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For this tutorial, you need not install any software on your PC. The only thing required is the creation of a virtual drive on your iPhone. The virtual drive creation process generally takes time depending on the amount of space you are allocating to the drive. For a smaller storage drive, it should take only few minutes, whereas, for a larger drive, time may vary from 10-15 minutes. During the virtual drive creation process, make sure your iPhone doesn't go into standby mode. Follow the step by step instructions given below.
Note: You must have a jailbroken iPhone to carry out the steps mentioned in this tutorial.
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Step 1: Tap the Cydia icon on the Springboard.
Step 2: Now, tap the Manage icon on the bottom right.
Step 3: Now, tap Sources.
Step 4: Tap the Edit button on the right top corner.
Step 5: To add a new source, tap the Add button on the left top corner.
Step 6: Add the following URL: http://apt.dmytro.me in the address bar and finally tap the Add Source button to add this source.
Step 7: Once the source has been verified, a Return to Cydia button will appear. Press this button to continue.
Step 8: Finally, tap the ‘Done’ button to add this source.
Step 9: From the list of sources, select the apt.dmytro.me source.
Step 10: Now, from the list of packages, select the USB Drive package.
Step 12: After the software installation process is complete, Return to Cydia button will appear. Tap this button to return to the Cydia application.
Step 13: Finally, tap the Home button to return to Springboard. Tap the USB Drive icon on Springboard.
Step 14: Now, you need to create a virtual drive on the iPhone. Press the Create Disk… button to create a virtual disk. Enter the desired name and the size of this virtual drive and finally, tap the Create button to create a virtual drive.
Step 15: Now you have to specify the desired USB mode for the virtual drive you just created. You have 3 options.
- Drive + iTunes: This will make your iPhone compatible with iTunes as well as allow you to use your iPhone as a USB drive.
- Default: No changes are made to the iPhone settings.
- Drive Only: You can only use the iPhone as a USB drive. However, the iPhone will not be compatible with iTunes in this mode.
I decided to choose Drive only mode for testing purposes. Reboot your iPhone when prompted.
Step 16: Once the iPhone reboots, you can access the virtual disk on your computer you created with USB Drive.
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