iPhone How To Reset Root Password (The Ez Way)

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Here is a way to reset root back Password back to "alpine" right from your iPhone.

Ok lets get started.

What you will need.

iFile from Cydia.[from sinfuliphonerepo.com]


1. open up iFile and click on the upper left button until you get to "/"
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when you get there it should look like this

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2.Navigate to the /etc folder

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3. Navigate to /etc/master.password file

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4. click on the master.password file and open with Text Viewer

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5. Click Edit and find the string in the txt that reads "root:" and "mobile" these are the root and mobile passwords but they are encrypted.

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6. Change every thing after "root:" all the way until ":" to /smx7MYTQIi2M like this root:/smx7MYTQIi2M
do the same thing to reset the mobile password. mobile:/smx7MYTQIi2M

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save the file and exit iFile then Respring your iPhone and there you go both your root and mobile passwords have been changed back to alpine.

I recommend that you back up your master.password file before doing this just to be on the safe side as you can see in my SC that i backed mine up and named it master.bak.password.

Thanks to Noxx187 for this guide
 

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Spot on advice as ever from you
will come in handy coz i have forgotten my mrs password so ispirit wont connect.
 

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it says the easy way but for a lot of people might be a bit to much , nice to see you back mate in full swing
 

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it says the easy way but for a lot of people might be a bit to much

yeah i know what you mean mate.
its easy for for the people with know how.
thats why the guide helps out so much.
will be around much more now mate, back on permanent day shifts now
missed this place and you guys
 

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Great post mate thank you. I think I will give this another go tomorrow as I followed the guide but says 'access denied'.

I cant use mobile terminal on iphone as it just keeps closing down, tried to re-enstall but it doesn't work.

I have been accessing phone using putty

su [email protected]

su root @192.xxx.x.xx's password:alpine
Access denied


UPDATE 10 MINS LATER

Think I cracked it mate....

Again used putty

typed 192.xxx.xx.xxx (My Iphone wifi IP Adress)

then typed root

I typed alpine for password.

Typed "passwd" and touch return.

I typed in new password then confirmed it.




I then ran putty again

typed 192.xxx.xx.xxx (My Iphone wifi IP Adress)

then typed mobile

I typed alpine for password.

Typed "passwd" and touch return.

I typed in new password then confirmed it.

hopefully I have done this all right and its all changed. Thanks for your help :)
 
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