iPad Running a .dmg file on iPad?

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  1. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    I have a jailbroken iPad mini.

    I want to download and run a .dmg file on my iPad. Is there a way?

    What I'm trying to do is hook up pool automation with a program called iAqualink. It allows homeowner to use iphone or iPad or computer to control their pool equipment. First thing I have to do is download a .dmg file from iaqualink.com/ssid. Once downloaded, I connect the wireless antenna to my computer and link the two together using the .dmg program.

    Problem is I don't always have my computer with me in the field, but always have my iPad. Is there any way to accomplish this? I would appreciate any guidance.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I don't think an iDevice can run MacOS software.
     
  3. woodynorman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also. There is a windows version available. Could I possibly use that?
     
  4. woodynorman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also. There is a windows version available. Could I possibly use that?
     
  5. DankNugz macrumors regular

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    That company has an iOS app available in the app store. Just use that.
     
  6. woodynorman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have the app. The app won't let me do the initial linking of the antenna to the customers wi-fi. For that I need to download and run the wi-Fi setup tool which is .dmg file
     
  7. dasx macrumors 65816

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    OK, what if the dmg contains video (mp4) files for instance? Any way to open them and play the video files?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you cannot.
    You need a mac computer for that.
    Or if its an .exe you will need a windows computer.
    You cant install it and run the setup tool using your ipad.
     
  9. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    The only way I see it is for you to invest in a Microsoft Surface Pro which runs the full version of windows 8.

    IOS will not allow you to run OSX software, you will need to go in and recode everything for it to run as an app.
     
  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Have you tried running the app on the mac and seeing if you can pull the videos to your desktop, then you can transfer the videos to your iPad.
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    You will have to bring your computer or buy the cheapest laptop/netbook you can find and run it.
     
  12. woodynorman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all. I'm not gonna buy a surface Pro and probably won't buy a cheapie computer just to use a couple times a month.

    I was really hopin there was a way to do that. Oh well
     
  13. dasx macrumors 65816

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    That's obvious. My point was, what if I wanted to open a DMG file from my iPad which contains compatible iPad stuff? Any way of doing it?
     
  14. Binarymix macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't your customers have a computer that you could just use to do the initial install?, they must if they have a wi-fi network after all. Not many people just have a tablet and no desktop or laptop.... or do they? :confused:
     
  15. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    No, it's still a DMG file. To open the DMG file you must use a computer running the Mac OS.
     
  16. dasx macrumors 65816

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    OK. All I wanted to know. It was just out of curiosity btw. Came to my mind upon OP.
     
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  18. woodynorman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Many of my customers are snowbirds/2nd homeowners, and very rarely in town.

    Plus the antenna is mounted in the equipment area. I can't ask a customer to take their laptop out to the pool equip area, or even download a program to their computer that they will never use.

    Also not really that professional to not have all the tools I need to install their automation system
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So in order to complete the installation properly so they can pay you then you will need something that works to run the setup file.
     
  20. woodynorman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm. Yes

    Was just hoping to do it with my iPad mini that I carry every day.
     
  21. vitorexpar10 macrumors newbie

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    I think that the iZip can open DMG. File in the iOS. I'll test. I'll see if it works!!!!!
     

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