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TUTORIAL on How to Download and Install Mobile Terminal 4.26 for iOS 4 / 4.0.1 on iPhone 4, 3GS & iPad 3.2.1

August 8th, 2010

Mobile Terminial on iPhone 4, iPad and iPhone 3GS running iOS 4

I’m not sure if you guys aware of this or not but the current version of Mobile Terminal (in Cydia) for iPhone crashes on iOS 4.

If you like using Mobile Terminal and would like to resolve the problem, you can install Mobile Terminal 4.26 which works great  on iOS 4 / iOS 4.0.1. I have this version installed on my iPhone 4 and my iPhone 3GS and it works like charm. Here are step by step instructions:

NOTE: You must have a Jailbroken iPhone or iPad in order to get this accomplished… IF you need to Jailbreak your device then please read this article and use JailbreakMe tool to get your device jailbroken


  • If you’re using PC you have to have/download WinSCP
    (If you don’t know what WinSCP is please Read This Article)
  • If you’re using Mac you have to have /download CyberDuck
    (Same as WinSCP but for Mac)
  • Make sure you have OpenSSH installed and running on your iPhone
    (If you don’t know what OpenSSH is please Read This Article)
  • You have to Download MobileTerminal-426.deb File and Save it to your Computer

ALL DOWNLOAD LINKS FOR ALL REQUIRED FILES ARE PROVIDED BELOW / AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE

Step One: Go ahead and Download the MobileTerminal-426.deb file from here or from the link at the bottom of this tutorial and save it on your computer (Desktop, etc.)

Start WinSCP and connect to iPhone. In host name field, type in the IP address of your iPhone. Make sure the port number is set to “22” by default this option is already set to 22 but in case it’s not then change it.

For user name use “root” and for password use “alpine(NOTE: This user name and password is the same for all iPhones and iTouch iPods ever made by Apple). Don’t worry about any other fields or options.

Once you have logged in to your iPhone, browse to private/var/mobile directory.

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Copy/Move the “MobileTerminal-426.deb” to your iPhone in this directory: private/var/mobile
SSH Into your iDevice and Copy the DEB file into it

Now while in the WinSCP go to Commands Menu at the top and then select “Open Terminal” or just press “Control + T” on your keyboard to open the Terminal window.

Once the Terminal Window opens up, you will need to type in this command into the “Enter Command” field… Type in dpkg -i MobileTerminal-426.deb and then press the Execute button.

SSH and use Terminal to install the DEB file


Now Restart / Reboot your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. After the iDevice restarts, you should find Mobile Terminal on your SpringBoard. Run it and this time Mobile Terminal will not crash.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

IF you don’t want to use the TERMINAL in the WinSCP or if you’re having trouble using it then you should do this;

While in WinSCP or Cyberduck, navigate to the /var/root/Media directory and then create a folder named “Cydia”, under Attributes Check the SET PERMISSIONS box and then sett your permissions to 0777. Inside this Cydia folder, create another folder and name it “AutoInstall” – Set same permissions. Click on the image below for full preview

Set Folder Attributes and Permissions

Copy over the MobileTerminal-426.deb file in this “AutoInstall” folder then Restart / Reboot your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

After the iDevice restarts, you should find Mobile Terminal on your SpringBoard. Run it and this time Mobile Terminal will not crash.

DOWNLOADS:

DOWNLOAD – MobileTerminal-426.deb

DOWNLOAD – WinSCP for Windows

DOWNLOAD – CyberDuck for Mac

NOTE: We cover the OpenSSH and WinSCP for Windows in This Article… These tutorials will get you started on OpenSSH and WinSCP so you can have a better understanding of exactly what it is and how to use these tools.

  1. vivek
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:38 | #1

    im getting an error “dpkg: status database area is locked by another process” What do i do?

  2. BobTolan
    August 10th, 2010 at 21:04 | #2

    Hi when I type in ip address , root ,alpine, login, I get network error connection timed out.
    Regards Bob

  3. phoenix303
    August 11th, 2010 at 13:56 | #3

    Worked great. White icon like the 3.0 starter days but worked. Thanks!!!!

  4. phoenix303
    August 11th, 2010 at 16:11 | #4

    @BobTolan
    Reinstall Openssh and then ssh in and go to /bin/poc-bbot and remove poc-bbot. File is a worm that disconnects ssh sessions.

  5. spiderfins
    August 21st, 2010 at 11:01 | #5

    this worked great

  6. Naveen
    August 24th, 2010 at 00:07 | #6

    Awesome…!! It worked like a charm. Thanks for the post. You made my day… :)

  7. Danny
    September 2nd, 2010 at 03:49 | #7

    Superb guide. A life saver on the iPad…

  8. Micheal
    October 17th, 2010 at 09:02 | #8

    Thank you so much this guide is very helpful and works!

  9. Marcos
    October 29th, 2010 at 06:57 | #9

    It works like a charm on iphone 3gs ios 4.1 ;) thanks a lot man, keep up the good work

  10. rocteur
    November 20th, 2010 at 06:12 | #10

    Thanks very much, the hardest was to download it.

    I did it this way:
    ssh into the iPhone as root
    scp mymac:~/Downloads/MobileTerminal-426.deb .
    dpkg -i MobileTerminal-426.deb
    exit
    reboot iPhone

    And it works. Thanks!

  11. JimmyMac3
    March 15th, 2011 at 22:24 | #11

    FYI this still works as advertised. I just installed it on iOS 4.2.1 on my freshly jailbroken 3Gs running the Greenpoisi0n unteathered JB.

  12. tyler351
    March 22nd, 2011 at 17:28 | #12

    worked great. thanks man… this helped out so much

  13. Lee
    May 21st, 2011 at 06:43 | #13

    Worked! Thanks a lot! Why White Icon?!

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