[TUT]Make appstore mobilefinder see root

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  1. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    [TUT]Make appstore mobilefinder see root (Now with Pics!)

    Mobile finder (1.99$ in Appstore) Can be used to see your media partition and transfer files to and from it, but it cannot see your system partition and therefore it is not very useful for jailbreakers.

    But, if you make its automatic directory a symlink to root, thats where it will start. You can do it for any part of the iPod for that matter.

    For example:
    (the X's are the number that stands for the directory that mobilefinder is in)

    For Root (/) open mobileterminal and type:

    Code:
    login root
    alpine
    ln -s / /private/var/mobile/Applications/XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX/Documents
    For Applications (/Applications) open mobile terminal and type:

    Code:
    login root
    alpine
    ln -s /Applications /private/var/mobile/Applications/XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX/Documents

    If it wasn't obvious enough, you NEED to be jailbroken AND LOGGED IN AS ROOT for this to work.


    Picture Tutorial:

    Original App:

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    Terminal:

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    App After:

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    Thanks to Spartigus for the tip.

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  2. nbvikingsidiot001

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    ohh wow thats awesome now i might want to get that app
  3. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    WOW!

    Niceee!

    I'm trying it now...
  4. BadKarma

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    Its $1.99 for the heads up....

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    Nice find.
  5. Collateral

    Collateral Active Member

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    Thanks
  6. jimbeam

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    Nice this is the first thing I thought of when I seen mobilefinder in the appstore.

    But I already did this with another file orented appstore application. I cant remember the name of it Im upgrading my phone right now to 2.0.1.

    But this can be done with any file app from the appstoe not just mobileinder.
  7. kingtigre

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    using WinSCP you can just navigate to the Mobile finder directory...
    /private/var/mobile/Applications/XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX/Documents

    Right click>New>Link

    Link/shortcut file: Whatever you want to call it. I called it "-Root" That way it appears at the top of the list.
    Point Link/shortcut to: just put "/" in there.

    Worked for me. I'm terminal retarded.
  8. amandwato

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    how do i get to where u were in the original ss and also in the modded ss?
  9. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    What if I'm not jailbroken.
    I dont have MobileTerminal.
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    Need to be jailbroken.

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