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How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Posted February 17, 2008 at 9:57pm by iClarified
These are step by step instructions on how to install BSD Subsystem on your iPhone. BSD Subsystem is required before installing many other applications and patches and therefore should be the first package you install on your newly jailbroken iPhone.

Step One
Launch Installer by pressings its icon on your SpringBoard.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Two
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Three
Press to select System from the list of Categories.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Four
Press to select the BSD Subsystem package from the list of System packages.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Six
Press the large Install button that appears.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Seven
A Notice will appear telling you not to use passwd in 1.1.3. Click the large OK button.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

Step Eight
Once the installation is complete you will be returned to the Categories List.
How to Install BSD Subsystem on Your iPhone

After finishing the BSD Subsystem install you will most likely want to install OpenSSH from System category if it hasn't been installed already.
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Surender - December 7, 2011 at 6:31am
I got the same problem i didint find BSD in installer
ciao_bello_ - March 16, 2009 at 6:30pm
Hy guys, I have got the same problem as Ahmed Alshaikh, installer version 4.1 and I cannot find BSD installation. Any tip? thanks a lot
thomatj - April 3, 2009 at 3:11pm
same i cant find it and every video and hint is for installer 3
Ahmed Alshaikh
Ahmed Alshaikh - March 14, 2009 at 11:55pm
i tried to install BSD but i couldn't find it in the installer,, my istaller version is 4.1 and the one mention here is 3 .
whel - September 28, 2008 at 3:15pm
I've jailbroken my iphone already and found installer & cydia on my springboard.do i need wifi connection to access installer in order to install BSD subsystem & openSSH?...what if i don't have wifi connection?is there any other way?
Mike - May 25, 2008 at 1:44pm
Nina, I have the same problem with my iPhone 1.1.4. Did you fix yours? Thanks.
Nina - April 20, 2008 at 3:19pm
I have iphone 1.1.4 So everything works but yahoo. mail stop working. " Cannot Get Mail The user name or password for imap.apple.mail.yahoo.com is incorrect. " Please help.
marilia - April 18, 2008 at 11:30am
Hi Bernardo, I help the home button and the on/off button together for about 5 secs. It then went to the "slide to power off", I did. Then, when I tried to get it on again, the apple logo showed up. I held the home button again for a few seconds until the phone was on again. The installer was working again and I could get it installed. About the time, it depends on how fast is your wireless. Mine took a few minutes. Don`t let it go to "sleep" mode tho.
bernardo - April 18, 2008 at 11:05am
-Marilia how did you solve the "unclickable" OK icon? does one have to wait for a very long time for it to finish installing? let me know as i have the same problem as you. or any kind souls? thanks!
marilia - April 15, 2008 at 1:32am
forget it, I got it
marilia - April 15, 2008 at 1:27am
I was installing the BSD just fine, when my phone went to sleep mode. Now whenever I enter the Installer, I get stuck at the "Do not use passwd to change password" screen. It wont do anything else, and it wont accept my ok. Isnt there a control + alt + del on this thing?
jasmine - April 12, 2008 at 11:50am
when i download an error msg ' Package download failed!" Pls help...
oscar - April 3, 2008 at 8:47am
i cant see NSD Subsystems in the system catagory nor Open SSH Please helt i am going insane Iphone: 1.1.4 16g
Help - March 28, 2008 at 9:30pm
I am getting the exact error message as Jean Siongco. Can anyone please help?
Jean Siongco
Jean Siongco - March 28, 2008 at 6:10am
When i try to install BSD, I get a message 'ERROR Package download failed Can't find host. Please help. Thanks.
JC - March 27, 2008 at 8:29pm
Hello, Hoping someone can help, each time I attempt to install any program, I get an error message "cannot connect to host". Does anyone understand why I'm receiving this message and cannot install any applications? Thanks for helping.
lwmatt11 - March 26, 2008 at 8:14am
I was able to finally load BSD by going into the "most recent updated folder" find bsd and install from there. Make sure you "clear queue before hitting install. It loaded fine.
Gustavo - March 25, 2008 at 5:04pm
i have the same problem of amin. any help?
Gustavo - March 25, 2008 at 4:55pm
I am having 16GB iphone with 1.1.3 unlocked through ziphone 2.5. I am trying to install BSD, open SSH and AppSupport Patch 1.1.3 but none is getting installed.Do I need BSD subsystem. How to install it : my phone shows 2.1 version (5.1 MB) but installation fails everytime, tried about 10 times over 2 dyas.
ryan - March 23, 2008 at 9:25pm
i have a 1.1.4 iTouch. The basic installation process is the same as the iPhone, but whenever i go to install the BSD subsystem, it says that i "must install BSD subsystem or Cydia first" which is, needless to say, confusing. I could not find a "Cydia" in the package list, and there is nothing else called "BSD Subsystem." Please help! Thanks.
sierran - March 22, 2008 at 4:25pm
If something shows up under the 'uninstall' tab of installer.app it means that it is successfully installed and that uninstalling it is now an option.
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