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

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. UsingiFunBox to copy Dictionary files from your PC to your iPhone or iPad.


  1. Download iFunBox for Windows.

  2. After downloading, go to the directory where the file is saved and unzip / extract the downloaded file

  3. Right-click and open the extracted folder “ifunbox ► ►iFunBox.exe”.
    (run iFunBox.exe).
  4. You should then see an iFunBox window similar to the one shown below:
    iFunBox Window
  5. Click on the iFunbox Classic tab
    iFunBox Window
  6. Now connect your device to the computer via USB cable. You will see the menu of your device on the left pane of iFunBox similar to the image shown below.
    iFunBox Window
  7. From the left pane, click on "Raw File System" to view the file system of your device.
    iFunBox Window
  8. Open the folder var ► mobile ► Library
    iFunBox Window

    iFunBox Window

    iFunBox Window
  9. Select “Actions ► New ► Folder”
    iFunBox Window
  10. Right click on “Library” and create new folder
    iFunBox Window
  11. Name the new folder “Dictionary”, and then open this folder.
    iFunBox Window
  12. Select “Copy From PC” and go to the location where you downloaded and saved the Dzongkha StarDict files earlier (Step I. C).
    iFunBox Window
  13. Select / highlight all the files (.idx, .ifo and .dict) and then click Open to copy the files.
    iFunBox Window
  14. The Dzongkha StarDict files are now copied onto your iPhone or iPad device
    iFunBox Window
  15. 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;