How To Change The Default Password In iPhone To Prevent It Getting Hanged

by abhishek bhatnagar on November 15, 2009

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Recently there was a worm discovered which could infect all the iphone’s which has the default password [ alpine ] for the root partition, some of the iPhone users in Australia reported their iphones getting infected with this new worm.

This worm changes your iPhone wallpaper to a picture of 1980s pop singer and internet meme Rick Astley. The worm targets users who have jailbroken their phone but have not changed their default root login password [ alpine – default root password ]

So in order to secure your iphone you would need to change the default root password, here is how to do it.

Open Cydia and search mobileterminal

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click to install MobileTerminal

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click Install, after installation run mobile terminal , type su root

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type the password as alpine

type passwd and type in the new password two times and that’s it done

Note: Enter the new password which you can remember later also, after changing the password your iphone is protected from this worm attack.

abhishek bhatnagar

I love to write about latest technology gadgets and smartphones and tablets. I play around with technology and try to learn and express my views on the same. You can connect with me at twitter or on google+ profile or know me more on www.abhishekbhatnagar.com

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Honey Singh November 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Good luck for this new site and hope you will share more interesting iPhone apps and tips via getmeapp.

abhishek November 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Thanks Honey for your wishes, I will try to share some best iphone apps and tips

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