If you have recently upgraded your iOS device to iOS 5 and jailbroken it, you most certainly must have experienced the iBooks app crash. This is because of the jailbreak, since iOS 5 is still not fully compatible with the jailbreak that we currently have. We’ve been facing the iBooks crash on our iPhone 4 from a long time, and until now there seemed to be no fix. And now that the Steve Jobs Biography is available for download, I bet all you of you must be quite irritated with the iBooks issue. However, you could alternatively use the Adobe Reader app to read the e-book.
Here’s an easy to perform tutorial on how to fix the iBooks crash in iOS 5 after jailbreak. Before we start, you will need a jailbroken iOS device running on iOS 5, iFile installed from Cydia and the original iBooks app already installed. Right, lets get on then.
Firstly, if you haven’t installed iFile, look for it in Cydia and then install it. After installation, open iFile and head to var>mobile>applications from the root directory and search for the iBooks.app folder. It’ll look something like this.
Once you’ve located the iBooks.app folder, select Edit and copy the iBooks.app folder. Just that folder using the copy to clipboard button available at the bottom of the screen.
Once you’ve copied the folder, go back to the root and then select Applications. Launch the clipboard again and paste the iBooks.app in to the /Applications folder.
After it’s copied, open the folder and look for Info.plist. Tap Info.plist and select Property List viewer.
Now, look for CFBundleIdentifier, open it and edit the line com.apple.iBooks to com.apple.iBooksfix.
Select done and exit iFile and wait for a few minutes. A new iBooks icon should appear on your homescreen, if it doesn’t, just Respring your device. The new iBooks icon will be squared at the edges, thus easily distinguishable. Delete the original app.
Now, since this iBooks fix is located in the root Applications folder, iTunes will not recognize it and the iBookStore will also not work. Hence, to read and add ebooks or pdf files, just copy them to iFile and open with iBooks, it’ll then be stored in the iBooks app. That’s all you have to do. So now, you have successfully fixed iBooks crash in iOS 5 after jailbreak.
Do try out this fix and let us know if it worked for you. Remember, this is only for those who’ve jailbroken their iOS devices running on iOS 5.