Dummy's guide to change your password

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  1. falconetti

    falconetti New Member

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    Here is my "Dummy's Guide" (from scratch) which may help other newbies like me to change their password.

    I'm a newb (and a "Dummy") and I've just worked out how to change the password! I know it has been mentioned before, but I found it a little confusing. I'm sure there are better/quicker ways to change your password than this post, but if you are new to all this, they can be a little confusing (they were for me, anyway!).

    Here we go:

    1. Download and install "WinSCP" (if you haven't got it already):
    http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=winscp&filename=winscp405setup.exe&use_mirror=heanet

    2. Download and install "Putty" (and place in your Programs file in a file that you create called "PuTTY"):
    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

    3. Double click the "WinSCP" icon on your desktop.

    4. In "Host name" box type your ipot's ip address (To find your iPod's IP address, go to your iPod's Settings, click WiFi, then click on the blue arrow to the right of the wifi you're connected to. It shows you the "IP Address" there)


    5. In "User name" box type:
    root

    6. In "Password" box type:
    alpine

    7. Click the "Login" box (or just click enter)

    8. On the top part of the next window there are 2 drop down windows. Click the down arrow of the box on the right and click on:
    / <root>

    9. Double click on the folder:
    usr

    10. Double click on the folder:
    bin

    11. Scroll down to the file called "passwd" and click on it just once

    12. Click on "Commands" at the top of the WinSCP page and click on "Open in PuTTY"

    13. Type:
    alpine
    (these keystrokes are hidden) then press your "enter" key

    14. You should then see "#". Type:
    passwd
    (then press your "enter" key)

    15. Type in a password of your choice (these keystrokes are hidden), then press your "enter" key

    16. Repeat step 15.

    Close Putty now as you have successfully changed your password - well done!
  2. bklynsoulja

    bklynsoulja New Member

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    isnt that your ip address for your host? lol not every1 have your ip address you should edit it
  3. falconetti

    falconetti New Member

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    lol - I told you I was a "Dummy"!

    I have edited the instructions to find an ipots ip address.

    Cheers!
  4. lilskaterpunk

    lilskaterpunk New Member

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    Nice guide, Thanks

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    Do u guys recommend changing the password for safety reasons? or will this effect anything? As u can tell im also a dummy haha
  5. bklynsoulja

    bklynsoulja New Member

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    l i just use services app and turn off ssh so i am protected and also benefit me from saving my battery =]
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    lilskaterpunk New Member

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    Hmmm thanks for the tip. I have services and I did turn of SSH... so when I did this what all does it stop working? I know I still have Wifi and etc. but does this mean I need to enable it when I wanna add themes and edit the iTouch?
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    Ingersoll New Member

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    Anyone know of a Mac version?

    Thanks!
  8. spitfire

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    I am also interested in a Mac version

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  9. Mactime

    Mactime New Member

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    excellent thread, thanks for your help
  10. TheReverendAG

    TheReverendAG New Member

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    There is an easier way that works on both Mac and Windows.

    This assumes that:
    A. You have installed Installer.app on your iPod
    B. You have installed a terminal application like Term-vt100

    1. Open your terminal app
    2. type "passwd"
    3. Type in new password
    4. Retype in new password
    5. ???
    6. PROFIT!!

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