master.password - Messed up my iPod! POSSIBLY BRICKED!

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  1. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I went into /etc/ and I saw a file "master.password" I wanted to see if it logs SSH attempts, as I renamed it to "master.password.txt" all of a sudden I everything that requited a login (MobileFinder, SSH, Etc.) stopped working, I can't login via SSH because I cant connect to the Internet, and iTunes doesn't detect it!

    PLEASE HELP ME!

    Thanks
  2. dwonder3

    dwonder3 Well-Known Member

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    Try user name: root and password: alpine
    If thats fails Force restore.
    Dont worry your probably not bricked.
  3. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    I cant access the INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!
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    dwonder3 Well-Known Member

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    Go into mobile finder, when it asks for the username and password try
    USERNAME: root
    PASSWORD: alpine
    If that works remane master.password.txt back to master.password
  5. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    I cant go into MobileFinder, or Teminal!!!!!!!
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    dwonder3 Well-Known Member

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    oh sorry didnt read that...
    try to force restore
  7. x6blues

    x6blues New Member

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    that shouldn't be necessary, try using a program that doesn't require SSH. try total commander or ibrickr.

    then access the file and rename it back to the original, so delete the .txt
  8. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    yesh, I could do that...

    but I really would rather find another way...
  9. hovik818

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    Use iPhonebrowser man and dont get all mad at Dwonder he trying to help, iPhonebroswer doesnt need any Wi-fi use that and rename the thing you changed.
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  10. Tyr0

    Tyr0 New Member

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    Get Total Commander set up, it uses the iPod cable, so it can go directly in and change it. It takes a couple minutes to set up, but its good to have.

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