How to Download Files Using Your iPhone

Posted March 29, 2008 at 6:59pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 308192 views

These are instructions on how to download files using the Safari browser on your iPhone. It installs the Safari Download Plugin written by hachu and extends it to include more file extensions thanks to spyboy.

File formats supported:
zip, rar, gz, lzh, hqx, dmg, dat, exe, tar, torrent, pdf,
wma, wmv, avi, dll, db, flv, swf (code is there , but i disabled it)
sqlitedb, doc (code there, but aint workin), plist (code there, but dont work)
xls (not workin but code there), ppt, pps, msi, asf, iso, img, bin, rtf, 3gp, ipsw, mp3, mp4, mpeg, mpg, swa.

Step One
Make sure you have added iClarified to your list of installer sources. You can do this by follow the tutorial here

Step Two
Press to launch Installer from your SpringBoard.

Step Three
Press the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step Four
Press to select iClarified from the list of Categories.

Step Five
Press to select Safari Download Plugin (1.1.4) from the list of Packages.

Step Six
Press the Install button at the top right hand corner of the screen.

Step Seven
A confirmation window will appear. Make sure you are on 1.1.4 and press the large OK button.

Step Eight
Once installation is completed you will receive a Notice asking you to reboot your iPhone. Press the large OK button.

Step Nine
You will be returned to the categories list. Press the Home button to return to your SpringBoard. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for 3 seconds. A power slider will appear. Slide this to the right to power off your iPhone. Then press the Sleep/Wake button again to power it back on.

Step Ten
Press to launch Safari from your SpringBoard.

Step Eleven
Navigate to a page that contains a link to a file you would like to download. Press to click the link. A window will appear with a Download and Change Filename button. Press Download to download your file!

NOTE***: The download will go to the /var/root/Downloads folder. I will make a tutorial soon on how to view these files best.

THANKS***: Thanks to hachu and spyboy and everyone else that contributed to the creation of this plugin and its capabilities!

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Fabio - August 20, 2008 at 8:38am
I\'ve installed hachu\'s plugin that enables Mobile Safari to download files, but I wish to continue to open (with a single click) pdf files on Mobile Safari. Is it possible to modify Info.plist so that Safari will open pdf files once again? I tried to uninstall this plugin, but after uninstalling it, everytime I try to open a pdf file, Mobile Safari closes.
Heiner Chavarria - August 2, 2008 at 3:03pm
Hey tanks for the tips, now I wanna where i find the files dowloaded. If write me back soon Ill apreciate that.... Tanks Again take care
Golab - April 16, 2008 at 8:53pm
hello i rekomend u make symbolik link to /var/mobile/Downloads/ 1 the bitorrent client works then and u save space do the folowing in ssh rm -r /var/mobile/Downloads/ ln -s /var/root/Downloads /var/mobile/Downloads now the Bitorrent client prog can find the torrent file // Sorry About My Spelling I´m Dyslectic \\\\
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