This help article is for Windows 10. If you use Linux/Ubuntu then read this article.
Make sure you have the Developer mode enabled on your Sailfish device. If not, see this article.
If you have not defined any SSH password yet (or you have forgotten it) in "Settings > Developer tools > Remote connection" then create one for yourself. You will need it soon.
Note that there different usernames on the phone depending on the Sailfish OS version. On 3.4.0 or later, there are two possible usernames, nemo and defaultuser. Only the correct one works. You can check it from the prompt of the Terminal app on the phone or with the command below (before getting root rights).
It replies either
defaultuser. If you should get
root then do
exit first and try again.
Create the SSH connection with the correct command (matching your username) below.
Connect a data-enabled USB cable between your PC and your Sailfish device. At the moment of connection, choose "Developer mode" at the device display.
Setting up an SSH session
1. Launch Putty application on PC
If your phone has Sailfish OS 3.4.0 or later, there are two options for the username of the primary user
- enter email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to the Host name (IP address) box
If your phone has Sailfish OS 3.3.0 or earlier,
- enter email@example.com to the Host name (IP address) box
Alternatively, you can enter just 192.168.2.15 and then, when prompted, type the correct username. See the picture below.
Check that SSH is selected for the connection type.
2. Terminal window of Putty appears (black background)
- type your SSH password
You are now in the directory $HOME of the phone.
Check what is in the home directory:
Check the repositories required for over-the-air updates of Sailfish OS
If the connection attempt fails, disconnect the phone from the PC. Restart the phone (consider restarting the PC, too). Try again.
When the connection is on successfully, it is possible to issue the ping to address 192.168.2.15 with root rights (see the picture below).
This picture shows the successful flow of events: