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How to SSH into your N900? Linux / Mac users

13 June 2011Entry by

For those who always wanted remote control Nokia N900 through their Linux or Mac machine can always opt for the SSH method.

You would need to install the following in your N900 device using the Application Manager:

You would be prompted to enter your password. Enter the password of your choice and remember it or take it down somewhere safe for future reference. After installing all this package, go to your Status Menu and you would be able to see a SSH column like this:

You would see SSH STATUS: OFF if you haven’t turned it on. Just click on it and you be able to SSH into your N900 through WiFi. For example SSH-ing using Terminal in Mac and Linux machines:

On the first line you would see an error. This error is caused by not turning on SSH on your phone.

Once SSH is turned on then you could see that you can connect to your phone. Usually the command is

ssh root@”ip address written here”


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