#328 ✓invalid
Paul Martin

Error opening socket!

Reported by Paul Martin | April 26th, 2013 @ 04:03 AM | in 1.2.0 Release

If I type "ideviceinfo" then I get

usbmuxd_get_device_list: error opening socket!
No device found, is it plugged in?

It's an iPod touch 4G in recovery mode, it is recognized by lsusb as such. I cannot get libimobiledevice to recognize it for some reason :0

(not sure what I'm doing wrong, I have little knowledge of the problem or the solution, my iPod doesn't boot up correctly and I run Ubuntu and I am trying to find a way to restore iOS)


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  • Aaron Burghardt

    Aaron Burghardt July 1st, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

    I know this is old, but for the record the tools in libimobiledevice connect to the device via usbmuxd and are only functional when the device is booted normally. In recovery mode, the device has a different USB Product ID (0x1281) than normal mode (0x129x or 0x12Ax), so it isn't identified by usbmuxd. Instead, a tool must connect directly to the USB device and will have full control once it opens the device. irecovery can open a shell session with a recovery mode device and send commands and files to the device. In your situation, you could try ensuring auto-boot is enabled, like so:

    $ irecovery -s
    > setenv auto-boot true
    > saveenv
    > reboot

    Depending on why it is in recovery mode, it may boot.

  • Martin S.

    Martin S. July 1st, 2013 @ 03:52 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”
    • Tag set to libirecovery
    • Assigned user set to “Martin S.”
    • Milestone set to 1.2.0 Release

    @Aaron, great answer. You might need to use "sudo irecovery" though depending on your distro.

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