iFunbox relies on the AFC2 service to access the root file system of iPhones. AFC2 is usually enabled during jailbreak procedures as many previous Jailbreak tools do. If AFC2 serivce is not enabled, iFunbox will recognize it as a jailed iphone and access the file system with AFC service.

Recently iFunbox is found recognizing iPhones jailbroken by blackra1n and spirit as jailed ones. The reason is that the AFC2 service is not enabled in jailbreaking procedure.

A quick fixup is to install a tiny app from Cydia, afc2add to enable the AFC2 service on iPhone. Remember to reboot iPhone after installing.
More details can be found at:
http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/10/afc2add-solve-ifunbox-iphonebrowser-diskaid-with-blackra1n-phones/

Thanks “Helper” for the message.

afc2add

Jargon Explanations:

AFC (Apple File Connection) is a service that runs on every iPhone / iPod, which iTunes uses to exchange files with the device. It is jailed to the directory /private/var/mobile/Media, which is on the second (non-OS) partition. The AFC service is handled by /usr/libexec/afcd, and runs over the usbmux protoco

AFC2 is a an additional AFC service, configured to allow access to the whole filesystem. Installing it and patching the fstab file for full write access is considered a bare-bones jailbreak. The AFC2 service is added by editing the /System/Library/Lockdown/Services.plist file and adding a service that runs under root with access to the Root filesystem.

via theiphonewiki

116 Thoughts on “Quick fixup for iPhones Jailbroken by Spirit

  1. iPod Touch 2G running JB 3.1.2 and when selecting “iPod Music & Videos” no files show and I always get the message “iTunes Database on this device not recognized”. This persists even after a clean install.

  2. Kristin on October 28, 2009 at 1:37 am said:

    How do we get help? I downloaded your program to transfer music from my phone to my pc but when I click on iphone music/video it says “There are no items to show”. I had one computer crash on me and dont want to lose my music when I sync with my new computer.

  3. @kristin As for now iFunBox does not support new database format on iPods/Iphones with firmware 3.x. Bear with us.

    @tadad1 Send your regards to Apple for jailing your own media.
    Fortunately, if you will look into [Raw File System]/private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music you will find all your music and videos in several directories named line “Fxy” [x and y are numbers]
    Unfortunately, all the filenames are broken and you have to guess what is what. (Or look into the databeses in /private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/iTunes/iTunes Library.itlp – Locations.itdb and Library.itdb are those, where the informations lies)

  4. Sweet :-D thanks for that fix. worked perfectly!

    Yeah i just noticed that about 30 minutes ago & ive been trying to figure it out. i wish i looked here first lol

  5. stebbo on November 4, 2009 at 6:58 am said:

    Didnt work for me – freshly jailbroken :(

  6. Didnt work for me – freshly jailbroken (3.1.2)

  7. Ok I have an iphone 3GS with blackra1n and blaksn0w. I downloaded the afcd support from Cydia. And ifunbox works apparently fine but now itunes do not recognize my device. It shows me the message that tells “your SIM card is not authorized, you should put one from authorized carrier”. Its like jailbreak never done before.

    So I just uninstalled the afc2 support but the problem continues…

    Somebody can help me…

  8. ive got a 3g and added afc2add from cydia but still no working iphonebrowser….help please?

  9. Thank you, iPhone 3G with 3.1.2 unlocked with blackra1n and getting the “jailed” error with i-funbox, this worked perfectly. My 3G now works with i-funbox and itunes.

  10. wonderful: i just installed this fix and now my iphone 3gs fw 3.1.2 JB doesn’t boot up!!!!!!!!! It show the white apple for a while and then it turns off ….

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Help!!! I’ve been using your program for the past month but when I tried to use it last night, it says my device is not connected. This didn’t happen before. I’m currently on the FW 3.0.1 jailbroken 3GS. Is it because of the new update 3.1.2 and itunes 9.0.2? Do I need to update in order to use it again? I hope not….please let me know what I should do. Thank you

  12. hola solo quiero de sirles que cuando usan el blackra1n solo que si tienen algun problema intenten dos o tres veces para que pueda quitarle los errores ok . y recuerden que cual quier problema pueden mandarme un correo . gansotinoco@hotmail.com

  13. y para poder instalar el cydia si no les aparece solo desactiven el nuevo programa y el iphone reinisiara y aparecera cydia ok . recuerdwen mandarme alguna sujerencia . o comentario gracias.

