Resolved Lightning to usb iFile

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  1. Factionrider, Feb 11, 2013
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    Factionrider macrumors newbie

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    So, I saw the opportunity for expandable storage on my iPhone 5 and iPad 4 using the lightning to USB cable. It looked like everyone using the 30 pin versions have success but I can't find ANY information on using the lightning cable.

    Okay, here is what happens.

    I have

    iPad4/iPhone5
    Lightning to USB cable
    USB External HD (Self powered)
    PNY Micro usb drive (32gb)
    Sandisk Cruizer usb drive (16GB)

    This is what happens regardless of testing on the iphone or the ipad. (leads me to believe lightning is the problem)

    (Using iFile on ios6.0)

    iDevice+PNY= Nothing, no mount, no power warning... Just nothing, not even "This device is not supported'
    iDevice+Sandisk= power warning, and nothing
    idevice+USB HD= power warning, not supported warning, nothing

    if anyone can offer any help I would be greatly appreciative.
     
  2. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    You need this http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/06...a-connection-kit-supports-usb-sd-and-microsd/
     
  3. Factionrider thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    Because the former has a microcontroller to interface with USB Mass Storage devices.

    The iPhone or iPad does not act as a host over USB, so a lot of hacking would be required to make your solution work. Drivers would need to be hacked, and drivers would need to be made.
     
  5. Factionrider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fair enough, thanks for the help.
     
  6. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    No problem :)
    Edit the tag in the first post to SOLVED, so people more easily can navigate threads.
     
  7. Factionrider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One more question. Does the apple 30 pin to usb or the apple 30 pin to SD have a micro-controller on board? I'm leaving town in a few days and would prefer a solution that I can pick up locally, even if it isn't the most elegant one. (I'm thinking lightning>30pin>USB or SD.) I have a long flight coming up and 16 gigs won't cut it.
     
  8. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    Yepp they work!!! ;)

    Though it is a little picky on the USB drives, some use just slightly to much power (a powered USB hub will let you use them, just FYI), but most usb sticks work ;) There might be a cydia tweak that tricks the iPad to give out slightly more power, so that a few more USB sticks work, I remember that there was a guy trying to develop it.


    The reason these work, is that the micro controller on board these adapter, fakes it in a way to say that they are the host (not the ipad/iphone), and then they can serve you the parition using a driver on the iOS device. (thanks Apple)
     

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