iFile is updated for iOS 7 and it runs on the iPhone 5s and looks great

By , Dec 30, 2013

iFIle 2.0 iOS 7

iFile is far and away one of my favorite apps for iOS. It’s basically the Finder on iOS, so it allows you to browse the entire root directory structure of your device. iFile is useful for pretty much all the reasons that the Finder or Windows Explorer is useful for desktops. With it you can view file attributes, install apps, delete files, save images to the camera roll and much, much more.

iFile has, and always has been one of my must-have jailbreak apps for any jailbroken device. And now, it’s available with a full iOS 7 redesign, and it even works with the iPhone 5s (and other 64-bit devices) right now. Have a look inside as I showcase the new iFile 2.0 on video.

The update is primarily an update to alter the look and feel of iFile to match that of iOS’ new redesign for iOS 7. You’ll notice the same clean white space ad blue icons that are prevalent throughout iOS 7 as a whole. From what I can tell, the update doesn’t really add much in the way of brand new features, but I’m still playing with it and testing it. It’s not like iFile really lacked many must-have features to begin with, but I’m looking forward to see if it will adopt things like AirDrop support.

I use iFile for some of the following features:

  • Installing .deb files that developers send me to test new apps and tweaks
  • Editing text and plist files for changing the way that certain apps work
  • Unzipping compressed files
  • Using it with Safari Download Manager to download files directly from Safari
  • Importing mp3s
  • Uploading and downloading files using the app’s built-in web server
  • Moving files to and from Dropbox and FTP
  • Using Bluetooth connectivity to send files to other devices that are running iFile
  • Copy, pasting, renaming, and moving files

There are, of course, more uses for iFile that I haven’t mentioned here, but I’m sure you get the point by now. Even though jailbreaking technically gives you root access to your file structure, iFile provides users with an easy to use GUI for managing that access.

iFIle 2.0 update

You can find iFile 2.0 right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. As I stated, it does work out of the box with a jailbroken iPhone 5s right now, because it doesn’t rely on Mobile Substrate. You will, however, be unable to purchase iFile or verify your license at the moment on the iPhone 5s. This means that you’ll only be able to use iFile 2.0 in trial mode at the moment in some cases. At any rate, even in trial mode the app is fully functional.

On my iPod touch 5th generation I was able to verify my license just fine, as the package show officially purchased in Cydia. You’ll still see an installation warning for some reason stating that the product is not supported on your iOS version, but that’s probably just a temporary warning that needs to be fixed by the repo manager.

Be sure to share your thoughts about iFile in the comment section below. Have you used it? Do you plan on using it? Have you tried it on your iPhone 5s? What do you think about its iOS 7 redesign?

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  • Nihas Nebas

    Love the icon

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      I prefer this more..

      • Erhan Efe

        How did you get all these apps comptible with iOS 7? Did you get them from a specific repo? Winterboard, Bytafont?

      • Joseph Jojo Roper

        I see you have itransmission, does it work properly?

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Where did u get those icons from?

      • Andrew Roth

        Where did you get these icons??

      • Barry

        Nice way to show off.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Dude we come here to share and discuss such stuff, simply because we love to. Personally, I was looking for a replacement icons for all JB apps that I installed. His picture proves that there are already people who did them.

      • hkgsulphate

        I ji**ed in my pants…

      • RarestName

        I prefer the stock one, because gradients.

      • marcus1324

        This isn’t your phone, you didn’t make this. Give credit to the person on Reddit that did. Seriously.

  • Blaqheart

    Mobile substrate update is close…..

    • Adrian

      You know this how?

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        I think he just hoping its close. Me 2

      • Adrian

        Me 3

      • Maxim∑

        4 Me

      • Gonçalo Gomes

        M5e

      • Sam

        Me(x+1)

  • Ben

    Looks nice.

  • hkgsulphate

    The tab bar icons should be smaller

  • Royce Otero

    Why it says not compatible?

