Transferring files from your iPhone or iPad is made easy with the help of applications but sometimes their utility capacity seems to be quite inadequate. A flash drive replacement would be a boon at such times. And for that purpose you need to know how to use jailbroken iPhone as a flash drive.
You may use theUSB Drive app for iPhone and turn it to a USB flash drive or say storage device. Just plug in your iPhone with the built-in USB cable and get started. You may even decide what should be the size of your drive.
How to use jailbroken iPhone or iPod as a flash drive
Important: Your iPhone should be jailbroken to use this particular app.
First of all open the Cydia.
Now tap on “Manage” at the bottom.
Then tap on “Sources” in the middle.
Tap on “Edit” on the top right hand side.
Tap on “Add” on the top left hand side.
Type in http://apt.dmytro.me in the address bar. You can copy this address from your iPhone browser so that there is no mistake.
Now tap on apt.dmytro.me, the source which you just typed in.
Tap on the USB Drive app.
Click on install and then confirm on the top right hand side.
Click to return to Cydia. Your installation is done and now you need to open the application to set up your new flash drive!
That done exit Cydia and start with the USB Drive. You’ll see a green icon with a picture of USB flash drive.
You need to select the iPhone USB drive mode you want to use from the three different modes given:
iTunes+USB Mode: In this mode Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) interface is replaced by Mass Storage interface with the help of USB Drive. The simple idea behind this mode is that iPhone can be used as a USB Drive. The good thing about this method is that iTunes synchronization can be performed simultaneously and X Code debugger can be used by developers. The only drawback of this mode is USB Mass Storage will not work on windows with iTunes or when Apple USB Drivers are installed.
Default Mode: In this kind of iPhone default mode neither deamon application is installed by USB Drive nor does it modify any USB settings. Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) remains very much active so does iTunes synchronization as well as tethering over USB.
Drive Only Mode: This mode basically deals with compatibility issues with Windows and iTunes. Here iPhone’s USB product ID is changed by USB Drive. The only drawback in this mode is that it will prevent iTunes synchronization, but USB Mass Storage will work on Windows (and other operating systems). Switching on to the Default or Drive + iTunes mode will restore iTunes sync.
You may select a name for your drive if you want and also the size depending on the amount of free space on your iPhone.
So now you have set up your iPhone USB drive and it seems like a simple iPhone Flash drive!