  14. ok so ive been sshing into my ipods and iphones recently but now it wont connect so i found your ifunbox as an alt. but after a month of using it and upgrading to itunes 9 i funbox will open up and all i get is a white screen please help as i am in need of a way to connect to test out my themes

  15. On a daily basis I need to store large files on my iPhone. SSHing into the phone via wifi is not feasible due to slow transfer speeds. Yes, I know there are a number of s/w’s (winscp-itunnel, “ifunbox”, etc) that will get the job done via the usb calbe. However, the major downside with with the above options is that you need iTunes installed on the PC you plan on transferring files to/from. I’m sure it’s understandable that this is more than just an inconvenience.

    Can a dev provide me with the appropriate drivers that I can install into the PC so that it reads the iPhone as a “iPhone” and not a camera, which is what a PC recognizes an iPhone when iTunes is not installed. This would be a much better option that installing the 70/80 odd MB iTunes on each PC I interact with.

    Packaging these “drivers” along with i-funbox would be a better more feasible idea. Possible?

  16. Iphone 2g with 3.1.2 jailbroke using blackra1n and installed the afc2add but funbox still cant find the apple mobile device runtime support….am i missing something is there a toggle or feature i have to click to enable the afc2add? my cousin jailbroke his ipod touch 2g with blackra1n and has 3.1.2 os and on his pc it works fine….tried to plug his into my pc and it wont recognize his ipod touch either…does it have something to do with me running windows 7 64bit cause i even tried running funbox in XP/vista compatibility mode?

  17. This is a great software, needless to say.

    To expect more, can we see the file size in the future?

    Thank you.

  18. i just installed this fix and now my iphone 3gs fw 3.1.2 JB doesn’t boot up!!!!!!!!! It show the white apple for a while and then it turns off …. Anyway to fix this?

  19. I too installed his fix an now mi iphone 3GS fw 3.1.2 JB doesn’t boot up!!!!!!!!! It show the white apple for a while and then it turns off …. Anyway to fix this?

    me pasa lo mismo!!!! le instale este parche a mi iphone 3gs con firmware 3.1.2 lla con el jailbreak i ahora lla no enciende, solo aparace la manzanita de apple (valga la redudancia) i luego se apaga, tambien lo he hecho con el blackra1n para intentar que se reinicie bien, pero ni asi.

    espeor nos puedan alludar!!!!! lo mas pronto posible!!!!!

  20. Great catch 22 situation here.

    I installed i-Funbox because I’ve had a problem with Cydia crashing and automatically exiting before I can do something. I’d narrowed the solution down to a faulty install of an app but I can’t SSH as I have no wifi so i-Funbox seemed to be the solution. I am seriously lacking in funds at the moment and so a wi-fi router, though cheap, is on the end of quite a long list of more important things to use my money on. Perhaps I could ask for one as a birthday present.

    I thought installing i-Funbox was a good way to access the files I needed in the meantime but now I find I can’t use it unless I simply enter cydia and install something. NOT being able to enter cydia was my reason for downloading i-Funbox in the first place.

    To put it bluntly: AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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  22. walid on May 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm said:

    Quick fixup for iPhones Jailbroken by Spirit
    after installation of afc2add still my I phone appeared as jailed and I can’t access the root menu
    Any idea

  23. aloius on May 12, 2010 at 11:48 am said:

    v3.1.3 jailbroken by spirit. Still cannot access root menu after i install afc2add from cydia. Any solutions?

  24. aloius on May 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm said:

    I have fixed myproblem. You need to install afc2add..then power off and on your iphone. Then connect ifunbox. Can view the root menu

  25. Jacobtf on May 13, 2010 at 10:33 am said:

    Worked fine when the device was turned off and then on :-) Thanks!

  26. ipodguy on May 18, 2010 at 1:36 am said:

    Games wont run … i know i have to change the priveledges in the properties for i pod to run games how do i do it with this prog?

    if i right click a folder it dosent give the properties option

  27. foxboy1223 on May 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm said:

    worked great for me thx 4 advce

  28. saak77 on May 27, 2010 at 12:04 am said:

    Thanks this is what I have been looking for.

