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maXimus
07-05-2009, 11:55 AM
It's common knowledge that the default administrator user name is root and the default password is alpine. For better security, here is how to change the default password:

Step 1
Install MobileTerminal from Cydia and run it.
It will be called Terminal on the springboard.
http://www.iphonemodding.com/photogallery/new_password_guide/terminal.png


Step 2
Type su root and enter the default password alpine.
You can also run cd to shorten the prompt.
http://www.iphonemodding.com/photogallery/new_password_guide/01.png


Step 3
Run passwd then type in the new password (it will not be displayed).
You will be prompted to retype the new password.
http://www.iphonemodding.com/photogallery/new_password_guide/02.png


Step 4
To change the mobile password, type passwd mobile.
You'll be prompted twice to enter the new password.
http://www.iphonemodding.com/photogallery/new_password_guide/03.png


Enjoy! :cool:

pman860507
07-06-2009, 11:49 AM
thats awesome thanks.

maXimus
07-06-2009, 01:55 PM
My pleasure! :cheers:

azadkhan
01-17-2010, 08:28 AM
thanks u very much

maXimus
01-17-2010, 11:54 AM
You're welcome! :cool: