iOS 4.0 [HOW-TO] Change root password on iOS 4.0

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  1. Half-Life

    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    If you are jailbroken at iOS 4.0 and you want to change your root password but mobile terminal does not work on 4.0 then you might ask how can it be done? Well follow these steps:

    1. Open Cydia and download "Openssh"
    2. Open Terminal on mac or download or run PuTTY for pc (make sure to: select "SSH" on its main screen)
    3. Type in "ssh root@<what ever your iPod ip address is>" or root@<what ever your iPod ip address is> if you are using PuTTY (Both updates thanks to ss2man44) (Your ip can be found in settings>general>about)
    4. It will then ask you to type in the password for root type in "alpine" (Please note it may take a minute or two to get here)
    5. Once you see your iPod name:~ root# then type in "passwd"
    6. Type in your new password then type it in again after it asks you to
    7. Close your terminal and respring

    Thanks to the users:
    b-mac 39 and
    lauNchD
    For helping me understand how to do it.
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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome, even though I was kind of the scapegoat in that thread, lol.

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  3. Half-Life

    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    Hey I don't care I got my iPod's root password changed. And that is all that counts.
  4. ss2man44

    ss2man44 New Member

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    For Windows, I recommend a program called PuTTY. It's somewhat complicated, but all you have to do is select "SSH" on its main screen and type in
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    root@<what ever your iPod ip address is>
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    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update I will add it in.
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    No problem.

    However, it's also important to note that you do not type in "ssh" before the root@IPADDRESS when using PuTTY.
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    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    I updated that in while you posted this
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    iSkate15 Banned

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    when it ask me for the password. i type alpine but you can see it and i press enter and it says acess denied.
    Edit- I was able to get it working.
    Thanks. now i have a new password.

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    Or instead of doing all of that, just open Rock. It prompts you to change it...
  10. Half-Life

    Half-Life Well-Known Member

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    That only changes user not root and some people don't want or don't have rock

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