How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

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These are instructions on how to transfer files to your iPhone using WinSCP. To follow this tutorial you need to have a jailbroken iPhone with SSH installed. You can find instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone here (3G) or here (2G)

Step One
Press the Cydia icon on your Springboard
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Two
Press to select the Sections tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Three
Press to select Networking from the list of Sections.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Four
Press to select OpenSSH from the list of Packages.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Six
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Seven
Once installation has completed successfully press the large Return to Cydia button.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Eight
Hit the home button on your iPhone to return to the Springboard.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Nine
We must now obtain the IP Address of the iPhone. To do this press the Settings button on your Springboard.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Ten
Press to select Wi-Fi from the Settings Menu
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Eleven
Make sure you are connected to a wireless network then press the circular blue arrow button.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Twelve
Take note of your IP address from the Wi-Fi details screen
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Thirteen
Make sure you are on the same wireless network as your iPhone and launch WinSCP by clicking it on your desktop, or in the start menu. You can download WinSCP from here.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Fourteen
Once WinSCP opens, enter your iPhone's IP Address into the Host Name Field. Then enter root as your iPhone username and and alpine as the password. Then click Login.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Fifteen
You will now see WinSCP connecting to your iPhone. The first time you login using SSH, it may take 30-45 seconds.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Sixteen
If a Warning dialogue pops up, click Update or Add
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Seventeen
After about 30-45 seconds, WinSCP should successfully log you into your iPhone. You will be placed in the /private/var/root directory.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Eighteen
To get to the root folder of the iPhone you can select / from the dropdown on the right side of the window. From here you can access all the folders on your iPhone for example the Applications folder
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

Step Nineteen
To transfer a file to the iPhone simply locate your local (on your computer) file using the left pane. Then navigate to the desired location in the right pane. Drag the file from the left pane to the right pane to copy the file to your iPhone.
How to SSH Into Your iPhone Using WinSCP (Windows)

**Note**
As user dlr stated, it is a good idea to set auto-lock to never. You can do this by going to Settings>>>General>>>Auto-Lock and set to never.



Tom - March 25, 2013 at 1:31pm
Thanks a lot,this is useful Article
Erna - August 29, 2013 at 4:07pm
Acabo de liberar inpohe 3g 16g sin problemas, pero solo puedo llamar y recibir llamadas desde orange, con yoigo y telefonica ni llama ni recibe, si datos e internet. Me dice desvio de llamadas activado y no da sef1al ni tono, y despues de un rato llamada erronea. Alguna idea. Magnifico tutorial
Rayan - December 28, 2013 at 10:23pm
hanuman - March 2, 2013 at 6:09pm
Thanks a lot for this self explanatory step by step tutorial... !!! :-)
Tianna - August 27, 2013 at 2:49am
Your website has to be the elecrtonic Swiss army knife for this topic.
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