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Is there a way to Access my iPhone's files without having a jailbroken phone?

08-16-2009, 01:21 PM
#1
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Is there a way to Access my iPhone's files without having a jailbroken phone?

Hey All,

I'm working on the development of an iPhone game, and my programmer is in another county then me.

We have created a level editor within the game in which you can save the level to the iPhone's memory.

Now the question is, is there a way I can access this saved file on my PC so that I can copy it and send it to my programmer?

-Visionary
08-16-2009, 01:32 PM
#2
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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As far as I know, not without being jailbroken.

08-16-2009, 01:57 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
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No, you will have to jailbreak.
Jail breaking is pretty easy though. I found it easy and I am only a 16 year old student with very little computer knowledge.
Redsn0w is the best for jailbreaking.

Redsn0w step by step guide: http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/20...break-redsn0w/

And to access your files, I would recommend 'iPhone Browser'.
It is free program that only takes up a couple minutes to set up and there is no hassle of SSH. You can then access your files and move them about/copy them to your computer.

'iPhone Browser': http://code.google.com/p/iphonebrowser/downloads/list

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08-16-2009, 03:05 PM
#4
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I think there is a way if you have already paid Apple. In Xcode, go to Organiser, then click on you device. If you expand that grey arrow next to the app you want there should be a package called 'Application Data'. Play around with right clicking, double clicking it etc.
Hope that works.
08-16-2009, 03:17 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Firestar View Post
I think there is a way if you have already paid Apple. In Xcode, go to Organiser, then click on you device. If you expand that grey arrow next to the app you want there should be a package called 'Application Data'. Play around with right clicking, double clicking it etc.
Hope that works.
Correct. I grab created data all the time off my phone using this method.
08-16-2009, 03:21 PM
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all apps which you uploaded using the oraganiser are marked in dark letters and with these options. You can also delete them quickyl and save the datea before toget afresh test start and then move the data back etc.

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08-16-2009, 03:27 PM
#7
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As others have mentioned, Xcode will let you grab your app data, but it sounds like you might be getting adhoc builds and syncing with a Windows PC. If this is the case you might want to get your programmer to make it so the level data can be uploaded to a central web server, or sent to an email address. Or build a server of some sort into the app itself and connect the PC via wifi (using CocoaHTTPServer for example). If you want to eventually allow end-users to create and share levels you'll need to do something like this anyway.

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08-17-2009, 07:15 PM
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Like has been mentioned you can use the XCode Organizer to grab the data. I actually used the map maker included in my game to make the campaign mission maps. I did make a Windows version also to speed up the process but I was able to get the data off of the phone.

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08-17-2009, 07:16 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
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Hey all,

Thanks for the help.

Using Xcode's Organizer works perfectly!

-Visionary