How to get MobileTerminal on iOS 5.0.x

If you’re a jailbreaker and really know what you’re doing, then you probably have heard of MobileTerminal. MobileTerminal is that one Cydia app that brings Window’s CMD or Linux’s Terminal to iOS. You’ve probably already figured out that the current version available in Cydia isn’t compatible with the latest versions of iOS.

Luckily for you, a group of developers has worked hard to keep the project alive and up to date. They’ve made the DEB files available to the public through Google. Below is a guide on how to install MobileTerminal on your Device, it can be done in two different ways.

Guide (On Device)

  1. Install iFile if you haven’t already, coreutils (/bin) from Cydia, and download the DEB file from the Google Code project.
  2. Once downloaded, select “Open in iFile”.
  3. Tap on installer. This will now install iFile in your device.

Guide (Desktop)

  1. Download OpenSSH on your device and make sure you have coreutils (/bin) from Cydia.
  2. Select your preferred SSH terminal.
  3. Navigate to /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/ and place the DEB file there.
  4. Reboot your device and MobileTerminal will be installed.

Using both guides, you’ve just installed MobileTerminal on your device. Let me know how it goes.

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How To Fix SSH Connection Issues

Before we start anything let me clarify that I don’t hold any responsibility of whatever happens to your iDevice due to this fix, but many users have reported that this fix has worked. Also do not be impulsive, first read the whole post then start the fix or install the deb.

If you are one of the many people who are facing issues while SSHing into your device because of “ssh_exchange_identification” error well I think this post is what you are looking for.

Screenshot of the error:

A few months ago I was just trying to SSH into my iPhone 4S and saw that I was unable to do so because my FTP client showed that my username or password is not acceptable, so to verify my password I open terminal and when I was verify password I saw that I was hit with the error “Connection CLosed By Remote Host”, I was baffled at this but I kept on trying eventually I gave up and restored my device and that fixed it. But after a few weeks I was again hit by the same thing so I decided to find a fix for it and I have been able to do so with success.

You can either get the deb from our downloads page and install it using iFile or follow the written instructions below. (The deb will be submitted to Cydia shortly but if you are really impatient check out the deb) Check it out below:

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How To Fix White Icons After Jailbreaking

We all love jailbreaking here at the iOS Jedi Blog. But with jailbreaking, sometimes a few issues are caused. One of them is the white icon issue. Any random icon from your SpringBoard (home screen) suddenly turns white, without you having changed anything. Don’t worry! This is a pretty common issue faced by most jailbreakers of iOS 5.Thankfully, we have a fix for you!Requirements:-

1.A wee bit of technical skill
2.MobileTerminal installed
3. A minute of your time.
Step 1:- Open MobileTerminal
Step 2:- Type “uicache” without the quotes and hit return
Step 3:- Exit MobileTerminal and see if the app still has a white icon.
Step 4:- If the app still has a white icon, enter “uicache” again followed by “killall SpringBoard”.
You can see a video tutorial below:
All your white icons should be fixed by now!
There are various other ways to fix white icons also namely:
  • Re-installing something from Cydia
  • Using iWipeCache
  • Respring
  • Reboot
The above mentioned are the most common ones but do not work every time so using MobileTerminal to get rid of them is a much better and more efficient way.
If you have any issues let us know in the comments section below.
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