For so long we have taken jailbreaks for granted and it comes as a shock to the system to find that they have suddenly come to a halt. There are likely a couple of reasons for this – Apple has introduced new security measures and is continually updating the iOS, making it difficult for the developers and, as a result, we seem to have a lack of willing developers. In the last two years, the only person to even mention jailbreaking is Luca Todesco; everyone else seems to have slipped out of sight. Until recently, all this would have meant that there was no way for us to download any of the useful apps and tweaks in Cydia but one of the most popular, iFile [ext link], is now available without a jailbreak being needed. Later, we’ll tell you how to download it, first a closer look at what iFile offers.
Image : iFile File Manager App
What is iFile ?
iFile is an advanced file manager tool that offers access to your iOS file system , something Apple isn’t giving you in a million years. Like you do with Finder on OSX or Explorer on Windows, you can explore your file system and do all sorts of things with the files you have.
iFile Features :
iFile really does have too many features to mention so we’ll concentrate on some of the more important ones. For example, iFile lets you see exactly what file types you have on your iPhone or iPad, including:
What is iFile ?
- Apple iWork
- Compressed formats
- Microsoft files
- Web archive
With software and multimedia files, you can:
- Rename them
- Move them
- Copy and paste
- Install .deb packages easily
- Edit text lists and property lists, like configuration files
- Pack compressed file formats and unpack them
- Import more files, including MP3s, to your iPod library
If you want to move files to and from your device, you can:
- A built-in web server can be used with a network drive or a browser to view, upload and download files
- You can manage your Dropbox or FTP files
- You can use a Toshiba FlashAir card to download
- You can add files to email and send them as attachments
- Easily mount Apple .DMG files
- Use Bluetooth to send files to iFile on another device
iFile is fully integrated with:
- Safari Download Manager
- Celeste Bluetooth File Sharing
- Attachment Saver
How to Download iFile :
iFile will ever be available in the iOS app store because its not the kind of thing that Apple wants you to have access to. What you need to do is download Emus4U, a third-party app installer, onto your device first – instructions linked below – and then you can download iFile from that.
You won’t find a more useful app anywhere; iFile offers you access to your file system that you simply won’t get from any other app and definitely not from Apple. You can download and use it for free so try it today and tell us what you think of it. For more updates and tips you can follow us on Facebook