iPhone — run apps from the shell

Basic iPhone Exploration

Well, though this isn’t a startling discovery, I found out you can start up any of the GUI apps just by running them from a command-line while ssh’d into the iPhone. Just follow these instructions to install ssh, then run bash. With bash running, just cd to a directory:

# cd /Applications/Calculator.app

and run the program:

# Calculator

There is no user interaction available, I’m afraid. Then again, perhaps there is*… In order to quit the app, you have to shut down the ssh session.




*pure wild speculation, I have no connections inside Apple : (

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *