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Why no root password?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by esocid, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. esocid

    esocid Well-Known Member
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    Being a linux user, I don't entirely understand why root access is completely unprotected. Type su and it elevates rights. Now I can understand why everyone is so touchy about rooting with new users.

    Is the reason for it that certain scripts or programs need to occasionally run as root? If not, is there a way to place a password on root access? I'm sort of thinking out loud here, so feel free to post your thoughts.
     

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    I agree. A pw on root would be superb
     
  3. bluenova

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    I don't have a rooted phone, but did you try 'passwd' to set a root password? I'd be interested to know if it works.
     
  4. siguy

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    there doesn't seem to be a passwd command on my device (rooted nexus s 3g) find / | grep passwd doesn't result in anything.
     
  5. karandpr

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