July 6, 2008
At least until the App Store launches, the only way to get native applications onto your Apple mobile device is through a jailbreak, such as the one offered by ZiPhone. The process of jailbreaking your phone has been monumentally simplified since the release of the device. Occasionally, however, in the process of installing or using programs, 3rd party apps require a less-than-user-friendly interface. This FTP tutorial is to help with that process.
FTP TutorialTo use FTP, you will first need OpenSSH installed. If you used an all-in-one solution like ZiPhone, odds are very good it's already installed. In fact, if you used the most recent version of ZiPhone, it's guaranteed to already be installed. So, here's the pertinent information. 1) Find out your iPhone's IP address: There's several ways to do this, and if you know a quicker one feel free to use it. This is the universal solution, however, since every iPhone user has the same Settings.app program.
- From your homescreen, tap on the Settings icon. Then, tap on WiFi.
- Select the network you are connected to, and tap the blue arrow for advanced settings.
- Jot down the IP address listed. You'll need this to connect to your iPhone.
- SERVER: [Your IP, found in the last step]
- USER NAME: root (all lower case)
- PASSWORD: alpine
- PORT: 22 (if needed, Transmit fills this in for me when I select my protocol)
- PROTOCOL: SFTP (Again, very important step. I spent about an hour pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.)