Majority of the jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch owners wishing on liberating their device also wants to have an easy access to internal file system of the iOS. Users want to get access to the internal file system for various purposes, and without a doubt it is a very important part of jailbreaking.
By jailbreaking a device with the help of Pangu, the latest jailbreaking tool grants that file system access, as expected of it, but only via SSH connection.
SSH is a cryptographic network protocol for secure data communication, remote command-line login, remote command execution, and other secure network services between two networked computers.
For some SSH is acceptable way to access internal files and directories on an iPhone or iPad, while other prefers to plug the device to their PC / Mac via USB and get immediate file system access using utilities like iExplorer and iFunBox. Such simple and easy isn’t offered by the default Pangu jailbreak, but here’s how to easily access iOS 7.1.x file system using ‘Apple File Conduit “2?’, a tool developed by Saurik as an alternative to AFC2add.
To access to the file system using third-party software and a USB connection, you will need to install a package dubbed Apple File Conduit “2” as from Cydia. The tool has been developed and released by Jay Freeman, a.k.a. Saurik, and is trusted.
Here’s how to access iOS 7.1.x file system on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
- Run Cydia on the jailbroken iOS 7.1 / 7.1.2 device. You can jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 and iOs 7.1.1 using these guides:
how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2
how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1
- Wait for all packages to refresh. and then search for Apple File Conduit “2”.
- Select the package and install it.
- Reboot the device after installation.
By installing Apple File Conduit “2” (a direct replacement for the old afc2add package) it will grant third-party tools like iFunBox or iExplorer to access the file system when a device is plugged in over USB.
According to Saurik, the tool doesn’t currently work seamlessly and tells those with it installed to expect some unexpected behavior every now and then.
It also comes with a security warning because allowing this type of access does provide malicious individuals with the opportunity to get access to your personal data via USB if the device is misplaced.
If you are not worried of these small warnings and advice from Sarurik, then hit Cydia and get downloading.