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12-14-2009, 01:34 AM #1Rock app changed root password for me - dont know new password
when i was initially setting up my phone with 'rock' i was prompted to secure my root password. i clicked ok and the app automatically changed the default 'alpine' password to something other new, dose anyone know what the new password is?
Last edited by eraser82; 12-14-2009 at 01:36 AM.
12-14-2009, 02:17 PM #2
I don't believe Rock app changes your passwork automatically, you have to input the new password.
12-14-2009, 02:38 PM #3
Same happened to ole ladies phone. I even tried removing openssh and starting over but it still says incorrect password. I don't know what she did. Any help would be great.
12-14-2009, 03:53 PM #4
The funny thing is when it offered to change the password it claimed that it could not finish the job and told
me to log in to terminal to finish the job, I never was prompted to change any passwords
perhaps we can make this thread into a how-to-reset root password trouble shot, does anyone know how to default the password back to alpine?
is the only way through a full restore, dose this even work?
Last edited by eraser82; 12-14-2009 at 03:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
12-14-2009, 04:01 PM #5
Try the password you wanted Rock app to change it to. Rock sometimes tells you it couldnt change the password but it actually did.
12-14-2009, 04:15 PM #6
it told me it couldn't do it but when i sshed in, it had changed it to what I wanted....try thatThe Next Generation of Phreaks.
12-14-2009, 04:33 PM #7
I don't remeber entering anything, what would happen if you replaced the password with nothing, can you have a blank password or dose it default to something else?
12-15-2009, 02:00 PM #8
It would not allow < 6 characters i believe (so no blank). RE: it saying it couldn't change it: There is some issue with the iPhone writing to a file and reading that file shortly there after (ie, it's not actually written to disk yet - haven't nailed the issue down 100%).
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12-15-2009, 03:13 PM #9
is there a article i can read regarding a walk-through to run diskaid on the iphone, i am not terribly knowledgeable in Linux and don't want to make things any worse.
12-15-2009, 05:16 PM #10
12-15-2009, 06:53 PM #11
Thanks, I will try this tonight and report back on if this worked
12-17-2009, 11:56 AM #12
with diskaid i accessed the /etc/master.passwd file.
what i see found when editing the file is that my password is still alpine????????
see below - the "smx7MYTQIi2M" is password for alpine, so now the question is if the password is correct what else can be preventing me from logging on with terminal on iphone or WinSCP on PC.
# User Database
# This file is the authoritative user database.
_sshd:*:75:75:sshd Privilege separation:/var/empty:/usr/bin/false
12-17-2009, 12:25 PM #13
Little things like this make RYP a bunch of shiat.
Why would people want that crap on their phone. Installed once, found out it was poop, then uninstalled. Had to spend some time SSH'ing into my phone to clean up they mess RYP left.
01-20-2010, 07:24 PM #14
08-18-2010, 11:49 AM #15
I was just about to restore! mmi to the rescue again. Thanks for the help