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Monday, November 30

Jailbroken iPhone User - Take Note!!!

For those who had jailbroken their iPhone, this would be some serious news which you will need to take note. There had been two attacks on jailbroken iPhone previously with the first being just a warning while the second being a mild cough but the latest worm/virus attack on the phone is definitely something you need to take care off. For those who is so clever to jailbreak their iPhone and don't know how to reset their root password, well then please listen on.

Instructions to Install Mobile Terminal:
Step 1: Tap on the Cydia icon on your jailbroken iPhone to launch the application
Step 2: Open the 'Sections' tab on the bottom of the screen and select 'Terminal Support'
Step 3: From the list of packages, select and open 'Mobile Terminal'
Step 4: Tap on the 'Install' button and choose 'Confirm' to begin installation
Step 5: Once installation completes, tap on 'Close Window' button to finish the installation process.
Once mobile terminal is installed on your iPhone, you can proceed to changing the root password

Instructions to Change Root Password:
Step 1: Tap on the 'Mobile Terminal' icon on your iPhone Springboard to launch it.
Step 2: You are shown a black screen. Against the command prompt, type su and tap the return key.
Step 3: You are now prompted for the password. The default password for root is alpine. Input this text and tap the return key once again.
Step 4: You are now logged in as the root user. Against the command prompt, enter the command passwd and tap the return key.
Step 5: You will be prompted to enter a new password. Enter this new password and retype to confirm.

And please make sure that you don't forget the password that you had change as you might need to reset/restore your whole phone to set it again.

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