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Old 06-21-2011
iPhone: Terminal Access or DSL possible?


I might be able to get my hands on a old iPhone from a friend of mine.

I was thinking... the iOS that is installed on that is UNIX based right?
Is there any way I can get the terminal to open up on that thing?
Or installing something like DSL on it would be cool... I mean, I haven't really looked at all the tech that's in an iPhone, but it works like a computer, so why shouldn't that work?
The question might seem stupid to you, but I'm a noob and I like to experiment SmilieSmilie
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Old 06-21-2011
Can you run ssh on your iphone? sure, even an ssh server. Can you pop up an ssh window on your iphone? not really.

The underlying UNIX amounts to a device driver on an iphone. The graphical stuff is not a window manager as conventionally understood, it's a proprietary apple program that runs proprietary apple things in a proprietary apple way.

I don't think there's likely to be a Linux distribution that works well if at all with all the telephony stuff in an iphone. Most likely it'd just get wrecked.

Last edited by Corona688; 06-21-2011 at 06:55 PM..
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Old 06-21-2011
If you want to try linux on an old iphone, your best bet is probably iDroid. I don't know much about it, but from what I've heard, it's very alpha.

FAQ - iDroid Project

However, if you want to play with iOS, you can jailbreak the device and use a terminal emulator to play with its innards.

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Old 06-23-2011
Thanks for the quick responses. I will definatly look into that Smilie
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