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    Default Freeing MobileFinder

    Edit: ops, didn't see outofbreath's post. :/ I'll leave it anyway


    Mobile app is a cool app, need lots of improvements, but is quite nice.

    The problem with it is that is design to a jailed phone, and therefore you can't
    browser nothing more than the regular folders that comes with it.

    Fear not, you can change that.

    What you'll need:
    iPhone with 2.0+ firm
    OpenSSH installed
    MobileFinder app installed (via iTunes or manually installed)
    10 grams of brain - This is the most important thing!

    Now, ssh into your iphone and cd your way to the app Documents directory. This may be /Applications/Documents (if you installed manually the .app) or
    /var/mobile/Applications/XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX/Documents

    XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX is where iTunes installed the app, since you may have tons of it, to quick find it type these commands:

    cd /var/mobile/Applications/
    find ./ -name *MobileFinder*
    This last command will give you something like this:

    ./12345678-FFFF-CCCC-AAAA-1234567890123/Library/Preferences/com.pixiotech.MobileFinder.plist
    ./12345678-FFFF-CCCC-AAAA-1234567890123/MobileFinder.app
    ./12345678-FFFF-CCCC-AAAA-1234567890123/MobileFinder.app/MobileFinder
    Now you know that XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX is in fact 12345678-FFFF-CCCC-AAAA-1234567890123.


    Let's cd into the proper Documents directory and create the necessary symlinks


    For iTunes installed:
    cd /var/mobile/Applications/XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX/Documents
    For the manually installed:
    cd /Applications/Documents

    And create the symlinks:

    ln -s /private/var/mobile/ Home
    ln -s / Root
    Open MobileFinder. Now you'll see two folders there: Home & Root.

    Home takes you to the mobile user home directory, and root to the root of the file system of course.

    Now some words: BE EXTRA CAREFUL! Don't delete/modify what you don't know what it is. If you are not comfortable with the OSX file system, don't do this!

    Well, thats it. Enjoy it.


    UnL0CkER
    Last edited by unl0cker; 08-14-2008 at 12:39 PM.



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    Thanks for the details, a big help to us terminal newbies

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    does this let you set the permissions on files?

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    I'm really sorry but only a little bit of what you are saying makes sense to me. I'm on a pc. iPod touch 16gb. I payed for and installed mobilefinder and want to navigate to root files like the old mobilefinder. After I ssh and go to the iTunes documents folder, what do I do? I'm sorry for wasting your time trying to explain it to some noob like me. But please dumb it downs little bit. You can email me at riverj60@gmail.com or reply to this comment. Any help would be VERY appreciated

    Ps. I have the 10 grams of brain required and am willing to do whatever it takes
    Last edited by riverj60; 08-15-2008 at 08:17 AM.

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    great find mate... many thanks...

    I've added "MobileHome" to point to /private/var/mobile..

    now when I go to Media folder under mobile home folder, I'm not able to open MxTube or vlc4iphone folders, although I've set the owner to mobile, and set permissions to 777 but still I'm not able to do so..

    anyone having the same issue?


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    Default Wow

    Do u guys think that the developer left that window open on purpose cuz it has everything a "hacker" could want.. all the functions, the permisions thing.. copy/paste.

    Edit: It has all the functions we could ever want but we cant use most of them as i saw
    I think u need to provide intstructions on how to give the application suid (root) priviledges, cuz it cant copy/paste files in the ROOT dir.
    Last edited by spyboy; 08-15-2008 at 04:57 PM.

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    Default Nevermind.

    Great find unlocker! i followed your directions and it worked. i guess i could do it. thanks.

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    I have played around with this a bit, but as spyboy mentioned: Since you only start it as "mobile", you of course do not have root access to the filesystem. That means a lot of files are not readable/visible and a most of the filesystem is not writable.
    It is pretty much useless except for those who want to see their "mobile" directory for other applications data etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by outofbreath View Post
    I have played around with this a bit, but as spyboy mentioned: Since you only start it as "mobile", you of course do not have root access to the filesystem. That means a lot of files are not readable/visible and a most of the filesystem is not writable.
    It is pretty much useless except for those who want to see their "mobile" directory for other applications data etc...
    hmmm so wut if the app cant do notn cuz its on a non-exec location... i MEan like the mobile profile has fewer read/write areas in the file system then the root profile. So maybe thats why apple chose that location to COMPLETELY! eliminate any chance of users messin around with the OS's files. Changin the app to root/apps wont make anny diff i guess.

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    I tried to set this up and after running both commands I only see the home folder with media etc. In finder. I want to see everything ( / )
    Any help?

    Thanks


 

 
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