  29. Whe I download it and I reebot everything is erased. When I jailbreak it again and download it, I don’t reebot, but it doesn’t work. Am I doing anything wrong??
    btw I used an Ipod touch 2gen

  30. nihit on May 30, 2010 at 5:00 am said:

    i connected my jailbroken ipod with ifunbox but it is saying that it needs to be jailbroken!!!!!!!!!!! please help me as soon as possible

  31. MoBe1205 on June 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

    @nihit
    1. had you installed “openssh” ?
    2. which firmware do you use ? 3.1.2 so you have to download “afc2add”

    i hope i can help you

  32. Friend on June 9, 2010 at 5:23 am said:

    Thank you, so much!!!!! it works perfect!!!

  33. Thanx alot really makes me happy after 3 month stuck on using wifi option only…^_^

  34. my iphone 3 is stuck in emnergency after a botched attempt at loading ios4.1…how do i installafc2dd

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  37. FITA LEO on September 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm said:

    I NEED TO SSH

  38. I have an iTouch 3rd Gen running 3.1.2 and is Jailbroken using blackra1n but ifunbox says its jailed…. should i install the afc thing? because i ve seen that some blackra1n users also had the same problem,they DLed this and something got fked up… any advice? Thanks

  39. Nvm about my last comment.. i found an article saying that Geohot disable afc during jb on purpose due to problems being caused if he did.. i DLed it and everything is fine now..

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  42. freepass on September 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm said:

    i just want to transfer my contacts.Is there way of doing it via ifunbox?could not figure out on my own…:(Thanks

  43. freepass on September 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm said:

    i just want to transfer my contacts from Phonebook sim-card.(iPhone 3gs v.3.1.3)Is there way of doing it via ifunbox?could not figure out on my own…:(Thanks

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  46. people use ifunbox as an alternative in using itunes which is complicated for some.
    BUT HOW COME IFUNBOX developers has not givin a CLEAR TUTORIAL ON HOW TO TRANSFER MUSIC AND VIDEO? which of course the most important part of it !?? There are tutorials but lacks clear instructions! for example HOW TO TRANSFER MUSIC AND VIDEO ………………. the tutorials has diagrams that has an icon with label music and video ….where we can drag and drop from pc to ipod/iphone…..but the APP HAS RECOVERY MUSIC AND VIDEO instead!!! WHERE AND WHICH PATH IN OUR DIRECTORY DO WE PUT OUR MUSIC AND VIDEO????????????!!!!!! A QUESTION THAT HAS NEVER BEEN ANSWERED!!! WHICH PATH? WHICH ICON DO WE CLICK???

    I MEAN PEOPLE HAVE THESE APPLE GADGETS TO KISTEN TO MUSIC AND VIDEOS BUT IFUNBOX DOESNT SEEM TO PRIORITIZE THESE TUTORIALS!!!!!

  47. shohan on April 9, 2011 at 12:04 am said:

    i have ipod 2g already jailbreak by spirt when i use ifunbox it says its not jailbreak how to solve it???? plz help me

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  49. 거울공주 on June 21, 2011 at 3:14 am said:

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  50. hello, my IPAD 2 when connect to Ifunbox showiing no device connected. What is the probelm or any error that i need to check

  51. Latabesh Bead on August 7, 2011 at 4:35 am said:

    You guys don’t get IT!!!!
    You CANNOT transfer music to the ipod/phone.pad just like that (thru directory) cuz the dir is CRYPTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats y u gotta use itunes… meanwhile for the MOVIES u r just dumb****s if u can’t find the dir, cuz ifunbox is great and as far as i know the best way to manually enter ipod and rip ipas or install them or transfer, u guys want music/films????? use itunes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. 不懂者 on August 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm said:

    怎样修补

  53. 初学者 on August 8, 2011 at 3:57 am said:

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  54. 叶延东 on August 28, 2011 at 5:44 am said:

    unable to connect!!!!
    无法连接!!!!

  55. Anonymous on September 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm said:

    hello ifun box was working great for months allowed me to move my cracked apps i downloaded from site to my iphone wont connet now at all

  56. My Ipad 2 doesn’t recognize iFunBox app via my computer (Win.XP). For the contrary, My Ipad recognize ifunbox app via other computer. My question is iFunBox app doesn’t work because of my computer (Window software) or other problem?

    I was wondering if i could repair my Computer’s Window software in order to connect my Ipad 2 with iFunBox app

    thxs in advance :)

  57. 日本人 on October 27, 2011 at 3:17 am said:

    나는 병신이다

  58. I cannot install DeepEnd on iOS5 (3GS).
    If anyone know, let me share how to install it.
    Thank you so much!

  59. pls i just installed it but my iphone wont accept my simcard,pls pls pls what should i do.reply needed urgently

  60. you rule! thx

  61. i have jsat jailbreak my ipod touch 3g with limera1n..when fisnish i couldn’t find the cydia icon on my ipod but i also downloaded the ifunbox..

