Normally we’d install AFPd and simply mount our iPod touch on our Desktop to manipulate its content as if it’s a flash drive. Unfortunately AFPd version 0.2 is not compatible with firmware 1.1.3. A newer version 0.3 that is supposingly 1.1.3 aware is out, but it needs more work as I can’t get it to work on my iPod touch at all.
So here’s how manipulate the content of your iPod touch using sFTP.
First, you need to install the OpenSSH package by Ste into your iPod touch if you haven’t already done so. It’s available in the Installer, under the “System” category.
Next, download and install the Cyberduck (it’s open source) FTP client, unless you already have a FTP client that supports the sFTP (not just FTP) protocol.
Launch Cyberduck and click on “Open Connection”, and fill in the table as shown below:
Select SFTP as the protocol.
Replace the Server Address “192.168.123.88″ with your actual iPod touch’s IP address, which you can find under Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Your Wi-Fi Network -> DHCP: IP Address.
Fill-in the password as “alpine”.
Click on “More Options” and fill in “/” as the path.
That’s it. Click on “Connect” and momentarily you’ll find a Finder-like interface to navigator around your iPod touch.
- Don’t let your iPod touch fall asleep while you are manipulating its content. Set the “Auto-Lock” function to “Never”.
- We log in as “root” but use the iPod touch 1.1.3 as the “mobile” user. Thus the path “~/” when we SSH in is actually /private/var/root/ when apps expects /private/var/mobile/ .