AFC2 Released With Support for Devices Jailbroken Using Electra and Meridian

AFC2 Released With Support for Devices Jailbroken Using Electra and Meridian

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Cannathea has announced the release of Apple File Conduit 2 (AFC2) for arm64 devices running KPP-less jailbreaks like Electra or Meridian. Cannathea is a development team consisting of ichitaso, Karen/あけみ, and Hiraku Wang.

The Cannathea release of AFC2 is a modified version of saurik's original AFC2 code that downloads and installs an arm64 copy of afcd (required on iOS 11 and above) straight from Apple, and then automatically grants it the necessary 'platform-application' entitlement required for functionality on KPPLess jailbreaks (like Electra and Meridian). This makes the package legal since it does not redistribute copyright Apple binaries.

AFC2 lets you access your entire filesystem over USB. Here is saurik's original explanation of what AFC2 is...

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AFC stands for "Apple File Conduit" (or at least so says TheiPhoneWiki), and is how computer applications such as iTunes and iPhoto can read and write files from your device over USB. AFC is "jailed" and only allows access to "media" (such as photos, music, and data for apps from the App Store).

This package creates a new service, "AFC2", with full filesystem access. If you use a USB device management tool, it might need AFC2 to fully work.

Historically, getting full (not "jailed") filesystem access was core to the idea "this is a jailbreak". However, due to security concerns, modern "jailbreaks" now avoid installing AFC2 by default. Please understand that AFC2 is considered by many to be a security hole: you might not want to provide full USB filesystem access.

Some AFC2 setups, in particular many that were installed by default with older jailbreaks (such as evasi0n for iOS 6) set a flag that allows this access to not require a "trusted" USB connection :/. Installing this package will correct that mistake, and is thereby more secure than the "stock" from-jailbreak AFC2 configuration you may be using now.
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The new AFC2 package is now live on the BigBoss repo. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


AFC2 Released With Support for Devices Jailbroken Using Electra and Meridian

D4xM4Nx - August 8, 2018 at 5:10am
Karen is a most respected jailbreak dev, she's truly great with us despite all the undeserved hate she gets... While PuTTY and cyberduck are nice SSH clients, I find the Filza-iTunes sharing combo more convenient and faster specially with huge files. Cool that AFC2 is now iOS 11 compatible, who knows! It could be a jailbreak-saving install.
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