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How to SSH in to iPhone 5 using WinSCP & CyberDuck

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SSH stands for Secure Shell. It allows you to establish a remote connection between two or more hosts. Here we’ll teach you how to access iPhone 5’s root file system.  We may, thus, transfer files and content at will, in any folder. once you’ve got SSH installed on your iPhone 5 and active, you can access your iPhone from a shell on your Mac or Windows machine with third party programs i.e. WinSCP for windows and CyberDuck for Mac.

Following are the instructions to SSH in to your iPhone 5 using WinSCP (Windows) or CyberDuck (Mac OS).

Requirements :

  • A WiFi network. Your iPad and computer must be connected to the same wireless network.
  • OpenSSH installed on the device, can be found through Cydia
  • A third party program to connect your device : For Windows use WinSCP, Mac users can go for Cyberduck.

Install OpenSSH on your iPhone

  • Open the Cydia
  • Go to search tab and search for OpenSSH.

OpenSSH for iPhone 5

  • Tap the Install button at the top right corner and then Tap the Confirm button to Install the OpenSSH. Once done, reboot your iPhone.

Instructions for Windows Users

Step 1 : Download and install WinSCP.

Step 2 : Note of your iPhone IP address from Settings > WiFi and tap on the blue arrow to the right of the name of your home network.  In the next screen you can find the IP Address of your network.

Now launch WinSCP and enter the following details:

  • Hostname: Your iPhone IP address. 
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Protocol: SCP

WinSCP

and Hit the Login button. WinSCP will start connecting to your iPhone. If a Warning dialogue box appears, click Yes.

That’s it windows users, you’ve successfully SSH into your iPhone.

Instructions for Mac Users

Step 1 : Download and install CyberDuck

Now Mac users download and install CyberDuck SSH client.

Step 2 : Note of your iPhone IP address from Settings > WiFi and tap on the blue arrow to the right of the name of your home network.  In the next screen you can find the IP Address of your network.

Now launch CyberDuck, click on the Open Connection button at top-left corner and then enter the following details:

  • Protocol: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Server: Hostname: Your iPhone IP address. 
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpineCyberDuck

Now Hit the Connect Button. If you get Host Key Mismatch error, simply hit the Allow button.

That’s it. You’ve successfully SSH into your iPhone and can browser your iPhone contents.

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