SSH without jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ODog4523, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. ODog4523 macrumors regular

    ODog4523

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    I asked this question on youtube, and was told "no" by one dude, then "YES" by someone else who says they work on the SDK Dev Team.

    Anyone here have any experience with this? Can I SSH into the IPhone to tweak system sounds etc WITHOUT jailbreaking??
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    You can't. That's what jailbreaking means- tweaking your phone in ways apple doesn't allow out of the box.
     
  3. ODog4523 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know what jailbreaking is. I'm talking about bypassing the software and going in through SSH (the back way I guess) to mess with the phone's system files, the same way you'd mod files in Windows...
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    No. You can't SSH into something that doesn't an ssh server running. iPhone don't have sshd running. You have to jailbreak and install OpenSSH in order to be able to ssh into your phone.
     
  5. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    How about SSH via USB? Like DiskAid. That's what I use for SSH while jailbroken because my iPhone's WiFi isn't very reliable.
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    If you pay the $99 iPhone developer fee, I'm sure you could write an SSH server of some sort or hack into the phone.
     
  7. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, cause of course Apple would approve it! It would just fly through the approval process without any controversy whatsoever. :D
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You keep using that word, but I don't think it means what you think it means.

    The short answer to your question is no.

    Just JBing allows you to access the file system via USB, at least PhoneView works on my Mac. I do not have to install OpenSSH to do this.

    To access it via Terminal or sFTP over WiFi requires OpenSSH.
     
  9. The General macrumors 601

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    You don't know what SSH is. Start by reading this from top to bottom, leaving nothing out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell

    Developers are able to test applications on their phones. Apple doesn't have to approve that. Apple only approves ones that developers wish to publish in the App Store.
     
  10. ODog4523 thread starter macrumors regular

    ODog4523

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    Wow, seems I've been exposed as being in over my head. Far be it for me to assume that something is as simple as it looks :)
     

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