iPad mini USB connector cable for mini ipad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Eddyarto, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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 !
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #4
    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:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    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

    [​IMG]
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Is it difficult to jailbreak it? I know it voids the warranty but if something happens, can it be restored to factory presents?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  10. macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    thanks
     

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