Missing "idevicerestore" & "libirecovery" from libimobiledevice-utils package

Bug #1721398 reported by John Cooper on 2017-10-04
This bug affects 1 person
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libimobiledevice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Currently all of the other important utilities are included for installation on Ubuntu. However currently though a Ubuntu Linux user, is unable to perform an iOS device restore. In order to do so currently the user needs to have some way of running an up to date iTunes software with a usb connection to the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Which is quite a hassle to go through in order to completely reload the device's iOS software. It would be much better if a binary compiled version of the software (idevicerestore and libirecovery) could be included in the utilities package.

It would allow the Ubuntu user to be able to quickly and easily perform software update or device restore functions. Without the need for a virtual machine running a compatible version of Windows and iTunes etc. While also saving them from having to run Wine, its dependencies, iTunes and its own software requirements.

All the would need is what is required to install idevicerestore and run its actions (the appropriate iOS release download image file).

The code for idevice restore is available here (https://cgit.sukimashita.com/idevicerestore.git/) and the library from here (https://cgit.sukimashita.com/libirecovery.git/).

Running Ubuntu 16.04.3
libimobiledevice-utils 1.2.0+dfsg-3~ubuntu0.2 installed

tags: added: idevicerestore libirecovery
description: updated
description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, that would be a nice feature to have indeed, reading your description it's not simple that those are missing from the .deb but they are different project/sources so it would need some work to include, ideally upstream libimobiledevice would ship them which would make that easier

Changed in libimobiledevice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
John Cooper (johnpcooper) wrote :

There's also sources on the same host for the main project git server under the following names:-

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libimobiledevice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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