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

by abhishek bhatnagar on November 15, 2009

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


click to install MobileTerminal


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


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

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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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