General How do I install deb files?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bobright, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I know I need iFile but how is it done? I haven't been in the JB scene for a while
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    SSH the .deb to your phone. I usually just put it in the root folder.

    Go into the root folder on your phone with iFile and tap the .deb. Select installer and it will manually install. You'll need to respring or reboot for it to take effect.
     
  3. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    I use iFunBox and it works flawlessly .
     
  4. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    How do I install it via iFile though, when I drag and drop the deb to /root and select it through iFile it says open with Image Viewer, Audio Player, etc what do I do?
     
  5. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Installer
     
  6. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    How/where I'm not seeing an option to "install" anything?
     
  7. boshii macrumors 68040

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    After you tap the file, it should look like the attached screenshot. If it doesn't, it's probably not a .deb.
     

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  8. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    It is a debian-binary file that is a deb isn't it? Hmm and one is a .gz file kind of new to all this
     
  9. Danoots macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to guess you're Jailbroken, SSH into your phone, go to /var/root/Media/Cydia/Autointall, put your files in here and reboot your phone

    They will be installed upon boot.
     

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