Can’t Recognize iOS 7 Jailbreak File System?

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If you recently jailbroke your iOS 7 device, but it isn’t showing as jailbroken in iTools or iFunbox, here’s why.

 

We finally have a jailbreak for all current versions of iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, and 7.0.4, and well excitement continues to buzz around the internet regarding the jailbreak, many have been experiencing some not so enjoyable set-backs. One major issue that some users have experienced, is not being able to use the complete file system. This is simply due to missing a small, but crucial package in Cydia that solves all your USB / File system woes for your device. We also have a compatibility list posted here for jailbreak tweaks and apps, if you’re in need for that as well.

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So, if your iTools or iFunBox applications looks like the pictures above and your device is currently jailbroken, it’s most likely because you’re missing a package called afc2add.

What is afc2add? Basically its a package that adds the afc2 service for USB browsing for the devices root file system. Applications like iTools and iFunBox rely on the afc2 service to access the root file system for iOS devices. If the afc2 service is not enabled, those applications will not recognize the device as jailbroken. So here’s how you can enable the afc2 service back on your iOS, and begin file surfing throughout the device in its entirety. I promise you, it will be quick and painless.

You’ll need to have the ModMyi source added to Cydia, this source comes packaged with Cydia, so you should already have it. If for some reason you do not have the ModMyi source in Cydia, just add this link to the list of sources http://apt.modmyi.com/ – As long as the ModMyi source is listed in cydia you should be able to go to the search function in Cydia and search for afc2add.

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Open the link from the search results and in the top right corner of the screen you should see a option to install. You’ll need to restart the device in order for it to take effect, it should prompt you after you install to reboot the device, but if it doesn’t, just do it manually. You should then be able to find the afc2add package under the installed category in Cydia.

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Once you’ve installed the package, rebooted your device, and restarted the application you’re using to access the file system, you should be able to access the entire system now.

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So that’s it, you should now be able to access the root file system on your iOS device. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comments below, otherwise check back at PocketMeta for more iOS 7 jailbreak news and guides.