Please explain SSH for me...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by DJJT, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. DJJT macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    I searched but couldn't find a clear enough answer...

    I intend to use to unlock my iphone for T-Mobile tomorrow.

    I believe I have a 1.1.1 phone (based on my serial no.)

    I have been seeing the term SSH on this forum alot.

    Can someone explain why I need this? What is it for?

    Is the installation of it from AppSnap all I need to do? What if I don't do it?

    Thanks guys!
  2. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    First things first you need to confirm which firmware your iPhone has - you can't do this from its serial number. Go to Settings --> General --> About. Where it says Version, this is the firmware version number. Mine for example is Virsion 1.1.1 (3A109a)

    SSH stands for Secure SHell. Quoted from Wikipedia '(SSH) is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged over a secure channel between two computers.' Its basically a way to securely remotely connect to another computer (yes your iPhone is a computer) and run commands.

    If you have 1.1.1 firmware and you want to unlock your iPhone, go to in Safari then click Install. Safari should quit and your iPhone should do a soft restart after a couple of seconds. Press the home button and you should notice that you have an installer app on there now. Look for anySIM. I successfully unlocked my iPhone back in September running 1.0.2 firmware, then last Saturday upgraded to 1.1.1 and used Installer to install anySIM and unlock my phone again. (I had to relock the phone to go from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1)

    Hope this helps and good luck! Its really not as scary as it appears to be



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