Tutorial:Mounting the Ramdisk of IPSW in Betas 4-7
How to mount beta 4-7 ramdisks
First unzip your IPSW, and take out the ramdisk file. It will be around 18MB. Then put it on your desktop.
Then type the following:
cd Desktop echo `hexdump -s12 -n4 -e '"%d\n"' ramdisk-should-just-be-a-bunch-of-numbers.dmg ` / 32 | bc
A number should appear. For example, in the case of beta 5, it would be 604800.
So you will type the following command now:
dd if=ramdisk-name-aka-a-bunch-of-numbers.dmg of=ramdiskb5.dmg bs=32 skip=1 count=**NUMBERS-GO-HERE** conv=sync
After this, you will have a file called ramdiskb5.dmg on your desktop. Just double click this file and it should mount fine. Example: Beta 5 Ramdisk
Macintosh:~ xxxxxxxxx$ cd /Users/xxxxxxx/Desktop/iPhone1,1_2.0_5A274d_Resto
(THIS IS WHERE I UNZIPPED MY IPSW. I was a bit sloppy and did it the quick but annoying way, and accidently deleted some letters. But my point is that this is a folder name. You'd probably be better off just unzipping the ramdisk to your desktop rather than to a folder)
Macintosh:iPhone1,1_2.0_5A274d_Resto xxxxxxx$ echo `hexdump -s12 -n4 -e '"%d\n"' 018-3615-6.dmg ` / 32 | bc 604800
(**THIS GETS ME THE NUMBER I NEED FOR THE NEXT STETP / 604800 THIS IS THE NUMBER I NEED FOR THE NEXT COMMAND**)
Macintosh:iPhone1,1_2.0_5A274d_Resto xxxxxxxx$ dd if=018-3615-6.dmg of=ramdiskb5.dmg bs=32 skip=1 count=604800 conv=sync 604800+0 records in 604800+0 records out 19353600 bytes transferred in 5.721840 secs (3382408 bytes/sec)
(**THIS MADE MY RAMDISK MOUNTABLE**) (**AT THIS POINT, THE DECRYPTED RAMDISK WAS ON MY DESKTOP, READY FOR USE**)
source: ChronicDev User Wiki