Using hard drive on jailbroken ipad

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  1. David8765432 macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    I have jailbroken my iPad 2 with taig. It runs ios8.1 My main reason for jailbreaking is to be able to view and use files on USB memory sticks and my hard drive.
    I installed ifile from Cydia however when I connect USB stick or hard drive I can't view them in ifile.

    Please help

    David
     
  2. ielessar macrumors regular

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    How are you connecting an external hard drive or USB stick?

    Most of those external drives that connect to iOS devices have an app for them to read/write files onto them.
     
  3. David8765432 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried connecting them using a powered USB hub and also using s dual USB cable, one end into a 5v plug.
    Neither USB stick or hard drive are working.

    Do I need to put a app on them?
     
  4. ielessar macrumors regular

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    I don't think this will work. Only special external drives will work that have a special app for them available will work.
     
  5. David8765432 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even on a jail broken iPad? What about USB sticks?
     
  6. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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  7. 617aircav Suspended

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    Or get the hootoo portable travel router/ battery pack for $20 on Amazon. Works with as cards, flash drives and external hdd. Fits in your pocket.
     
  8. David8765432 thread starter macrumors newbie

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