Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Enable AirDrop On iPhone 4, 4S With AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0+ Cydia Tweak [Updated]

When Apple released iOS 6 the most disappointing part was it being not supported on iPhone 3GS. Likewise when Apple was about to release iOS 7 speculations were there this very version would not arrive on iPhone 4 but fortunately it did. But at the same time Apple also confirmed that one of the latest features, AirDrop, would not be available on iPhone 4 and 4S.

While users were confident that Apple would certainly never bring AirDrop to 4 and 4S devices, many of us including me were just as confident that developers would come up with a workaround once the iOS 7 jailbreak is released.

Good news is AirDrop can now be enabled on the unsupported devices i.e. the iPhone 4 and 4S, thanks to a new tweak called AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0+. The tweak is hosted on xsellize repo and is available for free. If you have the repository already added in Cydia you can look for the tweak right away by searching AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0+ (yes that is the complete name of the tweak).

AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0  Cydia Tweak for iPhone 4 and 4S (2)AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0  Cydia Tweak for iPhone 4 and 4S (1)

For users who do not have xsellize on their repo list, launch Cydia and go to the Manage tab. Now tap on Sources and on the repo tap on ‘Edit’ (present at the top right corner). Now tap on ‘Add’ which appears on the left corner and type in the following URL:
http://cydia.xsellize.com/

After entering the URL, tap on Add Source and let the repo be added to Cydia and fetch all the packages. Once it has been done, just tap on the repo and find the above package from the list or you may also search for the same from the ‘Search’ tab.

Simply install the package and respring your device. No options or icons will be added for the tweak, so to ensure AirDrop is enabled on your older-generation device, drag the Control Center up and you should see the AirDrop section just above the QuickLaunch icons. Tap on the AirDrop button and you are good to go.

Update #1: The tweak is confirmed to be working on iOS 7.1 Beta versions too.

Update #2: The tweak is confirmed to be not working on iPhone 4, 4S, it works perfectly on iPad 3 though. Reason being, the iPhone 4 and 4S use the 2.4 GHz band whereas Airdrop only supports the 5 GHz band. 

6 comments:

  1. I have an ipad 2 with airdrop enabler, but it won't connect to my ipad 4 with the real airdrop. Help!

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    1. To be honest, even when i tested the tweak it only worked occasionally and not every time i used it. Since I tested it on iPhone 4, which is the soon-to-be-discontinued member of the iPhone family, I did not complain much.

      To make the picture clearer, the tweak works BEST on iPad 3, but struggles to connect on devices including the previous generation iPads, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

      Some of the users reported the tweak works on these devices while most faced the connectivity issue. So let us hope an update is on its way.

      Delete
  2. In the hackyouriphone rep it says its ONLY working with the ipad 3, im scared to install it on my iPhone 4S

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    1. If the description clearly mentions it works only on iPad 3, installing it on your iPhone 4S won't do any wonders.

      You do not have to be scared at all. In case you want to try it, go ahead and install it. If it does not work, the tweak can be uninstalled any time.

      Delete
  3. I have installed it. And it asks for your iCloud account username and password firsttime you run it. That is suspicious for me. Skip that part and it works fine on iPad3

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    1. Great that it worked for you. Cheers

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Enable AirDrop On iPhone 4, 4S With AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0+ Cydia Tweak [Updated]

When Apple released iOS 6 the most disappointing part was it being not supported on iPhone 3GS. Likewise when Apple was about to release iOS 7 speculations were there this very version would not arrive on iPhone 4 but fortunately it did. But at the same time Apple also confirmed that one of the latest features, AirDrop, would not be available on iPhone 4 and 4S.

While users were confident that Apple would certainly never bring AirDrop to 4 and 4S devices, many of us including me were just as confident that developers would come up with a workaround once the iOS 7 jailbreak is released.

Good news is AirDrop can now be enabled on the unsupported devices i.e. the iPhone 4 and 4S, thanks to a new tweak called AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0+. The tweak is hosted on xsellize repo and is available for free. If you have the repository already added in Cydia you can look for the tweak right away by searching AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0+ (yes that is the complete name of the tweak).

AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0  Cydia Tweak for iPhone 4 and 4S (2)AirDrop Enabler iOS 7.0  Cydia Tweak for iPhone 4 and 4S (1)

For users who do not have xsellize on their repo list, launch Cydia and go to the Manage tab. Now tap on Sources and on the repo tap on ‘Edit’ (present at the top right corner). Now tap on ‘Add’ which appears on the left corner and type in the following URL:
http://cydia.xsellize.com/

After entering the URL, tap on Add Source and let the repo be added to Cydia and fetch all the packages. Once it has been done, just tap on the repo and find the above package from the list or you may also search for the same from the ‘Search’ tab.

Simply install the package and respring your device. No options or icons will be added for the tweak, so to ensure AirDrop is enabled on your older-generation device, drag the Control Center up and you should see the AirDrop section just above the QuickLaunch icons. Tap on the AirDrop button and you are good to go.

Update #1: The tweak is confirmed to be working on iOS 7.1 Beta versions too.

Update #2: The tweak is confirmed to be not working on iPhone 4, 4S, it works perfectly on iPad 3 though. Reason being, the iPhone 4 and 4S use the 2.4 GHz band whereas Airdrop only supports the 5 GHz band. 

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