The iOS is certainly one of the most advanced and we dare say one of the best mobile operating systems around. But there are features (or non-features) that leaves a user wondering what's up with the folks over at Cupertino. This can generally be attributed to the closed nature of the iOS. Fortunately, we have the jailbreak community to offset these limitations. One of the best jailbreak utilities around is Safari Download Manager which of course, enables file downloads for Mobile Safari. But the utility kind of ran out of steam mainly because it wasn't compatible with iOS 5, well until recently that is.
Fans of Safari Download Manager can now rejoice because the much awaited update for iOS 5 compatibility has been finally applied. This way, you can finally download just about any file off your Mobile Safari browser. Aside from iOS 5 compatibility, other features have been added which makes this utility a lot more better than ever.
What's New in Safari Download Manager for iOS 5?
- icons are in full style retina
- ability to resume downloads
- added support for more than 10 languages
- downloader more flexible
- added support for multiple files from the previous version
After you have downloaded the file, you will be prompted by the utility with several options like:
- Open in iBooks
- Open in Kindle
- Open in iFile
- Open in Dropbox
Files that are downloaded using SDM for iOS 5 can be accessed in the following directory: "private / var / mobile / Library / Downloads". You will of course need another utility such as iFile so you will be able to access the file. When it comes to download managers for Safari, there is no doubt that Safari Download Manager is one of the best ones.
Before you can hope to use Safari Download Manager, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Here are some tutorials that you could use. For users who are currently in iOS 5.1.1 and want the latest untethered jailbreak, feel free to use the following guides: Absinthe | Redsn0w | Sn0wbreeze | Cinject.
Safari Download Manager for iOS 5 is available in Cydia under BigBoss repo for $5.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback