Even if you’re jailbreaking for a while now, or you’re new to this exciting world thanks to evasi0n7, you should probably know that EVERY SINGLE iOS device in the world has the same root and mobile password – ‘alpine’ . If you decide to install OpenSSH, you will be vulnerable to attacks, allowing other users to easily access the root files of your devices ( i.e contact lists, passwords, call logs, messages etc ). Luckily there’s one simple fix. Change your password.
Jump over the break to learn how to do it on the device itself, Mac and Windows.
HOW TO iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
If you never had a jailbroken device before, Cydia offers a nifty little app called MobileTerminal that we’ll use to change the passwords.
1. Load Cydia, search for MobileTerminal and install
2. Load MobileTerminal and type in “su root”. For password type in “alpine” ( without the quotes )
3. Type ‘passwd’
4. Type your new password twice ( you won’t be able to see what you’re typing )
5. Type ‘passwd mobile’
6. Type your new password twice ( you won’t be able to see what you’re typing )
9. That’s it
Go to the next page to see how to do it on Mac or Windows…