What is SSH


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With regards to your phone, you can basically transfer files to and from your phone to a pc/lap top. You'll need software installed on your pc to be able to browse the contents of your phone. Its used to backup and copy stuff over like themes.

I don't use SSH (not yet). I connect my phone via USB and use iphonebrowser to do the same thing.


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Just to add on, if you don't know what you're doing don't go around messing around with the files on SSH... it can cause devastation...


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i have a question also regarding SSH.

even if i rename things and do a full factory restore, will the original files still be on the iphone?

for example, if i renamed a ringtone to a custom tone and put it on the phone through SSH, however renamed the original ringtone file, and then did a full restore, will the original ringtone file be on the phone again?

OR, before i restored it, would i have to rename the original file back in its original place through SSH and then restore?

i hope that makes sense.....


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A restore totally wipes the phone and puts everything back on as standard so any custom files, renamed or not, will be gone.


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It makes your battery go down super quick as well if you don't switch it off when not using, mine was going down 1% every 2mins.


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I'd say that was something else because I have SSH on all the time without that problem. SSH, if installed, defaults to on after every boot so most people will have it on without realising it.


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how do i change my password for ssh?

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