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I was very excited when blog reader Joshua tipped me off that the Firefly Media Server for iPhone/iPod touch firmware 2.x is now available in the Cydia installer. I have been waiting for it.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out-of-the-box. I have no idea why the current Cydia release (version 0.2.4.2-1) doesn’t include the necessary configuration files nor properly set up the server for us. But I figured it out, and here’s the how-to:

Firstly, please set your firmware 2.x device (refer to this post for instructions for firmware 1.1.x) to “Never” Auto-Lock. This is necessary because on first-run, the server will index and create a database of your music files and the process takes a long time. Interrupting the process may result in strange behaviour.

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