How to control your iPhone remotely?

Remote control of your iPhone might be very useful for testing iPhone-friendly websites. You can use emulators for this purpose. Blackboud iPhone Browser Simulator is not bad, but still, this is not a real iPhone browser.

First of all, your iPhone needs to be jailbroken. Then you need to install VNC Server for iPhone. Just search for Veency in Cydia, it is free.

On your desktop, you need VNC Viewer. There is a bunch of them, but I use UltraVNC since it is free. Then you can connect to your iPhone over Wi-Fi, but you can do it thru USB too.

For the USB connection, you need to install python interpreter and usbmuxd. From usbmuxd we need only python client part. Run connect.bat, which has the following line inside:

c:\python26\python.exe tcprelay.py 5900

And then you can connect to your iPhone using address.

iPhone remote view

Posted on July 9, 2010 by