How to connect iPhone/iPod Touch (Using USB) in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

Here’s a link I found from Twitter about using iPod / iPhone with Ubuntu.

How to connect iPhone/iPod Touch (Using USB) in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy.

If you want iphone/ipod touch in ubuntu easy way is using iFuse program.

iFuse allows you to mount an iPhone or iPod Touch under Linux using the USB cable. You can view and edit the files similar to a normal USB disk drive. iFuse does not require “jailbreaking” or voiding your warranty and works without needing extra software installed on the phone (such as `ssh`).

libiphone is a software library that talks the native Apple USB protocols that the iPhone uses. Unlike other projects, `libiphone` does not depends on using any existing `.dll` or `.so` libraries from Apple.

iFuse is a FUSE filesystem driver which uses `libiphone` to connect to devices without jailbreak. iFuse is using the native Apple “AFC” protocol, over the normal USB cable in order to access the iPhone’s (or iPod Touch’s) media files under Linux.

Once the iPhone is mounted, you can copy on, or copy off any media files that live inside the `/var/root/Media` chroot directory. This includes photographs and music files.

Install iFuse in Ubuntu

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

      sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

For karmic Users

      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
      deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

For Jaunty Users

      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
      deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For Intrepid Users

      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
      deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For Hardy Users

      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
      deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Save and exit the file.

Now install gpg key using the following key

      sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com F0876AC9

Update source list using the following command

      sudo apt-get update

Install ifuse using the following command

      sudo apt-get install ifuse

Now you can plug in your ipod Touch or Iphone and it will appear in your desktop.

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