My home printer has just shifted near to my Airport Extreme router. So I was thinking on hocked it up using a USB cable to my router and establish the airPrint function which supported by the latest iOS update. The main motive of this project is to make use of your MAC OS X to build a bridge and connect to the printer. Simple instruction to follow.
It is however possible to re-enable that option by installing manually the files that were in the last beta:
- Download the files here: http://cl.ly/99eaa26e6a7273db9ca0
- You will have to install them in an invisible folder called 'usr'. you can make it appear by typing the following line in the Terminal:
open -a Finder /usr/
- Copy the content of the folder 'mime' into 'share/cups/mime/' and 'urftopdf' into 'libexec/cups/filter/'
this is where files should go:
- Remove your printer from the printing preferences
- add your printer again and activate printer sharing.
- If everything went well, you'll be able to print from an iOS 4.2 iDevice. Of course, there is certainly a reason why Apple didn't enable the option, and there could be some bug. If you choose to enable Airprint, we advise you to do a backup of your system in order to be able to go back in case of a problem.