[HOW-TO] Enable full access with MobileFinder

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  1. ElTres

    ElTres New Member

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    OK, I'm not 100% sure this will work for everyone, please let me know. And it is my first tut, so: do at your own risk.

    This tutorial will allow MobileFinder to access all your documents, copy them where you want, create and delete and pipao.

    What you need:
    1. An iPod Touch (or iPhone) on 2.0.x jailbreak
    2. MobileFinder form AppStore
    3. Either OpenSSH on iPod and a SSH program or Terminal on iPod from Cydia

    What you do:

    1. SSH into your iPod or start Terminal
    2. type cd /var/mobile/Applications
    3. type ls *
    4. find the folder (XYZ) with MobileFinder.app
    5. type cd XYZ
    6. type chmod 777 MobileFinder.app
    7. if you use Terminal, type su, then enter your root password (alpine)
    8. type cp MobileFinder.app /Applications
    9. if you made links in the Documents folder before, delete them!
    10. type mkdir /var/mobile/Documents
    11. type chmod 777 /var/mobile/Documents
    12. cd /var/mobile/Documents
    13. type ln -s / root
    14. type ln -s /var/mobile
    15. on your Springboard, go to "wiggle" mode and delete MobileFinder
    16. restart your iPod, there you go!


    Please let me know if it works for everyone!
  2. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Say, wouldn't this require a cracked MobileInstallation file if you're moving the application outside of /var/mobile/Applications?
  3. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    You're not moving it out, you're just putting a link to the root folder in the folder where it looks for documents so that you can access root.
  4. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Step 8 says otherwise, and the last step has you deleting the one in /var/mobile/Applications.
  5. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Oh, well then this tutorial is stupidly made.
  6. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    So, ElTres, how's it working for you? I'm waiting to see if anyone's given this a go or not. That, and I'm wondering if you could set up a SymLink from /var/mobile/Applications to the new folder you've dropped this into.
  7. Gitykins

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    You can just make a symlink to root in the /var/mobile/Applications/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Documents folder, you don't need a whoel huge tutorial with 15 symlinks and moving the whole app folder.
  8. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    If you read his post, he said this was to give the program "FULL ACCESS" - as in the ability to copy, move, and delete files outside of /var/mobile/Applications. Ergo the "copy where you want them" part of his statement. It's different from just having a symlink which only lets you view them, especially if it does turn out that there's a built-in 'lock' in the Firmware 2.0 that stops programs in /var/mobile/Applications from accessing data outside of their own folders.
  9. metroplex

    metroplex New Member

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    does it actually work is the question. Can u copy paste and delete from any folder or does it crash the phone like I've heard.
  10. incitatus

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    This works!! awesome!! mobilefinder + this mod = money well spent

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