iPhone what tool to access root file system?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by augustborn99, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. augustborn99 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2011
    i funbox is not recognising my phone as jailbroken, thus not giving me full access to the root filesystem of the phone. i downloaded afc2add to no avail.

    what other tools do you modders use to access the root file system? through a computer
  2. cyber16 macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
    try to install openSSH from cydia then SSH into it.
    Remember to change the password
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    You need apple file conduit 2, not afc2add
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Of course you can also install iFile to access it directly from your phone.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I've used Netatalk on my iPhone since iOS 5. The phone essentially shares the file system as an Appletalk share.

    Don't know if it works for Windows or not, but I've been able to mount my filesystem as a drive on every Mac I've used. Direct access through the Finder.

    You do need to SSH in and change the passwords though so you don't leave yourself wide open.

    No idea if it works on iOS 8 or not yet, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it still works on 7.1.2.
  6. jt999 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007

    Install Apple File Conduit 2; free in Cydia.
    iFunBox should then work.
  7. XboxMySocks, Nov 1, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2014

    XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    How exactly do you activate this?

    EDIT: Doesn't work on iOS 8, nevermind
  8. whirldy macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2011
    to access root file system from desktop or iOS?

    iFile best iOS to access root file system?

  9. augustborn99 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2011

    Apple File Conduit 2 did it. back to file modding in ifunbox ;)
  10. dannyg86 macrumors regular


    Apr 11, 2014
    Cyberduck (mac, windows) makes this easy for non terminal users via a beautiful graphical front end. Connect via ssh.

    Check it out, doesn't get much easier :)
  11. eyoungren, Nov 1, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2014

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I'm going to go ahead and answer this anyway, so if anyone is on iOS 7 or below they can see.

    Netatalk simply installs and enables Apple filesharing. There is no preference setting, it's simply "on". Someone later created a Netatalk Flipswitch though so you can turn it off. I leave it off unless I need to use it. That way no one can try and access my phone via Netatalk.

    Anyway, it's just like you would connect to a share from your Mac.

    Your phone appears in shared items in the Finder and you can connect to it like you would another Mac. It asks for your username and password. You can either use root or the other SSH default user with less access. This is why it's important to SSH in and change the passwords before you install Netatalk, because the passwords you change them to in SSH are the ones you use to connect to your phone via Netatalk. Netalk, if it's on works via WiFi. I also assume that it could be accessed via cellular if someone knows your IP. So, if you've left the standard passwords unchanged and Netatalk running…well don't say no one warned you about changing the passwords. :D

    Enter the password and the phone loads on to your Desktop like a shared drive. From that point you can use it just like you would any other share or drive. You can open and save to it from other programs, you can copy files back and forth and you can directly edit files on your phone.

    This, to me, is much simpler than trying to use Terminal to get stuff done. Or an FTP app.

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