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Eddyarto
Feb 5, 2013, 07:11 AM
Dear All,
I have a mini ipad 32gb and have a problem with the USB connector cable, it seems I can not access my flash disc thru Ifile.
Please help !



Cptnodegard
Feb 5, 2013, 09:01 AM
I assume you installed the jailbreak app that allows you to actually access any flash drive? iFile itself won't do it.

If so, it's likely that your drive requires more than the measly 20mA that Apple has limited the USB adapter to outputting

scubagal
Feb 17, 2013, 03:42 PM
I'm getting ready to buy the ipad mini and it will be my first apple product.

I would like more info on jailbreaking it to be able to transfer files via usb or sd card

thanks

Giuly
Feb 18, 2013, 02:11 PM
You can transfer files via iTunes, no need for jailbreaking. That's just a way to buy the 16GB model and then walk around like this:
http://ukne.vv.si/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/m-digitar-lightning-to-usb-sd-card-microsd-camera-combo-adapter-for-ipad-mini-ipad-4-4th-generation-iphone-5-with-lightning-connection-camera-connection-kit-picture-04.jpg?eba844

Cptnodegard
Feb 18, 2013, 04:28 PM
I'm getting ready to buy the ipad mini and it will be my first apple product.

I would like more info on jailbreaking it to be able to transfer files via usb or sd card

thanks

Buy the USB camera adapter and then an unpowered USB hub (needed to circumvent a "too much power" restriction). You can then open iFile to access whatever you connected, even multiple USB drives at once

scubagal
Feb 18, 2013, 04:40 PM
Buy the USB camera adapter and then an unpowered USB hub (needed to circumvent a "too much power" restriction). You can then open iFile to access whatever you connected, even multiple USB drives at once

Does ifile come with the ipad mini or do I need to get it.

I ordered the camera adapter but also found and ordered a lightning cable to female USB adapter as well.

Guess I now need to see if I can find an old USB hub that from a few years ago.

Cptnodegard
Feb 18, 2013, 04:51 PM
Does ifile come with the ipad mini or do I need to get it.

I ordered the camera adapter but also found and ordered a lightning cable to female USB adapter as well.

Guess I now need to see if I can find an old USB hub that from a few years ago.

You need to jailbreak in order to use iFile, which is available in Cydia. There's some sort of free version that I forgot how works (trial/freeware/whatever), but it's not very expensive to just buy

http://www.pocketables.com/images/2013/02/usb-hub-ipad-608x382.png

scubagal
Feb 18, 2013, 06:49 PM
Is it difficult to jailbreak it? I know it voids the warranty but if something happens, can it be restored to factory presents?

Cptnodegard
Feb 18, 2013, 07:22 PM
Is it difficult to jailbreak it? I know it voids the warranty but if something happens, can it be restored to factory presents?

I don't think it's possible to **** it up beyond the restore capability. At least I've never seen anyone that have done that.

As for the jailbreaking process, it takes 5-10 minutes and involves you clicking two buttons

TWO2SEVEN
Feb 19, 2013, 07:02 AM
Is it difficult to jailbreak it? I know it voids the warranty but if something happens, can it be restored to factory presents?

Jailbreaking will not void your warranty. If you need to take it to the Apple store for service just restore it from a backup from before the jailbreak.

scubagal
Feb 20, 2013, 05:55 PM
Jailbreaking will not void your warranty. If you need to take it to the Apple store for service just restore it from a backup from before the jailbreak.

thanks