    • Nuno Ferreira

      same here

    • Newgunnerr

      Because Saurik has yet to enable purchases in Cydia. I’m pretty sure he will enable it when he updates Mobile Substrate.

  • Adrian

    Finally a reason to JB my 5S finally! Just hope I don’t get the dreaded “status bar bug”!

    • hkgsulphate

      swipeselection will always be the greatest reason =P

      • Adrian

        It’s prob not compatible with 64bit, personally I’ve never needed it or used it.

      • Manuel Molina

        Does it work on the 5S or another tweak hog to the dreaded Mobile Sub?

      • zak

        Not compatable with 5S. we must wait for mobile substrate. iFile however does work quite well. As does flux.

      • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

        does it delete 2 spaces when you press back space?

  • Joseph Jojo Roper

    I’m sorry but how to import the mp3 using ifile as he stated! sorry please help

    • NaSty

      Im guessing you need the purchased version of the app

    • al7oot

      If you are using safari download manager you can download MP3 files to iFile and then export it to the Music.app by iFile. But you should buy it to be able to that.

  • Zac

    Didn’t add the slide from the left to go back. Hope that comes soon.

    • NaSty

      I just messaged the developer, through iFile

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I like the swipe left to go back. Still there’s nothing wrong with giving users options…

  • Omar Wright

    does this work with a jailbroken 5 running 7.0.4?

    • Sai

      I’m pretty sure… even though i don’t have i iPhone 5… I’m waiting on the iPad 2 jb still…. lol

    • TheBoi23

      Yes it does i just downloaded it.

      • TheBoi23

        It says it cant tho, but ignore and it is

  • Arsen Adamyan

    GREAT NEWS!And how about iPad mini 2gen retina ? i^m still in hope!

    • al7oot

      As mentioned in the article it works fine with iPhone 5s .. I assume it will work with iPad mini with retina display as well

  • Royce Otero

    Just remember don’t delete a file with out having it saved somewhere else.

  • Bieberkinz

    Unrelated, but I jail broken my 5C with evasi0n, but when I first updated everything, a giant slew of Chinese apps came from BigBoss Repo. Anyone had this weird problem?

  • Royce Otero

    If u use ifunbox on PC or Mac it’s easy to share files once u connect your device with the USB. I transfer music and movies all the time with it.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      That isn’t the point of iFile though is it? The point of iFile is to be an iOS file manager and personally I think it does that rather well…

  • Eikast

    Nice. I’ve been waiting for this. Now I can open videos through Safari/Tapatalk and watch them on media players that support the specific format :D

  • Al

    iPad support… eh??

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Finally a reason to jailbreak my 5s!!!! Next up BiteSMS

    • Elvin Topalov

      BiteSMS is going to take some time since it is still in early betas, I’m not even sure if they support 64-bit yet. :o

      • Damian W

        it works perfectly fine on i5.

      • Elvin Topalov

        iPhone 5 isn’t 64-bit. I have it too though.(:

  • Alexis Flores

    Can someone help me with a problem I am having? My status bar stays black whenever I go into apps like stocks, weather, or other games where the back ground is dark. Please help! :(

    • R4

      Looks like you have made it opaque not sure how to turn it back but I know it’s somewhere in the settings

    • Kenneth R Visag

      You have “increased Contrast” ON. it’s in the accessibility section

      • Chris Tangler

        i dont have “increase contrast” ON and it looks like this for me too

    • Kevin

      Reddit has a fix for this… Search “fix status bar bug after cydia first launch”

  • iltas

    error regestrtiom fail how fix jeff

  • bobism

    the old one works just fine too..lol

  • Zack Whitman

    I installed iFile on my 5S but it still doesn’t show up?

    • Barry Rubin

      Me to on 4s. Find an answer?

      • http://iphonehelp.in/author/abhishek/ AbhisheK Singh

        Same it doesn’t show up on my iPad 3, I tried multiple times reboot and respringed.. so far no luck.

