As rootless becomes the norm in the modern world of jailbreaking, we’re seeing more and more of a shift toward supporting this new dynamic. We’ve seen multiple repositories pick up support for rootless packages, and now, yet another important change is making the crawl toward rootless: file manager apps.
Indeed, the popular Filza file manager app for iPhones and iPads is rootless supported as of version 4.0.1. This means that as Fugu15 Max nears completion for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1 and palera1n-c prepares to make rootless the default option for checkm8 devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-16.x, Filza is now ready to take on this adaptation.
The news was first spotted by /r/jailbreak user sevenpastzeero, and the change log for version 4.0.1 includes the following modifications:
- Support rootless jailbreak
- Fixed a few bugs on rootless jailbreak devices
- Fixed webdav server issue
While Filza can be downloaded from the BigBoss repository, it’s worth noting that version 4.0.1 with support for rootless is only currently available from TIGI Software’s own repository and comes in the form of Filza File Manager 64-bit, which is a separate package with a slightly different name from the regular Filza File Manager.
Even if you’re not currently using a rootless jailbreak, you’re still free to download and install Filza version 4.0.1 and use it. The latest bug fixes and improvements will still apply, even if you’re not taking advantage of rootless support.
Filza, as a file manager, allows a jailbreaker to browse their iPhone’s filesystem and make changes to files within however they see fit. This can be dangerous, so users should only make modifications if they know what they’re doing to avoid the unwanted side-effects of changing things that shouldn’t be changed.
If you’re not already taking advantage of TIGI Software’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager app of choice by using the URL provided below:
Are you using a rootless jailbreak currently, or are you still using rootful jailbreaks on your device where possible? Let us know in the comments section below whether you intend to take advantage of the latest version of Filza or if you’re just fine riding things out on a non-rootless supported version.