If you’re a jailbreaker, then you realize how important OpenSSH is to the jailbreak community and you likely use it often.

But if you’re new to the world of jailbreaking, you might not see the benefit right off hand.

This video tutorial not only shows you how to install OpenSSH onto your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but why it’s beneficial as well…

As you can discern from the video, the main benefit to OpenSSH is to be able to transfer files to and fro on your iOS device.

This is nice in itself, but it also opens up a wealth of other possibilities. Stay tuned for future tutorials that will use the file transfer capabilities that OpenSSH brings into play.

Are you an OpenSSH user?

  • To be very honest I’m preferring i-funbox at the moment. I don’t have a problem using a data cable.

    • There is cables everywhere!.. iPhone’s data transfer cable is nothing for me too… 🙂

  • Anonymous

    OpenSSH is great but not changing the root and mobile passwords and installing OpenSSH and leaving it on is a huge security risk. You should advise people to change their root and mobile passwords.

    Suppose your iPhone has an IP of like in your video:
    On a Mac open a terminal
    ssh root@


    su – mobile


  • Dan

    I’ve always used a program called iphonebrowser, doesn’t require me to have open ssh and it works with iphone, itouch and ipad.

    I really don’t mind using a cable to access my stuff, if not I could just use iFile and wifi connect to my PC

  • I have been using iFunbox and iPhoneBrowser since then… When something goes wrong with my iPhone, I am always facing my computer and if OpenSSH offers wireless connectivity, I don’t mind, cable connectivity is much better…

  • I use netatalk. It’s so much nicer just to have the iPhone file system appear in the finder.

  • Anonymous

    I use iPhoneBrowser, no need for SSH.

  • good