charge Apple devices under Ubuntu Linux
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Latest commit bb24e1c Feb 3, 2015 @f00barin f00barin Merge pull request #38 from raymontag/master
use libusb_strerror() to get a better description of libusb failures

Apple charger utility

USB charging control utility used to enable/disable charging of an Apple device connected to USB port.

Supported devices:

  • iPad
  • iPad2
  • iPad3
  • iPad4
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch 2G
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5


Linux, GCC, Make, libusb-1.0




If you use Fedora 17 x86_64, just compile libusb-1.0 from official repository then you will be able to make ipad_charge.

For Fedora 18 i686 or x86_64, you will need libusbx devel installed:

sudo yum install libusbx-devel libusbx-devel.i686

Authors & Maintainers:

  • Ondrej Zary
  • Max Korenkov
  • Pranava Swaroop