A lot of users are unable to use their device with unofficial tools. To do this, you must install Apple File Conduit 2 fist. Here’s how to do it.
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What is Apple File Conduit 2?
Apple File Conduit (AFC) is the “link” between applications such as iTunes and your iOS device. It allows these programs to read and write files from your device through a USB connection.
However, it doesn’t grant complete access. It only allows access to media files like photos, music, official App Store applications data.
This is where Saurik’s Apple File Conduit 2 comes in. It creates a new “link” called AFC2 that grants complete access to the filesystem.
If you are using a device management tool, it might require AFC2 to work.
Why do I need Apple File Conduit 2 for iOS 10?
Jailbreak tools no longer come bundled with AFC extensions. It is required for programs such as iFunbox, DiskAid, and AnyTrans. So if you want to use any of these programs, you should install the AppleFile Conduit “2” Debian package from Cydia.
It is also useful in case you need to manually remove tweak files.
Apple File Conduit 2 is recommended for users that really use this functionality. If you think you are good without it, there’s no need to install it.
Now on to the tutorial.
APPLE FILE CONDUIT 2 COMPATIBLE DEVICES
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPad Pro (12.9 inches)
- iPad Pro (9.7 inches)
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 4
- iPod touch 6
How to Install Apple File Conduit 2 on iOS 10/10.1.1/10.2
Step 1 Launch Cydia application.
Step 2 Search for Apple File Conduit “2” debian package.
Step 3 Install Apple File Conduit “2”.
Step 4 (This step is optional) To use Apple File Conduit 2, you must reinstall it each time you reboot your device. This happens because the daemon doesn’t start automatically. This is where AFC 2 iOS 10 fix comes in. It fixes this issue and you will no longer need to reinstall it after rebooting. To install it, add this repo https://apt.enduniverse.com/cydia/
Step 5 Install AFC 2 iOS 10 fix.
Step 6 Reboot your device.
Now you can easily use programs such as iFunBox with your device. Don’t run iFunBox unless your iOS device is connected to the computer.
If this method doesn’t work on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus, here’s what you need to do.
How to Install Apple File Conduit 2 on iPhone 7/7 Plus on iOS 10.1.1
Step 1 Open Cydia and search for afc2add.
Step 2 Exit from Cydia, start it once again and install Apple File Conduit “2”. Once you install this package, afc2add will get deleted automatically.
Step 3 Install AFC 2 iOS 10 fix as given above.
Step 5 Reboot your device.
It should work now. If it still doesn’t work, restart your device and run mach_portal application.
If you get the “size mismatch” or Cydo code (1) error, refresh your sources.
Remember, it might not work every time due to a bug present in Yalu jailbreak and backboardd daemon. Once Yalu jailbreak comes out of beta, AFC 2 should work as usual.
If you are still facing any errors, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.