Root Access with iDOS

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by tgibeau, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    Hey All,

    I figured I would post a forum thread just for this :D

    I was putting in some work into the command lines because I am familier to Dos Box. I found I could mount the root directory of my iPad .

    I am working on uploading screenshots now, but in the mean time I will give you the commands.

    Under the C:\ type "z:"
    Under Z:\ type "mount d: /"

    It will give you an error stating to mount to sub directory next time, but it will still work.

    Then type "d:"
    And use the DIR command to display the directory!

    Here is also a video tutorial:
    (the HD might still be processing :D)

    I have attached some images as well


    Attached Files:

  2. macrumors 68030


    Apr 9, 2010
    very nice! The DOS commandline is my 2nd language. I'm glad that I bought iDOS while it was available... this is going to be a lot of fun.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2010
    Do you think its somehow possible to transfer a .app via itunes, then using this method somehow transfer it over to the ios root app section?
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2010
    I was able to download this in time.
    How do i go about getting Win95 installed?

    I would really appreciate the help!!
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    It not in the app store anymore.....
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    Yep, sadly I missed it as well ... was really looking forward to getting some of my old DOS RPG games running again, too ...
  7. macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Damn. Why has it been removed?
  8. macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'd say the results of the very first post in this topic is reason enough, Apple wouldn't want users being able to see their device's file system.
  9. macrumors 68030


    Apr 9, 2010
    It was reported on another site that the author of iDOS has removed the two included games and restricted access to root and is resubmitting it.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    Cool! I hope it is open enough to be able to run some old DOS games I have ... sure running Ultima IV in DOSBox works well ... but I want it on my iPad!
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    is the windows 3.1 version only for ipad? or does it work on the iphone one too?
  12. macrumors 68030


    Apr 9, 2010
    The current version (that was pulled from the app store) is open enough to run virtually everything that was thrown at it. I was able to run Geoworks/NewDealOffice.... others ran Windows 3.1. One guy even has Win95 running.

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