Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device(s) or any data on them gets damaged during the process.
Changing The Default SSH Password
- Search for “Mobile Terminal” on Cydia and install it.
- Once installed, launch the app from its icon on the Springboard.
- Type in su root to gain root access. It will ask for your current password, which is ‘alpine’ (without the quotes).
- Type passwd and enter a new password of your choice twice. Press return once you’re done.
Setting Up SSH & Connecting IDevice With PCRequirements
- Jailbroken iOS device with Cydia installed.
- An SSH client installed on your PC. As a Windows user, I am using WinSCP because it is actively developed and has all the features I’ll ever need in an SSH client. OS X and Linux users can try out PuTTY as an alternative, or use any SSH client of their choice.
- iOS device and PC connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Launch Cydia on your iOS device.
- Use the Search option at the bottom-right to search for ‘OpenSSH’ and once found, tap it to open its page.
- Tap ‘Install’ in the top-right corner.
- Once it has been installed, Go to Settings > WiFi, hit the blue arrow button on the right of your home WiFi network name, and note down the IP address.
- Launch the SSH client on your PC. Our instructions that follow will be for WinSCP but the process should be similar for other SSH clients as well.
- Choose Secure Shell File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) under File Protocol option and enter the IP address you noted down from your phone in step 4 into the ‘Host name’ field.
- Enter ‘root’ as username, along with the password that you had set. Also make sure ’22′ is selected as the port.
- Once everything is all set, click Login to continue.
Pretty simple, no? Enjoy having full file system access to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch right from your computer.