Can u use iPhone as a Harddrive ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to use an iPhoine as a harddrive ?
    by that i mean storing files on it, taking them off and on again...?
     
  2. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    Ehhh.....

    if you mean mountable like a flash drive for drag and drop..... no

    If you mean being able to ftp and/or email files on / off.... yes, if its jailbroken and you have the right apps
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    For sftp:

    jailbreak with ipwnr, this installs an SSH client, then just ssh to your iphone's wifi ip addy
    L: root
    P: alpine

    For email/saving locally type of stuf:
    jailbreak with ipwnr
    instal ishare? i think....
    mobile finder and some others maybe, i never tried too much

    Honestly, its really more work than its worth, just get a usb flash drive, or you might risk ruining your phone...
     
  5. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    The June edition of Macworld magazine tells you how to use the iPhone as a harddrive. Search for it on their website at macworld.com
     
  6. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    i cant understand why apple disabled hard disk mode on iPhone... such a f*****g stupid thing to do... why?? why?? what harm would it do..

    makes me angry, it really does.
     
  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, i know, that was stupid not to allow HD use!
     
  8. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well, i used iLiberty to Jailbreak.
    Don't really want to use Pawnage......
     
  9. mrandrey macrumors newbie

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  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    This thread was created before the AppStore was released. By now most have heard of the AppStore applications such as AirSharing or DataCase or Files.
     
  11. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Or File Magic or Readdle Documents or Mobile Files, or...
     
  12. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I hope that mysterious "Store" menu item is acting as a place holder for this function. I also hope Safari can download files to this area.
     
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    My guess is it is store settings. Such as what account to use to purchase etc..
     
  14. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I would have thought it would have been called "App Store" or "iTunes" then. These are the names of actual apps on the iPhone. As you see, the "Store" menu is in the same physical area as other real apps (like iPod, Photos, Safari, etc.).

    I'm tending to believe that "Store" doesn't mean a place you shop in, but rather "let's "store" this screen/menu spot for something else that we will add in the future," or a sort-of placeholding for something else (which we don't know yet).
     
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