Thursday, January 3, 2008

Nokia N800 - Root access

The Nokia N800 being linux based has a root account, but since there are no externally accessible services the fact everyone shares th same root password by default is not an immediate problem. If, though, you want to use, say, SSH then you need to change the root password.

First off, you need to become root:

Enable the repository Eko One from www.gronmayer.com/it

http://eko.one.pl/maemo
bora | user

and then install 'becomeroot'.

From X-Term type 'becomeroot'.

The change the root password. By default its 'rootme' for ALL Nokia tablets.

'passwd'

then type the new password

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