Use Multiple Exchange Accounts on Your Jailbroken iPhone

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  1. LssThanThree

    LssThanThree Active Member

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    The folks over at the Modmyi.com forums figured this one out through some trial and error, and since the instructions require sifting a thread and picking out the important steps, we've narrowed down the process here. It looks a little daunting at first (and you should proceed at your own risk), but all it requires is a little bit of copying and pasting. In order to do this, you'll need to have jailbroken your iPhone or iPod touch and installed OpenSSH on it, as well as already have an Exchange account set up.

    First, you'll have to SSH into your iPhone and grab the com.apple.accountsettings.plist file from /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/.
    Download it to your computer and open it up with a plist editor (OS X has one built in, and there are a few for download on Windows). Be sure to back it up before you edit it, though, in case you mess up and need to go back to the original.

    When you open it up, the Exchange account should be the first entry, and it should look something like this:
    Copy this whole section and paste it directly below itself—and then all you need to do is edit a few parts of the section you just pasted. Change the strings below ASAccountEmailAddress, ASAccountEmailUsername, and DisplayName to correspond to your second Exchange account. You'll also have to change the last 4 digits of the DAAccountPersistentUUID to something else (it doesn't matter what it is, it just has to be different than the first account and have the same number of digits). You'll also have to change the last 4 characters of the Identifier string to something else—and make those same changes to the Sync Identifier string (so that the two strings match). Repeat this entire process (starting with the copying and pasting) for each new Exchange account you want to add.

    When you're done, go back into your SSH client and upload your newly revised com.apple.accountsettings.plist file to the same folder you got it from, and you should be all set. You don't even need to restart your iPhone, if you just wait a minute it should ask you for the passwords and start syncing.

    Tutorial from Lifehacker.com
  2. dzlausanne

    dzlausanne New Member

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    Hi,

    this little reply to let you know that it works perfectly on my iPhone 2G ios 3.1.3.

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards.

    dzl

    p.s: there is 2 little mistakes: "<key>Class>/key>" and "<string>m.google..com</string>, but nothing serious..;-)

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