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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bbplayer5, Feb 13, 2008.
How do you do this?
I am making the assumption that you have jailbroken it and have ssh installed. If that is the case
login and type
now you will be prompted to change it.
passwd is not 100%
it will cause summerboard to crash continuously
DO NOT TYPE passwd!
ok i wont do that... what other options
Hmm, I'm new to iphone. I didn't change the password but I installed service.app and from there, I turn off SSH. Don't know if that is any safer, if you thats what you are looking for.
this is what i do personally, i'm not sure of any other alternative to changing it
but if the service if off, it's even safer
I just user Services.app to kill SSH.
Turn it on when you need it and back off when your done.
Then your safe.
Umm...i did it on mine...everything works just fine.
Well, there is a "risky" way to change the root (or the mobile) password:
perl -e 'print crypt("MYPASSWORD", "XU");'
Where MYPASSWORD is the new password you want, and XU is a random two-letter salt of your choice. Copy the encrypted output and replace the existing one in /etc/master.passwd on the phone.
For example, if you put alpine (in place of MYPASSWORD) and /s (in place of XU) you should get /smx7MYTQIi2M. Try it out to get a feel for it, then pop in your own choice of password and two character "salt".
I can't remember where I found the basis for these instructions, but I've used them and they work.
ok ill just use boss prefs hehe thanks
It is not all that difficult. Just if you mess up, it can be tragic. Go with what you feel you can handle.