AnyDrop 2 Media

AirDrop is such a good feature, but on a jailbroken iPhone it’s been turned into a great feature. That’s because there’s AnyDrop 2—a jailbreak tweak that supercharges the concept of AirDrop, and makes it accessible for any file on the native file system.

Imagine iFile with AirDrop sharing, and you pretty much have AnyDrop. It’s more than that, though, because AnyDrop allows you to share media files from your Music app library, Video app library, and Photo app library. It even comes bundled with a hidden feature that lets you download and share YouTube videos called YouTubeDrop.

Needless to Say, AnyDrop 2 is a great jailbreak tweak to have if you’re interested in getting more than the pedestrian experience out of AirDrop. Watch our video after the break to see what I mean.

Once you install AnyDrop 2, there are no settings to configure, but you’ll find an app icon for AnyDrop on your Home screen. Launch the app, and you’ll see an interface that looks largely familiar to anyone who’s taken strolls within iOS’ native filesystem before.

AnyDrop Interface

There’s also a media tab that’s accessible in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. This media tab allows you to quickly access items like photos, music, and videos. Videos and music are a little more involved, because they have to be available on your local device before you’re able to share them. If they’re not, you’ll remain at a screen that says exporting, even though it’s not really exporting, it’s just sitting there, because it can’t interface with files that are still in the cloud.

Files received to AnyDrop can be accessed via the received button located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You can then process those files, and open them in supported apps.

AnyDrop 2 can interface directly with a non-jailbroken device, because that device just thinks a legitimate AirDrop session is being initiated, and it is technically legitimate. But where AnyDrop 2 shines is when it’s able to talk to converse with another device running AnyDrop, a jailbroken device where you can send deb files, and install them via apps like iFile.

YouTubeDrop

YouTubeDrop is real

AirDrop was a solid addition to iOS 7, but because of the way that iOS limits access to the filesystem, it has inherent limitations. AnyDrop destroys those barriers and opens up the excellent local file sharing service in a wonderful way. Oh, and be sure to shake your device while at the Files screen for access to the special YouTubeDrop feature. Watch our video above to see this hidden feature in all its glory.

If you’re interested in downloading AnyDrop, head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and get it today for only $1.99. It’s totally worth it if you ask me. What do you think?

  • Yash Gorana

    Epic.

  • How bout a tweak that allows air frop file sharing between mac and ios devices. (Atleast sharing of Music, pictures and other common filetypes)

    • Anthony Snyder

      It wouldn’t work because they use different methods of transferring data.

    • Philet Mignon

      Well there’s Celeste 2, which uses Bluetooth

  • Pato_

    Faster than iFile for sure.

  • onebyone_

    awesome!
    but I feel sad, I lost my JB, now I’m on 7.1.1 :/

    • Jonathan

      How’d you lose it?

      • onebyone_

        I had to restore after a loop, some tweaks that I installed cause this crash, I tried to boot in safe mode but didn’t work.

      • Jonathan

        Bummer. :/
        What tweaks did you install if you don’t mind me asking? I don’t want to make the same mistake.

      • onebyone_

        I don’t remember exactly, ifile, zeppelin, winterboard, slo-mo, barrel, applocker, cccontrol, bitesms,classic dock that’s all I remember. maybe classic dock was the problem, because before install it, I didn’t had any problem with my iPH5 :/ .whatever I’m waiting for iOS 8 to come out to see if the evad3rs team work with it and came with a new Jailbreak tool.

      • Jonathan

        Weird. I’ve tried all of those except Applocker and cccontrol with no issues. So maybe one of those 2?

      • onebyone_

        yep. :/

      • Sa

        OMG all you had to do was power the device while holding the up volume key.. To go into safe mode.. Is a cydia emergency recovery thing..

      • onebyone_

        didn’t works.

      • Sa

        It should work if you got cydia install and that mobile safe subtracted crap… Which install by default once you jailbreak

        Power down the device.. And when you are going to turn it on.. Hold the volume up key while powering on the device and don’t let go of the up volume key tin your in safemode

      • Telco Biru User

        hi maybe its too late but semirestore works even when in boot loop

  • Christian Mejía

    If only iPad 2 had Airdrop. 🙁

    • Jonathan

      Airdrop enabler 7.0+. You might need to add a repo. Not sure. Google it though. =D

  • tuma

    i want an airdrop tweak that will transfer to other devices. any drop is a step further from airdrop but i want more.

  • iam usstore

    theres “Airblue Sharing” for sending any file and ProTube for downloading youtube videos..

    • Diego Milano

      So ProTube has been updated to the latest version of the YouTube app already? Really?

  • White Michael Jackson

    Does the 4s need a certain technology for airdrop to work?

    • pegger1

      Air Drop Enabler

  • Edvard Rølvaag

    The triangle looks just like The Verge’s logo!