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How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:58:18 AM »
ok so you will need an iphone filesystem access program,of which there are an untold many, but today im gonna go with...

1.  iphone folders. download it somewhere with google.

2. connect your device to your computer and open iphone folders and select your device

3.  navigate to private/var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall.
note:if the last 2 folders do not exist create them(they are case sensitive).

4. drop the desired .deb files into the AutoInstall folder

5.  reboot device to install your package.

6.  you have now installed your package, congrats.
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 04:59:40 AM »
Hey nice simple guide to AUTO-Install .deb files sciencetor2!

But I would like to add my guide if you don't mind!
THIS IS THE MANUAL WAY TO INSTAL .DEB FILES VIA MOBILE TERMINAL

Step 1: Locate and download the required/wanted .deb file.

Step 2: SSH into your iDevie (via WinSCP, iPhone Explorer, Cyber duck or whatever you use)

Step 3: Copy/Move your downloaded .deb file into this directory: var/mobile

Step 4: Download and install MobileTerminal from Cydia (Skip this step if you already have it installed)

Step 5: Open Mobile Terminal. Type in "su" and for the password type in "alpine" unless you have changed it (alpine is the default password)

Now you are logged in as "root"

Step 6: Type in "dpkg -i iOS3folders1.0.4-2.deb"  <<(I am using this for example, and without quotes of course)

Make sure you put in the "3" in "iOS3" I forget that alot LOL

That SHOULD install the .deb package. Make sure you put in the spaces in between "dpkg" and "-i" and "iOS3folders1.0.4-2" or whatever .deb your trying to put in. IF you don't put spaces in where they are needed then obviously its not gonna work. ;)

If that did not work, exit mobile terminal (Make sure it is not back-grounded) and read the instructions again very carefully.

Hope this helped! If you have any problems make sure to post it on here! We have an EXCELLENT team working with whited00r to help resolve any problems you may encounter! Good Luck!  :mrgreen:
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 06:20:50 AM »
Good tutorial ...

We should create a Tutorial and Hint section here on Forum ...
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 07:19:18 AM »
That's what how-to is for ;)
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 11:50:41 AM »
You can add the iFile method along with it.

Paste the file in tmp folder.
Open iFile ---> Tmp ---> [Filename].deb - Click on it and then install
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 11:57:16 PM »
You don't need to install from tmp, you can install from any directory really.  Tmp is a good idea though
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 07:39:54 AM »
Yeap :)
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 02:45:54 PM »
Thanks for the extra guides people! If thats all the methods can i lock the thread to avoid confusion with large ammounts of comments?
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Re: How to manually install .deb files onto your device
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 11:10:47 PM »
Locked - If you have your own guide just make your own how-to post :)
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