Blackra1n 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:
- DiskAid: Transfer Files between iPhone & Computer via USB
- iPhoneBrowser lets you copy files to/from iPhone on Windows
As always, let us know if the fix works for you.
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