Jailbreaking has offered millions of idevices a lot of fascinating features over the years that Apple has simply refused to.
The newly released A5 jailbreak Absinthe added even more fun allowing iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users to go untethered for the first time, something they had been deprived from for long.
Notwithstanding the many cool jailbreak-powered features, there was one which has not been explored that much by the jailbreakers. This transfers files from iOS devices to other devices via Bluetooth, a crucial exclusion from Apple's mobile products.
A jailbreak app, named Celeste, was released in Cydia last year claiming to allow Bluetooth file sharing. But unfortunately, the app was limited to iOS devices only.
Over the weekend, a new app popped up in Cydia. This app, unlike Celeste, allows iOS device users to share files with almost any other Bluetooth-enabled device, even Android. Yes, that's what AirBlue Sharing claims it can.
The list of capabilities that AirBlue Sharing has includes:
- Zero configuration
- Native Bluetooth pairing, do not have to re-pair your device when using iOS native Bluetooth
- High speed Bluetooth transmission, up to 1.7 MB/s
- Automatically shutdown Bluetooth when transmissions are done to save power
- Transfer files over WiFi connection - it's possible to transfer a video file in a few seconds (iOS to iOS)
- Automatically create a WiFi hotspot for transmission when no Wifi is available (iOS to iOS, large file)
- Send from Notes/Photos/Videos/Music/Contacts/Voice Memos...
- Send any file from applications supported by Open in function
- Import received files to Contacts/Photos
- Import received files to applications supported by Open in function
- Send/receive multiple files simultaneously
- Sent/received notification sounds
- Compatible with Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7, Linux, Nokia, Android, BlackBerry and other Bluetooth enabled phones
AirBlue Sharing, which costs $4.99, is compatible with devices running iOS 4.2 through iOS 5.0.1.
Being a jailbreak app, AirBlue Sharing obviously works in a jailbroken device. To know how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using Absinthe, click on the following links.
Watch the videos below to know how AirBlue Sharing works:
From iOS to Android
From Android to iOS