Top Evasi0n7 Jailbreak Issue “Modifying rootfs…” then crashes


I like to scan through Yahoo Answers and see what people are asking. I noticed there are a ton of questions/problems users are having with Evasi0n7 and I thought I would discuss the biggest issue right now.

Jailbreak crashes at “Modifying rootfs…”

Rootfs?is a special instance of?ramfs?(or?tmpfs, if that’s enabled), which is always present in?2.6 systems. You can’t unmount rootfs.

At kernel initialization time, there is an absolutely minimal filesystem registered, called?rootfs. The code that implements this filesystem can be found in?fs/ramfs/inode.c, which also happens to contain the code for the?ramfs?filesystem. rootfs is basically identical to?ramfs, except for the specification of the?MS_NOUSER?flag. This is interpreted by the routine?graft_tree?infs/namespace.c, and I think it prevents userland processes doing their own mounts of?rootfs.

The routine?init_mount_tree?(found in fs/namespace.c) is called at system startup time to mount an instance of rootfs, and make it the root namespace of the current process (remember that, under Linux, different processes can have different filesystem namespaces).

It contains all applications, settings, devices, data and more. Without the root file system, your Linux system can not run.

Ok so what in the heck does all this mean? Basically its the minimul filesystem that is loaded at bootup to run your system and get it started. If that is crashing the best solution to your problem is restore your iPhone and start over again. For whatever reason Evasi0n7 corrupts this point of your filesystem. Not that it is happening to everyone, but many are reporting it. Just reset and restart the install/jailbreak again and see what happens.


There seems to be a solution now with Evasi0n7 1.0.2 that you can use to fix the issue. Check out the video below to fix it. I had the same issue with my phone and was able to get it fixed so thank goodness! Try it out and let me know what you come up with so I can edit this post with appropriate data.

For the sake of making sure you can always get Evasi0n7 1.0.2 I downloaded it and you can get it for yourself

Download Evasi0n7 1.0.2