(Jan 27 Update) These iPhone Apps are for use in firmware 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 *only*. They are *not* compatible with 1.1.3 jailbroken iPod touch at all. Do not install them in 1.1.3.
Update (Jan 7, 2008):
Since originally posted, a new tap-to-install method to install the iPhone Apps into your iPod touch emerged. It’s super easy. Here’s how to do it:
- First, add http://applerepo.com/
http://repo.us.to/as a new “Source” for your Installer.
- After refreshing your Installer, you’ll find two new categories, “iPhone 1.1.1 Apps” and “iPhone 1.1.2 Apps”. Select your choice depending on your firmware version; do not install the wrong version.
- You’ll see all the iPhone Apps, plus “Prep” apps for Mobile Mail and Google Map. Make your selection and follow the instructions. Be sure to read the Warning Notice.
There are apps bundled with iPhone that will work on the iPod touch, such as Mail.app, Map.app etc, but they aren’t included by Apple for the iPod touch. If you own an iPhone or lives in Bukit Timah, thus having the said iPhone Apps, you can install them in your iPod touch. Here’s how:
Firstly, make sure the iPhone Apps are version 1.1.2 (Version 1.1.1’s apps, except for the Mail.app, will work as well.) The iPhone Apps are:
MobileCal MobilePhone MobileSMS
MobileCal is the Calendar app that is already pre-installed in iPod touch. So let’s skip it. MobilePhone and MobileSMS on the other hand are telephony apps that just won’t work on the iPod touch, the lack of a microphone for voice input is an obvious reason why.
Okay, fire up your sFTP, AFP or whatever means to connect to your iPod touch. Then copy those 5 good apps to your iPod touch’s /Applications folder. You must set their permission, recursively to 755.
Next, locate on your iPhone the entire “GMM.framework” folder and copy it to:
and “MobileMailSettings.bundle” to
Reboot and you’ll find the Apps in your Springboard! You can start using them.
I especially enjoy Map. It’s so intelligent it can seamlessly accesses my Address Book entries for addresses. Yes, even maps for Singapore’s addresses.
As for Mails, you’ll add and setup accounts via iPod touch’s Settings page, under the Mail option. Oh, it’s widely reported that the Mail app does not work with Yahoo Mail… so don’t try too hard getting Yahoo Mail to work. Gmail works perfectly (caveat.)
- To set Permission to 755, I use my favorite FTP client, Transmit. “Get Info” on the folder and under Permissions option, clicking “Apply to enclosed folder…” is all there to it. Apps that quit within a few seconds after launching are usually due to wrong permission. Setting them to 755 should resolves the issue.
- It goes without saying… you need a Jailbroken iPod touch to use these apps!