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iFiles root mod

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Love sharing files with your friends over bluetooth ?

Well why not do this root mod and have access to all files on your iDevice

1. Copy "iFiles.app" to /Applications Using iFile, Transmit, WinSCP or your favortite SFTP Client. Remove original application by holding the icon on springboard! Then respring.

2. Make sure /Applications/iFiles.app/ permissions are right (use SSH or MobileTerminal)

cd /Applications

chmod -R 777 iFiles.app

3. Start iFiles once and quit it again.

4. Using SSH or MobilerTerminal Type the following commands...

cd /var/mobile/Documents/Files

ln -s / ./root

5. Now you can respring and open iFiles

This created a symbolic link inside /Documents/Files which links to root /

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Thanks for this MOD I've been working on something like this without any sucess. Great tip.

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Yes this is quite a nice mod, but be careful I have tried this on 3 different apps with no luck. The symbolic link will just show as a file in other apps.....

:biggrin:

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So... This does what again?

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This gives the app 'iFiles' root access. Don't be fooled this is not 'iFile' this is a bluetooth transferring app.

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Just an FYI, this process also works for NetPortal app from the AppStore. I use it to browse my network and copy videos wirelessly from my Desktop to the VLC Documents folder to play on my iPhone.

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Nice I love root mods :biggrin:

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so if you move iFile.app from /Applications to / isnt iFile not going to work anymore? and tranfer over bluetooth with what?iFIle? doesnt it do that already? just interested in figuring out how and what this does.. opened a new door of ideas :-D

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No brc, this is for 'iFiles' not 'iFile' its a different applications entirely. iFile already has root access yes :rolleyes:

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ahh over looked that s at the end...

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Awesome mod but it only gives read access to root files.

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Awesome mod but it only gives read access to root files.

I'm not sure if that really makes sense, this thread is 2 years old and iOS functions much different now. Creating Symlinks this way will most likely not work. But what are you talking about only read access, jailbreaking itself gives you read and write access to root files..

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I'm not sure if that really makes sense, this thread is 2 years old and iOS functions much different now. Creating Symlinks this way will most likely not work. But what are you talking about only read access, jailbreaking itself gives you read and write access to root files..

You'll have to run the binary as root like Cydia or ifile and I have done this on Folder+ and it works, again Sull thanks

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