iPhone Explorer – Right alternative to iPhone Browser

Searching for the right software – Experience with iPhone Browser

Last night, I wanted to download some stuff to the root directory of my iPhone **cough** yes, you have guessed right, I have a jailbroken iPhone. Initially, I tried to do it with SSH, the process didn’t look difficult to me but the wifi device attached to my PC su*ks. So, as a result, I set out in an internet jungle to find out software which can assist me in copying files to iPhone without wifi.

The first software which I found was ‘iPhone browser’ available in Google Code. Initially, I installed the version 1.91 and it made me cry after initial testing. It didn’t help me copy even a single file since every time I connected my iPhone, this magic software crashed saying goodbye in its own language:

iPhoneBrowser has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the 
inconvenience.
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If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on 
might be lost.

I tried about 6 times, in different ways, but all in vain. At last, I threw it into Recycle Bin. Then I downloaded the latest version for iPhone browser that is 1.93. This software did one favor to me, it was never crashed, and however, it never detected my iPhone. Consequently, it also joined hands with its older version in the Recycle Bin.

At Last, found iPhone Explorer – It simply rocks!

In spite of all these setbacks, I didn’t stop my search and as a result I found what I was looking for. This time I downloaded ‘iPhone explorer’ which was way better than iPhone browser. Let’s look at some of its features.

iPhone explorer turns your iPhone into a disk drive making you capable of transferring the files in a drag and drop fashion and all that with USB only. Yes, you don’t need WiFi, rather you can access all your iPhone memory through USB port only. iPhone explorer is light software which enables one to transfer photos, music, movies, themes etc to and from iPhone. While transferring the photos, you can even preview the photo in order to confirm you are transferring the right image. The best part about iPhone explorer that you do not need to jailbreak your phone in order to use it. However, with jailbroken phone, iPhone explorer gives you liberty to transfer files from root directory of iPhone which is a valuable feature.

Issues faced with iphone Explorer and their fixes

There was one issue which I faced while using the software and that was the transferring of complete folders and multiple files. It gave a nice message

“iPhone Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the 
inconvenience.”
Fortunately, I found a fix for this issue. Check it out here.
iPhone Explorer is a free software and can be downloaded here.
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