Friday, March 29, 2013

Installing iFile on your iDevice

Smartphones are equipped with very large storage and as the amount of data and number of files increases, the need of a good file manager increases as well. But, infamously, since beginning iDevices do not come equipped with one at all, leave alone a good one. Such a problem can easily be solved using one of the best file managers present for an iDevice, iFile. Lets have a look at how to get this amazing file management software up and running on your iDevice.

Installing iFile

Step 1: As many may have already thought, iFile installation requires a jailbroken iDevice. Those who already have a jailbroken iDevice can move on to the next step but those who don't have can either click here (for iOS 5 and below users) or here (for iOS 6 users) to know how to go about it.

Step 2: When you are done jailbreaking, click on jailbreaker's best friend, Cydia and let it update and load its resources.

Step 3: Now in Cydia go to Manage tab and then in Sources.

Step 4: Then in Sources section, click on Edit in the top right corner and then on Add, which will now appear in the top left corner.

Step 5: After clicking on Add, a dialogue box appears which asks for the URL of the repository you want to add. Type in it and click on Add Source. Now, after verifying the URL, it sometimes gives a Source Warning. Do not worry about it and click on Add Anyway. Then let it download the sources from the repository you have just added and load them to Cydia. When Return to Cydia appears to screen, click on it and you'll be right back into Cydia with the sources now added and ready  to be used.

Step 6: The tricky part is now over. Now go to the Search tab from the bottom and type ifile in it. There will be two (or more - depending on other repos you may have added) search results but you have to click on the top one which has a red colored symbol besides it. You can also go to Manage -> Sources -> ihackstore -> iFile . It is this file only that appears in the search results.

Step 7: Now click on Install button in the top right corner and then on Confirm which appears at the very same place. It is not that big in size at 7.6 MB with all its auxiliaries so it shouldn't take much time. Let iFile be downloaded and installed on your iDevice. When it comes on screen, click on Return to Cydia.

Step 8: Now when you go to your springboard, you will see a washed out white color icon with no design written iFile below it which crashes as soon as you click on it.

Don't worry. You haven't done anything wrong and the iFile has successfully installed as well. Its like installing a major program on a Windows PC - you need to reboot your device to complete the installation process.

And now the icon appears like it should and the application fulfill its purpose beautifully as well.

This is one of the most efficient and used file managing application for iDevice users and after going at it for a while, it can be safely said that it is the title it deserves. It has a very clean interface with all the right options easily accessible. Hopefully, you will have fun tinkering with it.

1 comment:

  1. It Gives Me 'Size Mismatch' Error. This Always Happens To Me If I Wanted To Download iFile, Also In Other Sources. Just After The Processing Of 'Zip' Comes That Error. Please Solve