iPhone reset root passwd in ios6.2

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  1. G0meZ macrumors regular

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    ok, I admit, i'm an idiot

    changed my iphone5 root/mobile passwords some days ago and now i cannot remember anymore...

    how can i reset them?
    google came up with nothing useful...please help
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Quick google came with this. Did you try it?

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/general-127/tutorial-change-iphone-root-password-if-youve-forgotten-79608.htm

    If that's too complicated, just restore and rejailbreak
     
  3. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    ifile isn't available anymore :( and the version now in appstore is BS

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    ah, you mean from itunes: restore iphone, then restore backup?
     
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    ifile is from cydia. I was under the impression your iPhone was jailbroken?

    Hmm, now that you mention it, if you restore from backup, it'll restore the root password. So that means you would have to start anew after the restore
     
  5. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    it is jailbroken
    ifile on the appstore and ifile in cydia are two different things?

    the backup restore restores the changed root pw, too?
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Yes, ifile in cydia and the AppStore is WAY different.

    Apps in cydia and apps in AppStore are completely separate things. The functionality you get is big

    Yes, I'm sure the backup restores the root password too

    Edit: there's ifile in the AppStore?
     
  7. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh ****
    that's bad news

    yeah, there's an ifile in appstore and it sucks
     
  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Seeing how it seems like you SSH since you changed your root password, how did you happen to just forget it?
     
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  10. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    If you just want to keep your texts, you can fix this manually

    Use a program like ifunbox and connect it to your iPhone and backup the folder "SMS"

    It's located in /var/mobile/Library

    When you restore, jailbreak your iPhone

    Go to /var/mobile/Library and delete the SMS folder there. Copy the SMS folder you just backed up into that directory. Then REBOOT your iPhone and your text messages will be restored onto your phone

    If its picture, it's best to just back that up to your computer. Another alternative is to email the pictures to yourself and then click "save to camera roll" to put the pictures back onto your phone

    Contacts, you can back up to iCloud

    Your root password should be back to the default one. I would recommend writing it down somewhere if you change it and are prone to forget them
     
  11. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for your help mate
    for the time being, i'll just do without root, can't be bothered right now :(
     
  12. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    No problem, good luck. Don't lag it too long!
    Once ios 6.1.3 comes out, you're stuck with not being able to access your root password since you can't restore to a jailbreakable version (unless there's a way to reset it that I don't know of)
     
  13. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    When ever i have restored from a backup the passwords are always default "alpine" so i think you will be fine if you can't fix it use the link at the top of the post
     
  14. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    ouh? can you elaborate? restoring to a jb version? why would i need to do that? and how?

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    interesting, and that was after you had changed your root password and made a backup with itunes?
    you're talking about the itunes backup restore button, right?
     
  15. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    If for some reason or other you need to restore after 6.1.3 is released (bad tweak or you really want to gain root access again) you can only restore to 6.1.3 which will not be jailbreakable.

    As it is a root password it will not be in a itunes backup, that only contains settings, txt, pics, music, etc.

    A firmware restore followed by a restore of your local itunes backup file will give you back your default alpine password.

    So best thing to do is firmware restore to 6.1.2 and then restore your itunes backup before 6.1.3 rolls-out.
     
  16. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    but i take that evasion will in due time come up with another version for 6.1.3?

    firmware restore... that's just done in itunes, too, right?
    like described here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414?

    that itunes backup does not contain any jailbreak apps or settings i assume?
    neither the ios wlan and email settings?
     
  17. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    I doubt we'll see a quick release for 6.1.3 most people are on 6.x and jailbroken and will stay there. The Devs won't waste a set of exploit on a small update as 6.1.3. They'll wait for iOS 7

    Firmware restore is done in iTunes main screen.

    The regular itunes backup which itunes makes automatically when connecting does contain wlan and email settings, it also contains the plist or settings files for your jailbreak tweaks/apps, not the JB apps itself, just the settings

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    Also if you do want to restore the firmware, do some reading up on DFU-restore, DFU-mode and recovery mode, it sounds like you are not that well established in the basics, it can save you a lot of hassle.
     
  18. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok!

    will do all that in the next couple of days (and tattoo that **** password on my forehead).

    thank you all for your help! greatly appreciated :)
     
  19. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok! did like you folks advised and tada, all is well again :)
    thanks

    now, i am still wondering how to map the full filesystem as a usb drive over the lightning cable.. can't seem to find any good solution through google :(
    any hints?
     
  20. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    That's great. Did you restore and restore from backup? Fortunately, you were able to do this as iOS 6.1.3 just got released 2 days ago.

    Have you tried out iFunBox?
     
  21. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    Password Reset from insanelyi changes your root password back to alpine, use that.
     
  22. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup, like this :D
    me happy puppy again :p

    don't understand, why does 6.1.3 pose a problem for this?
    besides, do i understand right that with evasion installed, ios updates aren't coming through anyway? in settings/general/updates i don't get anything...
    the update would seem to work over itunes however.
    but that would disable all jailbreak apps, right? :eek:
    are the evasion folks working on a update?

    ifunbox, thanks for the hint, looking good, will check it out asap, but reallyreally need to get back to work now!!
     
  23. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Don't update to 6.1.3. You will lose your jailbreak. And they are most likely not. It's extremely hard to find any loopholes in to OS to jailbreak it so I'm sure they're going to wait until iOS 7 since 6.1.3 provides absolutely nothing big and not worth the trouble of burning their exploits
     
  24. G0meZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    only thing I could find speaking for the update would be the lockscreen bugfix. but then again, there seems to be already another hole found :(

    there isn't any alternative lock around that's secure and android-style (pattern instead of numbers), is there?
     

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