HELP! How to I copy files off my iPhone without Synching?

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bballrob

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So a couple months ago I screwed up and lost all my music off my computer, about 4200 songs. I have not synched my iPad or iPhone 4S since then in an attempt to someday hopefully be able to at least retrieve the songs off of my iPhone(594 songs) and iPad.

My iPhone is still jailbroken as I never upgrade iOS on my phone until I can JB. It is currently on iOS 5.1.1(9B206).

Can someone tell me what JB apps I need to be able to copy the songs off of my iPhone and maybe even give me a brief tutorial, or point me to one online?

I don't think I'll be so lucky with my iPad as I did update it to iOS 6.0(10A403) and correct me if I'm wrong, but I think if I jailbreak it now using Evasion, I will lose the songs on it in the process(1,018 songs).

Thanks!
 

Europa

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You won't lose any data during the jailbreak unless something goes wrong. But I'd get the music copied to the computer ASAP and before the jailbreak just to be safe. Just curious - why you don't use Time Machine on your Mac? I really is an awesome feature.

There are lots of apps that will allow you to copy the music from your phone to your computer. DiskAid, i-FunBox, Tansee, Senuti and iExplorer are a few of them. Many of them are free apps.
http://osxdaily.com/2012/06/04/transfer-music-from-iphone-ipod-or-ipad-to-computer/
 

bballrob

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I Still haven't learned about TIme Machine. Need to do that. In the meantime, where can I find those free aps of which you speak? None of them seem to be available via the App Store on my Mac.
 

Europa

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Here's some info on setting up Time Machine:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1427
One of my favorite things about it is when you upgrade to a new Mac, you just connect that drive to the new computer and select import everything the first time you boot the new computer. About an hour later, it boots and it looks exactly like the old one with the data, settings and programs all carried over. Even the programs are installed and ready to go. I was pretty much blown away by that. I had set aside the whole day for setting up my new iMac and all I had to do was change the wallpaper to one that was the correct resolution for the bigger screen.

I recommend DiskAid, but it's $29. I think senuti is $19. If you want a free solution, you could try iFunbox or FreeSync. I haven't used either, so I don't know how well they work.
http://www.i-funbox.com/
http://www.iskysoft.com/article/sharepod-for-mac.html