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How to SSH into iPhone on Windows System

How to SSH into iPhone on Windows System

If you are an iPhone lover and a Geek, I’m sure you must have jailbroken your iPhone by now. By Jailbreaking your iPhone you can install many applications which are paid, have root access to your iPhone . After Jailbreaking your iPhone you can also SSH into iPhone via Windows or Mac using any SSH client.

In this tutorial, I will be sharing how you can SSH your iPhone. This will be a step by step guide and before we move ahead you should learn basic of SSH from Wikipedia page.

To get started with OpenSSh, follow the complete guide below:

OpenSSh iPhone starter guide for Jailbroken Devices:

You need to have a jailbroken iPhone with Cydia installed to get started with sshing into iPhone. First thing which you need to do is install OpenSSH from your jailbroken iPhone using Cydia. Search for open SSH in cydia or else you can find it under networking category.

openSSh-cydia install-openSSH

Obtain your iPhone IP address:

Before we start transferring file to your iPhone using SSH, we need to connect to iPhone using any SSH client. To start with we need to find iPhone IP and here you can get started with this. Go to settings > Wi-fi click on connected Wi.-fi connection name and you will see your IP address detail.

SSH into iPhone

Using WinSCP to SSh into iPhone

So by now we have installed openSSH into iPhone, we have also obtained your iPhone IP and now next step is to install a free SSH client on your Windows system and connect to your iPhone.

Download and install WinSCP here. Once you are done installing WinSCP, open it in the IP field add your iPhone IP and for username use this credential:

  • U-Name: root
  • pass: alpine

iphone-ssh

You might get fingerprint warning, for that you can click yes and if you have done everything as stated above, you will successfully SSH’ed your iPhone.

fingerprint

iphone-SSh-screenshot

See the above screenshot and now you can ssh into iPhone and can do many things like access installous download folder . I will come up with more iPhone hack later. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook for latest updates. If you like this post, do share it on twitter and Facebook.

Article by Harsh Agrawal

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  • Sharninder - Geeky Ninja October 20, 2010, 10:09 pm

    You forgot the most important thing – Change your phone’s default password as soon as you login for the first time. Since, you’ve installed Open SSH, anyone can now login to your phone with the default password.

  • zoher October 22, 2010, 2:00 pm

    how to resolve cydia crash on Loading Data for iphone 3g ver 3.0

  • Rajat October 22, 2010, 7:38 pm

    try jailbreaking again.

  • vamsi November 4, 2010, 2:24 pm

    @Sharninder – Geeky Ninja, Well, modifying the port number (which is always allowed in linux machines) of ssh will also help to a great extent. Changing the port numbers, can block other people even if they manage to find the username and password by some means.

    Make sure not to use reserved port numbers, always choose one above 2000 – 6000 which is a non reserved range.

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