#165 ✓invalid

mounting as /dev/<device>

Reported by chague | August 16th, 2010 @ 08:46 PM

Good afternoon.

I am attempting to mount my iPhone 3G's file system as a device and I'm have a few issues. I can mount the device with the following command ifuse /media/IPhone/ which will result in the following mount point

ifuse 7233492 4504984 2728508 63% /media/IPhone

I would like to have the device show up as /dev/

My goal is to be able to image the /dev/ with DD. Any help would be greatly appreciated or if there is a better way for this to work, please point me in the right direction.


Currently using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS as the host OS, Physical not a VM

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  • Nikias Bassen

    Nikias Bassen August 17th, 2010 @ 06:48 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”


    you cannot have the device show up as /dev/whatever. The filesystem access is provided using a proprietary protocol only giving some kind of "view" to the filesystem and not a direct access to the raw filesystem. So imaging with dd will never work.
    If you want to backup your device in linux, use the 'idevicebackup' tool. If your device is jailbroken you can copy the contents of the devices filesystem via ssh/scp.

    Setting this ticket to invalid since it's not a defect and we won't be able to provide a device node.

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