ifile help

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by beatlejohn, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Demandarin
    Offline

    Demandarin iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,251
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    Copy(or move)file in ifile, then paste in section of ifiles showing ur SD card or thumb drive! ;-)
  2. omsc
    Offline

    omsc iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks a lot! So cool to have this work.
  3. Demandarin
    Offline

    Demandarin iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,251
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    No problem ;-)
  4. electricidiot
    Offline

    electricidiot iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    electricidiot@gmail.com
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Flash Drive Brand Driven

    I too, like so many here, saw the iFile YouTube video and thought, sweet, now I can have all this additional storage blah blah blah.

    So I plugged in my camera kit and I plugged in my flash drive, and no go.

    I tried a 2nd and a 3rd and a 4th flash drive, and no go. I read this and other forums suggesting Apple had lowered the power thresh-hold necessary to read, then other places saying that it was the size of the flash drive.

    Well, I've been through 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB and none have worked (don't have anything lower in the house, but at smaller than 2GB the idea of external storage starts to fall apart, no?).

    But I found one last 8GB flash drive, a Lexar brand, plugged it in and nothing happened at first. No annoying pop up about this flash drive taking too much power. Could it be, I wondered.

    So I went to iFile, and lo and behold, it worked. I had full access to all the contents of this cheap 8GB flash drive.

    Naturally, I popped it out, plugged it into my Mac, and went to check the format. Maybe that had something to do with it.

    Nope, the Lexar 8GB that read and a PNY 4GB and a Cruzer 8GB that didn't were all formatted to MS-DOS (FAT32).

    So as far as I can tell, it is likely the power issue and certain flash drives simply ask for more juice to work and the ones that ask for the least are the ones the iPad is capable of reading.

    Now what we need to do on the forum is create a list of successful flash drive models.
  5. electricidiot
    Offline

    electricidiot iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    electricidiot@gmail.com
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    And...

    I have to post at least three posts to be able to put up a new thread, so expect maybe two more comment after this...
  6. electricidiot
    Offline

    electricidiot iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    electricidiot@gmail.com
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    The next

    comment will have a link to the thread, hopefully, where I started the iFile Flash Drives That Work list.
  7. electricidiot
    Offline

    electricidiot iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    electricidiot@gmail.com
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Here's the link

    to get everyone started on this. Hopefully if we put our success stories together we can make it a really useful repository of which flash drives to buy to crank out some serious external memory for our iPads.
  8. graywolf
    Offline

    graywolf iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,655
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +35 / 0
    Thats one way of getting three posts! :)
  9. Bob Maxey
    Offline

    Bob Maxey iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,145
    Thanks Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Utah
    Ratings:
    +76 / 0
    Hence the need for a database of flash drives.

    I no longer use my flash drives, though. I prefer to use my MicroSD cards. Smaller size and less chance to knock the flash drive silly; it does stick out a bit.

    That said, I have tried two PNY Attaché Flash Drives. An old one from a few years ago and a new one, fresh off the racks of Best Buy. Both are 2GB and both work flawlessly.

    Bob
  10. Munky
    Offline

    Munky iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    343
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Has anyone got a powered external hard drive working on 4.2.1 with and untethered jailbreak? The drive I'm trying to use used to work fine before, but it doesn't show up in ifile now. SD cards work just fine. Any ideas?
  11. Demandarin
    Offline

    Demandarin iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,251
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    Even though ur external drive is powered, might still be drawing too much juice from ioad therefore not showing up.
    I had asked b4 if anyone or cydia has come up with a tweak to bring back the original voltage to that input slot. We can only dream..lol apple was slick n said f$&@ that, we only want u to use apple dongles/apple products, once they found out all the cool stuff people were doing, that was unintended.
  12. Munky
    Offline

    Munky iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    343
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    I've heard that if you plug a powered usb hub into the iPad then plug a powered hard drive or usb stick that doesn't work otherwise into te hub that it will work...but I haven't got a powered hub to test this with.
  13. Demandarin
    Offline

    Demandarin iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,251
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    I heard the same thing. A powered usb hub should wrk. Seen several videos of people having multiple things hooked up to it and working with ipad.
  14. Munky
    Offline

    Munky iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    343
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    And it works on 4.2.1? Is there anything jailbreak-Wise or any app pr tweak installed via Cydia that would keep ifile from mounting the drive? I tried mounting the drive using mobile terminal but it gave me an error that it was an unknown filesystem or something, but it is formatted fat32 as it should be.
  15. Demandarin
    Offline

    Demandarin iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,251
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Va
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    I saw the vid n read articles b4 4.2.1 came out. It still might b the voltage issue of it not showing up. Might need to try nonpowered external drive hooked up to a power hub for it to wrk. Sux Apple did that. No good reason to change voltage other thn to make things difficult for users.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
brightwood hack on ipad using ifile
,
flash disk uses too usb requires too much power on ipad
,
hack with ifile i am mt
,
how to find usb drive in ifile
,
how to find usb with ifile
,
ifile assistance
,
ifile cannot read the connected storage
,

ifile help

,
ifile help ipad
,
ifile ipad help
,
ifile read usb
,
ifile unable to detect usb drive
,
ifile view portable usb drive
,

ifiles help

,

ifiles ipad help

,
ipad+var/+mount+doesn't apear
,
mount a drive with ifiles
,
the connected usb is too power on ifile
,
where is my usb device on ifiles
,
why would someone be interested in seeing an ifile