EUREKA (maybe) !
This evening I took the iPhone update to iOS 11.3, and just out of curiosity I
decided to check out the iphone as an attached device in the file manager. And
I'm in. I don't know why. I did not use
idevicepair nor ifuse. If I run ideviceinfo, I still get "ERROR: Could not
connect to lockdownd, error code -3".
In the file manager I found that clicking on a thumbnail gave me the
Messing around in the command line, a call to "df" suggested that I look
Going there I found a current datestamp on its subdirectory "gvfs" and within
that a sole item
with robotic name "gphoto2:host=%5Busb%3A004%2C023%5D".
Inside that there is a single directory "DCIM" (less than I used to see
in iOS 10.3), but that has always been the place for photos.
Within DCIM there are subdirectories "100CLOUD" and "100APPLE". I'm not
sure what that's about, but the photos in the first are older and are
all of size 3264x2448. During the time period for the photos in
100CLOUD, I changed to a new phone, but the latest photos in there were
taken on the new phone. In 100APPLE the photos are all of size
I'm guessing that usb infra-structure invoked some gphoto infra-
structure, and that libimobiledevice is not in the picture, but I don't
And for the moment I'm guessing that Apple has cleaned up its act with
My Ubuntu is 16.04.4 LTS, and I'm running the Mate evolute of classic gnome.
In the Mate GUI connecting the phone to a usb port causes an icon to appear on
my desktop. A right click on that
icon gives me an unmount option that I used before disconnecting the phone.
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Need updated libimobiledevice to mount IOS 11 devices
Status in libimobiledevice package in Ubuntu:
After upgrading to IOS 11, I stopped being able to mount my ipad in
The relevant log lines from gvfs-afc are:
gvfsd: afc: Added new job source 0x55802a00f130 (GVfsBackendAfc)
gvfsd: afc: Queued new job 0x558029ff36d0 (GVfsJobMount)
gvfsd: afc: Lockdown client try #0
gvfsd: afc: Got lockdown error '-3' while doing 'initial paired client'
gvfsd: afc: send_reply(0x558029ff36d0), failed=1 (Unhandled Lockdown
The fix is here in the upstream github:
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