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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC iOS devices
If you've got a jailbroken iPhone (which, btw, is now possible with firmware 2.2), you can easily control it from your Mac (or PC) using VNC.

Being able to control your iPhone using VNC means:
  1. Full keyboard support on your iPhone -- type fast, save drafts, save notes, copy-paste from computer to iPhone (in some apps, like Notes)
  2. Access iPhone from any computer in any room on your local network
  3. Be as lazy as possible; avoid reaching or moving to check text messages
  4. Remote control iPhone's iPod when connected to your home stereo
  5. I suppose you could port forward and access your phone from anywhere, but then, why wouldn't you be with your phone?
Installation is a breeze; open Cydia, search for and install Veency (thanks to author Jay "Saurik" Freeman), restart Springboard. Go into Settings, Wifi, click the blue arrow next to your network, note your IP address. To connect to your iPhone, you'll need a VNC client like the free Chicken of the VNC; the Mac's Screen Sharing app doesn't work for some reason.

In CVNC, setup a Connection Profile for your iPhone; make sure to map the middle and right click, also set Color to "thousands." Connect to your iPhone's IP address using the Connection Profile you just created (go to File » Open, instead of File » New to use a Connection Profile). Once connected, you click and drag just like using your finger (which is represented by a small cursor). Left click for clicking, middle click to lock screen (you can even drag-to-unlock), right click for home button.

You can set the middle button in Chicken of the VNC -- I use a double click of the command key. You can even "flick" the screen up and down if you time your click-drag-unclick properly, and double click the home button on the lock screen for your iPod control (or whatever you have double-click set to in Settings). If you need more details (including screenshots), you can find them in this blog post.
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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: bjsvec on Dec 17, '08 09:10:48AM

Have you tried via edge or 3g? local wifi seems a bit pointless to me since you would already be near the phone. 3g or edge means you could remotely support and interact with users, parents, spouses, etc..



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: bcometa on Dec 17, '08 10:08:45AM

Just tried via data ip address w/o wifi… no luck :(



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: rlinsurf on Dec 17, '08 11:47:48AM
Sorry, but it's all alot easier than that.

I use Jaadu -- App Store Link.

The app is a fully accessible VNC client, but uses the built-in OS's VNC capability in 10.4-10.5 (no VNC application). It connects over both wifi and 3G, and the screen redraw is so fast I actually watch movies over it. You really don't need to jailbreak or use a VNC host app to get good iPhone VNC.

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Jeffrey

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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: ArtemisG3 on Dec 17, '08 12:31:46PM

Jeffrey,

Your recommendation of Jaadu is not the same as what this hint is referring to. Jaadu is for control a computer using an iPhone. Veency, on the other hand, is for controlling an iPhone using a computer.



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: jocamero on Dec 17, '08 01:00:28PM

Jeff,

I think the OP is referring to viewing your iPhone from a Mac based VNC client. Not viewing a remote computer on the iPhone via VNC.



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: Notch Johnson on Dec 19, '08 11:26:57AM

You forgot to mention that Jaadu VNC is $24.99.



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: jocamero on Dec 17, '08 01:06:10PM

Working great! Thanks for the tip.



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: robogobo on Dec 17, '08 02:29:11PM

I installed Veency last weekend. It worked great, and I played around with it for about five minutes. I haven't touched it since. I think this will lead to something else really useful, but by itself I don't really see the point.



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Control a jailbroken iPhone via VNC from a Mac or PC
Authored by: Pecacheu on Feb 20, '13 01:03:41PM

Well I'm using the mac os x Screen Sharing app that comes in Lion, and it worked fine to control my iphone with Veency. I just entered the IP address of the iphone, and I can control it completely. I'm using it with my iPhone 5, running iOS 6.1. Also, I used it on 3G, and on LTE and it works just as well on both (and it's just as fast as WiFi on LTE!)



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