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  • How to Use the iPad Camera Connection Kit With the iPhone or iPod Touch

    In case you were unaware, Apple sells an aftermarket iPad connector kit ($29.00) for connecting USB cameras and SD cards to the iPad using the 30-pin connector at the bottom of the device. These same connector kits are unfortunately not compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, regardless of having the same 30-pin connectors and same operating system as the iPad. It just seems normal that the connector kit should work with all of Apple's iOS devices.

    Fortunately, jailbreaking our iOS devices will leave us with a light at the end of the tunnel. iOS developer rms has created a new jailbreak tweak called CameraConnector that will allow the camera connector kit for the iPad to work with the iPhone and iPod touch devices. This means you can view your photos on your digital camera or SD card and save them to your Phone or iPod touch without ever having to connect to a computer.

    Obviously so, the jailbreak tweak does not come with these accessories sold by Apple, so you will still need to buy yourself the iPad camera connector kit to actually use it with your iPhone or iPod touch. Luckily, if you own the camera connector kit already, you can just download the CameraConnector jailbreak tweak from Cydia today for just 99 and start using it with your iPhone or iPod touch immediately.

    In addition to using the tweak for cameras and SD cards, you can use USB keyboards and other USB hardware with your iPhone or iPod touch with this tweak as well. It still requires you to have the hardware from Apple that allows these peripherals to connect to your devices.

    CameraConnector requires iOS 5 to be installed and does not have any options to configure. It is live right now in the BigBoss repository.

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Use the iPad Camera Connection Kit With the iPhone or iPod Touch started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. tuck1s's Avatar
      tuck1s -
      Tried on my iPod Touch 3rd gen, got the "device not supported" message, then I noticed the message that warns about "due to host mode issues with the actual USB controller".
      Is there any possibility of a fix coming for this? Do you need any logs or further info to enable it?
    1. ffx's Avatar
      ffx -
      Sadly, CameraConnector does not work here at all, too!

      Neither a Akai LPK 25 midi keyboard is accepted (which is a standard usb device), nor a usb to midi adapter for 6€ (which also needs no drivers). At the beginning a message appeared "device is not supported".

      Tested on iPad 4 iOS 6.12 / CameraConnectionKit USB-SDCard
    1. DC_Dave's Avatar
      DC_Dave -
      Hi, connecting a Roland electronic piano to my iPhone got the "device not supported" message until the two midi 5 pin din connectors on the USB to midi lead were connected the right way around AND everything powered on! Same message with the iPad at first too. I also found that using the free App Store app Yamaha Piano Diary helped as it displayed when you were connected. Also if things didn't seem to work with the connection message, then tapping the record button twice even if it said "not connected" would cause it to connect.
    1. JoshDev's Avatar
      JoshDev -
      Hi all together,

      I have an iPhone 4S on iOS 6.0(10A403) and bought CameraConnector and the original Apple CCK. I tried everything to get this working: several USB-Devices, Restarting iPhone and iapd, installing the iosusbframework etc. till I read it only works under the 5.1 Betas.

      @winocm: Will you fix these Errors anytime soon or is there there another Way to get the CCK working under iOS 6?!

      @DC_Dave: Which iOS Version do you use!?

      Best regards

    1. DC_Dave's Avatar
      DC_Dave -
      Hi, at the time of my last post, I was on iOS5.1.1 with an iPhone 4 using CameraConnector 0.0.2d3-3 with a USB to midi lead and the Yamaha app PianoDiary. CameraConnector doesn't seem to work any more now I am on iOS6.1. Even when on 5.1.1, I was unable to get the two USB commands to work with my memory devices.