  • Joseph Jojo Roper

    Someone help me with the importing of mp3 part. Please

  • http://robertianhawdon.me.uk/ Robert Ian Hawdon

    iFile activated fine on my 5s. Maybe new purchases might be a different story, but I bought it way back when the 3Gs was all the rage.

  • Mark

    Any one know of a tweak to bring back unlock sound that ios 7 took away

  • iFile

    ifile needs more cloud storage support. Not just Dropbox and Box.

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Add ftp and your budget is the limit.

  • ConduciveMammal

    I registered my iFile 2.0 on i5s without a glitch

  • Tony

    Reason why people are having issues registering their 5s with Ifile is that you have to login to your previous account made on cydia, then link your new device with your account and download Ifile. It will register after that.

  • Borsato92

    I was able to verify my license on my 5s with no problem. Lucky I guess.

  • http://donflor.me/ Don Flor

    still has the licensing issue/bug!..gawd

  • deepdvd

    Ditto. My iPhone 5s was just successfully registered. No licensing issue.

  • Joey

    Just installed on my 5S just fine! It even registered ;-)

  • Eqwan Syafiq

    Now I can JB :)

  • retace

    Good on the iPhone 5S.
    But bluetooth file sharing between iPhone 5S and iPad Air didn’t work for me, anyone else?

  • Noaaahh

    For those who installed iFile before version 2.0, if you still see the old preview instead of the new iOS 7 preview in Multitasking, go to iFile and click the Home icon, then go Library/Caches/ and delete (swipe right to left on the folder) it. Close iFile from Multitasking and it should now show a white background with the iFile icon in the middle. I believe this is how it’s suppose to be so far(?)

  • Barry Rubin

    Jail broken 4s.
    Installed ifile even though it said it’s not supported. But it’s no where to be found on iPhone. Help please
    I reinstalled Mobil sub and preference loader. Ifile is installing just no icon and not on phone helppppppp ty

  • Xin Chan

    Hey Jeff, I’ve seen in the video that you have Activator installed on your iPhone 5s, which is MS based. Does everything goes well with MS installed?

  • amjed

    i have iphone 5 registration Failed what should i do

  • DSPT

    Love the new design! Still having registration issues though.

  • sriram varadarajulu

    On a completely unrelated topic.. Is Celeste 2 compatible with iOS 7??

  • dyvurcz

    I can’t find 2.0 only 1.9 is there a new big boss repo? I’m on iphone 5 ios 7

  • Scott

    Now that iOS 7 supports exFAT formatted SD cards, has anyone been able to get iFile to recognize an SD card formatted as exFAT? My ipad with camera connection kit will recognize the card and show it in the Photos app but iFile does not show it.

  • pau

    does the CCK camera connection kit works on ios 7 Jailbreak? tks

  • pau

    does the CCK camera connection kit works on ios 7 jailbreak? tks

  • Akitsube

    Ok guys, i got a prob here.. I installed Cydia on mi 4s and all was correct,. no errors on installing tweaks etc.. I downloaded iFile correctlly and opened it but when i did my iPhone just turned black.. It’s still working ‘cose when i press the home button Siri “Wakes up” xD

    What should i do? (Preferablly not to restart iPhone >.<)

    Ty in advace :3

  • Michael Ray

    Can someone explain…I installed iFile 2.0.1-1; when I try to modify a .txt file it comes up with this kind of text instead of words…
    :) Ÿ?@{z8@{‘A/|8@{El8@{às°Fê”ªÓ ²Tü¤fÎt8@{l,ƒÆњÂDs8@{Äèu¡BÆ&œÕ†°Pצ}8@{tDs8@{Äèu¡BÆ4Æ†

    I’ve seen videos on how to modify and it’s never looked like this??

  • SoN9ne

    I just installed iFile, edited the hosts file and nothing happened (new hosts entries not working). I rebooted my iPhone5 and now iFile is gone. Cydia shows it installed but the app is not showing or shown as a result in search… Not sure why this is happening. Just leaving a post here incase someone knows.