iPhone How to download zip files to iphone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by soco7, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. soco7 macrumors newbie

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    I was trying to download extra zeppelin logos, etc. but the files are zip files. I downloaded a Safari plug in from Cydia because at first it wouldn't even allow me to download the file (which is a Dropbox .zip file).
    Now I'm getting an error that says, "Download failed. Could not create download folder".

    Please help!
    Thanks!
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Copy the download link and use GoodReader to download it.
     
  3. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I use the dolphin browser from the App Store to download any file on the Internet. Works great! Don't close the browser though while its downloading otherwise it will stop. You gotta keep dolphin active for it to finish. At least that's how it used to be. I haven't checked in a while since I always keep it open regardless during downloads.
     
  4. soco7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded the Dolphin browser and was able to download the .zip file but I cannot find an app to unzip?
     
  5. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Filer lets you download and unzip files. Also has a built in webserver, so you can get the files off the phone wirelessly by just entering an address to your web browser from the computer.
     
  6. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Use iFile! If you want help locating the downloads folder let me know. I know it like the back of my hand!

    Edit: open iFile, go to settings, go to file manager, turn in application names. Then navigate to var>mobile>applications. Then find the dolphin folder. Open that folder then open documents. In there you'll see the downloads folder. To unzip, just tap the downloaded zip file then tap unarchiver. It'll unzip the file for you and place it all inside the downloads folder so you won't have to go navigating around to find it. It'll be right there when its done unzipping.
     
  7. soco7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You have been a big help, thanks!! So I downloaded a few things, notification banner, zeppelin logo, and it's unzipped but where and how do I put it where it goes so that I can use it?
     
  8. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Do you have zeppelin installed? I'm not sure what you mean by "notification banner"?

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    I don't use zeppelin and I'm not sure if anythings changed since iOS 5 but this should help.

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/02/13/create-add-custom-logos-zeppelin/

    Just let me know what you mean by notification banner and I can prolly help.
     
  9. soco7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I already have zeppelin installed. Notification banner, is a banner that appears in the status bar when you have a calender alert, text message, etc.
     
  10. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Sorry. I know what a notification banner is. Did you download a theme or something? Also, did that link help explain where to put the logos? I assume there's a zeppelin folder. I'm sure a quick google will answer this question. If you have trouble let me know. Either someone here will speak up or I can install zeppelin and figure it out.
     
  11. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Use iFile ...

    If you need a downloader use Chrome or Safari Download Manager.
     
  12. soco7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I am currently using iFile, but now my dilemma is finding out how to put those unzipped files into their apps (like the carrier logo I downloaded for Zeppelin) and actually be able to use it.

    I can't seem to transfer the file to Zeppelin's folder, and I just can't find anything on Google to complete this..
     

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