If you're a Wintel or Mac user — move along, nothing to see here…
Okay, raise your hand if you're an Ubuntu Linux afficianado. That many, huh? Okay, this one's for you.
Using a program called iFuse, you can "mount" your iPhone as a read/writable external drive. The program runs on all Ubuntu flavors (Karmic, Jaunty, Intrepid, or Hardy). Best of all, this technique requires zero jailbreaking of — or ANY kind of mod to — your iPhone.
Issue the following commands in the terminal:
- Add the package to your sources:
gksudo /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu version main
where version is one of the aforementioned Ubuntu variations.
- Optionally, add the PPA key:
sudo apt-key adv ‚Äìrecv-keys ‚Äìkeyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com e20da6af9caee36095d1282ef104610cf0876ac9
- Update package list:
sudo apt-get update
- Install iFuse:
sudo apt-get install ifuse
Open source FTW!