Sometimes I’m really tired of the way that we are required to synchronize files between iPhone and computer through the dock and iTunes. Particularly, when I just want to copy a couple of photos from my iPhone. There is no other way to transfer file to/from iPhone. Why can’t we transfer file using the built-in Wi-Fi?
In my previous post about transfer ringtone from iPhone wirelessly using SSH, I wrote about how we can use SSH (of course, it only works for jailbreak iPhone) to transfer ringtone through Wi-Fi. Actually, you can use the same method to transfer photos (or any types of files) from your iPhone without using the dock.
If you do not know about SSH on iPhone, you can refer to my previous post that you’ll find procedures about SSH installation.
First, connect to your iPhone using SSH. For Mac user, you can use Cyberduck to make the connection. If you’re Windows user, you can download WinSCP for free.
After you connect to your iPhone, go “/User/Media/DCIM/100APPLE” folder. All your photos in camera roll are stored in this folder.
You’ll find two file types in the folder. You just need to download those with “.jpg” extension. Those files with “.thm” extension are thumbnail images.
Here, I’d like to thank my wife that she’s really smart to discover the folder that stores the iPhone photos.