If you have been using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for quite some time now, you should be pretty well aware just how restrictive Apple's mobile operating system is? And this very restrictive nature of the iOS is one of the catalyst that led to the founding of the jailbreak scene that we are all familiar with. And this is also why many iOS device owners choose to jailbreak their devices. One can even go as far as saying that the ability to jailbreak and the freedom it provides are the main selling points of iOS devices.
Attaching files to your emails is an old practice which can be done for as long as we can remember. By default in the iOS, files that can be attached via sending an email in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are quite limited. Aside from photos, video clips and other minor attachments such as business cards, there's nothing much that you can attach to your outgoing emails. It's understandable that this particular restriction does not sit well with some users. If you are one of those iOS device owners who wants to attach more than just photos and clips on their emails, then you might want to check out this tweak.
The jailbreak tweak that we are going to introduce today is called AnyAttach. Basically what this tweak does is to allow the user to attach any sort of file that's found in iOS system directly into the user's outgoing email. For casual users, using stock applications with restricted access to the native file system works fine. But for someone who has a jailbroken device, such limitations do not make sense. Which is why jailbreak junkies and more technical users would certainly find the AnyAttach tweak useful.
This particular tweak integrates with the native Mail app so you do not have to install anything extra or run a different application for it to work. All you need is to install AnyAttach from Cydia, respring your iDevice and you should be able to attach any file into your outgoing mails now. A neat feature of this tweak is that it still enables the user to stick to the simplified view of attaching videos and photos, in case you don't require to attach something from the iOS file structre. A configuration setting for the tweak will be added to the Settings.app. AnyAttach is available in Cydia via BigBoss repository for $1.99.
To install and start using this mail attachment tweak, you need to have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch first. In case you need help in jailbreaking your iDevice, just read our following detailed guides. If you are under iOS 4.3.5, then you can use our Redsn0w tethered jailbreak guide. If you prefer to have an untethered jailbreak instead, then we recommend you restore to iOS 4.3.3 and jailbreak your device choosing one of the following jailbreak tools: Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze, PwnageTool and JailbreakMe (Recommended for beginners).Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback