2013 @ 02:04 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Tag set to ios 5.1.1, iphone 3gs, ifuse, jailbreak, pairing

    Please report the versions of the following components:

    • ifuse
    • libimobiledevice
    • libplist
    • usbmuxd

    Lockdownd error -4 is "LOCKDOWN_E_PAIRING_FAILED".
    You can also try to run "idevicepair unpair" then "idevicepair validate" which might fix your issue.

  • Erik Andersen

    Erik Andersen February 13th, 2013 @ 03:09 PM

    Thanks for your time Martin

    The following are installed:

    ifuse v 1.0.0-1
    libimobiledevice1 v 1.0.2-1
    libplist1 v 1.3-2
    usbmuxd v 1.0.4-1

    If I issue "idevicepair unpair" then "idevicepair validate" I get "QueryType failed, error code -256" on both sets of commands.

  • Erik Andersen

    Erik Andersen February 18th, 2013 @ 07:07 PM

    I'm still struggling with this. I've been advised to update some packages, which I've done.The following are installed:

    libimobiledevice-utils v 1.0.2-1
    libimobiledevice1 v 1.0.2-1
    libimobiledevice2 v 1.1.1-4
    libimobiledevice2-dbg v 1.1.1-4
    gvfs v1.6.4-3
    gvfs-backends v1.6.4-3
    gvfs-bin v1.6.4-3
    gvfs-fuse v1.6.4-3
    ifuse v 1.0.0-1
    ifuse-dbg v 1.0.0-1

    "idevice_id -l" returns the iPhone's UUID, and "ideviceinfo -s" returns general info, however "idevicepair unpair" and "idevicepair pair" both return "QueryType failed, error code -256."

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