How to OpenSSH iPhone 4 over Wifi


OpenSSH is a background system that allows you to connect your PC to your iPhone over wifi and allows you to gain access to your iPhone’s files system and transfer files from your computer to your iPhone.

So what you need in order to OpenSSH your iPhone?

1. Jailbroken iDevice (i.e jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad)
2. OpenSSH (your device)
3. Winscp (your PC)

Below are instructions on how to OpenSSH your iPhones, iPod touch and iPads over a wireless internet.

1. Search for “OpenSSH” via Cydia and get it installed. Note: Because this is a background system, there is no icon for OpenSSH in your iDevice.

2. Download Winscp and install it in your PC.
3. In order to access your iPhone, you need to find the iPhone’s IP address which can be found by going into your Settings application on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and then into the Wi-fi option. Click on the little arrow next to the Wi-Fi you are connected to and find the IP address. See picture below as reference.

4. Key in the username and password fields. The username is root and password is alpine. By default, your file protocol is set to SFTP. You need to change it to SCP. You don’t need further info in order to access your iPhone files system.

5. It will take several attempts before you can connect to your iPhone.

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