iOS 4.0 IOS 4 + SSH + MobileTerminal

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  1. Shukketsu.Azuguad

    Shukketsu.Azuguad Member

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    I have just jailbroken my Ipod touch 3rd gen on 4.0. I installed OpenSSH and MobileTerminal in an attempt to change my root password. I have searched the forums [and Google] to find a fix to hopefully change the password. I know the process to do it, my only real issue [at least to me] is that MobileTerminal doesn't work/crashes. Does anyone know a viable fix to that?

    EDIT:
    I got it to work. Here's what I did so other people can skip over the mess I created.
    1. Jailbreak your device
    2. Download OpenSSH from Cydia
    3. Run IUSB Tunnel
    4. Run Itunnel, don't do anything more with it
    5. Run Putty
    6. Type in your IP Address in the box, then click on 'Open'
    7. Login as 'root', password is 'alpine'
    8. Then type 'passwd' and type your new password.

    Congrats, you've changed the passsword on your Idevice. Haven't tried this with the Ipad, but Iphone 3GS and Ipod Touch 3rd Gen did work.

    I also did this on a laptop. I'm not certain how to do it on a desktop.
  2. FaL LeGeNd

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    Mobile Terminal has not been updated to work with iOS 4.0. On the compatability list on some spreadsheet (I don't have a link right now) it said it crashes when on 4.0.
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    This is a really bad security problem -.-'
  4. Shukketsu.Azuguad

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    I saw the spreadsheet, and I also saw that someone posted to get a client from the App Store and SSH to 127.0.0.1. I dislike having my Ipod Touch accessible to the public like that. Yes, I do have SSH turned off, but I'm still paranoid enough to want a fix if possible.

    Thanks for those who have replied.
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    I'm still going to look into it. Yes I have SSH turned off most of the time, but I'll feel better when mobileterminal is up and working again
  6. cjainy

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    Why don't you just ssh into your phone and do it? Still gonna use a terminal xD

    EDIT:
    If you haven't already, install the OpenSSH tool on your iPhone via Cydia.
    If you just installed OpenSSH, connect to your iPhone via SSH, log in as root with the password alpine, and type passwd root to change the password for root. Then, enter passwd mobile to change the password for the mobile user.

    from http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Installing_iDroid_(Linux)
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    I got it to work. Here's what I did so other people can skip over the mess I created.
    1. Jailbreak your device
    2. Download OpenSSH from Cydia
    3. Run IUSB Tunnel
    4. Run Itunnel, don't do anything more with it
    5. Run Putty
    6. Type in your IP Address in the box, then click on 'Open'
    7. Login as 'root', password is 'alpine'
    8. Then type 'passwd' and type your new password.

    Congrats, you've changed the passsword on your Idevice. Haven't tried this with the Ipad, but Iphone 3GS and Ipod Touch 3rd Gen did work.
  8. shortperson1026

    shortperson1026 Active Member

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    They should make an application to change your root password.
  9. Ex-Touch

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    Apparently, if you look on that spreadsheet thing, theres another MobileTerminal entry with version like 4b6 or something like that that says its working on 4.0.
  10. Shukketsu.Azuguad

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    I couldn't figure out how to access that. So I just followed what Cjainy posted, and clarified it a little bit.

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