Installing DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries on a jailbroken iPhone from a Mac

Installing iStarDict and DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries on an iPhone or iPad from a Mac.

I. Preliminary Requirements:

A. Your iPhone or iPad must be Jailbroken

  • Your iPhone or iPad must beJailbroken in order to install the iStarDict app through Cydia (which is an application for iOS that enables users to find and install software packages on jailbroken Apple iOS devices)
  • Without jailbreaking, you won't see Cydia, an alternative to the iTunes store, which you will need to download and install  iStarDict .
  • Please refer to the technician at any reputable mobile shop in town for Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.
  • If your iPhone or iPad is jailbroken,avoid upgrading to iOS 7.1

II. Download and Install afc2add, and iStarDict

A. Install  afc2add program through Cydia on your mobile device.

(The afc2add package allows USB access from your PC to the filesystem on an iOS device.)

  1. Open  Cydia from your phone.
    Cydia icon on desktop
  2. In the search bar, enter  afc2add . You should find the file you searched for below your entry. Select the file.
    Search for afc2add      Select the file.
  3. At the top right corner, you will see an option to install. Click on this and confirm.
    Installing afc2add drivers     Reboot
  4. Once the installation is complete, it will ask you to reboot your device. Click on  Reboot Device
  5. You can now exit Cydia.

B. InstalliStarDict application on iPhone or iPad

(iStarDict is the teccomended dictionary application to use with the DDC Dzongkha dictionaries.)

  1. Open Cydia from your phone, click on  Search and enter iStarDict
    Cydia icon on desktop 
  2. At the top right corner, you will see an option  Install . Click on it and then on Confirm . The installation procedure will start.
  3. Once the  iStarDict app is installed, click on  Return to Cydia .
  4. ;To check if iStarDict is installed, go back to your home screen and look for  iStarDict icon

III Downloading and Installing DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries

A. Download DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries

  1. Download the <link>DDC Dzongkha Dictionaries files</link> in StarDict Format from <link>here</link> and save them on your computer.

B. Download and Installation ofiFunBox on your Mac computer.

(Other Mac based iPhone file managers such as __ ___ ___ may be used for this step, but iFunBox is free of charge)

  1. Download iFunBox for Mac.

  2. After downloading, go to your  Downloads directory.

  3. Double-click on  ifunboxmac.dmg to open the file..
  4. Drag  iFunBox and drop it inside the Applications folder on yout Mac as illustrated below.
    Drag iFunBox to Appplications folder

C. UsingiFunBox to copy Dictionary files from your Mac computer to your iPhone

  1. Next, on your Mac, double-click on  iFunBox .
  2. You will see an FunBox window similar to the one shown below:
  3. Connect your device to the computer via USB cable. The content files on your device should then be visible in the left pane of iFunBox.
  4. Click on  Raw File System to view the file system of your device in iFunBox.

    Note: You won t see the above file system under  Raw File Systems unless have  the afc2add package installed (Step II. A above).
  5. Open the folder var º% mobile º% Library

  6. ;Select  New Folder from the toolbar.
  7. Name the new folder Dictionary and click  OK .
  8. The new empty folder Dictionary is now created.
  9. Double-click on the folder icon to open.

  10. Now choose Copy From Mac..
  11. Browse to the  folder on your Mac where you saved the zip archive of Dzongkha StarDict files you downloaded earlier (Step I. C). 
    (Downloaded files are normally saved under the folder Downloads)
  12. Select and highlight all the files (.idx, .ifo and .dict) and then open.
  13. Dzongkha StarDict files are now copied into the Fictionary folder your created on your mobile device.
  14. Close iFunBox

IV Using the DDC Dzongkha Dictionaties on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open iStarDict from your iPhone or iPad
  2. Click on  Select all . Once you have selected all, you should see all the dictionaries marked as shown below;