Introduction: FTP Into IPod Touch With Windows

  • This is my first Instructable, comments, criticisms and feedback appreciated!*

Looking to transfer files between your iPod and computer? With this method all you have to do is drag and drop between devices and, within seconds, you've got your favorite Winterboard themes on your PC for editing, or some applications on your device. This is the easiest way i have found to FTP (file transfer protocol) into your iPod touch(possibly iPhone, haven't tried) with Windows.
*iPod/iPhone must be Jailbroken to allow FTP

Step 1: Downloads

First you will need to download the necessary files (only two required), which are free to download online. Both files are relatively small.

1. Total Commander < Download page (2.1 MB)

2. T-PoT.wfx < Direct link (88 KB)

Step 2: Setting Up Total Commander

Once the files have downloaded, install total commander on your computer and save T-PoT.wfx somewhere on your hard drive.

(Pictures Correspond with steps)
1.Open Total Commander (on trial version page will come up saying you have to click a certain number to open, this is the only downside of the trial that I have found.)
2.Click Configuration
3.Click Options
4.Click Plugins
5.Click Configure under File system plugins (.WFX)
6.Click Add
7.Find your T-PoT.wfx file on your hard drive
8.Click open
9.Click OK
10.OK again
11.On the drop down menu on the LEFT select the folder where the files you want to transfer are located.
12.On the drop down menu on the RIGHT select (-/-)
13.Make sure your iPod is plugged into the computer through its USB cable and double click the (T-PoT) directory and....YOU'RE IN!

Now you can transfer files from your device to your computer and vice versa.

Here are some useful directories...

To get to winterboard themes
Private/Var/Stash/Themes xxxxxxx**

To get to appstore apps
Private/Var/Stash/Applications xxxxxxx**

** "x" replaces the random numbers and letters that will be displayed on your iPod instead of just "X's"

Comments

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poparoo4 (author)2009-12-27

ATTENTION!

There is an app called file app, Which reads loads of file types and allows you to do FTP without jailbreaking!

Nice instructable Though!

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poparoo4 (author)poparoo42009-12-27

And also it only takes a couple of steps and it's not complicated at all.

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ikats14 (author)2009-06-09

great!!!!! thank you!!!!! I have a one question.... if I delete SSH from my ipod, will it work(or it's nessesery to have open ssh on device)?

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