How To: Change Default iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Root Password ( alpine ) [Jailbroken Devices only]



Cydia_logo_and_icon_by_zandogAlmost everybody knows that every iPhone in the world has the root password alpine. Because of this same username and password, people can login to every iPhone in the world and create exploits for the device. Changing the password increases the security level of your jailbroken device. Luckily, on a jailbroken device, there is a simple way to change your password.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Install Terminal from Cydia
  2. Load terminal and type:
  • su root
  • alpine
  • Now you are logged in as root, type this
    • passwd
    • passwd mobile
  • After typing “passwd” and “passwd mobile”, hit return and it will prompt you to type your new password. You would have to type it twice to confirm.This is really a simple way of increasing your password on a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. A little precaution goes a long way!
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