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Thread: Change Root Password 1.1.4

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    Default Change Root Password 1.1.4
    I downloaded the Terminal app and tried using the passwd command, but it comes back with an error: can't create lock file.

    Has anyone else had this issue, if so, do you know how to fix it?

    Thanks

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    you can see the answer when you install BSD subsystem

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    Default Change Root Password 1.1.4
    I'm also experiencing the same thing.
    The dottie and alphine password doesn't work when logging in ussing ssh client. So tried using the passwd in the terminal.

    Installed the BSD subsystem but still got the same error.

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    you have to install cydia and then passwd will work correctly

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    Just a general question... why exactly are you wanting to change the root password? Afraid someone will hack into it remotely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    Just a general question... why exactly are you wanting to change the root password? Afraid someone will hack into it remotely?
    its totally possible, i personally dont like the risk, there are millions of iphone users, and who knows how many hacked ones, u just need one **** to login and start erasing stuff, especially under root

    there are a few different terminal apps out there, try anouther one, the only one that ever worked for me was term-vt100

    and install cydia for the passwd fix or you will be restoring your phone (unless there is anouther way around it i dont know about)

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    yep...if you used the passwd command you'll have to restore
    been there.

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