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How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Posted December 9, 2007 at 9:58pm by iClarified
To access your iPhone from within Finder you need to enable AFP (Apple Filing Protocol). Normally this is a command line undertaking but core has created AFPd which includes a GUI (graphical) interface for the iPhone. Many thanks core! Follow these instructions to install and configure AFPd on your iPhone.

Step One
Press to select Installer on your Springboard.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Two
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder


Step Three
Select Network from the list of Categories.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Four
Select AFPd from the list of Packages.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Six
Press the large Install button that appears to begin installation.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Seven
Press the Ok button to confirm that you have no previous versions of AFP running.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Eight
Press the Ok button complete installation.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Nine
Press the Home button to return to your springboard. After a second the phone will bring you to the Locked screen. Move the slider to the right to unlock and return to your Springboard. Notice the new AFPd icon!
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Ten
Press the AFPd icon to open AFP Server Control. Here we can choose whether AFP is on or off as well as whether broadcasting is on or off.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Eleven
Press to select Service Name. Enter the name which your iPhone will appear as in Finder and press the Go button.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Twelve
You can now open a new Finder window by selecting its icon in the dock. Notice under the Shared category on the left you see your iPhone!
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Fourteen
Click the name of your iPhone from the list on the left. Then click the Connect As... button at the top right of your Finder window.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Fifteen
In the popup window that appears enter root as your User Name and enter your iPhones password (it is usually alpine or dottie). Then click the Ok button.
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

Step Sixteen
You will now notice that your iPhone's File System appears in the Finder window!
How to Access Your iPhone Files From Finder

THANKS: Thanks to core for developing this gui and to the dev team and everyone that worked on Installer!

NOTES: If you are using Mac OS X Tiger then hit Command+k in the Finder window and enter your iPhone's IP Address to connect to it.
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Norchris
Norchris - September 3, 2008 at 3:39pm
Nice app, thanks. But there are several folders which I cannot access including a media folder where lots of my own files are stored. What do I do
James
James - July 5, 2008 at 7:38pm
hi i got these done but i can't get the "Broadcast active" button to go on, do you's know why
calais
calais - June 3, 2008 at 3:02pm
i've been trying to figure out how to do this for nearly three days. clearly, i'm not all that proficient when it comes to the itouch as of yet. yesterday AFPd was working on my iPod Touch, but I didn't realize I needed to connect to the server to find it (i know...basic stuff). So today when I realized it I re-downloaded AFPd and the Finder App but now AFPd doesn't work at all. The switch says the Server Active is "Off" and whenever I switch it it turns itself back off immediately. What am I doing wrong?
calais
calais - June 3, 2008 at 2:55pm
i've been trying to figure out how to do this for nearly three days. clearly, i'm not all that proficient when it comes to the itouch as of yet. yesterday AFPd was working on my iPod Touch, but I didn't realize I needed to connect to the server to find it (i know...basic stuff). So today when I realized it I re-downloaded AFPd and the Finder App but now AFPd doesn't work at all. The switch says the Server Active is "Off" and whenever I switch it it turns itself back off immediately. What am I doing wrong?
Imre
Imre - May 31, 2008 at 1:57am
Sorry! It works! Great!
Imre
Imre - May 31, 2008 at 1:45am
I haven't password to unlock my connection. Where can I get it? What is my iphones password? I have never set it.
Flo
Flo - March 19, 2008 at 6:45pm
it's me again. it works, just restart the iPhone/iPod completely, not only to the locking screen.
Flo
Flo - March 19, 2008 at 6:40pm
Hi! everything worked until i wanted to connect through the finder (Tiger). Entered username and password, all ok. The it asked for a volume to select!?! the provided list was empty, and the ok button was inactive. thze only choice was to press the cancel button and this led to abortion of the whole process. :-/ any suggestions?
Mark
Mark - February 25, 2008 at 11:01am
I've no AFDd in my network folder, and i've installed AFD software from de iclarified installer but there is no icon on my summerboard. Can somebody help??
timurzilla
timurzilla - February 25, 2008 at 4:02am
no AFPd in network folder in iClarified folder I have AFP software after install, no AFP icon in summerboard any help?
BMXican47
BMXican47 - February 5, 2008 at 5:07am
Does this still work? I intalled AFP from the iClarified repo source and no icon shows up. I also tried it the same way as described in this tutorial and I am unable to turn AFP on. ANy ideas?
tjompa
tjompa - January 3, 2008 at 5:06am
Really nice!
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