Ubuntu iPhone Fix for Upgrades to OS 4.x

Several people out there who use Ubuntu, also have iPhones. Ubuntu connects fine to an iPhone, unless you have recently performed an iPhone OS upgrade to 4.2 or 4.3. There is a PPA for this (thanks for the tip sn9). Here is how to get your iPhone connected again so Ubuntu recognizes it.

Open up a terminal and copy/paste these commands (press enter after each command):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa

then this:

sudo apt-get update

and do this one too:

sudo apt-get upgrade

This should fix the problem! Try plugging in your iPhone now and see if Ubuntu recognizes it. If not, try rebooting. If its still not fixed, continue with these final commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice-utils

and also these:

idevicepair unpair
idevicepair pair
idevicepair validate

And that should do it!


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