iExplorer not working on iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by burnside, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. burnside macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    I used iExplorer before on my iPhone 4 to replace sound files in apps. Now with my iPhone 5, the same process doesn't work. Has anyone been able to replace files on their iPhone 5 without jailbreaking?
  2. NoOneHitsHarder macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Middle of nowhere
    I'm sure the developer will update his application in time to work with iOS 6, he's put in too much time into it not to. Just got to have patience.

    In the meantime you can always use your Atomic Browser + Dropbox as a file system.
  3. burnside thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    How would Atomic Browser + Dropbox be used to access an app's file structure? For instance, I'd like to get into the Boxcar app and replace their sound files with mine. I used to be able to do this with iExplorer 2.2.
  4. adster macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    iExplorer was recently updated to 3.0 and is now paid (albeit is *really* nice). Version 3.0 supports iOS6 and the iPhone 5.

    Sorry :-/
  5. burnside thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    hehe, figures. I just need one file changed though. Not worth $35 in my case. :(
  6. FlunkedFlank macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    The new for-pay version offers all the same functionality as the old one even if you don't pay. In other words you only have to pay if you want the new features. See:

    It's been working fine on my iPhone 5, though I haven't used every single feature in it.
  7. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    the new feature he wants is iOS 6 support, which apparently the older (free) versions don't offer. so technically, yes he has to pay.
  8. burnside thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    Even if I pay, I still do not know if iExplorer could get around the new permission restrictions set on iOS 6 apps. I was able to download a full copy of DiskAid which has iOS 6 / iPhone 5 support and still could not move a sound file into an app.

    Seems like Apple has really locked apps down this time.
  9. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
  10. burnside thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    I already tried it and could not replace app sound files. :(
  11. Claefer macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2011
    I noticed this too so I e-mailed the developers and a representative wrote back saying iOS 6 no longer allows read/write access to apps. He said he was optimistic that a future update will have a solution.
  12. CJK macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    The Mountain Empire
    well, $!*@

    Yet another craptastic feature of iOS 6 ...
  13. rmd6502 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    same here

    This isn't Macroplant's fault, certainly - I just with they had mentioned it before I gave them $35. They have "works with ios 6" prominently featured.

    Overall, I'm getting tired of Apple's need to control every last thing.
  14. burnside thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    Agreed. Macroplant needs to post the limitations of their software. I would contact them and ask about a partial refund.

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