use iPhone as a USB drive

By | October 3, 2009

iPhone USB Drive

Finally, iPhone users have got another important feature to use which most other smartphones have in them since the very beginning.Yes, you can now use your iPhone as a mass storage device. There have been other apps to the issue such as AirSharing, DiskAid, ifunBox etc. to name a few, but all of them either used a Wifi Connection or needed some kind of a support software installed on the computer to work.

The underground developers community has now comp up with a solution to put an end to all those hassles and allow you to use the phone in a true storage device mode, without any other software needed to the Computers. You would need a JailBroken iPhone again to get it working (this should go without saying actually). All you need to do is, just install an app from Cydia called, USB Drive, and you are ready to rock and roll. ‘

As of now this app is in beta and is not recommended to be used with a 3GS. I’ve used it with a 3G and the app looks pretty solid, i am sure it would be available for all the devices pretty soon.

Follow the steps below to install it and get working:

1. Add repo to Cydia :

2. Install the app “USB Drive” from it.

3. Open the app and tap on Create Disk ( this would create a virtual disk, which would be the only storage space available with it)

4. Choose the disk size for the Virtual Disk and tap Create on the top right.

5. It would take a while to create the disk, depending on the size you have chosen.

6. On the main screen, there would be 3 options to choose from

  • Drive + iTunes : To allow mixed mode. If there is iTunes on the target computer, it would open in the regular itunes sync mode, else it would connect as a drive.
  • Default : This is the regular iTunes connectivity mode, when the USB drive would not work.
  • Drive Only : This mode would connect the phone as a mass storage always, irrespective of the itunes being installed or not.

7. Choosing any of these options would cause a reboot to the device.

8. After rebooting, connect to the Computer and it would work as expected.

Let me know if this worked for you.

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Ghost on April 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm.

It works fine! :)


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