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Is there a way to reset forgotten root password? [answered]

asked 2013-12-26 23:57:48 +0200

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updated 2013-12-27 08:49:07 +0200

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Does the phone have a default root password and if you forget your password is there any way to get it back without resetting the device completely?

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answered 2013-12-27 00:28:48 +0200

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as nemo do devel-su and then run passwd command to change root passwd.

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How can one run devel-su if one doesn't know the password?

paulvt ( 2014-11-02 22:14:41 +0200 )edit

good point ;-)

shanti ( 2017-11-15 23:39:26 +0200 )edit
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answered 2013-12-27 00:02:37 +0200

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updated 2013-12-27 00:04:06 +0200

Disable developer's mode and enable it again. Then edit a new password when enabling the SSH conection. That should be enough!

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This suddenly (since 1.1.0.39 (Uitukka)?) requires the security code, which I configured at some time but decided not to enable and have forgotton. Yay!

paulvt ( 2014-11-02 22:13:51 +0200 )edit

This does not work in Sailfish X. 1. Disabled Remote Connection. 2. Disabled Developer Mode. 3. Rebooted phone. 4. Enabled Developer Mode. 4. Enabled Remote Connection. This generated a new password. 5. Go to Terminal app and type 'su'. 6. Enter password. EXPECTED: To be root user. ACTUAL: Invalid password.

jimjamz ( 2018-05-19 11:22:40 +0200 )edit

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