Anyone use "USB Drive" in Cydia?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by genetic, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. genetic, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    does anyone use USB drive in cydia? does it work on 4.1? any bugs? would like some opinions on it as i am looking to turn my phone into a usb drive that i can just access through "my computer" in windows.thanks fellas :D

    edit: to those who havent heard of this, heres a vid of it (of many on youtube, lol)
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    I had one, I don't remember what it was called... Maybe USB Drive, or USB Disk, something like that. Anyway it lets you use it for like 2 weeks as a trial before you pay for it, so you can try it out. I ended up not keeping it since I never used it, so no sense in paying for something I don't use. I didn't really see any problems with it though.

    Also, even with it uninstalled now, my iPhone still shows up under My Computer. The only thing it shows now is the DCIM folder or something (photos), whereas that other app showed more folders. But anyway my point is maybe you can do what you want anyway... I haven't tried putting anything directly on my iPhone using this method, but it's worth a shot.

    EDIT: Okay nevermind, no luck there. It lets you copy/delete photos from your iPhone, but it does not allow you to copy anything to it. Weird. So yeah if you want to do that, that USB Disk app might be your best bet.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    This is normal without an app. (at least on windows). You're phone is recognized as a "camera" and you can pull photos off your phone but you can't put anything on it.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    Only one I found is called USB Drive. It's in beta (but works fine) and it's free. The repo to download it is:
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    i-funbox can do this and more... especially nice if you have install0us
    and it's free. google it up and enjoy!
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    i know of ifunbox but i want to turn my phone into a flash drive without needing software to access my files on a computer. usb drive seems to be the only program/mod capable of this. id like to add files to my phone on my computer, then transfer to any other computer (aka a flashdrive :p ) . as for installous, for obvious way
  7. macrumors 603


    Nov 5, 2009
    I had it on 3.x and worked perfectly, don't know w/ 4.x since I believe he stopped updating it before 4.x came out...
  8. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    It works fine on 4.X. Also it doesn't mount the iPhone's disks. It makes a disk image on the iPhone and that's the thing that gets mounted on the computer.
  9. macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    i-Funbox requires iTunes, if I'm reading right. Not good, especially for a work environment that doesn't allow iTunes.
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I used the one at USB Drive at and it worked fine on 4.3.1 setting it up and drag and dropping an album to it. I then took my 3GS iPhone to my car and my stereo that has a USB port recognized it played the MP3's and was charging where before it was not supported.

    When I plugged my iPhone back into my computer it kept chirping. I had to delete the drive to get it back in iTunes and I also ended up Unjailbreaking it.

    Reading into the app a little more I think it was because I think I had it in drive mode where I should have had it in defult or Drive + iTunes. Is this correct?

  11. macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2009
    I've been using this one for a while now and have had no problems with it. The only disadvantage is having to change the modes if you have to go between different computers with different operating systems and if they have iTunes or not. Otherwise, it's been working like a flash drive should.
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    So if I'm on a computer with iTunes I should use default or Drive + iTunes? I couldn't get my iPhone to show up in iTunes so I deleted the partition and deleted the app.


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