General AirDrop-enabling hack for pre-mid-2012 iOS7 iDevices - working great

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Menneisyys2, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Menneisyys2, Dec 26, 2013
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    Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Interestingly, this excellent tweak has only been discussed in the iOS7 subforum and not here.

    As I've reported at http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18553377&postcount=27 ,

    1, I've thoroughly tested the AirDrop Enabler 7.0+ installer I host at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u...llrec/airdropenabler.178_1.0_iphoneos-arm.deb (so that you can avoid adding (even temporarily) pirate Chinese Cydia repos like the 178 one, linked to in the original thread).

    2, on the iPad 3, a full reset is required before it starts be discovered as an AirDrop receiver - a simple respring won't suffice.

    3, no video transfer seem to be supported. Still images are transferred just great.

    4, no excess power usage.

    All in all, it works just great. This means it was simply because of business (but in no way technical) reasons that Apple didn't enable AirDrop in pre-mid-2012 devices. Pretty typical of them, if you ask me...
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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  3. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    Same with the ipad mini. Nothing to do with 32/64bit. Pretty obvious with the quick intro of ipad 4 they didn't want to sell any more ipad 3s.
     
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I'm a bit confused; what does this hack do?

    (I've never tried airdrop since updating to iOS 7; don't have another device to try it with)
     
  5. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    My bad, sorry - I was too tired. I meant pre-late 2012 devices like the iPad 3, iPad 2, iPhone 4S. (Dunno if it also works on the iPhone 4.)

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    Adds (enables) stock AirDrop file exchange support to models like the iPad 2/3 and iPhone 4S. It's like OBEX but Apple-only.
     
  6. nayan159 macrumors newbie

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    Please tell me, what do you mean by Full Reset? If i reset all settings Will my JB remain?
    I installed this tweak in iphone 4S. Showing in control centre but can not find my ipad mini.
     
  7. j4zb41 macrumors newbie

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    I think he meant a full "restart"...
     
  8. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yup. There isn't official terminology, this is why I said full / hard reset
     
  9. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the deb file but unfortunately installing airdrop enabler on my iPad 3 crashes safari and mail app!

    I removed the tweak via ifile but it still doesnt open. Any advice?
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Weirdest thing. It seems my iPad 3 can see my iPhone 5, but not the other way around. Any ideas?
     
  11. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Reboot the ipad
     
  12. The Mad Hatter, Jan 5, 2014
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    I've tried it multiple times on my 4S (7.0.4), and no joy. It doesn't see my wife's/my iPad Airs (stock 7.0.4). And yes, I rebooted just after I installed with iFile.

    It's a bummer, this was one the tweaks I was hoping for once 7.x.x was jailbroken. :-( Here's hoping for 1.0.1.

    BTW, I noticed that 'AirDrop' does not show up in the 'restrictions' settings panel like it does on my stock Air. Is this normal?
     
  13. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm having trouble with it working between two 4s and an iPod touch 5th gen. All jb with the tweak installed
     
  14. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    Working for me to share from an iPad 3 to an iPhone 5 and vise versa.
     
  15. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Did you reboot them all? As I've explained in the OP, it was needed to get my iPad3 show up as a target.
     
  16. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Hmm I'll try that thanks. It'd be awesome if I can get it to work
     
  17. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

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    f you term 'rebooting' as shutting the iPhone down, then starting it back up?

    Then yes, I did it multiple times, and still no joy.
     
  18. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    On my iPad 2, it doesn't seem to find my iPhone 5 nor does my iPhone 5 find my iPad 2. Any extra steps required?
     
  19. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502

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    I installed Airdrop enabler from cydia to my iphone4 and tried last nite with my Air. It didn't work, devices can't see eachother? any suggestions?

    cheers
     
  20. Menneisyys2 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Dunno, then. My 7.1b2 iPad 3 started to be visible after rebooting.
     
  21. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's a 7.1 thing... I'm on 7.0.4.
     
  22. 66775 macrumors member

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    Apparently it has to do with newer devices (ipad 4, iPhone 5 and so on) supporting dual band/dual stream 802.11n on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, which iPhone 4 or 4s dont.

    Now, Ive seen comments of people getting Airdrop enabler to work (at least partially - one way) with iPad 3s. Maybe those have similar radio chips (or at least close enough) as post mid-2012 iDevices
     

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