How to change root password on jail broken iOS 8 device


If you have jail broken you iPhone or iPad then it is recommended to change the default root password to prevent someone with malicious intent to gain the access to your system or device. By default every iOS device root password is ‘aipine’ and if you want to keep your device more secure, protective it is essential that the first thing you do after jailbreaking your device is to change your root password to something unique.

Suppose you are long time jail broken user, then you may remember the terminal package known as Mobile terminal which allows you to execute the commands on your jail-broken devices. If that package hasn’t updated to iOS 8 then there is an alternative to Mobile Terminal known as Mterminal by developer lord Scotland which is stripped down, light terminal, that comes with iOS 8 support and supports gestures to make your life easier. The gestures includes arrow and control keys insert/delete, Esc/Tab, full screen mode and more.

How root Password can be changed :

  • Initially download the Mobile Terminal and open Cydia and tab on search for MTerminal.
  • Tap on the MTerminal from the search results.
  • Tap on install, followed by confirm to install MTerminal on your device.
  • To change root password launch MTerminal application from the Home Screen.
  • Type su root at the prompt and tap on the return key.
  • You will be promoted to enter the password. There enter default password as alpine and tap on return key.
  • Then it will ask you to enter the new password, once you enter new password tap on the return key then it will ask you to re-enter the password and tap on return.

Change mobile user password :

You should also change the password of the mobile user, which is the regular user account on your device.

  • Enter password mobile and tap on the return key.
  • You will be prompted to enter the new password once you enter it will ask you to reenter the password.
  • Once you’re done, your old password root and mobile user is changed to new password.

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