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* Mac OSX 10.4 or greater (not tested on 10.3 or 10.2)
* BSD subsystem (included in default OSX installation)
What is iLinkPhone:
iLinkPhone is a tool allowing easy one click backup via USB, no more need of WiFi/Ssh
configurations, all for FREE. Be careful reading and following instructions within the program
and on this website.
To install the software open the DMG, install using the Installer and then launch the app.
Using the software is quite simple. Click on 'Select Folder' to choose where to backup the
iPhone library files (be sure you have more than enough space!) and check messages from
software. Then click on 'iLinkPhone' to start (you'll be asked gain if you want to proceed).
You'll see a lot of messages going on screen, to let you know what's happening 'behind'..
*** IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE PROCEEDING ***
1) This software is intended only for personal backup of your legally downloaded/owned
music/video collection, you can't use iLinkPhone or iPhone/iPod to steal or copy illegally music.
2) This software was tested on iPhone 1.1.4 jailbroken with iJailbreak. Was also tested to
work on iPhone 2G with updated 2.0 firmware, and doesn't need jailbreak. Please report other
3) USE THIS SOFTWARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. It uses some hacks to connect via usb to your
iPhone in the safest possible way, but as all this type of software can be dangerous and potentially
brick your device. Author is not responsible of correct or incorrect use and conseguences from
4) Please reboot your iPhone before proceeding, it's better to have a fresh booted iPhone.
5) Quit iTunes and disable iPhone auto lock
7) Connect your iPhone directly to the Mac, NOT via usb hub or dock
8) Avoid using a destination folder/drive on your Mac with other letters/characters than A-Z or 1-9
1) Pressing STOP can lead to some potential problems (iPhone becoming unresponive, iPhone
rebooting automatically). If this happens disconnect immediatly the usb cable, wait the iPhone to load,
then reboot it and start again. To avoid problems, press STOP at the end of a file transfer.
2) With very big files (highrate or long songs, videos) you could have some problem with unresponsive
app or iPhone. In case of problems just wait. If you have to stop and restart (see point 1 above) you can
leave the incomplete file or put another one with identical name and in the same folder.
The software will skip filenames already copied.
Q) Why all songs are not organized as in my playlists but distributed in all these Fxx folders?
A) iTunes and iPhone store songs on the iPhone hard disk in a different own way, so you'll get
the exaxt same organization of your original iPhone.
Q) How can I search for a specific file? They all strange names like ADYTR.MP3 ASDBOI.MP3 etc..
A) That's just the way iTunes/iPod store names into the iPod hard disk. iLinkPod just let you access your
iPod avoiding any modiifcation to files. That's a way to be completely secure if you follow carefully the
procedure, but you get the strange names. It's not a problem, there are several ways to look for a file:
1) use the freeware MP3-CMM to read ID3 tags of file directly from finder
2) use the freeware Dukko to rename files properly, ONLY AFTER COPYING THEM ON YOUR HARD DISK.
Q) How can I copy and paste text from main window and/or use scrollbars?
A) If you cannot see the scrollbars, just click when they should be and they'll appear (if there's text
to scroll obviously). To copy/paste text from the main window, just select it and 'drag' selection.
DOWNLOAD iLinkPhone 1.0 (3,5 mb, freeware)
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Screenshots iLinkPhone 1.0 (click to enlarge):
-Disclaimer: THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS". THAT MEANS THAT EVEN
IF IT HAS BEEN TESTED EXTENSIVELY, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE BUGS
THAT CAN DESTROY A FILE, A FOLDER OR A WHOLE DISK. BE WARNED.
BACK UP ANY CRITICAL DATA TO BE SAFE. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK,
I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CORRECT OR INCORRECT USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
I CAN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGE OR LOSS
CAUSED BY THE USE OF ILINKPHONE.
-Legal Disclaimer: THIS SOFTWARE WAS WRITTEN AND IS INTENDED ONLY
FOR PERSONAL BACKUP AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. PLEASE DO NOT USE
ILINKPHONE TO STEAL MUSIC OR OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. USE IT AT YOUR
OWN RISK, I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LEGAL OR ILLEGAL USE OF ILINKPHONE.