Here’s how to download and install AFC2 and OpenSSH after iOS 8.3 jailbreak on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.

Jailbreaking an iOS device opens the door to an entire brand-new host of possibilities. However most likely the best part about liberating your device is the reality that you get access to the file system, something which Apple does not enable at stock level.


AFC2 (Apple File Channel) and OpenSSH are two such plans that let you do just that. So exactly what’s the difference in between the two? To cut the long story short, AFC2 permits access to the file system over USB for devices like iFunbox, iExplorer etc to work, while OpenSSH does the very same however over a WiFi network for devices like WinSCP and Cyberduck to deal with your iOS device.

Fortunately here is that both these plans deal with iOS 8.3, even if you don’t have Cydia Substrate installed. Here’s how you can install them the ideal away.

How To Install AFC2

To install iOS 8.3 compatible AFC2, make sure you get the one which is from TaiG’s official repo.

Step 1: Launch Cydia from your iOS device’s home screen.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sources’ and add TaiG’s repo:

Step 3: Let the repositories refresh, and once done, tap on ‘Search’ at the bottom and type ‘TaiG AFC2′.

Step 4: Install ‘TaiG AFC2′ .


Step 5: Respring or reboot your device for the changes to take effect.

That’s it, you’re done. You can now access your device’s file system over USB using an app like iFunbox.

How To Install OpenSSH

Step 1: Fire up Cydia from your home screen.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Search’ at the bottom ribbon of Cydia, and type in ‘OpenSSH’.

Step 3: Now simply install this ‘OpenSSH’ package.


That’s it, you’re now set to access your device’s file system over WiFi.

Note: After installing OpenSSH, we highly suggest that you change your default root password utilizing an app like MobileTerminal. By default it’s set to ‘‘ alpine’, we recommend being more imaginative here and choose for something strong which is tough to guess by others.

For tutorials on how to jailbreak iOS 8.3 making use of TaiG v2:

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