Wednesday, September 30, 2009

iFuse - Mount your Iphone/Ipod Touch on Ubuntu in 3 easy steps

iFuse is a simple app that lets you mount your Iphone or Ipod in Ubuntu and other Linux distros using the USB cable. iFuse does not require "jailbreaking" or voiding your warranty and works without needing extra software installed on the phone (such as `ssh`).

Most Ubuntu and other Linux distro users have had a hard time mounting their Apple toys on their OSs. iFuse now makes it really easy and simple. Follow the  steps below and be on your way to using your Iphone/Ipod on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

Step 1

Open up a terminal (don't panic, just copy and paste) and type
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list to open Your sources list

Step 2

Add the following code to your sources list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main


Change Jaunty to the release you are using if that's not it. Save and exit your sources list.

Step 3

Type the following commands into the terminal again
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com F0876AC9
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install
ifuse and hit enter

That's it! Now connect your Iphone or Ipod using the USB cable to your system. Open your file manager(Nautilus) and look on the left panel, you should see your device mounted there. Access your files.

Caveat!!!
You cannot manage your music database yet due to the kind of cryptic algorithm Apple uses on their toys. You can access your music folder but cannot transfer music to or from it. You can however, do all other things you are used to with your Iphone on your system. 


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