Please Please Help!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gimmemac, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Gimmemac macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    Hi everyone..

    I have an unlocked iPhone with 1.1.3 firmware. I was playing around and installed OpenSSH server and Terminal app. I then accidentally changed my root password from alpine using the "passwd" command and everything went fine.

    But now I am getting "Edit Home Screen" pop-up when I switch on the phone. And the pop-up comes up repeatedly so I cant do anything with it. I cant SSH into the phone, cant get the phone detected in itunes or anything. I know I am totally screwed up.

    If any one can help me disable that pop-up, I can restore the iphone firmware using ITunes and unlock that again using Ziphone or another app. So please, please anyone.. gimme all your suggestions..

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Gimmemac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    I figured it out!!

    Hey.. before anyone wastes their precious time, I wanna say that I figured it out. Here is what I did for the next person having my same situation:

    1) Restore your IPhone with the original firmware using the Itunes.

    - Turn off the phone
    - Connect the USB cable to the phone
    - Press the "Lock/Unlock" key and Home key at the same time and keep holding them down
    - When the white apple logo appears, release only the "Lock/Unlock" key
    - Make sure to keep ITunes opened up
    - When asked, restrore the firmware from Itunes

    2) Jailbreak!

    I used, Ziphone softwre from Connect your phone and click on "Do it all". With in 4 minutes, everything was working A OK!


  3. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    Yeah, theres a bug in 1.1.3 which messes it up if you change the root password.
  4. Dakotafan macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    I'm on 1.1.4 and openSSH is not showing up?? I think I need to add the password after jailbreaking...any ideas?

    i've used this before without issue.
  5. Gimmemac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    I had the same issue, but it got fixed once I:

    1) Uninstalled the OpenSSH server using
    2) Installed the OpenSSH server
    3) Rebooted the Iphone

    Please make sure that you enable WiFi in your Iphone before you try to connect using SSH. I think you know how to get the IP address of your IPhone to SSH (if you dont, let me know). Also username should be "root" and password should be "alpine".


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