Friday, August 15, 2008

MobileFinder on Appstore!

MobileFinder (The awesome iPhone version of the mac finder application) that was first released on has now been released on the Appstore. It works even better than the original finder, and can run text files, pdf's, Microsoft Office Documents, iWork Documents, and more. The only limitation it has, and I'm certain was only put in place so it could get on the Appstore is that the only directory you can view is /private/var/mobile/Applications/(MobileFinder)/
If you are jailbroken then you can remove this limitation! All we need to do is add a Symlink into the folder!
When you are finished you will see a shiny new "Root" Folder in MobileFinder that you can use to navigate to /
Observe the Shinyness:
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Things you will need:
A Jailbroken 2.0 or 2.0.1 iPod Touch or iPhone.
MobileFinder ($2.00, but completely worth it... trust me... I'm quite froogle)
WinSCP (Current Version)

Step 1:
Open up WinSCP and login as you would normally. If you don't know how then check out this tutorial on youtube

Step 2:
Navigate to MobileFinder's Application folder (it will be inside /private/var/mobile/applications) and then open the Documents directory.

Step 3:
Create a new link (right click > new > link)
In the first line put Home, and in Line 2 type "/" (with no ")

Now you have modded MobileFinder to work anywhere! Congratulations!

Optional Step:

If you want to make a fast and easy link to access your iPod directly from windows (without winscp) then do this:

1) Tap the transfer icon in the bottom right
2) Click Start when you see this:
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3) Now right click on your desktop and go to New>Shortcut
4) Type in: explorer.exe (replace the 0's with the correct number highlighted in green on your iPods Screen. It will most likely be something like

Now you will have a desktop icon to access your iPod with through XP or vista's built in explorer.


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