Installer help! "main script execution failed"

paintdude258

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today Ive tried to download a few programs but every time I try to, installer keeps saying main script execution failed! Any ideas?
 

Griffinaz

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A couple of things you can do, first is clear the queue in installer. If you had a single program that wont completely install it will stay in the queue and every time you try to install something else it will start with the bad install. If that doesn't work, refresh your sources. And finally make sure that you installed the latest community sources showing in Installer.
 

Cusca

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I saw quite a few ppl sayng that installing the bsd subsystem did the trick, I also had that problem but only when I tried to install video recorder from mmi source but when I tried to install it from the developer source it worked so I think that the one from mmi had some problems anyway hope this helps and bsd subsystem is a musthave on the iPhone
 

iErik

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I was prompted for an installer update this morning. Maybe that's going to help with the issues.
 

paintdude258

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ried everything listed above and nothing is working! I have bsd subsystem, updated installer a day or two ago, have all community sources! Hmm, anything else?
 

wildonrio

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ried everything listed above and nothing is working! I have bsd subsystem, updated installer a day or two ago, have all community sources! Hmm, anything else?
This happened to me last night, try turning off your iPhone and leave it off for about a minute then turn it back on. It worked for me.
 

psylichon

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Have you installed Intelliscreen?
Well I got a busy weekend, so I'll tell you in case I don't get back here... I had the same issue you were having, and it had to do with the new Springboard.plist that Intelliscreen installed. It was not allowing stuff to be installed.

I SSH'd into the phone and deleted "/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist" and renamed the "com.apple.SpringBoard.plist.orig.preIntelliscreen " file to the original name. You'll have to reinstall Intelliscreen then, but this worked for me. Perhaps it has something to do with your situation.
 

bubbamorgan91

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if you don't have intelliscreen and you still have the problem then i would say you might want to look at you disk space. you might be running low. you could delete one of your apps and then download bosstool. then you can follow the intrucstions that are give on the app to free up some disk space.
 

Daniel93

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Solution Rejailbrek but don't use ZiPhone, 3rd jailbreak with ZiPhone will make it stuck on Zorro's screen and you will have to restore...
 

bubbamorgan91

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i used ziPhone two days ago on a buddies iPhone and it worked perfectly, again, like it did for mine and many others.
 

bubbamorgan91

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ohh well that does suck but it doesn't mean ziPhone bad to use. but if you want to use a secure and reliable you can use pwnage.
 

Daniel93

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Not really, I just had a lot of issues with ZiPhone, now I don't.
 

hitrho5

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go to youtube and watch the videos that talk about this problem