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How to Fix DiskAid or iPhone Browser Issue After Blackra1n Jailbreak

Diskaid - Root FolderBlackra1n is the popular and easiest jailbreak tool for iPhone OS 3.1.2. However, some users have reported that DiskAid or iPhone Browser (or other iPhone file browser) does not recognize their jailbroken iPhone after using blackra1n. This issue has been discussed around the blogsphere and various discussion forums. The blackra1n developer, GeoHot, also mentioned this is a known issue but he’s not going to provide the fix.

So, why can’t DiskAid or iPhone Browser recognize your iPhone as Jailbroken after blackra1n jailbreak? The reason is simple – your jailbroken iPhone misses a service that the iPhone file browser depends to access the root file system. That service is known as “afc2″.

To resolve the issue, you can simply install a fix called “afc2add” that is available from Cydia. Once installed, reboot your iPhone. That’s it! Now, try to connect your iPhone with USB and launch DiskAid or other file browser again. The file browser should be able to recognize your jailbroken iPhone and access the root file system.


For more information about iPhone browser or DiskAid, you can refer to:

As always, let us know if the fix works for you.

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26 Responses to How to Fix DiskAid or iPhone Browser Issue After Blackra1n Jailbreak

  1. noob November 1, 2009 at 9:29 am #

    thx alot bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. gigio November 10, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    tnx it works smoothly

  3. granfio November 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm #


  4. Pris November 16, 2009 at 1:55 am #

    Mine still isn’t working… Help!

  5. Mohsen Mehrvarz December 13, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    Thank you guys

  6. RooksGambit December 19, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    Thanks for the fix! I was so sick of having my phone jailbroken and not being able to change anything. You’re a life saver.

  7. Grateful!!!! December 20, 2009 at 4:50 am #

    It fixed mine. I highly recommend it. 100% TRUE!!!! I have the newest iphone with 3.1.2 blackra1n. It wasn’t going into my root until I did ur tip. THANXZ ALOT!!!!!!!!!

  8. Elix December 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    Worked perfectly, Thanx.

  9. alun December 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Hi guys. I bought my iphone 3gs with the 3.1.2 already installed. That means I cant rebbot after I run blackrain on it or it will simply ask me to restore the device. Is there anyway that I can install afc manually too?

  10. Tika December 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    thank you

  11. steven December 30, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Hi all,

    Is there any other way of getting afc2 onto the iphone except cydia? My Cydia is bust so I need to acess the root of my iphone to fix it… but i cant because i havent got afc2! Any help much appreciated

  12. chris January 17, 2010 at 12:48 am #

    thanks a lot, my problem is all because of this, solved…thanks!!

  13. echa January 20, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    OMG!!! i just loveeeee youuuu!!!
    i am deeply in love with youuu!!!! it worksss!!!!

  14. Neil February 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Oops. I upgraded my iphone to version 3.1.3 and read that blackra1n will not work. Will there be an upgrade. I miss my categories, my cycorder, my FiveIcon Dock, my SB settings.

    Thanks so much.


  15. oberoi March 8, 2010 at 2:04 am #

    thanks allot it really.. helped me!

  16. aryan April 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    afc2add is not downloaded from cydia cos modmyi is down pls help me wat can i do now?

  17. caser111 May 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    just tried this with 3.1.3 with the spirit JB amd this works wityh no problems. thank for the help

  18. LettuceD May 14, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    This is exactly what I needed. Thank you!

  19. r j dub May 20, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    wtf? im confused
    i have a 3gs 3.1.3 jailbroken with spirit…my phone downloaded the nes roms to private/var/media/ROMs/NES

    i used afc2add to fix the i phone browser so it sees that my phone is jailbroken can see the var file but now i have the 2 var files???
    private/var/media/ROMs/NES & var/media/ROMs/NES

    NES app just crashes???


  20. luis iglesias July 7, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    tengo cydia instalado en el celular. y el problema es que mi wifi no sirve . tengo un iphone 3G con Firmware del modem : 05.11.07 y version 3.1.2 (7d11) me recomendaron el blackra1n pero el problema es que no funciona el wifi de mi iphone. la pregunta es . Existe una forma de instalar el blackra1n al iphone por medio de Disk Aid ???

  21. Kelly September 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    How to take back my life
    Over possessive…crazy ass husband is using jail broke iPod
    To mirror my phone 4s iPhone sprint
    The browser only lets me look at his bogus sites
    Help I need my private life
    He has done this to hide his actions but in the mean time I can’t
    Use any thing


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