Access iPhone Folders Through USB on Jailbroken iOS 6

Okay, we’ve got iOS 6 beta installed on our devices, we have  jailbreak for developers on our iGadgets installed. But we have no Cydia installed as it crashes and no possibility to install any .deb packages and jailbreak tweaks as well. So how can we benefit from rooted filesystem and change for our own good?


First of all, as there’s no Cydia packages, it means that we have no OpenSSH installed among other important packages. Guys on the forum inspired me to think of cow can iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch user connect to a jailbroken device running iOS 6 firmware. They have errors like:

ssh_exchange_identification connection closed by remote host

User with nickname “David” recommends to reinstall OpenSSH on your device and then reboot it (reboot, not respring) and after that you need to detect the /private/etc/ssh folder within your device. If there is one, you have to delete it in order to make OpenSSH working.

So if you don’t know how to access iPhone folders (aka root filesystem) I’d recommend you to use desktop file managers. You can find the full list of programs able to transfer files from/to iPhone (iPod Touch, iPad) here.

Not sure about OpenSSH availability but I’ve managed to install a Flipboard official application using iFunBox on Windows and a jailbroken iPhone 4 running unlock iOS 6 beta. For doing that I’ve connected my iPhone to PC via cable, launched iFunBox and used Install App [App Fast In] feature. Just browsed for .ipa file on my hard drive and did everything as usual. Rest of the applications, like Angry Birds Seasons 2.4.0 or AVPlayer failed to install for unknown reasons, iFunBox answered with this:

iFunBox App install: Failed (-402620415)

However, you can freely access your iDevice filesystem and change any available files there together with adding and deleting them. Probably some other apps can be installed to your device but right now most of them won’t be able to install due to iOS 6 compatibility issues.

How do you feel about iOS 6 experience. Does it work smoother than previous firmware. And what about rooting and browsing the filesystem? Any success, anyone? Tell us in the comments below.

Update: Today you can Install Cydia on iOS 6 using SSH on jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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