One of the awesome new features that you’d love after jailbreaking iPhone is that it allows you to SSH into iPad wirelessly. You can also SSH into iPhone without WiFi that we have covered in another post. In this post we’ll see how to SSH into iPhone using WinCSP SSH client for Windows 7, Vista and XP. SSH stands for Secure Shell and is typically used on UNIX/Linux to access a remote computer and execute commands on it while you can also use it to transfer files over to remote computer (just like FTP). On iPhone, SSH is usually used for transferring files from Mac or Windows client to the iPhone. It’s possible to SSH into iPhone because iPhone OS is based on Mac OSX that is actually based on UNIX.
Follow the steps below to SSH into iPhone over WiFi:
Before you Begin: Your iPhone must be on and it is recommended that you turn “Auto Lock” off.
Step 2: Install OpenSSH for iPhone from Cydia (Search the Cydia for OpenSSH and tap the Install).
Step 3: You need to know the IP address of your iPhone. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Connected WiFi Network and tap view details to see IP address of your iPhone.
Step 4: Install SSH Client for Windows or Mac. We recommend WinCSP for Windows or CyberDuck for Mac.
Step 5: Download WinCSP client for Windows
Step 6: Install winscp427setup.exe and launch the WinCSP
Step 7: In host name, enter your iPhone IP address that you found out in step 3.
Step 8: Enter Username “root” and Password “alpine”.
Step 9: Click “Login” button. Click “Yes” when a dialog box appears saying “The server’s host key was not found in the cache. You have no guarantee that the server is the computer you think it is.”
Step 10: Now you’ll see the iPhone system files and can transfer files by simple drag and drop.