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Make MobileFinder more powerful on jailbroken iPhones iOS devices
If you've got a jailbroken 2.x iPhone and use MobileFinder from the App Store, here's a way to give it even more power. By moving MobileFinder to the top-level Applications folder on the iPhone (instead of in the /User/Applications folder), you can then create symbolic links to folders from other applications such as Cycorder or MxTube. Once linked, you can then easily access these folders via MobileFinder. Note that you'll need to have SSH installed on your jailbroken iPhone to use this hint.
  1. SSH to your jailbroken iPhone in Terminal.
  2. Find the MobileFinder app inside /User/Application folder; it will be inside one of the folders with long names.
  3. cd to that folder.
  4. Type the following in Terminal:
      $ mv MobileFinder.app /Applications/MobileFinder.app
      $ cd /Applications
      $ chown -R root MobileFinder.app
  5. Turn the iPhone off and back on. If you can't see MobileFinder, install anything else (via Cydia, or a freebie from the App Store). This will force MobileFinder to show up.
  6. Launch MobileFinder, which will now display the /User/Documents folder.
  7. Via SSH, create symbolic links in the /User/Documents folder. For instance, for the MxTube folder, the command would be ln -s ../Media/MxTube MxTube.
Enjoy!

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one...]
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Make MobileFinder more powerful on jailbroken iPhones
Authored by: ghay on Sep 24, '08 01:42:16PM

I've not used this app - but is it not easier to install mobile finder from Cydia or Installer on a jailbroken phone?



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Make MobileFinder more powerful on jailbroken iPhones
Authored by: humanbulk on Sep 24, '08 03:40:42PM

Well as I test it, you can, but not with the same features of the new MobileFinder that is more powerful than the one of Cydia/Installer that was stopped from developing before de 2.x firmware.



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Make MobileFinder more powerful on jailbroken iPhones
Authored by: ghay on Sep 25, '08 08:54:26AM

Saurik has ported the open source MobileFinder to 2.0 firmware, but it is prob. not feature complete - and he will not be improving it.

It does however get round the sandboxing problem



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