  62. 我只是来支持一下你而已

  63. 想问下越狱后,从Cydia上查到有很多AppSync,到底是通过哪个软件源来安装啊???

  64. mojtaba on February 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm said:

    my iphone4s is lucked sos plize

  65. 肖法鑫 on February 6, 2012 at 7:35 am said:

    没办法连接啊

  66. Anonymous on February 15, 2012 at 1:15 am said:

    tanks somach

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  68. Svety on March 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

    Awesome guys! Thank you for your app. Downloaded and installed in a minute. Got all music to my comp. Well done!!! All the best!

  69. Svety on March 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm said:

    Only the numbers do bother but i can figure that out.

  70. hojjat on April 5, 2012 at 5:55 am said:

    im installed afc2add and now my iphone crash and stay in WHITE APPLE problem :( but ifunbox can not open it !!!!!
    i need my photo and video? :(
    what can i do ?
    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME :(

  71. nimesh on April 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm said:

    done “afc2add” but nothing happened……..still iFunbox shows it as jailed

  72. not’ connect! iphone 3g lock

    Thks

  73. alireza on April 9, 2012 at 5:53 am said:

    hello.thanku

  74. ....... on April 11, 2012 at 5:30 am said:

    unable to connect!!!!
    无法连接!!!!

  75. wonderful: i just installed this fix and now my iphone 3gs fw 3.1.2 JB doesn’t boot up!!!!!!!!! It show the white apple for a while and then it turns off ….

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. 他妈的,全英文,怎么看啊,i am Chinese

  77. 无法连接我操

  78. 56565464 on May 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

    哎哎哎 啊

  79. 草老外 on June 1, 2012 at 1:53 am said:

    他妈的,全英文,怎么看啊,i am Chinese

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  83. 怎么全是英语

  84. peng on June 25, 2012 at 3:32 am said:

    费了很大的劲才看懂一点点。 不明白

  85. Hi, all working well. Except that I have transferred excel files to my phone. i can view on my phone so all great. when i use the ifunbox software i can also see the excel file but it cannot open so that i can edit it and save it back. is this possible?

  86. stephanie on July 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm said:

    hey i have an ipod touch 4 jailbroken with redsnow or greenpoison i dont remember and i have the android lock thing and i wated to delete those files with this ifunbox software but when i connect my device it says “untitled device” or unrecognized ?what should i do>

  87. hotharbor on July 9, 2012 at 3:44 am said:

    i love it

  88. Anonymous on July 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

    this a crap thing

  89. 发表过 on July 13, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

    好难过

  90. 连接不上啊怎么办?

  91. NIUWAZI on July 23, 2012 at 12:47 am said:

    他娘的 我就看懂了··

  92. 大哥 我擦了。 郁闷啊 我啊我啊我啊

  93. 链接不上啊

  94. Socrates on August 10, 2012 at 9:26 am said:

    Excelent. It work fine.

  95. So I’m using it on Mac to get rid of MyProfiles from Cydia. It will not let me delete MyProfiles, or anything for that matter, on iFunbox…please help.

  96. 傻逼,英文擦,,,,,,,,

  97. Anonymous on August 30, 2012 at 4:33 am said:

    无法连接!!!!

  98. hi i want some help with my iphone

  99. 쪽빨이들은꺼지라 on September 22, 2012 at 6:22 am said:

    몰라잉

  100. hey im unable to transfer cracked apps after updating my iphone 4 to ios 6.. help plz :/

  101. i’m chinese!!@!!!!! i don’t konw 擦! 还是用不起!!!

  102. 我靠,怎么连接啊

  103. Anonymous on September 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm said:

    wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://wyndrepo.googlecode.com/files/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

  104. jingzhiwen on October 9, 2012 at 1:15 am said:

    unable to connect

  105. …..无法连接啊 纠结啊 !

  106. i want fix cydia in my iphone 4s

  107. i want fix cydia in my iphone 4s

  108. i want fix cydia in my ipod touch 4g

  109. anyone knows if this fix works in iPhoe 5 with ios6.1 jailbreaked???

  110. It’s really a cool and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  111. How can I install it without the use of my iPod? Are there programs that can install it? I am trying to use iFunBox because I can’t enter cydia, settings, ifile etc.

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