Getting Files to/from Your Device


One of the advantages of having a jailbroken device is being able to access the filesystem on your device and modify its files or transfer any of them to another computer.

To get to the filesystem you might use any of the following tools:


Cydia Packages

Secure Copy Protocol: Install OpenSSH to let you connect to your device with a standard SCP or SFTP client. You can use a terminal to connect (and you should use one to change the default password) or a graphical desktop application such as:
Cyberduck (Mac): http://cyberduck.ch/
WinSCP (Windows): http://winscp.net/

Apple Filing Protocol: Install Netatalk to make your device show up in Finder under Shared. (You may need to reboot your device after installation for this to work.)

On Device: Install iFile to access the filesystem from an app on the device.


Desktop Applications

If you jailbroke your device with evasi0n7, you will first need to install afc2add to get full filesystem access over USB. (Most other jailbreaks include afc2add by default.)

DiskAid for Mac & Windows
(free trial, $30 for full features):
http://www.digidna.net/diskaid/

iExplorer for Mac & Windows
(free trial, $35 for full features):
http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

iPhoneBrowser for Windows (free):
http://code.google.com/p/iphonebrowser/

Phone Disk for Mac & Windows (free)
http://www.macroplant.com/phonedisk/

PhoneView for Mac
(free trial, $30 for unlimited use):
http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/