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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hen23, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. hen23

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    Hello all, I have recently rooted my phone and installed a new theme. I now have a good grip of how to use adb and whatnot, but I have one question left.

    I remember reading something somewhere about putting a password in the phone for something that has to do with root. I remember reading how there is always a default password and because of that it makes you very vulnerable to attacks from apps and other people. If someone could inform me that would be great. Thanks
     

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    Yeah, what you remember reading was about a jailbroken iPhone and the default password when you ssh'd into it.
     
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    Oh so I dont have to worry about setting a password or anything? My phone is safe?
     
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    Fabolous is correct. I've had my iPod Touch 2G 32GB for about a year by next month, and I've jailbroken it many times. I use SSH on it constantly and I've changed my root password on it. It has a default password of, "alpine," but I've since changed it to a personal one.

    The DX does not have a password of sorts for root access. I mean, there's a password if you try to root your device manually through the shell, but that's different and is the only one that I can think of.
     

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