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06-28-2014, 07:26 AM #1
How to Allow USB Access to Your iOS 7.1/7.1.1 Filesystem After Jailbreaking With Pangu
After you jailbreak with the Pangu iOS 7.1/7.1.1 jailbreak tool, your device's filesystem can be accessed by means of SSH. Some people prefer just connecting their device to their computer by means of their USB sync cable and using a third-party application to modify the contents of the device's filesystem, as it's easier and requires no network information to be used, but this requires additional software.
To allow this, you'll want to install a new package from Jay Freeman (saurik) called Apple File Conduit "2," which is a package that will grant you full filesystem access to your device over a USB sync cable connection without the need to use SSH networking. Apple File Conduit "2" is a replacement for the afc2add package and is compatible with all devices running up to iOS 7.1.1.
Without this package, your USB cable connection will be "jailed," meaning that you will only have access to media and applications on the device with third-party applications such as iFunBox or iExplorer. Having this package will grant you access to your entire filesystem, allowing you to edit .plist files, remove remnants from uninstalled jailbreak tweaks, and more.
Apple File Conduit "2" can also be considered a security hole, as saurik explains, because it could allow unwanted USB access to your device' filesystem if you misplace your iOS device and someone else gets ahold of it. Fortunately, Apple File Conduit "2" should be more secure than any other method you may be using now, such as a workaround that was automatically installed with the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6, since it requires a trusted USB connection to function properly. This new package is also necessary because older forms of AFC2 packages have become broken after iOS 7.1.
Notably, saurik also states that the package can sometimes be finicky and may not function as expected all the time, but it won't hurt the device, so you should keep that in mind while using it. The package was made open source at this link.
If you want to download Apple File Conduit "2," it's available right now in Cydia's Cydia/Telesphoreo repository right now. It's completely free, and if you need it for what it's intended for, then it's a must-have.
You can check out our video on Apple File Conduit "2" below:
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06-28-2014, 08:06 AM #2
One thing I hate about the Iphone is the way Apple restricts how to copy pictures and songs into and from the Iphone. The Itune crap I hate it with all my heart. This tweak remedies that. It works like a charm !
06-28-2014, 08:50 AM #3
This allows music files copied from and to the iPhone???i doubt it
06-28-2014, 08:50 AM #4
the video doesn't show how to used it .... can someone explain how to? i installed the package already in my iPhone 5s but now what?
i am stuck there... please some help....thanks
06-28-2014, 09:02 AM #5
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06-28-2014, 02:13 PM #6
That being said, here's a couple useful directories for beginners:
/private/var/stash/_????(device specific numbers/Themes
Gets you access to themes for Winterboard. You need to click on the random 'device specific numbers' folders to find which one has a 'Themes' folder inside
Considered the 'Home' directory for iFile. Opening the 'Media/DCIM/100Apple' folder will take you to all the pics in your Camera Roll. Opening the 'Applications' folder will show you what apps you have from the App Store.
If you're phone is crashing after installing a tweak, try to get here and DELETE the .dylib file associated w/ that tweak. Saves you from restoring!
As you can see, there's too many things to go through in the filesystem. It's a lot of looking around and seeing what you have. If you mess with something, it can kill your device so make sure you know what your doing! Transferring files, like photos or music, isn't possible unless you have something to decode Apple's encryption. Otherwise, don't do it!
06-28-2014, 10:00 PM #7
This info was very helpful.
06-28-2014, 10:39 PM #8
06-29-2014, 01:56 AM #9
There are other file manager apps on the App Store that you can drag/drop music files in and out of, if that's what you're looking for. Documents is a good example.
06-29-2014, 04:36 AM #10
I still use the stock afc2add with iFunBox and iOS 7.1.1 and it works fine. Why exactly should anyone replace it now ???It's not true that afc2add is broken, at least on my device....
06-29-2014, 05:37 AM #11
@Blue, you must be the first one in the world, using old afc2add and still getting full access to raw file system on 7.1.1
Last edited by bbrks; 06-29-2014 at 11:04 AM.
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