#175 ✓resolved

iPhone 4 not detected

Reported by soTo | October 11th, 2010 @ 05:03 PM

Hi everyone,

I would like some help. I installed today Maverick version of Xubuntu. I want to use my iPhone 4 on it.

So I went on https://launchpad.net/~pmcenery/+archive/ppa/+packages, the url proposed by http://www.libimobiledevice.org. At the end I have installed on my computer the following Maverick libraries:

  • dkms
  • fakeroot
  • ipheth-dkms
  • ipheth-utils
  • patch
  • libimobiledevice1 (which I already had on Maverick)
  • libusbmuxd1 (same)

I plug my iPhone and nothing seems to work. It does not appear on my desktop.

Please help! I'm a newbie with Ubuntu.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Thomas

    Thomas October 11th, 2010 @ 05:15 PM

    The version of libimobiledevice that comes with ubuntu is old, try upgrading.

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

  • soTo

    soTo October 11th, 2010 @ 05:32 PM

    Ok thanks! I did an update/upgrade after having added the ppa:pmcenery/ppa (which I forgot before) and I upgraded all:

    • ipheth-utils
    • libimobiledevice1
    • libusbmuxd1
    • libusbmuxd1-dbg
    • usbmuxd

    So, nothing more now unfortunatly! I plug and it does not work! Please help me again!

  • Thomas

    Thomas October 11th, 2010 @ 05:53 PM

    try mounting it manually.

    sudo usbmuxd &
    mkdir ~/iPhone
    ifuse ~/iPhone

    You might have to install ifuse.

    sudo apt-get install ifuse

  • soTo

    soTo October 11th, 2010 @ 10:16 PM

    Thanks a lot! I did what you said and everything is OK. I can navigate then in ~/iPhone and see all my stuffs. Am going to try all the programs for video, music, synch and so on.

    Is there a particular way to unmount? Can I directly unplug my iPhone?

  • soTo

    soTo October 11th, 2010 @ 10:20 PM

    Another question, can I manually put my music in a folder of my iPhone with a copy/past (then which folder is it?) or should I do it via a program?

  • Thomas

    Thomas October 12th, 2010 @ 03:21 AM

    you can unmount it with
    sudo umount ~/iPhone

    you can use gtkpod to put music on it. rhythmbox might work too.

  • soTo

    soTo October 12th, 2010 @ 09:11 AM

    Thanks a lot for your help!

  • Nikias Bassen

    Nikias Bassen November 27th, 2010 @ 02:28 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    Closing this ticket since the issue seems resolved.

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A project around supporting the iPhone in Linux.

See http://libimobiledevice.org

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