- 03-31-2009, 10:36 AM #2
- 04-01-2009, 10:57 AM #3
- 04-02-2009, 04:44 PM #4
- 04-06-2009, 02:17 PM #6
If you have to ask, then you probably haven't changed what you think you changed. alpine is the default password of the root account on your phone. Once you're jailbroken you can ssh into the phone from your computer, connect as root (using this password) and change stuff. Mobile Terminal is a (jailbroken) application that allows you to do the same thing.
- 04-09-2009, 07:48 PM #8iPhone Newbie
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For the dude that asked how to change the root password (and you really should):
1) Download Mobile Terminal from Cydia (it's a great app to have)
2) Start up Mobile Terminal
3) Type in "su root" minus the quotation marks
4) It will ask for the current password, which is by default "alpine", again minus the quotes
5) Type in "passwd", still no quotes
6) Now you have to type in what you want your new password to be. Bear in mind that this text will not appear on screen, nor will any other character. Also bear in mind that this is case sensitive.
7) You will have to enter in your password a second time to confirm.
You have now changed your root password. Do try and remember it.
- 11-03-2009, 04:25 PM #10
Bumping this to the top! With all the issues circulating with people hacking into others who have SSH on, it's very important to change the root pw on your jailbroken iPhone to prevent this. I just posted a tutorial to this on my site but above, jellmoo described the same easy way I did in order to accomplish this.
This can protect your from several hacking vulnerabilities if you're jailbroken, and it only takes about 20 seconds of your time!
- 11-03-2009, 04:37 PM #11
- 11-03-2009, 04:45 PM #12
- 11-03-2009, 04:49 PM #13
- 11-03-2009, 05:10 PM #14
I'd say use one of the above, and as with anything, submit a feedback request to Apple requesting this feature.
Apple's feedback form can be found here,
Apple - iPhone - Feedback
in the dropdown menu, select enhancement request. I've seen several people submit feedback requests to Apple and what do you know, it pops up in a firmware update! They really do read them and do what they can.
- 11-03-2009, 07:40 PM #15
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- 11-04-2009, 07:19 AM #19
- 11-04-2009, 07:22 AM #20
- 11-04-2009, 11:39 AM #21
If you're using a mac, fugu is an awesome free SSH client.
- 11-04-2009, 01:58 PM #22
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- 11-04-2009, 04:17 PM #25