Viewing documents on a touch without Jailbreak...

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by thegrandmaster, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

    thegrandmaster

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    Hey guys,

    is it possible to put MS Word/Text documents on an iPod Touch WITHOUT jailbreaking it?
    I don't want this to get into an argument about Jailbreaking or not cause that's pointless, but soon I'm going to get a huge packet of digital documents that I'm going to need in class and I don't want to have to print out and a Touch would perfect for viewing such information on.

    The question is, can it be done?
     
  2. fdmendez macrumors member

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    no... so i'd recommend just hacking it. It's really easy and takes ten minutes max with the automatic software that's out now.
     
  3. fdmendez macrumors member

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    oh, i just remebered, google documents just went mobile
     
  4. triela macrumors member

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    So you're against jailbreaking... And you still want to use a music/video player as a text reader, functionality it is not supposed to have (they even removed the Notes app).

    Even with jailbreak, the iPod touch can't read MS Word docs. Plain text files can be read, but again, this is achieved through jailbreak.

    You can try the "data:" workaround for the iPhone through iPod's Safari, but this would require you to have (or convert) all your files in PDF: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=331239
     
  5. derryquinn macrumors 6502

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    Just Notify them (Put them into notepad and save as txt) jailbreak iPod using iJailbreak, SOOOO simple.
     
  6. thegrandmaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was asking as the functionality for viewing text documents was available on the iPod until this particular round of updates, I was in fact looking to see if such a facility was provided on the Touch, apparently it is not.

    I think I'll be trying the 'Data' workaround.

    And frankly my view on the Jailbreak is that right now I'm reading too many 'OMG MY TOUCH IS BRICKED' type threads for me to have much (any) faith in hacking at the moment.

    I think I'll wait for Apple to trash all of the hacks in at least 1 or 2 future software updates, before I give it a shot.

    @FDMendez, thanks I'll check out google docs, that looks like a good way of doing it.
     

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