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Save an mp3, video, or other non-supported file from an email (Homebrew required)

by Adam Marks Wed, 04 Aug 2010 11:51 am EDT

Many file types can be downloaded and saved directly from an email, such as photos, PDFs and documents, but just as there is no built-in mechanism to save a video from a text message, there is no standard way to save a non-supported file from email (including videos, mp3s, zip files and many more). Here comes Homebrew to the rescue!  Note that this requires you to get to get access to parts of the phone that can cause some serious damage. So please proceed with caution if you are not familiar with these steps.  Keep reading after the break to learn how to save attachments from your emails


Email - with mp3 attachment

Let's assume we want to save the mp3 attachment from an email above.  Here are the steps you would need to follow:

  1. Ensure that the attachment is downloaded in the email.  Do this by tapping on the attachment name in the email
  2. Open Terminal (available via Preware)
  3. Terminal - Type "cd /var/luna/data/attachments" (Note the space between "cd" and the first "/", and make sure you type in all lowercase)
  4. Type "find -name *.mp3" (or replace "mp3" with the file type that you are searching for, which can be seen from within the email app)
  5. This will give you a listing of every file that matches your search criteria. Make a note of which "bucket" directory that file you want is in, along with the subdirectory under that.
  6. Internalz - find mp3 Open the Internalz app to navigate to "var/luna/data/attachments" and then find the correct "bucket" directory (note that some directories have a"-" in-between "bucket" and the number, some don't). Then, find the correct subdirectory under that "bucket" and click on that.
  7. The file you are looking should now be displayed on screen. If it is not, check that you have the right "bucket" directory and the right subdirectory.
  8. If you click on the filename, you should now have an option to "copy" the file and then select the directory that you want to copy the file to. Note that the "/media/internal/" directory represents your USB drive, so you should select /media/internal and then whatever path you want that move to go into.

Thanks to Habious in the forums for this tip

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