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    i know it is pretty simple to do manually, but it would be nice to have an app that would change the root password.

    -Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattjp88 View Post
    i know it is pretty simple to do manually, but it would be nice to have an app that would change the root password.

    -Matt
    PC or MAC? If MAC use iNdependence 1.1.2 and go to the sections to ssh your iPhone and select change password. On a PC not sure.

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    i think he means a native app. it would definately be nice, although I would only use it once, then delete it.

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    All you need is MobileTerminal and i think the BSD subsystem installed on your iphone, both available via installer.

    then type passwd root or passwd mobile to change the passwords for each account type.

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    that worked perfectly. just passwd in terminal.

    Thanks!

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    changing the root password on my 1.1.4 causa it to endless reboot to the homescreen

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    I am having the same problem with the 1.1.4 firmware. Has anyone heard / read of why this is?

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    Yes, you cannot change the password with 1.1.4 because it causes BSD Subsystem to crash


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    Quote Originally Posted by D3VIL™ View Post
    Yes, you cannot change the password with 1.1.4 because it causes BSD Subsystem to crash
    Is there any fix to get around this? Does the cydia/fakebsd combo also have this problem?

    As much as I love default passwords on important systems, I wouldn't mind a fix for this.

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    cydia's passwd command works.
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