How to add apps without Wi-Fi (MobileFinder app required though)

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  1. Darlyn

    Darlyn Member

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    I know this might be a bit obvious to most people, but bear with me.

    Required:
    1. jailbroken iPod (naturally)
    2. MobileFinder installed on iPod
    3. iBrickr (click for direct download)
    4. 1.1.1 installed (as far as I know ... haven't tried iBrickr on 1.1.2)

    The concept is actually pretty simple. You point your computer to a source, download the package, and copy the files to your iPod/iPhone using iBrickr. For a list of sources, go here.

    OK, lets say you want to download the iPod Customize Fix. On the source list provided above, it says that this app is located at touchrepo.com/repo.xml. Go there. Anyone who's fluent in web development will find this very easy to understand.

    The only hard part is finding a download link on this XML document. In this case, all you have to do is press Ctrl+F and type "fix". This will take you to the general area the link is located on. Scroll a bit until you find <key>location</key>. Proceeding this should be the download link (embedded within a <string> tag).

    Extract the ZIP anywhere on your computer. Make sure you iPod is connected to your computer and open up iBrickr (or iBrickr.exe.) Click the Files link. On the right side you will get all the directories in you iPod.

    Go back to the XML document you opened earlier and head to the area you found the download link on. Scroll down a bit until you find the tag <CopyPath>. Within this tag should be the directory the each file in the package should be copied to. For example, you must copy the file chooserViews.plist to /Applications/Customize.app/settings/. You can do this easily using iBrickr.

    Once you upload every file to its right place, you must open up Mobile Finder on your iPod. For every folder you added, you must set the permissions to EXEC or 755 (note that this can also be done with Squid.app.) To do this, tap "modify" on a selected folder and make sure Exec is enabled:

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    After that, you're done. Reboot your iPod and enjoy!

    Some packages contain many files and directories you must upload; often, it's not worth actually going through the above process unless you have a lot of patience. This method is intended as a last resort to installing apps, and therefore it is not recommended if there is Wi-Fi in your immediate area. There is also the risk of messing up (although you can delete any unwanted folders/files with MobileFinder).

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  2. donkeykong

    donkeykong Banned

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    hey that actually worked
  3. Superstar

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    Is there a reason why this shouldn't work on 1.1.2?
  4. Darlyn

    Darlyn Member

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    Well, iBrickr doesn't work on 1.1.2 (as far as I know). 1.1.1 is the way to go! (unless, of course, you have the ability to SSH/FTP into your iPod, which means you already have Wi-Fi, thus making this tut useless.)
  5. qwerty_freak

    qwerty_freak New Member

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    work s on a mac?
  6. Darlyn

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    No, iBrickr is Windows-only. But you can probably find a way to do this on OS X ... use the search feature.
  7. flany13

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    iBricker workes on 1.1.3 now so it should work on 1.1.2 as well but iBricker is gay. Use iPhoneBrowser it is soo much better. and does not take as long to go through the files in ur ipod cause there is a tree of all the files unlike with iBricker.
  8. powerman988

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    hmm, ibricker has been working for me just fine, and im on 1.1.2

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