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    Hi,

    When I want to change my root pasword from dottie to something else, independence asks me to fill in an ACCOUNT NAME ? ... What is this ? Is it root / dottie ? ...

    Many tnx in advance !



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    Quote Originally Posted by ExOMaNiaC View Post
    Hi,

    When I want to change my root pasword from dottie to something else, independence asks me to fill in an ACCOUNT NAME ? ... What is this ? Is it root / dottie ? ...

    Many tnx in advance !
    Account name is root.
    Password is dottie.

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    Tnx schalkske ... BTW. Do you have the installer.app aplication (itunes 7.4) , and just upload it via SFTP so I don't have to run the whole installation because that allready went wrong

    tnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExOMaNiaC View Post
    Tnx schalkske ... BTW. Do you have the installer.app aplication (itunes 7.4) , and just upload it via SFTP so I don't have to run the whole installation because that allready went wrong

    tnx
    Mmmm...don't know if that works or not. But give it a try, it wont harm your phone. Only thing that can happen is that the app crashes.
    But why did apptap go wrong? Maybe you were jailbroken and then you wanted to install apptap. This will give you problems. Before installing apptap, go back to jail with independence and then install apptap. (apptap also jailbreaks)

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    SCHALKSKE you are my HERO hehe ... I have put my Iphone back in jailbreak and everything went good !

    Tnx m8 !


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    I saw that they say in a forum that you should change password from dottie to something else because dottie was theirs (apple's) password and they might somehow(??) brick your phone or something.

    Should I do that? Haven't seen this somewhere else so I don't know how serious this is. Please enlight me

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    You should change the root password just for the sake of your own security. It's unlikely that Apple is going to care much, but if you're running the OpenSSH service on your iPhone, then anybody who happens to get the IP address of your phone could SSH in using the default userid and password and wreak havoc with your phone (steal your contact info or notes, erase data, delete critical files, etc).

    This is less of an issue if you don't leave OpenSSH installed, but is still a good idea nonetheless. You should also change the password for the "mobile" user. Although this account has fewer privileges, it's a good practice just to be secure.

    If you're using the SSH method, you can change the passwords by logging in as root and using the passwd command. To change the root passwd, simply enter "passwd" and you'll be prompted for the new password. To change the password for another account, while logged in as root, simply enter "passwd <account name>"

    This can obviously also be done through iNdependence on the appropriate screen. Just do it twice and fill in "root" and "mobile" as the respective account names to change each of the passwords.

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    okey, so why don't UNinstall OpenSSH then? Is there's something negative with that?

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    Has anyone changed the password and made sure it doesn't screw up anything else? It is a no-brainer to do it for security, but not if it stops something intended from working.

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    I have changed the root password, but not the "mobile" password yet... I'm waiting for others to comment on changing the "mobile" password. FYI, my iPhone has been working fine after changing the root password. No side effect so far.


 

 
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