As a passionate iPhone user, iFunbox is something I can’t live without. Although iTunes is still accessible and work without any issues even if your iPhone is jailbroken.
I think the software itself is too clutter. iTunes has a lot of features and options I don’t need.
Furthermore, iFunbox provide more technical functionalities that I regularly use. That’s why it’s a must-have utility.
So what’s the problem?
Things started to change in iOS 8.3 and higher. Apple has reportedly modified their security settings. As a result, these firmwares (starting from 8.3 and above) won’t give file access to iFunbox, iExplorer, and similar tools.
You might have already noticed this by seeing the following error in iFunbox:
App Sandbox access is restricted by Apple to ones with “iTunes File Sharing” enabled since iOS 8.3. Jailbreak is required to open sandbox of this App.
A lot of users were very disappointed to see this. This means no more access to apps, file’s directory, and files transfer.
But then I remember nothing is impossible in the jailbreaking world.
So I jailbroke my iOS device and installed a “life-saver” tweak. It’s called Apple File Conduit “2” or commonly known as AFC2.
This tweak gives file manager such as iFunbox access to your iOS file system through USB. For example, installing a .deb package you downloaded from Cydia Updates.
Installing AFC2 on iOS 8.3 – iOS 9.3.3
The following steps will walk you through how to install AFC2.
- Launch Cydia
- Refresh sources
- Tap on the Search option and type in AFC2
- Install and Respring
After that, iFunbox will remove the error from its screen. You will be able to manage the applications, files, and other stuff on your iPhone or iPad.
i-Funbox or iExplorer, etc. also give users more flexibility in term of installing in-house applications (for testing purposes), or resolving an issue with a tweak that can’t be uninstall from Cydia. One of these tools can save your life.
Here is another plus point:
You can also use iFile or Filza; they provide direct file management right on your iOS device.